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How to Change Wi-Fi Personal Hotspot Password on iPhone or iPad

How to Change Wi-Fi Personal Hotspot Password on iPhone or iPad

I usually set my hotspot password to some word / phrase I can remember, in case I want to add a new device to my phone or iPad. The default passwords are fine and secure, but it means I need to look at the phone and my connecting device every time, vs knowing the password […]

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Marcus O’Brien, Senior Product Line Manager

Marcus O’Brien, Senior Product Line Manager

In my career I have been incredibly fortunate to work directly with Autodesk and their amazing employees. This began back when I shoe-horned my way into the development of AutoCAD for Mac back in 2009. I became a bit of a thorn in the AutoCAD for Mac team’s side and was rewarded by visiting not […]

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How to Find All Screen Shots on Mac with a Search Trick

How to Find All Screen Shots on Mac with a Search Trick

Not sure I’ll remember the syntax / search term, but worth making a note of. Personally I altered the screenshot location using terminal (to a specific folder on my desktop) so my screen shots are easier to locate. Take a look at this tip on locating screen shots on your system.

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Watch: 2017 12.9″ iPad Pro vs. 12″ MacBook

iPad Pro vs 12″ Macbook I LOVE my iPad Pro 10.5″.I purchased the original 12.9″ iPad Pro when it was released but found it just little big for my needs, especially when walking job sites and taking measurements. I sold it and replaced it with the 9.7″ iPad Pro when it was released and found […]

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Which ports would you add to the new MacBook Pro?

Which ports would you add to the new MacBook Pro?

I can’t say I was overjoyed or over-impressed with the latest MacBook Pro laptops. The look is great (I love space grey on a laptop) and the touch bar has a lot of interesting possibilities. Unfortunately, there are some big drawbacks (for me): The pricing is a mess (compare a 13″ MacBook Pro and 13″ […]

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Tim Cook’s HomeKit

Tim Cook’s HomeKit

I have a number of HomeKit devices and I’ve been playing with connected devices / voice automation for a while now. I have door locks, light switches, light bulbs, a thermostat and a handful of sensors. If I had a garage I’d have a door opener too, I’m sure. I’m still looking to expand the […]

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Happy Birthday Autodesk!

Happy Birthday Autodesk!

Wow. 35 years. I’ve only been using their software for 18 years, but it already seems like forever. Here’s to another 35 years! Check out these two posts by Shaan Hurley, one wishing them Happy Birthday and the other with a bunch of pics of others doing the same. Very cool. Happy Birthday! Photos from […]

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Smarter Dimensioning in AutoCAD 2016 (Mac too!)

Smarter Dimensioning in AutoCAD 2016 (Mac too!)

Happy to say this feature is in AutoCAD for Mac 2016 as well. Great tool and great run down by Lynn! Take a look at the article on Cadalyst

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Lynn Allen Tip: the Change command

Lynn Allen Tip: the Change command

A little delayed, but another great tip from Lynn Allen! Click here to take a look

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AU 2015 Flickr

AU 2015 Flickr

If you attended AU 2015, upload your pics to Shaan Hurley’s Flickr pool. If you didn’t make it, go take a look at all of the fun you missed! I think there was a little learning this year too . . . Check out Shaan’s post

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