Grabbing things off the Internet is common procedure for most internauts. This tutorial demonstrates a neat hack for the Automator Mac OS X application. To get started using Automator to scrape mp3s or other content from web pages, take alook.
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My girlfriend was going away for a few weeks, but where she was going, there was no easily accessible Internet. She works mostly on the web, so it was imperative that she have a decent Internet connection during her travels. So, tethering her phone was the only real possibilit ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use Spotlight to find files in Mac OS X. To activate Spotlight, click on the blue magnifying glass icon in the top right corner. Then type in the term to search. Spotlight will display all the documents and files that match your sea ...more
Gary Rosenzweig from MacMost looks at one method to protect a set of files with a password on a Mac. It involves using Disk Utility to create an encrypted disk image.
PDF files are a great way to exchange documents over the web and between platforms. Now, with Apple Preview in Mac OS X Leopard, you can preview, rotate and extract pages. To learn more about manipulating PDF documents from the Apple Preview program in OS X Leopard, watch this ...more
Suffering from a cluttered desktop? In this tutorial, Gary Rosenzweig takes a look at the basic structure of Mac OS X, especially the user folder, and gives suggestions on how to organize your files. Take a look!
One of the most common difficulties in freeing up space on your hard drive can simply be determining which files you ought to delete. In this tutorial, Gary Rosenzweig shows you how to find the largest files on your hard drive and clean them up to create more space.
The Mac OS's Disc Utility allows for the encryption of files. To open Disc Utility click on the magnifying glass (spot light) up in the top right hand corner, and search for Disc Utility. Click on the first result in the list. Once Disc Utility is open, click on "create a new ...more
What's the easiest way to keep track of your website passwords? Maybe in a password-protected document on your computer? Makes sense. But surprisingly, this is no easy task in Mac OS X. Snow Leopard does not have an easy one-click option for password protecting files and fold ...more
If you need to extract audio from video files or sections of audio from larger audio files, then Snapper is the application for you. Easily drag sections of audio in a file and drop them to your desktop to create mp3 files. Learn how to use snapper to edit MP3 files quickly in ...more
If you're like me, you save a lot of files to the desktop, and every now and then it needs to be cleaned up. You're probably already familiar with drag-and-drop cleanup. But you can also copy files using copy and paste. For more on organizing files using the Mac OS X finder, w ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to compress files and folders to create archives on a Mac OS X computer. With a little know-how, it's easy. So easy, in fact, that this video guide can offer a complete overview of the process in a matter of a few minutes. For more information, i ...more
This tutorial shows how to create what's called a Folder Action, which means that when files are dropped into the folder, it automatically triggers certain actions. In particular, this folder action will resize image files dropped into it, and it will move those files to the d ...more
You might know that Quicksilver is terrific for quickly launching your favorite OS X applications but were you aware that you can also use it to move files from one place to another? It's so easy that this home computing how-to from the folks at CNET TV can present a complete ...more
Need some help figuring out how to use the Downloads folder on an Apple compute running Mac OS X? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at MacMost can present a complete overview of the process in just over five minutes. For more informati ...more
Have sensitive data that you want to make sure you securely delete? Or maybe you're getting an external drive ready to recycle or to give to a colleague. In this video tutorial, you'll find instructions for securely emptying your trash and also securely delete the contents of ...more
While you may not have loads of secret files hiding on your computer, there might be one or two items that need a little extra security, like a file of website logins or a folder of risqué photos. Mac OS X does have FileVault as a good security option, which uses XTS-AES 128- ...more
Password protect your files and folders in Mac OS X. This free video tutorial from CNET TV will show you how. Thwart would-be snoopers with this home cryptography guide, which presents easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions on how to protect your privacy by encrypting your ...more
Want to make sure that a document isn't accidentally edited or overwritten? It's easy; you just need to lock the file. All you need to do is right-click on the file, expand its general information, and check the Locked box. For a video walkthrough of the file locking process i ...more
Automator is a built-in Mac utility found in Mac 10.4+ and can be used to convert a PDF file to text format. Video: . Below is the process of converting a PDF file to text format. Launch Finder -> Applications -> and double-click on the Automator application to open. Choose t ...more
With the sheer amount of photos, videos, and miscellaneous files we place on our computers, proper organization becomes necessary. Not only so that we can quickly get to a file when it's needed, but also to declutter folders and keep them from looking like random file dumps. ...more
Watch this software tutorial video to learn how to use the Quick Look feature on Mac OS X Leopard to preview files very quickly. Mac OS X Leopard's Quick Look feature will be easy to use after you've watched this how-to video.
In this clip, you'll learn how to transfer files to and from Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X & Linux desktop or laptop computers. For more information, including a complete demonstration, and detailed, step-by-step instructions, as well as to get started using this trick you ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to use VNC to remotely control an Apple desktop or laptop computer over the web. For more information, including a complete demonstration, and detailed, step-by-step instructions, as well as to get started using this trick yourself, take a look.
With OS X, you can use Automator to automate several functions. This nifty little how-to by macmost shows you how to sort files into sub-folders using Automator. You can use Automator to alter what happens when a file is added to a folder. In this example, new files added to a ...more
In this clip, you'll learn a trick for recovering and restoring accidentally-deleted files on a Mac OS X computer. It's an easy process and this video presents a complete guide. For more information, including a full demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch ...more
You're working together with a colleague in the office and he or she needs a file on your Mac OS X system. Instead of emailing it to them, or looking for an external storage device to plug in, you may want to send that file wirelessly. In this video tutorial, you'll see how ea ...more
First of all go to the website source forge and download the file 'DVD Flick'. Once you get it you now need to install this in your computer. Accept the ‘user agreement’ and then choose the folder where you wish to put in this file. You may also choose to store this in your pr ...more
How to Make the Internet Faster in Windows 7 Go to Control Panel. Click on your Start menu, and then select the Control Panel. Click on Network and Internet. Click on View Network Stats and Tasks. Find the Internet Protocol. Find your network and click on it. B. A dialog ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to get started using the Mac OS X Finder app. With a little know-how, it's easy. So easy, in fact, that this video guide can offer a complete overview of the process in a matter of a few minutes. For more information, including a complete demonst ...more
As I've said before, slowing down is not an option for me. At one point, I realized that there were plenty of files on my Mac that I didn't need any more, but too many to delete individually. In other cases, your Mac can be experiencing some major malfunctions: constant crashi ...more
Do you ever thought that you can't control an Internet disconnected system? I saw a funny video in Chema Alonso's youtube channel (A well-known hacker of my country and creator of Fingerprinting Organizations with Collected Archives among other security tools), and decided to ...more
The Raspberry Pi loads an operating system from whatever SD card you insert, allowing you to keep different operating systems on separate SD cards depending on which OS you wish to run. A tool called BerryBoot cuts down on the number of SD cards needed by providing the ability ...more
It may not be your number one spot for finding cool apps for your Android device, but the Amazon Appstore for Android is running a new promotion this week called "Geek Week," where eight of the most popular productivity and utility apps are now on sale for 48 percent off or mo ...more
Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to do more with the Sidebar in the Mac OS X Finder. Learn about the Sidebar devices, the Sidebar shared, the Sidebar places, and the Sidebar search for. Mac OS X. It's what makes a Mac a Mac. Mac OS X is the world’s ...more
Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to use the basics of the Mac OS X Finder. Learn about the Finder basics, the Sidebar, view buttons, and Quick Look. Mac OS X. It's what makes a Mac a Mac. Mac OS X is the world’s most advanced operating system. Built ...more
Oh no! You've just accidentally deleted an important computer file! Have no fear. When you delete a file on your computer, it is not necessarily destroyed. This video will show you how to search for and restore your file before it is lost forever. You Will Need * A PC or Mac c ...more
This video tutorial shows you how to make your Vista look like Mac Os X To make Windows Vista look like a Mac Os X using Vista Glazz Application: * Open a internet browser using any search engine, then download the Vista Glazz application. * Install it and in the start menu s ...more
Need to clear you cache? This guide details how on any web browser (Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Internet, and Dolphin) for any platform (Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, and Android). What Is the Cache Exactly? The web cache stores certain information (HTML page ...more
If you're marginally inclined towards computers, you've probably been approached at some point by a family member who wants you to "fix" their system during a visit home. With the holidays coming up, these opportunities (or ambushes) are even more likely. Even if nothing is w ...more
I love my MacBook Air, but the fact that it runs on only 128 GB of flash storage causes me to move most of my files to the cloud. I don't mind having to be connected to the internet in order to access my files, but it's definitely a hassle trying to figure out which files I sh ...more
There's a whole lot of brouhaha going on right now about the hidden plug-ins being installed unknowingly in the Mozilla Firefox web browser, with companies like Apple, Microsoft and even Google being named top offenders. Mozilla's own Asa Dotzler (pictured right) is fed up wi ...more
Welcome back, my novice hackers! Before we try to attack a website, it's worthwhile understanding the structure, directories, and files that the website uses. In this way, we can begin to map an attack strategy that will be most effective. In addition, by knowing what files ...more
If I were to lose access to the entire internet for the rest of my life, one of the websites I would miss the most would have to be Wikipedia. Wikipedia has ended countless arguments, informed me of how old and single some of my favorite actresses are, and helped me brush up o ...more
While Windows 10 is still a few weeks away from a public release, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy its brand new features right now. Anyone with an Insider Preview account can install Windows 10 on their computer. And that doesn't just go for those that own a Windows PC—Mac u ...more
The newest version of Apple's mobile operating system, iOS 10, has been out for about a month now. But like every year beforehand, some of you who updated will not be happy with the latest and "greatest" iOS version. If that happens to be the case for you, you've still got a ...more
It's officially the holiday season, which means everyone will soon be traveling home to spend time with loved ones. And anyone who has any knowledge whatsoever of computers knows what else that means—family members left and right asking you to fix their various technical woes. ...more
For me, the idea of a smartphone with internet access was overkill for a cell phone. Wasn't that what my computer was for? Do I really need immediate access to the web? Must I update my Facebook every hour, from the palm of my hand? Do I need turn-by-turn directions from Googl ...more
If you don't want to go through the hassle of setting up a formal network between two Macs, but still want to transfer files between the two, take a look at Airdrop. Airdrop is a built-in utility found in Mac OS X Lion (10.7) that will allow you to easily drag and drop files t ...more
Gary Rosenzweig looks at various methods for printing lists of files in folders in Mac OS Leopard: downloadable applications, using the Terminal, and simple copy and paste methods.
In this episode of Ask the Techoes, D.Lee and Brandon answer viewer questions on how to defrag a Mac hard drive, erasing an NTFS hard drive on Mac OS 10.4, how to uninstall programs and their related files on a Mac, questions with Parallels, and how to create a wireless USB hu ...more
John Hendron demonstrates keyboard shortcuts and the "Sidebar" in Mac OS X Tiger with tips on keeping files organized. This 7.5 minute video includes how to "tell where you are" in the file system, how to set desktop preferences, and how to customize the toolbar in Finder wind ...more
Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to get familiar with a Mac in comparison to a PC. If you're used to working on a PC, this video will show you some of the basic differences between using a PC and a Mac. Once you get to know the fundamentals, you'll f ...more
Want to rename a group of files on your Mac computer without going through them one at a time? Rename them en masse with a free application! This clip will show you how it's done. It's simple! So simple, in fact, that this home-computing how-to can present a complete, step-by- ...more
Apple has always been better at GUI design than Microsoft, and the useful features in Mac OS are nearly limitless. Watch this video to learn how you can not only quick-view files in the Finder in a window, but also in full screen with one extra keystroke.
Even Mac users want to use Windows sometimes! Using VMWare Fusion, you can run Windows 7 at the same time that you are running Mac OS X without the need for rebooting like in boot camp. This makes it easy to switch between your Mac files and Windows files at ease. Make sure yo ...more
Instead of using Photoshop, why not give Apple's Aperture a try? Aperture is designed more for post-production work for professional photographers, letting you cull through shoots, enhance images, manage massive libraries, and deliver stunning photos. Watch this video tutoria ...more
PDF is a Portable Document Format, which is a popular format to represent documents and pass it over the internet. You can merge different PDF documents to obtain a single document. You can do this on your Mac, using the preview option. Preview does a lot more than the name su ...more
New to Ubuntu Linux? This computer operating system could be a bit tricky for beginners, but fret not, help is here. Check out this video tutorial on how to convert video formats with Avidemux on Ubuntu Linux. Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filte ...more
Oftentimes a friend will send you a PDF, MP3 or some other type of document such as a spreadsheet. When you open the file, an application opens. But sometimes it's not the application you wanted to associate with that file. In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to define wh ...more