Most Mac users probably think of searching on the Mac in relation to finding files on their drives. That may be the most common use of Apple’s Spotlight search technology, but over the years, Apple has continually enhanced Spotlight’s capabilities, turning it into a veritable Swiss Army Knife that you can invoke with a quick […]

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Collaboration is what all the cool kids—well, all the competitive businesses—are doing these days because it’s efficient and effective. See “Stop Mailing Files Around and Use Collaborative Apps” and for users of Apple’s iWork, “Collaborate with Colleagues in Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.” Today we’re going to look at collaborating using Google’s Web-based productivity suite, Google […]

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One of my favorite features in Mac OS X is that certain icons themselves are a “preview” of the file’s contents. A photo’s icon is a tiny version of the photo itself, making browsing through a packed-full folder in the Finder less of a chore than it might be otherwise. A customer came in yesterday […]

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It’s very common for technicians to run into hard drives or files that are on the brink of failure or contain corrupted files that hang up traditional backup and transfer methods. Disk Utility can be used to create an image of a folder or drive, but tends to throw an input/output error at the slightest […]

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After my article in Tech Tails last week I received a reply from a faithful reader asking for more information on my Mac mini setup at home: “I read with interest your piece on using your mac mini as a kind of server, along with Dyndns to deal with back to my mac issues. While […]

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The possibilities of the iPod touch are endless. Its unique mini version of Mac OS X and extremely functional multi-touch interface makes it one of the most versatile and unique devices on the market. There are hundreds of apps available on the app store for instant download directly to your iPod touch. One of my […]

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