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Jul
26
comment Know of any features or tips and tricks in OS X 10.7 (Lion)?
Another list of tweaks: tuaw.com/2011/07/26/hackinations-5-really-good-lion-tweaks
Jul
26
comment Know of any features or tips and tricks in OS X 10.7 (Lion)?
Interesting list here - still have to go through it: tidbits.com/article/12320
Jul
20
comment Is it possible to burn a DVD out of the Lion app store install?
You can also throw it on a bootable USB key: osxdaily.com/2011/07/08/…
Apr
14
comment Please share your hidden OS X features or tips and tricks
thanks for the correction @eyelidlessness - it's actually not tilde, as that is only activated with shift. updated the answer.
Mar
17
comment Does Google Chrome have a significant impact on MacBook battery life compared to other browsers?
Someone on Quora (quora.com/Is-Google-Chrome-MacBook-friendly/answer/…) just tipped me to FlashFrozen (flashfrozen.net), which is a menubar util that monitors how much CPU Flash is using on your system and will kill it system wide as needed. Hopefully this will help with battery life (& system heat!)
Mar
15
comment Shortcuts & gestures you can't live without
Ah, I guess it depends on your keyboard version. I'm referring to the standard North American English keyboard. It's called the Tilde if you want to look it up: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilde#Computing
Mar
15
comment Shortcuts & gestures you can't live without
It should be to the left of the 1 key :)
Feb
23
comment MacBook Pro Kernel Panic on Boot - even without a hard drive installed
no, just figured I'd go for a 2nd opinion here :) - have a 'diagnostic' appointment with the Genius Bar tomorrow, but this machine is out of warranty, so dead logic board means it's a write off...
Jan
13
comment Shortcuts & gestures you can't live without
Thanks - I was going to do so, but didn't see a way when I was creating my 'question'
Jan
13
comment Custom “mouse” gestures for Trackpad on Macbook Pro and Magic mouse
+2 for BetterTouchTool
Dec
22
comment Optimal method to test an external hard drive?
Looks like the drive has bad sectors, which I understand is a physical issue. Any suggestions for getting the data off in the most comprehensive way? I'm currently trying to image it using Drive Genius...
Dec
20
comment How can I view and copy an email address in a message header within iOS' Mail.app?
I believe that is only when looking at an existing message - not when you are in the compose function, which is the basis of my question. Thanks
Dec
20
comment Optimal method to test an external hard drive?
Any experience with Drive Genius?
Dec
18
comment Optimal method to test an external hard drive?
Is it safe to Rebuild directories and/or Check Files/Folders even if the drive doesn't appear to have any issues?
Dec
17
comment Optimal method to test an external hard drive?
Will Disk Warrior scan the disk to detect for errors first? I'm not even certain that the disk is defective..just trying to be preemptive
Dec
14
comment How do I download photos from my iPhone?
It does work for video I believe - but yes as you mentioned it won't remove them from the phone. Built in "Image Capture" app does this in OS X, but that doesn't help you're on a PC :)
Dec
4
comment List of iPhone voice commands? (prior to Siri / iPhone 4S)
They just link to a forum post, check my original attribution link at the top. I've removed them from this post.
Dec
3
comment Most reliable way to mirror large number/size files/folders between drives & computers
@Martin - thanks! Will do. For now I think arrsync will do the trick. Cheers
Dec
3
comment Most reliable way to mirror large number/size files/folders between drives & computers
Thanks - I use (and own) SuperDuper, but I double checked and it will only copy full disks/images, not individual folders. I've already started using Arrsync, which seems pretty good.
Dec
3
comment Safari is using too much RAM. How can I reduce its memory footprint?
But it is impacting my computing experience. My computer starts to crawl when Safari eats up a lot of memory and I usually have to shut it down or restart it.