Mac Basics

How do I turn off the volume sound on my Mac?

I just came across a really neat tip that solves a problem that kind of drives me crazy. When you adjust the volume of your Mac using the keyboard it makes a little doink sound as the volume goes up or down. I’ve rarely found this useful although I guess is you weren’t sure if…

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Keep Mac Yosemite Up to Date Automatically

From time to time software developers will release updates to their applications. In the past you’ve needed to periodically check the App Store in order to get those updates. In Yosemite you can turn on automatic updates which will make sure all of the applications you’ve purchased through the App Store are kept up to…

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Hide Old App Purchases in iTunes

Over the years I’ve downloaded a lot of apps. A… Lot… Of… Apps… I realized this just the other day when I switched over to my new iPhone. When I looked inside my iTunes library I saw the hundreds of apps that were in my library. Most, I downloaded, tried once and never messed with…

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Using Font Book to Manage Fonts on Your Mac

Using Font Book Font Book is an application included with OS X that lets you view and organize the fonts installed in your system. With Font Book, you can preview, add and remove fonts. In the video below, I show you how you can use Font Book to organize the fonts on your Mac. Why…

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Adding Items to the Dock

The OS X Dock is used to launch applications and switch between the currently running applications. The Dock is pre-configured with a number of Mac applications. However, you are not limited to the applications that are placed in the Dock by default. You can add new applications to the Dock by dragging the application icon…

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