A Clean Keyboard

by on January 6, 2012 at 9:02 am

In order to properly disinfect these areas, you should use Lysol Wipes or Clorox Kitchen Disinfecting wipes and follow the general rules below when disinfecting your Apple product.  Note: Do not use excessively damp cleaning wipes. You may need to squeeze the wipe to remove any excess dampness.


  • Be sure to turn off your Mac, unplug the power cord from the wall or power strip, and remove the battery from portables or wireless keyboards and mice, before you start the cleaning process.
  • Use a disinfectant wipe to wipe the area first, then use a damp, soft, lint-free cloth, and finally dry the area with another soft, lint-free cloth.


  • Do not use disinfectant wipes containing bleach or disinfectant sprays in general.
  • Do not use an extremely damp disinfectant wipe to clean the area. If you encounter a very damp wipe it may need to be squeezed to remove some of the excess liquid before use.
  • Do not allow the liquid from the disinfectant wipe to sit or pool on the area being disinfected for a long amount of time.
  • Do not use rough towels or cloths to dry the area.
  • Do not use excess force when disinfecting the area around the keyboard; this could damage the keys.
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Grab Application

by on January 4, 2012 at 8:31 am

If you can never remember the shortcuts for taking screenshots, you might want to add this application to your dock. It is located in Applications/Utilities folder. Grab is the application name, just drag and drop it to your dock for easy access. Grab will allow you to take screenshots with the options of selection, screen, window and timed. Grab also lets you choose the pointer type under preferences.

Sync Google Calendar with iCal

by on May 24, 2011 at 9:32 am

Do you have a Google calendar setup and your always logging into your Google account to check on it ? Well you have the option to sync your Google Calendar with iCal which might be something you’d never thought of before until now. The setup process is very simple:

  • Launch iCal
  • From the iCal main menu, click on Preferences
  • Click on the Accounts tab
  • Click the + icon in the lower left corner
  • Select Google for Account Type, enter your Google credentials and click Create

That’s it, now your iCal will automatically sync with your Google Calendar and on a side note Google Calendar also works on your iPhone or iPad too.

Quick App Launcher

by on February 3, 2011 at 8:28 am

A quick way to launch an app is to put your Applications folder in the Dock. When you click on it, it’ll pop open as a stack. Now you can start typing a few letters of the app you want such as “fire” to highlight Firefox, or “iMo” to highlight iMovie, once it is highlight just press enter and the app will launch. Below is an example of how it looks once you click on your applications folder.

Smarter Searches

by on January 25, 2011 at 9:07 am

If you use the current “Canned Searches” such as All Images, All Movies, All Documents from your finder window, then you might enjoy adding a few more of those search fields. Open up your finder and hit the keys CMD+Shift+G for opening quick address jump. Copy the address below and paste it into the address field. You will now find some additional search fields which you can drag and drop over to your sidebar. See screenshot below for example. 


Home Sharing (iTunes)

by on January 13, 2011 at 1:17 pm

There is a new feature in iTunes now that allows you to share your music between computers, rather then just streaming it across your network. It makes it easier to transfer your purchases between computers without having to use flash drives or e-mail attachments. You will see Home Sharing on your list of items where your music, movies, etc is located. An iTunes store account is required to use Home Sharing and the computer needs to be authorized to play the content.

Once that is set-up the lists will appear below “Shared” in the iTunes window. Now you will be able to choose any media type including Music, Movies, TV Shows, and it doesn’t make a difference if it was purchased through iTunes to transfer from one computer to another.

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Free Up Quota Space (Firstclass)

by on December 14, 2010 at 12:42 pm

You’ve been sending and receiving lots of emails with large attachments (.jpgs, .pdfs).  Have you noticed that your storage quota is steadily decreasing?  Your storage quota is affected not only by the email in your Inbox, but also by any emails in your Sent Items folder and in any folders that you have created.   You may want to scan your Sent Items folder occasionally and delete any emails with large attachments that you no longer need.

Any emails you delete go into the trash can and release your storage space (the released space will not show until you log off and log back into FirstClass).

iPhoto (before and after)

by on December 2, 2010 at 8:54 am

When your editing a photo how do you know your actually making your picture better then the original? You can easily check your work as much as you’d like by pressing the Shift key at any time during the editing process. With the Shift key pressed down you’ll see the original image, release it and your edited version re-appears.

If you don’t like how your pictures it turning out, iPhoto lets you go back to the original shot by going to the menu option in iPhoto, Photos > Revert to previous.

Cheap Cable Managment

by on October 25, 2010 at 10:39 am

Cheap Cable Organization 🙂

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