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Google launches 64bit version of Chrome for Mac

Google launches 64bit version of Chrome for Mac

I’ve been having a lot of issue with Chrome lately (mostly on the PC side) so it’s nice to see Google finally update Chrome, even if it is on the Mac side. Along with 64 bit support (finally) there are some new API’s for developers and some security fixes.

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Signing PDF’s with a trackpad

Signing PDF’s with a trackpad

This is a handy tutorial about signing pdf’s with a trackpad, but the option is there in Preview to use a photo of your signature as well. Simply sign a blank piece of paper (preferably white paper with black ink) and when asked for the “create signature” use the photo option. Then hold up the […]

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How to use Mail Drop

How to use Mail Drop

It becomes even more disappointing to me that I cannot use Apple Mail the more I read about the features Yosemite has added. Mail Drop hands to all but replace apps like Dropbox for myself ad many of my clients by removing the size limitations of email clients. You can send a file up to […]

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Instantly share your location with Messages

Instantly share your location with Messages

Messages on the iPhone has increasingly become a powerhouse of functions, from the early days when we couldn’t even send MMS (photos / videos) to today where I can share my GPS location with a few clicks, as well as videos, audio clips and even files. 

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First 3D printer installed in space

First 3D printer installed in space

3D printing and the maker movement have the potential to make our lives much easier and really revolutionize a number of markets. This is a great example of using the technology to craft tools on demand, reducing the need for packing and storing tools and equipment that may or may not be needed. Take a […]

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Review from AppleInsider: Microsoft’s health Band

Review from AppleInsider: Microsoft’s health Band

Great review of Microsoft’s iOS compatible Band. I still haven’t been convinced a wrist worn band can keep track of my steps as accurately as my Fitbit One I keep in my pocket, especially if much of my tim running is indoors on a treadmill. However, I do like the idea of a heart rate […]

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Yosemite 10.10.1 Update available

Yosemite 10.10.1 Update available

This update is supposed to address wifi issues as well as some Mail issues. Personally the biggest gripe I’ve had with Apple / Mac OS X has existed since Mavericks and it has centered around Mail. I actually had to stop using Apple Mail in Mavericks as my GoDaddy IMAP account would not sync through […]

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How to copy items from Mac and iPad using AirDrop

How to copy items from Mac and iPad using AirDrop

This is a great way of sharing files between devices without syncing or emailing them to yourself. I’ve done this just recently: Been at a clients who happens to have a folder of photos to give me for a project. Too big to email, I had him simply AirDrop them to my iPad in a […]

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Getting notifications for a specific email thread in iOS 8

Getting notifications for a specific email thread in iOS 8

Great tip on getting alerts for a specific thread in email from iOS 8. You may be tracking a conversation or awaiting a response that you want a special alert about as soon as it comes in. Very handy.

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Making sense of Safari’s new Favorites

Making sense of Safari’s new Favorites

Yosemite brought a lot of visual changes and one was the display of bookmarks and favorites in Safari. I personally turned the bookmarks bar back on, as I tend to group a bunch of bookmarks into a category (Tech, CAD, etc) that I open all at once. I couldn’t seem to get this to work […]

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