Posts by David Kirk
    Posted November 5, 2012 by

    Remove Duplicates and Errors from “Open With” Menu

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    After using your Mac for a long time, the “Open With” menu will become populated with duplicates and nonexistent applications. Through a simple command these can be removed.

    Category Apple Mac

    Posted November 1, 2012 by

    The operation couldn’t be completed. (NSURLErrorDomain error)

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    Several people have reported this error when trying to update software in OS X over the last few days.

    Category Apple Mac

    Posted October 15, 2012 by

    Facebook: Hide Content from a Friend

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    We all have Facebook friends that post things that may not interest us. Unfriending somebody is not the only way you can hide their content. You can prevent their posts from appearing in your News Feed. In fact, you can even tell Facebook to filter only specific posts from them that offend or annoy you.

    Category Facebook

    Posted October 10, 2012 by

    Remove Birthdays and Facebook Events from iPhone and iPad

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    With iOS 6 many users are noticing that Facebook birthday and events are polluting their personal calendars on their iPhones and iPads. By disabling and hiding this data, you can return your calendar to its previous look and feel.

    Category Apple iPhone

    Posted October 9, 2012 by

    Mac: Force Mail to Forget Prior Email Address

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    Even if you delete an email from your address box, the Mail application will continue to offer it as an option to you when composing messages. By following these steps, you can convince your mac to forget annoying remembered email addresses.

    Category Apple Mac

    Posted September 28, 2012 by

    How to Check the Available Storage Space in iCloud

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    If you backup your iPhone or iPad documents and settings to Apple’s iCloud storage, then it is a good idea to monitor how much space you have available to prevent problems with the backup. You start out with a free 5GB of storage space, after that fills up, you will need to purchase more.

    Category Apple iPhone

    Posted September 27, 2012 by

    Google: Increase the Number of Results Displayed per Page

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    While most of the time, you want to narrow your search down and view only a few results for a particular search query. However, sometimes it becomes necessary to view quite a few results, especially if the topic matter is new to you and you aren’t sure how to narrow your search. By default, Google […]

    Category Google

    Posted September 26, 2012 by

    IE: Clear AutoComplete History

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    Internet Explorer will remember all your entries into forms if you let it. For example, IE will remember all your google search terms. This method describes clearing the form history from Microsoft’s IE. Clearing the autocomplete history is described for all modern versions of Internet Explorer including IE8 and IE9.

    Category Browsers, Windows

    Posted September 26, 2012 by

    Sync iPhone or iPad to iTunes over Wi-fi

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    Oh, the pain I feel when getting on the bus and suddenly remembering that I have not synced my iPhone or iPod Touch lately. Since iOS 5, Apple cuts the cable and now lets users sync wirelessly to iTunes.

    Category Apple iPhone

    Posted September 25, 2012 by

    How to Improve Battery Life of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

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    With each update of the operating system that powers Apple’s mobile devices, many users experience issues with decreased battery life. The increasing popularity of location based apps and iCloud syncing are partly to blame for the increased consumption. Increasing available of LTE increases battery usage as well. By changing some simple settings on your Apple […]

    Category Apple iPhone

    Posted September 25, 2012 by

    Apple TV: How to Rearrange Icons

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    For a “hobby” device, the Apple TV has generated millions of loyal fans. One of the most common complaints about the device is that the icons could not be rearranged. With the latest version of the Apple TV OS, the icons can finally be rearranged. Well, at least some of them can be.

    Category Apple Mac

    Posted September 24, 2012 by

    Copyright and Trademark Symbols in HTML

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    The ASCII codes can be used to create several useful symbols. Here is a description of how to use ASCII code in your html pages.

    Category HTML