Monthly Archives: April 2012

Making iPhone ringtones

It’s easy to make a ringtone. Open iTunes. Add the sound file you want to use to your Library if you haven’t already done so. It should be 30 seconds or shorter. Open up iTunes Preferences, then click General, then … Continue reading

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Making your Gmail hacker proof

Adapted from http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2012/04/make-your-email-hacker-proof.html :- Before you begin, you will need to be logged in to your Google account and have your cellphone ready. Log in to Google, eg at the URL you usually use for your Gmail. Then go to … Continue reading

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cleardarksky.com

From http://cleardarksky.com/ comes this gem: http://cleardarksky.com/c/Torontocsk.gif?1:- Click on http://cleardarksky.com/c/Torontokey.html?1  to see what the various colours mean.

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Get Dock out of the way on OS X Lion

Modified from http://techblog.willshouse.com/2012/03/26/remove-dock-on-mac-os-x-lion/ :- I am very keyboard-centric, use Quicksilver all the time, and really hate that the OS X Dock just serves to get in my way. The following commands make the Dock TEENY WEENY and stick it bottom … Continue reading

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Killing Mac startup sound in Lion

One of the most annoying commercial aspects of owning a Mac is how it announces itself to the entire world when you boot it. There were solutions that worked in Snow Leopard which Apple broke deliberately for Lion. Never fear! … Continue reading

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Using GeekTool to put iCal events on the desktop

Do you like GeekTool? I do. It enables putting stuff like to-do lists and weather graphics on your desktop, behind all the app windows. For instance: you can choose an Image geeklet and feed it the following URL: http://www.theweathernetwork.com/common/maps/satrad/gta/is_satrad_na_ca_gta_all_en.jpg to … Continue reading

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