Advanced Mac

Can’t reinstall an app from the app store?

I recently manually deleted an application that was installed from the Mac App Store. Now, I want to reinstall it. I’ve spent about 15 minutes scouring the internet for a solution. I haven’t found one yet. However, if you come across the advice to put the App Store in debug mode using the line: defaults write…

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Throw out those Product Manuals!

I used to have a couple of boxes worth of product manuals stashed away in my house. I kept them just in case I needed had a problem and needed to look up the answer. This eventually became unmanageable so I decide that I could easily do this more effectively on my Mac. Now, when…

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Re-run the Setup Assistant on OS X Mavericks

I recently needed to install OS X Mavericks on an old iMac. To make sure that everything was fine I ran the machine through the full Setup Assistant — setting up a user with my name in the process. Rather than reloading Mavericks on the iMac to clean it off, I did a quick Google…

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How do I export images from Evernote and Skitch

Skitch is a Mac application that will let you quickly take screen shots of your screen. When Skitch first came out it was a brilliant application and made my life a lot easier. A few years ago Skitch was purchased by Evernote and ever since then I think it’s gone down hill. I was an…

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Fixing AppleTV Jailbreak playback errors

I love my 2nd Generation AppleTV. Sure, it doesn’t have 1080p but for the money (it was a gift) it sure is awesome. The first thing I did with my AppleTV was jailbreak it. Once jailbroken I could install the PlexTV client. This allows me to stream any content from my Mac to the AppleTV.…

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