Category: How To

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 …

How To: Free Up 3GB of Hard Drive Space in Mac OSX

Running out of space on your Mac? Need to free up space on your OSX hard disk drive? Here’s a quick and easy way to free up 3GB of space on your hard drive in less than two minutes! The answer: PRINTER DRIVERS That’s right, printer drivers. Mac OSX comes with 3.54GB of printer drivers …

FriendFeed-Facebook deal reaffirms need for a social media safety net

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a big fan of digital lifestreams, a single page overview of your online & offline world. I have my own lifestream that features not only what I’m doing on my blog or other websites, but also ties in what I’m doing offline through pictures & videos. (Check out my lifestream, …

Review: AMOD AGL3080 GPS Data Logger

I have to confess – I love that sites like Flickr and programs like iPhoto allow me to preserve the locations where photos were taken (aka geotagging). I had been using several hacks to geotag photos in iPhoto because my Nikon doesn’t support GPS locations. But… the days of sniffing the dirt are over. Say …