Mac OS X

View Saved Wi-Fi (WPA, WEP) Passwords on OS X

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Just about everybody who has a laptop has probably connected to several different wireless networks over the course of time. I tend to travel a lot and take my laptop with me everywhere I go, so I literally have over a hundred wireless networks stored on my Mac. This is great because I can easily […]

Fix “Cannot Install the Software for Printer” on OS X

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Recently, I connected an old HP Officejet Pro 8500 to my network and tried to add the printer to my Macbook Pro running OS X Mountain Lion. I was able to install the printer fine on my PC, but when I tried to add the printer to OS X, I got the following error message: […]

10 Awesome OS X Tips and Tricks

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Ever since I bought my MacBook Pro in 2009, I’ve been use it as my primary machine. I like OS X so much better than Windows, especially Windows 8. Over the years, I’ve learned a lot of new tricks and shortcuts that really make the experience of using OS X a lot better. It’s amazing […]

Fix Black Screen YouTube and Flash Videos Not Playing

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Black screen YouTube players and video not working in Mac OS X is a common bug. Upon searching for a solution online, I’ve run across quite a few troubleshooting steps, but no one solution seemed to fix the blank video player errors. However, upon doing a bit of additional troubleshooting, I found a workaround, which […]

Connect to Shared Folder in Windows 8 from OS X

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I recently upgraded one of my computers to Windows 8 and setup a shared folder so that I could easily transfer files from my MacBook Pro and Windows 7 machines to Windows 8 over the home network. I did a clean install of Windows 8, created a shared folder and attempted to connect to my […]

Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Upgrade and Clean Install Guide

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Upgrading to Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is for the most part a simple process. However, there are a few unobvious steps along the way that you may want to consider, whether upgrading or installing to the latest 10.8 version of Mac OS. I recently upgraded my MacBook Pro to OS X 10.8 and […]

Setup an iTunes Library On an External Hard Drive

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Deploying iTunes from an external hard drive, rather than your computer’s internal hard drive has it’s fair share of pros and cons. It’s usually done for space and storage purposes, but there may be some other reasons to migrate your iTunes library to an external hard drive also. I recently made the jump from a […]

Fix “Security Code Invalid” Error in iTunes

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Recently, my wife was trying to buy something on iTunes from her iPhone and she was asked to verify the billing information. When she tried to enter the security code on the back of the credit card, she would just keep getting “Security Code Invalid” even though it was perfectly correct. The odd thing was […]

Safari Running Slow on Your Mac?

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Ever since the release of Safari 5, a lot of users have complained that browsing the Internet has become painfully slow. Loading webpages, watching videos, opening multiple tabs, etc. I didn’t have this problem on my 2009 MacBook Pro, but I did have a friend whose Safari was having this odd problem. In the end, […]

Create a Secured and Locked Folder in Mac OS X Lion

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Creating a locked, password protected folder in Mac OS X is fairly simple. You don’t need to download any third party programs or software, and everything that you need is built into Mac OS X. Nearly any type of file can be password protected, or placed into a folder which can be password protected. Want […]