Archive for 'My New Mac Life'

Cleaning Up Messy LaunchPad (The Geeky Way)

Posted at Mar 14, 2013 | Posted in  My New Mac Life | By IT Pixie | No comments
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I was installing and updating apps on my MacBookPro, and accidentally dragged an .app file into a sub-folder in the Application folder (which it doesn’t belong).  That inevitably created a duplicate icon for the app in the LaunchPad.  After cleaning up my mess in the Application folder and moved everything into their right places —

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So OS X Mountain Lion has sneaked up on me

Posted at Jul 25, 2012 | Posted in  Google+ Posts, My New Mac Life | By IT Pixie | No comments
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I knew the upgrade was coming, but compare to the fanfare that Lion had last year, Mountain Lion's arrival was rather stealthy (at least in my opinion). It's great the Apple is churning out upgrades to the OS in such speedy manner, and I certainly like the affordability of these upgrades ($19.99 for the Mountain

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OS X Lion login passwords in clear text {UPDATED}

Posted at May 07, 2012 | Posted in  Google+ Posts, My New Mac Life | By IT Pixie | No comments
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Update May 15, 2012: Apple released OS X 10.7.4 update to fix this issue on May 9.  It is strongly recommended that you install this update ASAP if you’re running OS X Lion.  OS X Lion login passwords in clear text If you are using “legacy” (older, pre-Lion) FileVault encryption and had upgraded to Mac

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10 Simple Tips for Boosting
The Security Of Your Mac

Posted at Apr 16, 2012 | Posted in  Google+ Posts, My New Mac Life | By IT Pixie | No comments

10 Simple Tips for Boosting The Security Of Your MacAlthough Mac OS X can be a very secure operating systems, there are certain steps which you can take to avoid becoming a victim to this growing number of attacks. 10 Simple Tips for Boosting The Security Of Your Mac At the moment, there are more

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Mac OS X Lion has arrived!
And a couple of quick fixes…

Posted at Jul 20, 2011 | Posted in  My New Mac Life, Troubleshooting | By IT Pixie | 9 Comments
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After months of anticipation, Mac OS X 10.7, codename Lion, has finally been released today (7/20). For only $29.99, you can download the upgrade from Apple App Store.  I have to say, when I first saw the upgrade price a couple of months back, my jaw dropped.  That’s a change from the $100+ upgrades I

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Uninstalling Software on Mac OS

Posted at Jun 01, 2011 | Posted in  My New Mac Life | By IT Pixie | 1 Comment
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As a long-time PC user, it was ingrained in me that never simply delete a program (i.e. put it in Recycle Bin) when you want to uninstall it while using Windows — that’s a HUGE no-no!  In Windows, you always going through some kind of uninstall process — be it using an uninstaller or go

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Mac Console & com.apple.ReportCrash.Self Error

Posted at May 30, 2011 | Posted in  My New Mac Life, Troubleshooting | By IT Pixie | 1 Comment

Well, the Mac had its first crash today, while I was switching between Safari and Chrome, and listening to iTunes… D’oh! While I didn’t get a Kernel Panic message (the Mac version of BSOD), the laptop did freeze and was completely unresponsive to Force Quit (pressing Command-Option-Esc), iTunes stilling running but skipping and stuck on

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Learning Mac Keyboard Symbols & Shortcuts

Posted at May 28, 2011 | Posted in  My New Mac Life | By IT Pixie | No comments

I knew that Mac has a different set of keyboard shortcuts from PC, and it would take a little bit of time to get used to using the new keys for things like Copy, Paste, Cut, Find, Prt Scr (Print Screen), etc… Little that I knew was there are TONS of keyboard shortcuts available (may

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Fix Duplicate/Old Items on “Open With…” List in OS X

Posted at May 28, 2011 | Posted in  My New Mac Life, Troubleshooting | By IT Pixie | 35 Comments

While installing Chrome on my new MacBook Pro I encountered a little error and the browser was not installed correctly.  I was able to fix the problem by reinstalling Chrome again, however I ended up with a duplicate “Google Chrome.app” on the “Open With” context menu list. I went online and found this cool little

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9 Essentials for My MacBook Pro

Posted at May 28, 2011 | Posted in  My New Mac Life | By IT Pixie | 2 Comments

I love my new MacBook Pro!!!! Although I have only had it for a few days (and really played with it for 2), I have to say my friends were totally right, that once I go Mac I will never go back (to PC). Well, my friends are not entirely right, because I still have

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