Category: Mac

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: 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

My Nikon D40 Geotag Workflow For Mac

With the rise of geotagging on photo sharing sites like Flickr and Locr and the new Map functionality of iPhoto 09, I have finally gotten my geotag workflow ironed out for the Nikon D40 using my Amod AGL3080 GPS Data Logger. If you’re looking to use a handheld gps to geotag your pictures, I hope …