Malware For The Mac Has Arrived

The time that many Mac users have feared has arrived. Malware for the mac is here and the question is , should you be concerned ? , Probably not , its around , but not on a great many computers. It is called MacDefender , MacGuard , MacProtector & MacSecurity. it will appear on your computer screen asking you to download one of them. Don’t do it. If you are not sure on things that appear on your computer screen , Mac or Windows , just do a Google search and that will tell you whether it is malicious software. If you use Safari disable the “automatic opening of downloaded files” Open Safari , go to preferences , and remove the tick  Once it is unchecked you should not have to be concerned about installing and opening malware for the mac Finally if you have downloaded and installed MacGuard etc… Read More

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Delete E Mail in Gmail on the iPhone4 or iPad with iOS4.3

With the iPhone4 and the iPad now that iOS4.2 has arrived you may have noticed a change to your email options in GMail.

There is an archive button not a delete option as there was before.

Well if you are like me you dont want to archive some mail messages so the question is , How Do You Get Delete Back?

Open up the settings tab on your iPhone or iPad and select Mail , Contacts , Calendar , then go  to your gmail account.

IPad gmail settings

You will see Archive messages at the bottom of the settings.

Simply turn that to OFF , click Done and your delete option will be back.

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Share Your Music & Video’s Between Computers & iPad,iPhone ( Part 2)

The next part in sharing your music & videos between your computer and your iOS devices (iPad, iPhone) is to be able to see the shared library from your computer on your device. Remember to do this you need the latest versions of iTunes and the latest update for your iOS device First open up the Settings icon on your iOS device. Then go to the iPod tab Here you will see the Home Sharing section  Enter in your Apple ID and password Now click on the iPod icon on your device Go to the More tab on the bottom right and click on it Now you will see a Shared icon  Click on the Shared icon and you will see the Shared Libraries tab and the name of your library from the main shared computer

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Share Your Music & Video’s Between Computers & iPad , iPhone ( Part 1)

With iTunes it is now easier than ever to share your music & videos between your computers , iPad ,iPhone. If you are have a wireless network it means you can stream – listen to , your music collection from the computer with your main iTunes account on your other computers and devices (iPhone,iPad ) on the network. This means you can turn on the one computer , start iTunes then listen to your music etc from your iPad anywhere your network stretches to. So how do you do this? First on the computer with your main iTunes account go to Advanced then click on Turn On Home Sharing  You then enter your Apple ID and password You will then see that Home Sharing is now on On the menu side you will now see the following You can now see that your library ( in your case it wont… Read More

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How To Share Files With A Windows PC From A Mac

If you want to share files with a Windows 7 pc from a mac there are a few steps to take. First on the Mac open System Preferences then open the Network tab. Then open the Advanced tab , then look for and open the WINS tab You will then need to enter your Windows ” workgroup ” name in the workgroup tab. You can find your workgroup name from your windows system in your windows system’s Control Panel When you have done this press OK Now still on your Mac and in system preferences open the Sharing tab Put a tick in File Sharing and click on File Sharing , this will change the right hand side of the screen where you can select the folders you wish to share. Next you can change the permissions (rights) given to the shared folders eg:read only , read & write etc… Read More

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Understanding iTunes’ sorting tags

Itunes , tags , macworld

This is  a great article from Macworld on iTunes and understanding the sorting tags.

Even though it is based on the Mac it applies to Windows users as well

"iTunes lets you apply and edit information about your content; this metadata is called “tags.” Tags include the name of an item, its creator (or artist), an album name, a track number, and more.

But there are some iTunes tags that can be a bit confusing: the Sorting tags.

Here’s a look at what these tags are for and how you can use them to your advantage."

Understanding iTunes' sorting tags.

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Print From Snow Leopard To Windows 7

So you have a printer connected to your Windows PC and you bring an Apple computer into your network / home / business and want to be able to print from your Apple / Mac to your Windows printer.

Here is the solution to this using Windows 7.
On the Windows 7 PC :    

  • Open the Control Panel  
  • Go to "Programs and Features"  
  • Go to "Turn Windows Features on or off"    4.    
  • Locate and click on the "LPD Print Service" under "Print and Document Services"  
  • Now go to "Hardware and Sound "and open up view devices and printers.Make sure the printer you want to use is shared with a name that has no spaces , I call my HP Officejet Pro 8500 HP

LPD Printing

On your Mac:

  • Open "System Preferences" – "Print & Fax"  
  • Click "+" to add a printer    
  • Right click anywhere on the tool bar and select "Customize Toolbar" then drag with your mouse and or touchpad the "Advanced" button to the toolbar    
  • Select "Advanced"   
  • In the "Type:" field select "LPD/LPR Host or Printer"    
  • In the "URL:" field enter lpd://your windows ip address/your printers share name; (e.g., lpd:// Remember the IP address is the address of your PC which is assigned by your router   
  • Select your printer software using the print using setting and select your printer software from the list Finally click the "Add" button and you printer will be added


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iPad Tips Part 3

This week is iPad week and here are another 2 tips

iPad Tip 5

The default signature  "sent from my iPad" may look fine but really you should change it.

  • Go to "settings"
  • Mail,Contacts,Calenders
  • Click on "Signature"

Then alter your signature

iPad signature change

iPad Tip 6

When it comes to copying and pasting text , you hold your finger down on a word until the command appears which will give you a selection choice.

Then tap , copy/ paste etc.

If you want to select a paragraph then tap 4 times.

iPad copy paste

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iPad Tips Part 2

This is iPad week , so here are another 2 tips for using the iPad

iPad Tip 3

So you want to type a word in all capitals , rather than keep hitting the shift key just double tap the shift key and you will have all caps.

iPad Capital letters in word

iPad Tip 4

With the iPad you are able  to password protect your apps , iTunes purchases , access to YouTube , access to Safari

So how do you do this

Go to Settings, then General, then Restrictions.

Press Enable Restrictions and type a password, then turn on the restrictions you want for the apps available. Please Note that the password you use for Restrictions is and should be different from your iTunes password 

iPad enable restrictions

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