I’m going to call it now:  Within the next two cycles (I’m really thinking this year), Apple will drop the numbering convention for the iPhone.  Seeing as the 5S is really the 7th phone and they’ve already dropped the numbering for the iPod and iPad line, it makes sense.  They will probably keep the “C”… Read More


Gee, who know it was that simple? The Finder’s search bar is an integral part of my workflow. I am constantly using it to search the contents of files within various folders. However, typing into this bar always searches the entire machine by default. In order to make it search just one folder, I have… Read More


My issue was the “1015” and this fixed it. If you updated your iPhone 3G to iOS4, you probably noticed how slow it has become.  Simple tasks such as dialing out and taking pictures have become painfully slow but this can be fixed by downgrading back to 3.1.3!  Also, if you keep getting error 1015… Read More


Apparently, there isn’t a way to have Safari ask where you want to save your files.  A creative workaround was discovered at http://superuser.com/questions/201298/to-prompt-a-folder-location-when-safari-downloads-a-file .  I’ve included it below with one minor revision: Open the Automator tool (you don’t have to know any code to use it). Create a new “Folder Action” type document. Assign the… Read More


Just one of those useful tips: Show User ~/Library in OS X Lion & Mountain Lion Launch Terminal from Spotlight or Launchpad -> Utilities, and enter the following command to show or hide the directory: chflags nohidden ~/Library/ The users Library folder will immediately become visible again. Reverting this back to the standard Lion setting… Read More


If you want two instances of Firefox running, say one for your  normal browsing and the other to host “web applications” such as Hoot Suite, or your blog open all the time and pinned to a desktop/space, this will work. First: commands for opening up another running instance of FireFox from the command line (The… Read More