, pub-2479148851417979, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 Quick Tips for Mac Geeks: 2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Mac App Review : Dr. Cleaner New Free Mac Application - Frees Up Disk Space

Where to find Manuals for Mac displays

Where to find Manuals for Mac displays - Here is the website on Apple where you can download manuals for your Apple displays

How to enable the root user (superuser) on a Mac works in Maverick and Yosemite

IS there a Home Button and an end button on a MAC

Is there a Home Button and an End button on a MAC


Home = Function Key (Fn) + Left ArrowEnd = Function Key (Fn) + Right Arrow

The keyboard or shortcut that takes you to the beginning and end of A ROW

Command + Left Arrow brings you to the beginning

Command + Right Arrow brings you to the end.

Command + Shift + Left or Right arrows- Selects the text

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Apple released iOS 8.1.2 which fixes a bug for missing ringtones on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Here is how to restore those ringtones -  

1- Update your device to iOS 8.1.2
    Go to  Settings - General  - Software Update - Run the update

2- If you purchased your Ringtones on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod  
    touch and never synced them to your MAC computer you can still
    restore them - just open Safari on your Iphone and enter this url

3- Sign in with your Apple ID

4- Tap Restore

5- Tap Done

6- You will get notification on your Device when it is ready
   - when you get it click download

7- to see if they came back - go to setting on your Iphone and click
    sound then ringtone to see if the missing ones are there.

Top 10 fixes for speeding up Yosemite on a MAC and adding back some missing features

Top 10 fixes for speeding up Yosemite on a MAC and adding back some missing features

Monday, December 8, 2014

Apple Printed with a 3D printer

Check the apple I printed with a 3D printer
the grooves are the layers it prints from bottom to top 
the same way you would make a Lasagna with layers.
It took about 10 minutes but it's so cool!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Fix for to speed up your Mac a litte after upgrading to OS X 10.10 Yosemite

  1. Open System Preferences under your Apple menu
  2. Click on Accessibility
  3. Select Display on the left bar
  4. Add a check to Reduce transparency
Turning off transparency for the Dock etc. will give you a slight boost 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

iPhone 5 Sleep/Wake Button Replacement Program

Apple has determined that the sleep/wake button mechanism on a small percentage of iPhone 5 models may stop working or work intermittently.  iPhone 5 models manufactured through March 2013 may be affected by this issue.
Apple will replace the sleep/wake button mechanism, free of charge, on iPhone 5 models that exhibit this issue and have a qualifying serial number.
The sleep/wake button is located on the top of your iPhone 5:iPhone 5 sleep/wake button detail


If your sleep/wake button isn’t working properly, please enter your iPhone 5 serial number below to see if it qualifies for this program.

Monday, December 1, 2014

How to Create a Mac OS X Yosemite Boot Disk

Step 1  

Go to the app store and download OS X Yosemite again, after it downloads a window will pop up asking you to continue and install Yosemite, don't hit continue just go to the pulldown menu and quit the application.

You should now have the Install OS X Yosemite file in your applications folder

Step 2

For this step you will need:

- A USB Thumb drive with at least 8 gigs

- A root account enabled or an admin account on your Mac

Watch this video to learn how to set up a root account

It is easier with a root account so go ahead and set one up.

Step 3
Ears your thumb drive and name it untitled
make sure no other drive is mounted on your computer that is also called untitled.

If you have the root account set up

Open the Terminal and paste the codes below and hit return
only use one or the other depending on which OS you are running- Let run when it's done you will have a bootable disk.

FOR OS X Yosemite

sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\

For OS X Mavericks
sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\

If you only have an admin account run each of these in the terminal one at at time.

1- sudo hdiutil attach /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\

2- sudo asr restore -source /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/BaseSystem.dmg -target /Volumes/Untitled -erase -format HFS+

3- sudo rm /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Installation/Packages

4- sudo cp -a /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/Packages /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Installation/Packages

5 - sudo cp -a /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/BaseSystem.chunklist /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System

6 - sudo cp -a /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/BaseSystem.dmg /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System

7- hdiutil detach /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD

Friday, November 28, 2014

Free Audio books that you can listen to in Itunes - Apple Mac

Luv this site it has free public domain audiobooks read by volunteers around the world
and you can push them from the website to your iTunes on your Mac computer.

How to enable Root or Super User in MAC OSX

How to enable Root or Super User in MAC OSX

Free App - Black Friday Deal Moma Art Lab

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Free Black Friday App Photo Delight

Black Friday Special free App - Neon Motion

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Things App for Ipad normally 19.99 today for Black Friday it's free

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Free app for Black Friday - BUZZ Player HD - Multimedia player app

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Free Black Friday APP - normally costs Turbo Scan

Free TurboScan Thanksgiving promotion! 48 hours only! Hurry and spread the word! ••• TurboScan turns your iPhone into a multipage scanner for documents, receipts, notes, whiteboards, and other text. With TurboScan, you can quickly scan your documents and store or email them as multipage PDF or JPEG files. 

Free Iphone and IPAD app Back Friday Deal - Geekbench 3

** BLACK FRIDAY DEAL: Geekbench 3 for iOS is free for a limited time. ** 

Geekbench provides a comprehensive set of benchmarks engineered to quickly and accurately measure processor and memory performance. Designed to make benchmarks easy to run and easy to understand, Geekbench takes the guesswork out of producing robust and reliable benchmark results.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

Black Friday free app Things - Normally costs - Get it for today only

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

How to speed up your internet on the Mac works in Yosemite and Maverick - Great Mac OSX Tip using a free open source application

Hi All todays Mac Tip is going to be on how to increase the speed of your Web Browser and searching by using a free application call namebench.

What this does is it actually searches the fastest DNS servers that are located in your area and on your network, in order to increase the speed of your browsing. 

Now the DNS servers are set up in your network Preferences and I am going to show you where to change them once you run through this report. But the first thing you will need to is get the application. Go the website I indicated above and click on the download link for the Mac DMG file, download it and open it up in your downloads folder open it up and copy the application to you desktop or applications folder. 

After you do so run the application and it will open up and click the start button it will run for a while going through thousands of possibilities and when it's done a report will pop up that looks like this which will give you basically the suggestions for a faster DNS service for you to use. In My Case it actually told me that I would be 40.1 percent faster if I change the DNS servers to the 3 suggested here. 

Change them in your network settings. Go to your apple menu go to system preferences got to network click advanced click on the DNS tab and in this case I already put the new ones in but I will remove them to show you that you don't have to save them, if I click on them individually and hit the minus sign all there of them can be removed when I remove them I got a another 2 DNS servers that popped up which are coming from my DHCP settings. 

So in order to put the new ones in click on the plus sign go to the report copy them one at a time and paste them one at a time.Click twice to get the light blue highlight and paste. When your done hit OK then don't forget to hit apply once your done restart your web browser and you should have an increase in speed. This is a great application and its free and it did speed me up, I highly recommend it. 

Its a great tip and good luck and surfing faster.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Top 6 fixes in- OS X Yosemite v10.10.1 Update

Top 6 fixes in- OS X Yosemite v10.10.1 Update

1- Improves Wi-Fi reliability

2- Resolves an issue that prevented Mail from sending messages 
through certain email providers

3- Fixed an issue that prevented the connection to remote computers using Back to My Mac

4- Fixed an issue that prevented the Mac App Store from displaying all the updates

5- fixed an issue that prevented Mac mini computers
from waking from sleep

6- Fixed Time Machine from displaying older backups

Mac Game Review - GALAXOID

5 apple ratings!


If you miss the old 80's arcade games like space invaders and are looking for one that works on the  Mac and or Iphone here is the one I recommend it gives you the closest feel to the old arcade style and works great on a Macbook laptop. 

How to fix WIFI problems on the MAC - OSX Yosemite

Monday, November 17, 2014

How to Fix WIFI problems on a MAC OS X Computer - Yosemite

  • Here are some Quick fixes you can try if your WIFI is down on your MAC OS X computer.
  • Step 1
  • Ensure your wireless connection is on and the right wifi is selected on your Mac computer.
  • Step 2
  • Check all connections on your computer and cable modem. If a plug is loose or has been pulled out tighten it up.
  • Step 3
  • Reboot your cable modem and or wireless router. 
  • Step 4
  • If there has been a cable problem in your area, reboot the modem in order to re-establish a connection.
  • Step 5
  • Make sure you are within range of your router if your having ongoing range issues you may need an extender. Here is one on Amazon
  • Step 6
  • Reboot your computer and all computers connected. 
  • Step 7 
  • Check your cable TV connection - If it’s down call your cable company

  • Step 8

  • Go into your system Preferences - select network - Click assist me 
  • then choose Diagnostics and run through it.

  • If your wifi is still down you may need to replace some hardware.

Here is what the wifi extender looks like it's wireless and will extend your range if you have interference

Monday, November 10, 2014

Top hidden feature in Mac OSX 10.10 Yosemite - how to mirror your Iphone, Ipad on your computer screen

Top hidden Mac OS 10.10 feature in Yosemite 
how to mirror your Iphone, Ipad on your computer screen

This will allow your to show your Ipod, Iphone or Ipad on a Mac Computer screen using just a lighting cable.

Top hidden Mac OS 10.10 feature in Yosemite 
how to mirror your Iphone, Ipad on your computer screen

#yosemite #10.10 #mactips #cool

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Check out my Youtube Channel - Mac OS X Tips - Yosemite MAC OSX

How to take a screenshot or Screen Capture on the Mac in Yosemite and Maverick - Will work on any Mac Laptop or Desktop take a Screen Capture on a Mac, similar to Print Screen on a PC


Command & shift & 3    =    takes a screenshot of the entire screen and saves it to your desktop

Command & control & shift & 3    =    Takes a screenshot of the entire screen and saves it to your clipboard

Command & shift & 4    =    You choose an area and it saves it to your desktop

Command & control & shift & 4  =    You choose an area and it saves it to your Clipboard so it can be pasted in emails etc.

Command & shift & 4  release them then click the space bar - Choose a floating window on your screen to capture and it will save it to your desktop

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

How to remove Mac Adware or Spyware from your Apple computer quickly and easily

Is your browser acting crazy with adware and strange websites popping up randomly, here is how to fix it for free. This will work with many mac browsers including Safari, Chrome and firefox

watch my video on youtube

Monday, October 6, 2014

How to Clone your Mac drive in Maverick and Yosemite

Carbon Copy Cloner 4

Allows you to make a dup of your drive to another one on your Mac that is bootable.

It now works in Maverick and Yosemite.

I highly recommend this product is costs about $39.99 and if you own version 3.5 it's 50% off. 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

How to fix Harman Kardon Soundsticks

If your Harman Kardon Soundsticks speakers suddenly stop working and don't play any sound or play faint sound here are some fixes you can try.

1- Check that all the plugs are plugged in and the power shows a green light.

2- On the SubWoofer there is a blue light on the inside - Make sure that is lit

3- Make sure you have your computer plugged in to the speaker wire in the headphone port.

4- Make sure the sound control panel on your Mac is set to line out.

5- Now for the final fix on one of the sound sticks at the bottom of the actual speaker is a plus and minus sign on a silver area. press on the plus sign.

6- I f you still don't hear any sound press the plus and minus sign at the same time this must and
un-mutes the speaker then press the plus sign until the volumes returns.

They are very sensitive to touch so if they go down again click the plus sign the longer you hold it the louder it gets.

Monday, September 22, 2014

How to Upgrade your Phone to IOS 8 for free - will work on iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Directly From your Phone, IPod or IPAD

Step 1 -  On your  iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad open an app called Settings 
Step 2 - Click General from the list
Step 3 -  Then click on Software Update
Step 4 - Click Download new iOS 8
Step 5 - Wait for it to download an then click install


From Your Computer 

Step 1 -  Connect your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad to your Mac computer
Step 2 -  A message will appear for New firmware iOS 8 update
Step 3 - Click  Download and Install
Step 4 -  leave it connected while it installs iOS 8.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Useful Unix commands for the Mac Terminal

alias - Create an alias 
alloc - List used and free memory 
awk - Find and Replace text within file(s) 

basename - Convert a full pathname to just a folder path 
bash - Bourne-Again SHell (Linux) 
bless - Set volume bootability and startup disk options. 
break - Exit from a loop 

cal - Display a calendar 
case - Conditionally perform a command 
cat - Display the contents of a file 
cd - Change Directory 
chflags - Change a file or folder's flags. 
chgrp - Change group ownership 
chmod - Change access permissions 
chown - Change file owner and group 
chroot - Run a command with a different root directory 
cksum - Print CRC checksum and byte counts 
clear - Clear terminal screen 
cmp - Compare two files 
comm - Compare two sorted files line by line 
complete - Edit a command completion [word/pattern/list] 
continue - Resume the next iteration of a loop 
cp - Copy one or more files to another location 
cron - Daemon to execute scheduled commands 
crontab - Schedule a command to run at a later date/time 
cut - Divide a file into several parts 

date - Display or change the date & time 
dc - Desk Calculator 
dd - Data Dump - Convert and copy a file 
df - Display free disk space 
diff - Display the differences between two files 
diff3 - Show differences among three files 
dirname Convert a full pathname to just a path 
dirs Di - play list of remembered directories 
diskutil - Disk utilities - Format, Verify, Repair 
ditto - Copy files and folders 
dscl - Directory Service command line utility 
du - Estimate file space usage 

echo - Display message on screen 
ed - A line-oriented text editor (edlin) 
enable - Stop or start printers and classes. 
env - Set environment and run a utility 
eval - Evaluate several commands/arguments 
exec - Execute a command 
exit - Exit the shell 
expect - Programmed dialogue with interactive programs 
expand - Convert tabs to spaces 
expr - Evaluate expressions 

false - Do nothing, unsuccessfully 
fdisk - Partition table manipulator for Darwin UFS/HFS/DOS 
find - Search for files that meet a desired criteria 
fmt - Reformat paragraph text 
fold - Wrap text to fit a specified width 
for - Expand words, and execute commands 
foreach - Loop, expand words, and execute commands 
fsck - Filesystem consistency check and repair 
fs - usage Filesystem usage (process/pathname) 
ftp - Internet file transfer program 

GetFileInfo - Get attributes of HFS+ files 
getopt - Parse positional parameters 
goto - Jump to label and continue execution 
grep - Search file(s) for lines that match a given pattern 
groups - Print group names a user is in 
gzip - Compress or decompress files 

head - Display the first lines of a file 
hdiutil - Manipulate iso disk images 
history - Command History 
hostname - Print or set system name 

id - Print user and group names/id's 
if - Conditionally perform a command 
info - Help info 
install - Copy files and set attributes 

jobs - List active jobs 
join - Join lines on a common field 

kill - Stop a process from running 

l - List files in long format (ls -l) 
ll - List files in long format, showing invisible files (ls -la) 
less - Display output one screen at a time 
ln - Make links between files (hard links, symbolic links) 
locate - Find files 
logname - Print current login name 
login - log into the computer 
logout - Exit a login shell (bye) 
lpr - Print files 
lprm - Remove jobs from the print queue 
lpstat - Printer status information 
ls - List information about file(s) 
lsbom - List a bill of materials file 
lsof - List open files 

man - Help manual 
mkdir - Create new folder(s) 
mkfifo - Make FIFOs (named pipes) 
more - Display output one screen at a time 
mount - Mount a file system 
mv - Move or rename files or directories 

net - Manage network resources 
nice - Set the priority of a command 
nohup - Run a command immune to hangups 

onintr - Control the action of a shell interrupt 
open - Open a file/folder/URL/Application 
osascript - Execute AppleScript 

passwd - Modify a user password 
paste - Merge lines of files 
pbcopy - Copy data to the clipboard 
pbpaste - Paste data from the Clipboard 
pico - Simple text editor 
ping - Test a network connection 
pmset - Power Management settings 
popd - Restore the previous value of the current directory 
pr - Convert text files for printing 
printenv - Print environment variables 
printf - Format and print data 
ps - Process status 
pushd - Save and then change the current directory 
pwd - Print Working Directory 

quota - Display disk usage and limits 

rcp - Copy files between machines. 
repeat - Execute a command multiple times 
rm - Remove files 
rmdir - Remove folder(s) 
rpm - Remote Package Manager 
rsync - Remote file copy - Sync file tree (also RsyncX) 

say - Convert text to audible speech 
sched - Schedule a command to run at a later time. 
screencapture - Capture screen image to file or disk 
sdiff - Merge two files interactively 
security - Administer Keychains, keys, certificates and the Security framework 
sed - Stream Editor 
set - Set a shell variable = value 
setenv - Set an environment variable = value 
setfile - Set attributes of HFS+ files 
shift - Shift positional parameters 
shutdown - Shutdown or restart OS X 
sleep - Delay for a specified time 
softwareupdate - System software update tool 
sort - Sort text files 
split - Split a file into fixed-size pieces 
stop - Stop a job or process 
su - Substitute user identity 
sudo - Execute a command as another user 
sum - Print a checksum for a file 
switch - Conditionally perform a command 

tail - Output the last part of files 
tar - Tape ARchiver 
tee - Redirect output to multiple files 
test - Condition evaluation 
time - Measure Program Resource Use 
touch - Change file timestamps 
traceroute - Trace Route to Host 
tr - Translate, squeeze, and/or delete characters 
true - Do nothing, successfully 
tty - Print filename of terminal on stdin 
type - Describe a command 

umask - Users file creation mask 
umount - a device 
unalias - Remove an alias 
uname - Print system information 
unexpand - Convert spaces to tabs 
uniq - Uniquify files 
units - Convert units from one scale to another 
unset - Remove variable or function names 
unsetenv - Remove environment variable 
users - Print login names of users currently logged in 
uuencode - Encode a binary file 
uudecode - Decode a file created by uuencode 

vi - Text Editor 

wc - Print byte, word, and line counts 
where - Report all known instances of a command 
which - Locate a program file in the user's path 
while - Execute commands 
who - Print all usernames currently logged on 
whoami - Print the current user id and name (`id -un') 

xargs - Execute utility - passing arguments 

yes - Print a string until interrupted 

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