Apple releases a major update of OS X every year or so and for the past 10 years I have just done an automatic update, installing the new OS X on top of the old version and keeping all the existing applications and settings. When I upgraded to El Capitan I decided to do a completely fresh installation. I started with a new hard drive (SSD). I installed OS X. Then I copied everything across manually. This took about half a day and some things didn’t work but overall I think it has been a good spring clean. This article is not so much a step-by-step guide but a rough summary of what I did.
This might be a bit obscure, but if you ever need to do it then this will save you a lot of time! Today I had 33 separate pdf files that I wanted to print out. I wanted them all printed out in alphabetical order. It took me 3 attempts. Here is how to get them to open in Preview in alphabetical order first go so you can print them in bulk.
When your computer is running a bit slowly, how can you tell if getting more memory will help?
If you run out of free memory then your computer will be forced to use some of your hard disk as memory, which is VERY SLOW because hard drives are much slower to access than your computer’s RAM. Here’s how to check that you have enough RAM to stop this happening on any Macintosh running OS X. Continue reading 〉
This is a crazy oversight by Apple, but there’s no obvious way to delete all the photos off your iPhone. Digital Cameras usually have a ‘delete all photos’ option but the iPhone doesn’t.
If you don’t delete them when you sync them to iPhoto, it’s hard to get rid of them. Here are 2 ways to do it.
Here is a simple video of how to merge two files in OS X. I have previously described how to do this but some people are finding it a bit difficult so this video should help you out!
By default OS X requires you to type in a password and login each time you restart your computer. If your computer is in a secure location, for example your office, you may want to set up OS X to log in automatically for you.
Here is how to do this.
In this article I reviewed 3 bluetooth headsets for audio quality: the Motorola Roadster Pro, the Parrot Neo HD and the Jabra Freeway. I didn’t like any of them. They sounded fine to the driver of the car but the driver’s voice sounded bad to the person on the other end of the phone.
Since then I have been trying them on the road and it’s been a little different.
In real life there is a clear winner: the Motorola Roadster Pro.
I’ve made a little video so you can see how good it sounds!
Someone recently handed me some photos on an SD card. Importing them was easy – the macbook has an SD card port that I had not even noticed before. I could plug the SD-card straight in!