Category: OS X

Better dictionary for Mac and Kindle

Want to have access to one of the best English dictionaries ever made? Learn how to install Webster’s 1913 edition right in your OS X dictionary application: http://jsomers.net/blog/dictionary

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Allow native writing to NTFS

diskutil info /Volumes/**volume_name** Replace **volume_name** with the name of your NTFS drive. If your drive name is more than one word separated by a space, you’ll want to replace it with a shorter name temporarily. You can return to the

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Nifty OS X Lion settings

Type any of these lines into Terminal to change how OS X Lion behaves: # Enable full keyboard access for all controls (e.g. enable Tab in modal dialogs) defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleKeyboardUIMode -int 3 # Enable the 2D Dock defaults

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Davis Vantage Pro 2 updated USB to UART software

Did your weather station stop working with OS X Lion? You might need to update this little devil: USB to UART Bridge VCP Driver

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iTunes won’t copy some photos to iPad or iPhone?

Here’s a fix from user julienfromcugy on Apple’s support site. Worked for me: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1306. So basically what I did to solve the problem is: 1) close iTunes 2) from the finder, right click iphoto library and choose “Show package contens”

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Permalink for Skype 2.8 for Mac

The new Skype 5 sucks. Here’s the link for the 2.8 version (last prior to 5): Skype 2.8 for Mac

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Fix Juniper Networks “Network Connect” client for mac

sudo chmod 755 /usr/local/juniper/nc/version number/ sudo mkdir ‘/Applications/Network Connect.app/Contents/Frameworks’ More at: http://help.krypt.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=108

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Better dock menus

OS X has an alternate, and I think better, menu format for dock folders. With the alternate menus you have bigger icons, a cleaner look, better scrolling for long lists, and you can click into nested folders right in the

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Exporting subtitles from DVD Studio Pro

For a recent DVD project I needed to create multiple language subtitles. Basically this involves getting a transcript of the audio track in English, laying it in as subtitles, then exporting the English subtitle track out to a timecode formatted

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Lightscribe

Here’s the ultimate simple, free labeling software for lightscribe. Lightscribe takes forever to burn labels, but that is more than made up for by not fiddling with adhesive labels or finicky inkjet disc printers. Get a Lightscribe drive, chuck the

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