, pub-2479148851417979, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 Quick Tips for Mac Geeks: 2015

Sunday, December 27, 2015

How to (easily) recover a forgotten Wi-Fi Password - Mac OS X 2015

How to figure out your wifi password

2015 good for Yosemite and El Capitan - Your Mac is connected to your Wi-Fi network but you can't remember the password either you forgot the password or maybe the the cable company entered it directly and never told you the password, ether way here is a quick method to retrieve it on a Mac.

How to show the WiFi Password on your Mac

1- Goto your Go menu and select utilities

2- Open the application called terminal

3- Enter this command in the window

security find-generic-password -wa ADDYOURWIFIHERE

4- Enter your admin user name and pass

If you are an admin on your computer just type in the same

username and password you use to login to your computer

what does wifi stand for?

Wireless Fidelity, wireless internet

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Mac Remote Access - Use your IPhone or IPad to access remote desktop con...

Mac remote access - this tutorial is a step by step on how to remote access your Mac computer from your IPad or IPhone using a free application. This method will work from Mac to Mac or from Iphone to Mac or Ipad to Mac take your Pic.

Download Link for Mac Team viewer -

Here is the Iphone and Ipad One

It's easy doing remote access on mac using the free team viewer app for Mac and IOS devices.

access remote desktop from mac

remote desktop connection mac

how to create a mac remote desktop connection

free remote desktop client for mac  - remote desktop connection app

Teamviewer is the free remote desktop client on mac

This will also work in these scenarios

remote desktop pc to mac

remote desktop for mac to pc

remote desktop to pc from mac

Iphone to Mac

Ipad to Mac

remote desktop to mac from pc

remote mac from ipad

remote desktop app for ipad

Sunday, December 6, 2015

LED LIGHTS - Magic Lighting LED Light Bulb Controlled w/ IPhone

MagicLight Pro Bluetooth Smart LED Light Bulb works with iPhones and iPads with bluetooth 4.0

Here is the link for the bulb:

Here is a link for the App

MagicLight Pro is a Bluetooth enabled, multicolored, energy efficient smart LED light bulb that you can control with your smartphone or tablet

Infinite Possibilities
Personalize your lighting with a color palette of over 16 million colors and different tones of white light - from warm yellow to vibrant blue light

Super Simple Setup
Screw in the bulb, download the Free MagicLight app and connect to the bulb. And you can now enjoy the bulb

Smart Controls
MagicLight app is available for both iOS and Android devices

Cost & Energy Savings
MagicLight Bluetooth Smart LED Bulbs have a lifetime of 40,000 hours and consumes just 10 watts delivering about 80% energy savings

Control Multiple Bulbs
Control up to 50 bulbs from your app. Control each bulb individually, or as a group

Wake Up Mode
Use the timer option to turn your smart bulb on or off at any time, Create awesome wake up modes

Dynamic Mood Mode
The free app comes with 20 preprogrammed color modes to kick your party into high gear

Disco Mode - MIC
The Lights will sync to sound or music captured from external source - Pandora, Spotify, Youtube, TV or Your Voice etc

Camera & Multicolors
Not only choose colors from the App, but also from Phone's camera!

Light & Sound Show
The Music Sync feature allows you to automatically change the lighting to match your music

LED LIGHTS - Magic Lighting LED Light Bulb Controlled w/ Remote With 16 Different Colors And 5 Modes

DISCLAIMER: Use these tips at your own Risk

Friday, December 4, 2015

Annotating a pdf on a Mac - How to Markup a PDF on a Mac

How to Mark-up a PDF for free on a Mac using software already on your Mac.

Use software already located on your Mac annotate a PDF.
Grade a test paper or Markup a pdf or jpeg with annotations and comments. Pdf annotator free 

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Apple TV (4th Gen): Unboxing

The new (4th gen) Apple TV 1.4 inches
Prices start
$149 for 32 gig
$199 64 gigs

Notable items include:  Airplay on Apple TV, Apple TV Apps, Siri Remote with Touch surface, apps and games, and a completely new experience. TVOS

- Dolby Digital 7.1 output. The 3rd generation model only supported Dolby Digital 5.1

- The 4th gen Apple TV adds 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

-  The 4th gen Apple has HDMI 1.4

-  Siri Remote with Glass Touch surface - Click

- Apps, games and Guitar Hero Live runs $99

- SteelSeries Nimbus Wireless Gaming Controller runs $49

-  Plex app

-  Bluetooth 4.0 headphones and 3 rd party controllers - Beats solo $299

- Lighting connector for charging

- Special sound settings

- Music - Can create Stations

- No Optical

-  IOS 9.1 - Full Icloud Photo

- Home Sharing

- Video Screen savers - aeriel view

Remote buttons
 • Menu
 • Home
 • Siri
 • Play/Pause
 • Volume Up
 • Volume Down

Beats by Dr. Dre Solo2 Wireless Headphones - Black

Siri remote replacement $79

Nimbus controller is $49.00

Plex remote is available in the app store

Saturday, November 14, 2015

How to to disable Rootless Mode on a Mac - "Rootless" feature of El Capitan

The Purpose of SIP or System Integrity Protection is to stop malware from having access to your system files. You may want to keep this protection on to keep your Mac Protected. However if your favorite applications have stopped working in El Capitan and you wan to check if rootless is the cause, here is how you can disable it .
  1. Turn on your Mac
  2. Then boot into Recovery by pressing down the Command and the R Keys at the same time until you see the Apple icon and progress bar then let go.
  3. Now go to your Utilities and open the Terminal application
  4. In the Terminal window Type this command and then press Return: csrutil disable
  5. Terminal will then say SIP was disabled
  6. Restart you Mac
  7. To Turn SIP back on follow steps 1 through 3 then Type this command in the terminal and press Return csrutil enable

Sunday, November 8, 2015

The easiest way to delete a Stubborn files or Folders on a Mac - El Captain

How delete stubborn folders and file on a Mac - 2015

Works in El Capitan, Yosemite, Maverick and Lion.

Solves errors like:
"You can not delete these files they are being used by the system" , "you don't have permissions to delete these files"
or You just can't empty the Trash on a Mac.

Website link:

Download El Capitan file here:

Saturday, October 17, 2015

How To Display your iPad or iPhone on your Mac or PC

Just like airplay apple tv 

Will mirror with iOS 9 and Android to Mac and or PC's with no wirelessly.

Here is the Website Link

Try Reflector for free! The trial is full-featured with a watermark that disappears after purchase.

Reflector is a wireless mirroring and streaming receiver that allows you to connect almost any combination of devices to your computer at the same time. Each device mirrors in real time, and the layout automatically adjusts when new devices connect. Compare, compete or collaborate—Reflector presents and organizes multiple devices of any type with ease.

Reflector is the first and only Google Cast™ receiver that receives Cast-enabled Android phones and tablets at the same time as iPhone and iPads. Most Android devices support Google Cast natively, but those that don’t can still mirror. The addition of the free Google Chromecast application enables Android screen mirroring on most phones and tablets.

Reflector requires AirPlay mirroring in iOS to mirror your screen.

AirPlay mirroring is available on the following devices:
Reflector requires AirPlay mirroring in iOS to mirror your screen.

AirPlay mirroring is available on the following devices
iPad 2
iPad (3rd generation)
iPad (4th generation)
iPad Air
iPad Air 2
iPad mini
iPad mini with Retina
iPhone 4S
iPhone 5
iPhone 5C
iPhone 5S
iPod touch (5th generation)
Iphone 6
Iphone 6s
Newsest Ipads

Friday, October 2, 2015

How to Upgrade to Mac OS X El Capitan for free

Here is a quick and easy way to upgrade your Mac OS X operating system to the
newest version of the OS.

El Capitan just came out this week and the upgrade is free.

Watch the video to see how easy it is to do this upgrade.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

How to search your entire email in Microsoft Outlook for Mac - Hidden Feature

In Microsoft Outlook email program for Mac OS X it can be surprisingly hard to find the Search function to search all email accounts and all folders. There’s a search field that is visible, but it only searches the current folder.
Why Microsoft made the user interface choice to hide the ability to search is somewhat of a mystery to me, but here’s how you access all of the other search options in Outlook.

This works in outlook 2011 as well as outlook 2016 for the Mac

Folder – Searches the current folder only

Subfolders – Searches within the current folder and subfolders

All Mail boxes – Searches all email in Multiple accounts and folders

All Outlook Items – Searches all items in Outlook, including email, calendar entries, to-do entries, address book contacts, etc.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

How to Clear my Cache and Web Search History in Google Chrome Mac

  • ⌘ + Space
  • Shift + ⌘ + Delete
  • ⌘ + N new page
  • ⌘ + Option + F Searches the web.
  • ⌘ and + Enlarges the page.
  • ⌘ and - Makes page smaller.
  • ⌘ + 0 normal size.
  • ⌘+Shift+H Opens home page in your current tab.
  • Google Chrome: How to Clear Browsing Data (History, Cache, Cookies, Temporary Files)Clear cache and cookies in Google Chrome

Use these tips at your own risk

Clear Google Chrome Cache on a Mac

Monday, September 7, 2015

Mac Tip - How to Fix your Mac OS X Hardrive - Part Two

How to Recover your Data

 Step 1 

Determine if the disk is dead and Find a way to boot

a  - Recovery partition
         Command – R

b  - Thumb drive with an OS

c  - External drive with an OS
        (buy one on Ebay) $16.00 

Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 Bootable USB

Hold down the option Key to select the Thumb Drive

d  - Single user mode
                                  Command (⌘)-S

e  - Zap your PRAM
Option-Command (⌘)-P-R

f - Start-up in safe mode
Hold the shift key on boot

g - Eject any drives

Hold the mouse or trackpad button

Step 2 - Run Disk Utility

Step 3 - Try Recovery Utilities
Lacie rugged drives

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Mac Tip - How to Fix your Mac OS X Hardrive - Part One

How to Recover your Data on a Mac  - Part One

Use all these tips at your own risk

Part Two of the Video


Video on how to make a boot Disk in Yosemite and El Capitan

Lacie Drives

Applications Links


Free trial of Data Rescue and Drive Genius

Disk Warrior

Techtool and Checkmate

 Step 1 - Determine if the disk is dead
               and Find a way to boot

a  - Recovery partition
               Command – R

b  - Thumb drive with an OS

c  - External drive with an OS
        (buy one on Ebay) $16.00 
       Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 Bootable USB
 Hold down the option Key to select the Thumb Drive

d  - Single user mode
      Command (⌘)-S

d  - Zap your PRAM
      Option-Command (⌘)-P-R

D - Start-up in safe mode
      Hold the shift key on boot

E - Eject any drives
      Hold the mouse or trackpad button

Step 2 - Run Disk Utility

Step 3 - Try Recovery Utilities
      Lacie rugged drives

how to recover data from hard disk

If all else fails try sending it to a
hard drive data recovery services

hard drive data recovery - Data Rescue

Monday, August 24, 2015

Mac Startup Disk Full - How to Free Up Space - 2015

Here is some quick free tools and tips to free up space on your Mac Drive.

Download the software here

Here is the terminal commend to run it as root

sudo /Applications/­ts/MacOS/OmniDiskSweeper

Here is the video to set-up a root account

-  Empty the Trash

-  External Drive


-  omni disksweeper

-  Terminal Command
Run it as root

sudo /Applications/­ts/MacOS/OmniDiskSweeper

-  command. to quit

Good in El Capitan and Yosemite

Friday, August 21, 2015

Mac Quick Tips Channel - Easy Free Mac Tutorials

CLICK Here for FREE Mac Tip Video Tutotrials

Friday, August 7, 2015

Mac Tip - How to Use your TV as a 2nd Display for your Mac wirelessly

Mac Tip - How to Use your TV as a 2nd Display for your Mac wirelessly 

What you will need:

1- Mac Computer, Macbook air, Macbook pro or Mac Pro will work

2- The newest OS

3- Apple TV

4- HD TV

5- Internet Access

Friday, July 31, 2015

How to Remove ADWARE MALWARE VIRUS on MAC OS X for FREE for iMac, MacBoo...

New 2015 Video - Works in El Capitan, Yosemite and Mavericks

- Here is how to remove Malware and adware on your Mac

Is your Mac running slow? Annoying adware, like pop-ups, or malware could be the problem.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac scans for and removes code that degrades system performance
or attacks your system. Making your Mac, once again, your Mac.
What it does for you
Removes adware, such as Genieo, VSearch, and Vidx
Removes malware, including Trojans
Scans quickly
Simplifies program management through a clean, lean interface
How it works for you
Light footprint
Simple interface

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Great Mac Tip - The Best way to Clean your Mac Keyboard

I have tried everything out there including cleaning supplies made for computers

this little trick using a Magic Eraser did the best job and was the cheapest solution 

Use this and all tips at your own risk

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Mac Tips 2015 - How to turn your iPhone or iPad into a wireless Mouse and Keyboard for your Mac

Mac Tips 2015 - How to turn your iPhone or iPad into a wireless Mouse
and Keyboard to use with your Mac OS X computer

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

How to Upgrade the Ram in a Apple Mac Pro Trashcan 2015

How to Upgrade the Ram in a Apple Mac Pro Trashcan 2015 - Easy simple step by Step

Sunday, July 12, 2015

How to Make a Bootable Mac OS X El Capitán 10.11 or Yosemite 10.10 with a USB Thumbdrive

Here is the easiest way to make a bootable USB recovery disk using a USB flash drive, so you can repair and/or restore your Mac OS X operating system if it is ever corrupted.

Will work in El Captain Beta 10.11, Yosemite 10.10, and Mavericks 10.9

Download Diskmaker here

Also check out this Video on how to Partition a Mac drive and have 2 full OS's running on your Mac computer - Have Yosemite on one and El Captain on the other!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Where to Get The Beta version of Mac OS X El Captain for free

Get the Beta version of 
Mac OS X El Capitan here

How to create an extension attribute to track McAfee Dat version in Casper Jamf server

1- Goto Computer Management in your Casper Server

2- Select extension attribute

3- Click plus + to create a new attribute

4 - Data type chose integer

5- Inventory type choose extension attribute

6 -input type select script

7 - Paste in the script below and save

#This script has been verified to work on McAfee Security for Mac Anti-malware (v1.0).

#Check to see if McAfee Security is installed
if [ -f "/Library/Preferences/com.mcafee.ssm.antimalware.plist" ]; then
result=`/usr/bin/defaults read /Library/Preferences/com.mcafee.ssm.antimalware Update_DATVersion`
echo "<result>$result</result>"
echo "<result>Not installed</result>"


Friday, June 26, 2015

How to Fix - This application requires the legacy Java SE 6 runtime in El Capitan 10.11

Try this first download the Beta version of 
Java for OS X 2015-001 Beta

Java for OS X 2015-001 beta installs the legacy Java 6 runtime for OS X 10.11 El Capitan.  
This package is exclusively intended for support of legacy software, and installs the same deprecated version of Java 6 included in the 2013-005 release. If you require Java for applets or other non-legacy uses it is recommended you download the latest version of Java from

How to fix this application requires the legacy Java SE 6 runtime which is unavailable for this version of the OS X

If anyone is using the beta version of El Captian and need to downgrade their Java to 6 here is what worked for me

I got all my applications working again after the upgrade – Thought I would share.

How to fix and install Java SE 6 errors in El Capitan

1. Download Apple's Java Package from

2. Download Pacifist -

3. Download UninstallPKG -

4. open UninstallPKG app search for Jdk and uninstall any version of JDK on your Mac

5. open the JavaForOSX.dmg and Drag it to JavaForOSX.pkg

from JavaForOSX2014-001.dmg to your desktop

6. Run this command

sudo nvram boot-args="rootless=0";osascript -e 'tell app "loginwindow" to «event aevtrrst»'

7. After your computer restarts Drag JavaForOSX.pkg and onto the Pacifist application to open it.

8. click on the JavaForOSX.pkg" and install it with administrator privileges.

9. now click and install JavaForOSX.pkg


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