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Q&A: Text file lockout

Q Sporadically, when I go to edit a text file that I have earlier changed and saved, the app refuses. I have checked permissions, and have read and write access. 209 more words


A brief rant about the Mac Lync client

I’m supposed to be working on my Ignite slides, but I just ran into something that has flipped my safeties.

I just don’t understand.

Sure, I know the Lync/Skype for Business team has a lot of irons in the fire, what with their new product line and all. 399 more words


OS X Yosemite review: 6 months later

”Time flies: It’s been six months since OS X Yosemite’s launch,” Serenity Caldwell writes for iMore.

“First, we wrote the original gigantic review,” Caldwell writes. “Then, we got together and chatted about the operating system three months later.” 67 more words


Apple begins notifying winners of 2015 WWDC ticket lottery

”On Friday, lucky recipients started receiving emails that they had been selected at random in a ticket lottery to register for the company’s annual Worldwide Developer’s Conference in San Francisco, which will start on June 8,” MacNN reports. 157 more words


Click, Tap, or Stroke?

Microsoft tailored Windows 8 for use with touch-screen input. Would you improve your productivity by switching from mouse or trackpad to touch-screen too?

Microsoft has made it clear that it sees future Windows users interacting primarily through touch-sensitive displays, or touch-screens, although you can still use Windows 8 with a regular display, keyboard, and mouse/trackpad. 1,827 more words


Using Hazel to Isolate Unused Apps

One thing I like to do periodically is clear outĀ old apps I never use. Thanks to Hazel, we can automate the tagging of apps that haven’t been used in a while. 250 more words


Tom's Mac Tips: How to Use the Force Quit to Terminate a Wayward Mac Application

by Tom Nelson

It happens to the best of them; an application simply stops responding to input. You may not be able to access the application’s menus or the application just seems frozen. 60 more words