Apr 12

MC340

I have a 2009 Apple Airport Extreme. Quite often,  once a week or so,  I was losing my Internet connection and I would have to reboot  the base station to fix it.  After reading a few forums are discovered there is a bug in the most recent Apple AirPort Extreme base station firmware and here is how to fix it by going back to an older version.

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Mar 25

iphone cable repair

The white insulation on my iPhone lightning cable became brittle with age and started to crack, peel and leave the internal wire exposed. Here’s a video of how I repaired it with a cigarette lighter and some heat shrink. It’s a fairly easy and good looking repair as you can see from the photo above.

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Mar 18

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If you’ve tried copying a file larger that 4GB to a thumb drive you might have received an error saying it’s full, when you know it’s not. Here is how to format a thumb drive in Apple format which will allow you to save larger files.

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Mar 08

thumbdrive

We were on holidays in a unit and there was a TV where we were staying. I didn’t have any cables but thought it would be nice to play some music from my Macbook air through the TV. The TV had a USB port. Here’s how I got my iTunes songs onto a USB drive and then onto the TV. This should work for pictures and movies too.

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Mar 08

util

You may not know that USB Thumbdrives come in different formats. This article explains why this matters and how to format a USB drive into the format that you want.

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Feb 19

older than 2 years

Here’s how to bulk delete emails from your Gmail account to speed up the Apple mail app. Continue reading »

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Feb 19

count all mail

I’ve had gmail account for over 5 years and as the number of emails stored at google mail has increased Apple mail has slowed down.  Recently it got to the point where Apple mail almost came to a grinding halt.  When I checked my mail sometimes it would take up to 5 minutes to finish checking the mail.  Well I have just deleted 70,000 emails from my ‘All Mail’ folder and now Apple mail is back to the lightning speed I was used to – it takes about 5 seconds to check my emails.

Here’s how to check how many email messages you have in your gmail account.

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Feb 15

templates

I was in a rush to do some graphic design last week and I went searching for pre-made design templates for Pages. The last time I did this it was a waste of time – the ‘professional’ templates were, well, my kids could do a better job. This time though I found some stunning templates. Continue reading »

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