Category: Computer Tips & Tricks

How To: Speed Up Safari Browser in OSX Lion

If Safari is launching slowing or slow to load web pages in OS X Lion, there’s an easy (yet not obvious) resolution. To make Safari launch, load, and browse faster, follow the following tip: 1) In FINDER select GO from the top menu. 2) While the drop down list is displayed, press the ALT / …

How to Fix AppleTV “Not Authorized” Error

If you own a G1 (first generation) Apple TV, you may have recently encountered an error message on your ATV unit when trying to watch content purchased on your computer, iPhone, iPod, or iPad. The error, which reads “Your Apple TV is not authorized to play this content.”, began appearing for some users when attempting …

How To: Set up multiple FROM addresses in Mail.app

It’s no secret that I really, REALLY prefer Apple’s default Mail.app application in OSX over any other email program; however, there’s one feature that I have often missed from Mail – the ability to set up different “from” email addresses, sometimes called “personalities”. For example, I have a Gmail account and my own domain. Sometimes …

How To: Download all tagged Facebook pictures

Facebook makes it very easy for anyone to upload & share pictures, including the option to tag people who appear in the photos. If you’re on Facebook, there’s a fairly good chance that friends have tagged pictures of you. So what do you do if those pictures are really good and – for example – …

How To: Force Safari to open links in new tab

Are you annoyed when a webpage forces Safari to open links in a new window (ie target=”new”)? Fear not, because there’s a simple fix! To force Safari to open new web page links in a new tab rather than a new window, cut & paste the following into Terminal: defaults write com.apple.Safari TargetedClicksCreateTabs -bool true …

Workaround for WordPress Out of Memory Errors when Upgrading

Because of my internet host and the number of plugins I run on my blog, I get an “out of memory” error in WordPress each time I try to automatically upgrade my wordpress install from the admin pages. Long story short, I run out of available memory because I am using a large amount of …

Google Reader “Oops.. an error occurred” messages in Safari

Since upgrading to Snow Leopard and running the most recent, 64-bit version of Safari (Version 4.0.3 (6531.9)), I’ve been experiencing the most annoying error. After several minutes using Google Reader in Safari on OSX, I receive an error message: “Oops…an error occurred. Please try again in a few seconds.” Once Google Reader resumes, I can …

The good, bad, & ugly of installing Snow Leopard

As most Mac users are aware, the latest OS X operating system release – version 10.6 “Snow Leopard” – is out in the wild and drawing strong initial reviews. Unlike the previous version’s 300 new features, Snow Leopard was introduced to the Mac community with zero new features, but loaded with welcome enhancements reducing the …