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10 Tips for Using Time Machine

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Time Machine: it's always been there and you've probably always used it. But what you may not have known is that you can tweak things around on your Mac to make the ubiquitous backup app a little more powerful. Here are 10 tips to help you rev up Time Machine. If you need to find a file in your Time Machine backups, it’s easy to do. Click the Time Machine logo in the menu bar, then choose "Enter Time Machine." You’ll see a Finder window of your desktop (or whatever window you currently have open), with others stretching back into...

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Why Use a Wacom Tablet or Stylus for Post Production?

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More than just a mouse alternative, a stylus may actually improve your work - especially in regards to video editing, compositing, motion design and color grading. Using a tablet/stylus may seem intimidating for those that have exclusively used a mouse before. In fact, it may still seem intimidating once you start using it, but you must give yourself a chance to get used to it. Over time it will become more natural, and ultimately a faster alternative. Speed Via Hand-Eye Coordination The biggest benefit is speed. The same reason I use a tablet is the same reason professional swimmers shave their heads to improve...

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Tips for getting the most out of OS X Yosemite

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OS X Yosemite packs a lot of new features inside a cleaner, flatter interface on the Mac. It’s a big upgrade, and there’s a lot to take in at first glance. Whether you’re a Mac novice or a seasoned expert, there’s plenty to explore in the latest version of OS X. Wondering how to get started? Here are some of the best tips and tricks for getting the most out of Yosemite. Enable “dark mode” There’s a new “dark mode” in Yosemite that turns the menu bar, dock and Spotlight black. Enable under General in System Preferences. Do a ton...

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Secret Features Hidden In Your Mac

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Let's face it, you probably don't know as much about your Mac as you should. But there's hope! We've put together some great tips and tricks that can save you time, and at the same time allow you to do some really cool things with your Mac. From taking advantage of your Mac's hidden calculator, to discovering the tiny icon that's been right in front of your face the entire time, we've got the most important tips and tricks covered. Take a trimmed screenshot Tired of taking screenshots that capture much more of your screen than you'd like? Hold down...

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How to protect your MacBook Pro

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Portable computers excel at many things: They’re lightweight, they have great battery life, and they’re much easier to fit into a backpack than an iMac. But in being so mobile, they’re also much more susceptible to dings, falls, smudges, and—worst of all—drink spills. Here’s how to keep your laptop fit and functional. Protection in the bag  As you frantically dash from one class, event, or party to another, your methods of putting away your laptop and its power cord may be frantic, too. Backpack buffer To save your poor computer from being crushed between a full load of “Intro to Psych”...

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