Tag Archives: mac

Create BIGGER genius playlists in iTunes? [solved]

how-to-make-BIG-genius-playlists-apple-itunes!!!

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

Better two-finger scrolling for Windows! (like 2011 MacBooks and MacBook Air)

SMOOTH two finger scrolling on Windows PC laptops!!!

On Windows, missing the MacBook’s nice two finger scrolling… After returning a MacBook Air 11.6″ to Apple, I was surprised that I only really missed the very nice two finger scrolling. Some of the other Apple multitouch gestures were nice, but it was the really the smooth two finger scrolling on that nice trackpad that was so VERY handy and I missed the convenience! My Dell laptops have multitouch capable touchpads that support two finger scrolling. Unfortunately by default they

MacBook Air dropping wifi? [solved]

Wifi Connected Photo of Mac OSX Lion

Q. My MBA keeps dropping wifi connections, especially when coming up from sleep… it is weird because it prompts me to reenter my WPA2 password every time it does this but even after entering the password it can’t connect! Can you help? A. I have a MBA that exhibited similar issues, so far the best help has been the latest Lion update (10.7.1) Hopefully this update will help you too and get your MacBook Air working well with wifi! If

Force MacBook Air/Pro keyboard backlight ON [solved]

Lab Tick - Keep your MacBook backlit on whenever you want!

I was dismayed when my new MacBook’s backlit keyboard turned off without any warning. Apparently Apple feels it knows best when the kb backlight should be on and off. This auto-off behavior was a bit of a bummer to me after many Dell and HP laptops which feature fully user controllable backlit keyboards. Thankfully “Lab Tick” is a small program which lets you take control of the backlight! Highly recommended for anyone with a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air and backlit keyboard…

How to view status of app store download? Mac OSX Lion

Apple Mac OSX App Store Photo

I was downloading the latest iOS SDK from the Mac App Store and initially I could not find the download status. Eventually I found one way to do so, go to the “Purchased” section of the app store and you should be able to view the download progress! I realize it is pretty obvious once you see it, but I really wish Apple would put the progress someplace else too… if anybody has other tips for viewing DL status, please

Minimize all windows/apps in Mac OSX Lion [solved]

Mac OSX Lion Desktop before minimize all

Q. How do I quickly minimize all runnings apps/windows and show the Mac OSX desktop?! A. The best way I know of is to press the F11 key (or Fn+F11 on some MacBook keyboards…) this should  push all your apps out of the way and show the desktop. To get your apps back in place, just press F11 again! PS another method is to command+option+click on the desktop, (or instead of Desktop, a Finder window, or the Finder icon in the dock).

Best RDP client for Mac OSX Lion

MS RDC Client for Mac OSX: Good!

UPDATE: 2013.03.10 adding a new desktop client to the list as well as info for iOS and Android RDP clients. UPDATE: 2012.04.05 added more info regarding certificate errors (and ignoring them!) This week I have been using OSX alongside Windows. I quickly realized that I needed a good remote desktop connection (terminal server) client for Mac OSX Lion. Here are the primary candidates I considered: MS Remote Desktop Connection Client for Machttp://www.microsoft.com/mac/remote-desktop-clientConnect to multiple PCs New Multiple Session Support gives Mac users

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