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Mac OS X 10.11.2 Released

Mac OS X 10.11.2 Released

Lots of bug fixes and such, as per norm. Take a look at the run down and see if it will help you out Read more here

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Apple Pencil / Smart Keyboard available for pickup!

Apple Pencil / Smart Keyboard available for pickup!

I was able to snag an Apple Pencil for my iPad pro a few weeks ago and I honestly LOVE it. I’ve spend countless $$ on bluetooth / pressure sensitive styli that underperformed at every turn. Adonit was my favorite but at the end of the day, if I couldn’t rest my hand on the […]

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Build your AutoCAD IQ – AutoCAD for Mac 2016 New Features

Build your AutoCAD IQ – AutoCAD for Mac 2016 New Features

This Thursday (December 10, 2015 @ 11am PDT) I will be guest speaking on the weekly Autodesk Web Series “Build Your AutoCAD IQ.” My topic will be the new features of AutoCAD for Mac 2016. If you are using AutoCAD for Mac or wondering if the feature set has improved since you checked it out last, […]

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Build Your AutoCAD IQ Webinar

Build Your AutoCAD IQ Webinar

This Thursday (June 4, 2015 @ 11am PDT) I will be guest speaking on the weekly Autodesk Web Series “Build Your AutoCAD IQ.” My topic will be what else but AutoCAD for Mac. If you are interested in AutoCAD for Mac but not sure of the differences / capabilities, register below and stop by for […]

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AutoCAD Limits are not obsolete – CADNotes

AutoCAD Limits are not obsolete – CADNotes

I must admit I don’t use Limits in my drawings usually and don’t usually tech them to my students, but I can see how useful they might be to some users after reading this article. I haven’t used limits in a drawing in 15 years but I might have to give them another look . […]

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Volume Control Shortcuts – Mac|Life

Volume Control Shortcuts – Mac|Life

Great (if slightly advanced) tips on getting full control over your Mac’s volume. I also use the option key when clicking on the volume menu button to control the input / output sources of my audio. I regularly have different mics / headphones attached in varying ways (bluetooth usually) and this allows me to choose […]

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AutoCAD Save – BTL

AutoCAD Save – BTL

Great article about the different types of save used in AutoCAD. SAVE is a little known command surprisingly in AutoCAD but very useful.

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Save Photos from Messages in Mac OS X – OSXDaily

Save Photos from Messages in Mac OS X – OSXDaily

I’ve found the messages app to be more and more useful as each version of Mac OS X has arrived. Between adding text messages and screen sharing back into Messages proper, it has become my go to messaging app. I only wish the iOS version were as useful. I’d love to add messaging protocols like […]

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How & Why to repair Disk Permissions – OSXDaily

How & Why to repair Disk Permissions – OSXDaily

Repairing disk permissions can help fix buggy issues you may have form time to time in Mac OS X but it is also a misunderstood toll that should only be used when needed as it can have unexpected results. Take a look at the article and see if repairing permissions is the right step for […]

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Understanding the “Other” Storage space in Mac OS X – OSXDaily

Understanding the “Other” Storage space in Mac OS X – OSXDaily

I often get calls from clients asking about the “other” space they find in their Mac OS X machine. While I typically use Disk Inventory X as a tool for determining where & what files are taking up space, this is a great article on finding and removing some of that “Other” stuff that seems […]

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