• More reasons to get a developer account


    Yesterday was Apple’s most important keynote for a long, long time and boy did they announce some interesting stuff. A whole host of new software and hardware announcements where made. Apple’s next incarnation of OS X , ‘Mavericks’, was announced, switching from the cat names we are so used to. Boasting over 200 new features […]


  • Single App Mode: How to automatically hide all but the active application in OS X.


    To get back to my ‘how to disable’ defaults-write series, here’s a good one that I use myself whilst performing demos in my training courses. ‘Single App Mode’ is the ability to force the Finder to only display the active application and automatically hide all the others. This is perfect for demos and within my […]


    How to stop this permissions issue happening after an Archive & Install


    Recently I had to perform an Archive and Install on my machine as it kept freezing, since doing this, however, it created a really annoying issue.  Whenever I tried to make a change to a file that existed on the desktop or documents folder before the re-install it would ask for my username and password. […]


    OS X quick tip – You can teach an old dog new tricks


    Here’s a quick tip that proves you can teach an old dog new tricks. After all the years of using OS X one of our ex whipper snappers showed this to me the other day, so thank you Mr Phelps. We know that from the Finder Go menu you can Go to Folder (Shift-cmd-G) and […]


    How to make amazing HTML5 widgets for iBooks Author with no coding knowledge!


    The topic of my blog this week will be about a fantastic piece of software called iAd Producer. Now, firstly, you may want to know what an iAd is! Well, an iAd is a mobile advertising platform that Apple created for its iOS devices so that developers can embed advertisements directly into their apps. Self […]


    How to import your iPhone’s photos to your Mac with Preview!


    I have to say that I discovered this neat little trick by accident the other day and since then, I have used it quite a few times! When your iPhone is connected to your Mac computer and you open Preview, it gives you the option to import your photos from your iPhone: File > Import […]


    Bash Scripting: Proxies

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    Hi all. Welcome back to part 2 of the network configuration series. In this blog I will advise how to apply some proxy settings to your network locations Catching up In last month’s bash scripting blog, we created a new network location called “Home”, auto populated it with the available network interfaces, switched to it […]


    Configuring Firefox for Deployment – UPDATE 2


    Hi all. With the new update to Firefox (version 21.0) a few areas that the Firefox deployment configuration works in have been moved. The main change is that all the ‘working’ files and folders are moved from “./Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS” into “./Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/browser”. For example, the Override.ini file (worked on during steps 4 – 9) should now be […]


    Using DiskAid to extract iPhone Data


    Even though iTunes and iCloud backup are perfectly suitable backup solutions for most people, I have often found it necessary to perform a restore of the iOS firmware while not wanting to restore from backup. The reason behind that is because I have often found that restoring a backup causes random spikes in battery usage […]


    Mac Meetup #3


    We’re looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow (21st May) at the Mac Meetup. We’ll be in the upstairs function room from 6pm in The Crown and Two Chairmen: The address is: 31-32 Dean St London W1D 3SB If you haven’t been before and you are wondering what the evening is… Simply, it’s a chance for […]