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Apple Mountain Lion OS X Finder Spotlight – A Better Search Method to Find Files and Lost Folders

15 December 2012

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Summary. Apple computers come with a file search feature called Spotlight that is included in their OS X operating system. Unfortunately, Spotlight is very simplistic and doesn’t offer an advanced search window. Solution. A better way to search for files is to open a new Finder window (browser), then press command+F (or Find from the File […]

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Apple OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.2 Update – Features

22 September 2012

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The following information was provided by Apple. [source] * * * About the OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.2 Update The OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.2 update is recommended for all OS X Mountain Lion users and includes new features and fixes. Updating your system You should back up your system before installation; you can use Time Machine. Do […]

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Tembo Apple File Search App with Advanced Searching Features – On Sale through 22 July 2012 at 6:00 PM CT

20 July 2012

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Technology > Apple Summary. The Spotlight feature included with the Apple OS is limited in its ability to selectively narrow searches based on file type and other factors. The Tembo app from Houdah Software provides advanced searching features while using the existing spotlight indexed database. When purchased from the Houdah store, the program normally costs $15, […]

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Apple Joins EPEAT Again – Letter from Bob Mansfield – 13 July 2012

13 July 2012

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[Apple Statement on EPEAT, 13 July 2012] We’ve recently heard from many loyal Apple customers who were disappointed to learn that we had removed our products from the EPEAT rating system. I recognize that this was a mistake. Starting today, all eligible Apple products are back on EPEAT. It’s important to know that our commitment […]

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VMWare Fusion Not Reading SD Card in Apple MacBook Pro – Solution

24 June 2012

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VMware Fusion may have a problem accessing the SC Card Reader found on newer Apple MacBook Pro notebooks. According to VMware, this problem is caused because the newer cards are the SD Extended Capacity cards (SDXC) and use the PCIe bus rather than the USB bus that the original SD card slot uses. It’s possible […]

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Apple Computer – Ensuring Best Possible Quality Screen Shots

20 June 2012

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Summary. Cocktail, from Maintain.se, is a useful utility for Apple Mac computers that allows you to tweak system settings not accessible through the System Preferences. An example of this is the default image format of screen capture images. Screen Capture. Similar to the Snipping Tool in Windows, Apple computers have mechanism for capturing the entire screen […]

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Apple OS X 10.7.4 Lion Double-Tap to Drag Touch Pad Gesture Enable in System Preferences Universal Access if Not Working

5 June 2012

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Follow these instructions if you notice that the double-tap touch pad gesture doesn’t work for dragging items on an Apple notebook or other system using the Magic Track Pad. 1. From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences. 2. Click on the Universal Access button in the upper right. 3. From the Universal Access menu, choose […]

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Apple Lion Finder Default Setting Hides Drives on Desktop

21 May 2012

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The default setting for the Finder in Apple OSX Lion 10.7 does not show any drives on the desktop. This may be helpful for beginning users not sure what do do when browsing a hard drive full of system files, programs, and user data. However, when installing downloaded programs (DMG files) that open into virtual […]

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Apple Computers Featured in Advertising as Product Placement

21 May 2012

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Apple computers and other products seem to be used in advertising a greater percentage of the time than than their actual market share would suggest. This is likely due to the fact that advertising and graphic design professionals favor Apple and do this as a favor. Some companies pay for their products to be used […]

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Apple Dashboard Widgets Using 800MB Virtual Memory While Running in Background

5 February 2012

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Technology > Apple Summary. Apple Dashboard Widgets sometimes get installed along with other software. For example, if you install software for an HP printer, there is a Widget that gets installed (unless you choose not to). Each widget uses up extra virtual memory and requires some attention from the CPU — slowing down the computer. […]

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