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Serious Phishing Scam – Beware!

Serious Phishing Scam – Beware!

Many of my clients forward me similar emails so I want to take a moment and highlight the issue here on the site. This is a screen shot one of my clients received a week ago notifying him is iCloud account was locked and asking him to click a link to unlock it. THIS IS […]

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Unlocking Disk Utility’s hidden secrets – Macworld

Unlocking Disk Utility’s hidden secrets – Macworld

Disk utility can be a very powerful tool in you Mac arsenal and I highly recommend becoming familiar with it. As we move to a post-optical drive age, disk images and similar services provided by Disk utility are more and more required. Take a look at this helpful article from Macworld

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Create Mail Merge Docs with Numbers and Pages

Create Mail Merge Docs with Numbers and Pages

This is a great walkthrough using Applescript to allow you create mail merge docs with Pages. Take a look

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Disable raise to listen for Audio Messages

Disable raise to listen for Audio Messages

This is a great feature but can also be unexpected, confusing and embarrassing if not used properly, so take a look at this how to from OSXDaily

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Annotate documents with Mail’s Markup feature – Macworld

Annotate documents with Mail’s Markup feature – Macworld

Mail got a number of improvements in Yosemite (though personally I’m still having some issues with syncing my Godaddy IMAP accounts) and one of the neater features is Markup. You can add arrows and other shapes as well as text or even a magnifying loupe to your documents and images before sending them, all from […]

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Automate your iOS life with Workflow – TUAW

Automate your iOS life with Workflow – TUAW

I’m a huge believer / user in Automator in Mac OS X. It’s a wonderfully simple way of scripting and automating actions that any user can use to improve productivity. I hate spending time slogging through mundane and repetitive tasks that take away from other more interesting work. To that end I’m excited by Workflow for […]

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Get your own AU account – Cadalyst

Get your own AU account – Cadalyst

I’ve mentioned before I think the AU website is a great resource for users as they provide free access to the recordings, presentations and handouts from previous AU sessions. It looks like Robert Green agrees in his latest article from the CAD Manager’s Toolbox! Take a look and go sign up!

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Super-Speedy layer control in AutoCAD from Lynn Allen – Cadalyst

Super-Speedy layer control in AutoCAD from Lynn Allen – Cadalyst

Lynn is back after a whirl-wind AU with a great tip on managing layers with Layoff. It’s a more powerful tool than you probably realize so I encourage you to head over to Cadalyst and take a look. For my AutoCAD for Mac users, we have the layoff tool as well, as shown below. Take […]

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Using Instant Wi-Fi Hotspot in Yosemite

Continuity has been a great feature in Yosemite (and iOS 8) and I’m a big fan of the text message forwarding (though you may want to be careful with this feature, as mentioned in this post about two-factor authentication. The instant Wi-Fi feature is another tool in continuity that many of my users find quite handy. […]

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Resize the Open / Save Dialogs in Yosemite – OSXDaily

Resize the Open / Save Dialogs in Yosemite – OSXDaily

Nothing can be more confusing for an average user than when something as simple as opening or saving a file becomes difficult or impossible because the dialog box has become too large to fit on the screen or too small to see what you want. This is a great tip on setting the sizes and […]

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