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Create Keyboard Shortcut to insert Today’s Date

I work on new little projects almost everyday for my clients. I like to organise the projects in a folder by date so I can easily find them later, so I created a Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcut to insert Today's Date. 1. Launch the Mac OS X Automator application. 2. Create a new Service document. 3. Add a Run Applescript action to the document. 4. Paste in the following script to insert today's date in the format YYYY-MM-DD: on run set ...

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Time Machine Delete Individual Backups

Posted on 16 January 2011
Time Machine

Ok, so in terms of backup systems, Apple's Time Machine really is just about the best thing since sliced bread. It's very simple to use, and just plain works, providing incremental backups as you work each day. Now, the only hitch is that sometimes it backs up too much too often. For instance, I was digitising a bunch of old video earlier today. I banged the VHS tapes into the machine, hit record, and then got on with other things while my ...

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Mac Office reset serial number

We've all encountered the problem: You have multiple copies of Microsoft Office installed on your office network but some are sharing the same serial number. Whenever you try to open your copy you find out you can't run Word or Excel or Powerpoint because another user on your network is already using your copy, ergh!! Now, in order to fix this problem you'll need to replace the serial number on your computer with an unused license. This will ...

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Upgrading to OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard

Posted on 12 February 2010

Ok, so I'm always late — will most likely be late to my own funeral — but yesterday, at long last, I decided to take the plunge and upgrade my trusty MacBook Pro from OS X 10.5 to OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. I'm a late adopter when it comes to my own computer. I prefer to wait until all the early adopter ubertechs sort through all the bugs before trusting a new OS to mess with my digital life. Granted I usually only wait a couple of months, ...

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iPhone Safe Locations

Posted on 6 January 2010
iPhone Safe Locations

My number 1 wish-list item for any future version of the iPhone OS is a simple addition to the iPhone settings that I call Safe Locations. The Question Why do you have to keep entering your Passcode Lock when you're at home or in another location where your iPhone is safe from theft? (more…)

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