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

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