Kenneth Warren

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How to Sync Google Calendar with the iPad

Google has made some changes this year to how Google Calendar syncs with iOS devices. For years I have just setup Google Sync as an Exchange account in Settings on the iPad and iPhone and it has worked beautifully for me. It had been especially good whenever I got a new iPad or iPhone – as all I …

iPad Tips: iOS 7 Gesture Guide

Let’s be honest, sometimes it can look a bit weird to the uninitiated outsider when they see you magically waving your fingers in different ways all over your shiny iPad (things look even weirder if you start talking to it via Siri too). However, from a user’s point of view, gestures on the iPad …

Five Awesome Tips And Tricks To Master OS X Calendar [Feature]

As a user of Google calendar, I’ve often ignored Mac OS X’s Calendar app, formerly iCal, for the bright internet lights of the easy to use, sharable online calendar from the folks in Mountain View, California.<p>I forget, though, that Calendar has a ton of great features for folks who really don’t …

Operating Systems

Quit Or Hide An App In OS X With Command-Tab [OS X Tips]

Command-Tab is probably seared into your muscle memory to switch between running applications while on your Mac. I know it is permanently stuck in mine.<p>You probably also know that Command-Tab can also be used to quit apps as well, right? And hide apps? To be honest, I knew the first tip, but not …

Apps

How To Use Your Mac To Record Your iOS Screen With Reflector [OS X Tips]

I wasn’t sure if this would be a good iOS Tip or OS X Tip, but I figure that since most of the heavy lifting occurs on your Mac, we’d post this as an OS X Tip.<p>Ever want to record your iPhone screen? Maybe take a video of something you’re doing on your iPad? Well, you can record any portion of your …

Make Your Mac Look Like Your iPhone With This Great iOS 7-Like Icon Set [OS X Tips]

We’ve already shown you how to make your Mac look more like your iPhone running iOS 6, so we thought we would change it up a bit.<p>Today, let’s make your Mac look like Apple’s latest and greatest iOS 7 with this icon pack from Deviant Art user iynque (Andrew Williams) and a free copy of Panic’s …

Candybar

Rearrange And De-Clutter The Menubar With This Dock-Like Trick [OS X Tips]

You know all those menubar items in the upper right hand corner of your Mac’s screen? The ones that–from the right–probably show the Notification Center, Spotlight, your user name, the date and time, your battery level, and so on?<p>Did you know you could move those things around (most of them, …

Operating Systems

Find Forgotten Passwords With Keychain Access [OS X Tips]

If you store your user name and password details via the Keychain in OS X, you know that Keychain makes it a lot easier to do so. You can store login details for all those websites you visit, including banking info, social network details, and the like, right in the Keychain.<p>At some point, though, …

Information Systems

Two Keyboard Shortcuts For Faster Searching On Your Mac [OS X Tips]

Searching for stuff is a big part of what we do on our computers, right? I know that I use Google daily for searching, both for topical information as well as just plain old “where is that website” search. Both Safari and Chrome search right from the address bar, and Spotlight has been in the upper …

How To Customize The Number Of Top Sites In Safari [OS X Tips]

When you launch Safari on OS X Mavericks, you’ll typically get a set of thumbnails of web sites you’ve visited, called Top Sites. The default set is twelve thumbnails, but if you hop into the Safari preferences, you can set it to display six, 12, or 24 Top Sites.<p>Launch Safari on your Mac and either …

OS X

Six tips to make your Mac safer

The Flashback Trojan went viral last week, infecting an estimated 1 percent of OS X computers worldwide. While the infection rate has subsided since then, that doesn't mean Mac owners should return to complacency.<p>It doesn't mean that there's cause for panic, either. Here are some common sense, …

How to keep your Mac running in tip-top shape

When you use your new Mac for the first time, the fresh OS installation and new configuration will have the responsiveness and speed that's intended by Apple. For the most part, this should continue throughout the life of the system. However, as with any system, there are times when you may …