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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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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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Sign Documents with your Trackpad using Preview – OSXDaily

Sign Documents with your Trackpad using Preview – OSXDaily

This is a compliment to an article I linked to a few weeks ago which centered on using the iSight camera to sign documents in Preview. In Yosemite, you can now use the trackpad of your computer to sign documents as well. One thing the article doesn’t mention is you can use a stylus if […]

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Speed up your Airport Network – Macworld

Speed up your Airport Network – Macworld

I have been using Airport devices (extremes and expresses) as well as Time Capsules for a number of years and found them quite stable and quick. The time capsule is a huge boon to my backup scheme as it doesn’t require a physical connection and with Mac’s Time Machine it makes backing up an automatic […]

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Create folder icons for easy recognition – Macworld

Create folder icons for easy recognition – Macworld

Finder labels are a great feature but can be a little subtle. Personally I add folder icons in my projects folder to immediately distinguish between my clients. It’s a simple yet powerful way of recognizing and distinguishing between clients.

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Using 3D flyover – OSXDaily

Using 3D flyover – OSXDaily

Wonderful walkthrough of Flyover for iOS (though you can do this on Mac OS X too.) This may seem like a slightly frivolous, if not visually interesting, feature. However, as a designer, it’s a wonderful way of seeing existing conditions for a site. One of the reasons I prefer Bing Maps to Google for site […]

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Batch rename files in Finder – MacLife

Batch rename files in Finder – MacLife

Renaming files can be tedious and, depending on the number of files, very time consuming. Let finder do the work for you with this great tip from MacLife

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