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Six Steps For Troubleshooting Instability, Crashes and Freezes In Lion

My primary home machine as of this writing is a 2008 model MacBook Pro, and every since I have upgraded it to MacOS X Lion, I’ve have had nothing but problems with it. I held of on upgrading until iOS … Continue reading

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Hot Corners Stopped Working on Mac OS X

Like many Mac users, I use hot corners to start my password protected screensaver when I’m ready to walk away from my desk. Seemingly out of the blue, I was unable to use hot corners any longer. I tried changing … Continue reading

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Fixing Remote Desktop in Snow Leopard

After upgrading to Snow Leopard on my MacBook Pro, I only found a couple of minor issues which were easily fixed. One of them was Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Client crashing at startup when I ran it. Luckily the fix was … Continue reading

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Can’t Login To Newegg in Firefox? Here’s How To Fix It…

It seems like for at least a couple of years now, I’ve had problems when trying to login to newegg.com with Firefox. Across different installs of Firefox, on Windows, OS X, and Linux, etc.. no matter what I tried, Firefox … Continue reading

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News Flash: Apple Finally Released Java 6 for MacOS X!

UPDATE: I was up too late, and didn’t notice that it’s update 6 for Java, not Java 6. This is just another update for Java 5… *sigh* I’ve been up pretty late doing a little work and tying-up some last … Continue reading

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Java 6 for Developers on MacOS X: SoyLatte Reaches 1.0

For those many of you (including myself) who have been waiting almost a year now for Java 6 to be properly supported on the Mac, the wait is over if you’re a developer– Landon Fuller has released SoyLatte 1.0, which … Continue reading

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How To Stop The Creation of .DS_Store Files

At the request of a reader, I went ahead and researched what .DS_Store Files are, and how prevent MacOS X from creating them. In a nutshell, .DS_Store files are created by Finder to store preferences: .DS_Store (Desktop Services Store) is … Continue reading

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How To Show Hidden and Protected Files in OS X Finder

One of my few complaints about MacOS X is that at times I feel like it treats you with kids gloves– many options for power users either require some sort of hacking, or simply don’t exist. One such thing which … Continue reading

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