OS X has lots of files you can’t see. This is to make it look prettier and also so you don’t break things. Sometimes you may want to see a hidden folder. For example there’s a Library folder which can contain settings for Applications. To show hidden files in OSX from the finder, click in…
You can usually adjust the audio level of your Macintosh computer using the sound slider bar and also using the volume keys on your keyboard. But if you plug in a USB audio device (Focusrite, Presonus, Behringer, Rode etc) the built in Audio controls are disabled. This is so that the full volume can be…
Today I had a go at setting up wprig. It is a development environment for making WordPress themes. I’m using it to try and update our church website. Here are some tips on how to set it up. This is very advanced – for WordPress Theme Coders.
If you get a bit bored booting up your Mac and waiting for the Apple logo, here’s a trick that will let you see what’s going on behind the scenes. It’s called verbose mode and it simply echoes to your screen everything that the computer is doing while it boots up. It doesn’t change anything about…
How to upgrad the boot drive on your Macintosh to an SSD drive.
Many businesses have a G-Suite account, Google give them to non for profit organisations for free. A G-suite account includes 30GB of Google Drive space free to each user. It also has a clever permission system where certain folders can be shared with members of teams. So you can set up various teams, put people…
This is an advanced topic for people wanting to host a wordpress site locally on their own Mac.
Here’s how to get the FTP server running in OSX 10.9 Mavericks. This is advanced and not everyone will need the FTP server. The only thing I was use it for is to receive incoming scans from my Fuji/Xerox network scanner.
If your main Hard disk is full, here’s a great little free app to help you see what’s using up the space. It’s called OmniDiskSweeper. If you are a beginner this article might be better for you, but for advanced users, OmniDiskSweeper is better – it shows hidden files.
When you have more than one computer and more than one iPhone or iPod there are various ways to sync your iTunes songs across all your devices.
How to make your wordpress site real fast using Amazon Cloudfront.
How to reduce interference from your neighbour’s wifi network.
If you’ve got an Aluminium Powerbook, (either the last of the G4 models or the new intel mac pro models) they are a great machine (the 15 inch is my favourite) but after a few years the hinge can get loose.
Wordpress is a great platform to host a blog or website from and it’s very easy to set up…
O dear, this is a tragic topic. Nevertheless, I just installed Windows XP on my Intel Macintosh to do my tax return and it was easy!
This is the results of a survey I conducted over a year to see what different models of the G4 ibook are affected by the logicboard fault.
I’ve been having a problem with mail – I can’t do a search on ‘entire message’. It is greyed out.
How to make a disk image.