Apple/Mac
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How to use an Apple TV with Hotel WiFi (Captive Portal)
Apple/Mac
Recently my family and I went on vacation and stayed in a condo that had "Complimentary WiFi". We had packed our AppleTV because my son knows how to access all of his purchased movies (way too many) and it has my wife and I's current programming for the evenings.
Recover a lost Admin account on macOS with FileVault 2
apple
How to recover a lost Admin account on macOS when you have FileVault 2 enabled
Serial - Driverless Serial Terminal Emulator for macOS
Apple/Mac
This review is a long-time in coming. Back at the end of 2013 I wrote an article on Enabling a USB to Serial Port Adapter in OSX. The issue was that Apple changed
Cable TV Providers are in Trouble
iOS
Today Apple released iOS 10.2 which, among some other features, includes support for Cable TV (and other) provider Single Sign-on and a new application from Apple called TV. Unfortunately there is a
Enabling a USB to Serial Port Adapter under OS X 10.9 Mavericks
apple
Appears that with the coming of OS X 10.9 Mavericks, we are once again faced with various peripherals that cease to function correctly. I often do work that requires a serial port.
How to fix Bluetooth Quality issues on OS X (snap, crackle, pop, skipping)
Apple/Mac
For reasons beyond anyone’s understanding, Apple sets OS X’s bluetooth audio quality quite low, this is probably to allow for better bandwidth, but still.  When I first read the bluetooth quality
iCloud setup with different iTunes and MobileMe Accounts
apple
iCloud debuted Tuesday for all iOS 5.0 devices. On Friday, the iPhone 4S was released. You’d think that would be a banner week for us. However, there is disharmony afoot in
Goodbye Steve and Thank You
apple
Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no
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What I Learned about Time Machine backups from timedog
Apple/Mac
I love Time Machine. For years and years backups were something I was supposed to do, but never found the time to do. Backups were difficult, you had to purchase backup software, find
Adobe Type Units Error - How to Fix It
apple
The Problem I was recently perusing my /var/log/system.log file under OS X Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6.6), also available by running the Console application in your Utilities folder
macOS Hints and Tips
Apple/Mac
There are many ways to customize your macOS environment to suit your personal tastes. However, not every preference you want to change can be modified using System Preferences or Application Preferences. Often, settings
PXE Boot your Parallels VM
Apple/Mac
The Problem If you’re in a corporate environment you probably have Windows OS servers. Those servers probably use a protocol to boot machines without an OS called PXE (Preboot Execution Environment). Here
Quicken Essentials for Mac - The Bare Minimum
finance
Update – 20120712:  I was wrong, this is still a great article, but I gave up on Intuit and any and all of their Macintosh software, see my latest post here. As I mentioned
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