Tag Archives: Macintosh

I Bought a MS Surface Book, so now I’m really P…d off with Apple

Because if Apple had kept up its history of innovation in Personal Computers, Apple Laptops would now be shipping with touch-screens and stylus pencils. Continue reading

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A Comparison of GNS3 Terminal Applications

If you are new to GNS3, you may not realise what a difference your choice of Terminal Application can make to your productivity.  If you then use the same terminal application when you are at the coalface configuring routers, you … Continue reading

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Ramblings on a not-so-smooth migration to Mountain Lion

I skipped Lion. Went straight from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion, and some things have been worth it, others not so good. First the good. The killer feature that convinced me that I wanted to upgrade was the fact that … Continue reading

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How to show hidden files in Macintosh Finder

I’m going through the Mac learning experience for the second time, and am still stunned by some things that you expect but just aren’t there. I’ve just spent 20 mins trying to find the option in Finder to turn on/off … Continue reading

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Mysteries of the Macintosh Spotlight Search

I’d read the help file on Spotlight when I first got my Mac, and knew I could enter search criteria like “filename: invoice” to restrict my searches to filenames, and I’d always noticed that Spotlight searches mail messages too. But … Continue reading

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Apple’s deeply buried airport command

I wanted to check which wireless AP my new Mac had connected to, so I entered the command: airport -I …but it didn’t work!  I’d become so used to using this on my MBP that I’d forgotten that this command … Continue reading

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Renewing IPv6 address on Macintosh OS X

I just re-configured my router with its IPv6 address (which I got free from http://tunnelbroker.net/), and noticed that my Macintosh had not picked up an address yet – so I went looking for a command that would ask the IPv6 … Continue reading

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