Category Archives: Mac OS X

Best inexpensive bluetooth keyboard for Mac [SOLVED]

My favorite wireless keyboard for Mac usage

Q. I have the iMac 27″ which was a hand-me-down from my parents. It is a nice comptuer but they didn’t have the original keyboard for it anymore so I have just been using a random PC USB keyboard and it is okay buy not great. Any recommendations for a really good but really cheap bluetooth/wireless keyboard for my Mac? Yours, -Tracy (poor college student) A. Hi Tracy! I was in a similar situations recently and I think I know just

Can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer mac

VLC application

If you are using Mac OSX El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks or similar, you may encounter the following error: This is of course a very sad message if you know the app is from a reputable source Thankfully, there is an easy fix! Step 1. Go to Finder Step 2. Locate the application you are trying to open In my instance it is Finder -> Applications -> VLC Step 3. Hold down the command button while you right click (option click)

Prevent iTunes from moving songs when adding to Music Library [SOLVED]

Uncheck "copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to Library"

iTunes exhibits a potentially problematic behavior when adding songs. Specifically, when you add songs to an iTunes music library. By default iTunes copies songs to the “iTunes Media folder. This can be rather wasteful as you can end up with a ton of space used by the duplicate media, potentially eating up a huge chunk of your SSD/HDD space. Thankfully, this behavior can be adjusted easily. Here is the spot to make the change: iTunes -> Preferences -> Advanced

Fix Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 scanner power problem [SOLVED!]

Check and see if this button has popped up

Q. Hiya. I have a Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 scanner for my Mac and it will not power on I checked the power supply and it is a really expensive scanner, do you know how I could go about repairing it so it will power on again? -Shirley Barnes A. Hi Shirley! I know something you can try. I have the same ScanSnap ix500 for my PC and the scanner has a small button/switch that is normally recessed, but it pops

MS beats apple to the punch with a ARM powered (full) OS

With all the rumors of Apple switching to an ARM based architecture for Mac OSX, it is funny that Microsoft already beat them to it with Windows RT. Windows RT of course is basically Windows 8 for ARM devices. Perhaps with a ARM based Mac OSX Apple would choose to emulate x86 for older apps/programs, something MS declined to do. But still, it is impressive that Windows RT has virtually all of Windows 8’s functionality (sans legacy software compatibility) whereas

Create BIGGER genius playlists in iTunes? [solved]


Q. Good morning. I have iTunes for my music collection (mp3 & AAC) and really like the Genius feature of iTunes. However, I cannot figure out how to make a Genius playlist with more than 25 songs in it! Is this possible? I don’t really know my way around iTunes very well and I have checked preferences etc. but to no avail. Please help if you can. A. Yes, you CAN make a bigger Genius playlist with 50, 75 or 100

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