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Transfer iPhone photos to PC

January 9, 2013 Leave a comment

For those that use corporate laptop and without rights to install iTunes, here’s a trick for you.

  1. Ensure your iPhone screen is on and unlock.
  2. Connect your iPhone to your laptop.
  3. Click Start > Computer
  4. You should be able to find your iPhone now.

Had tested with a windows 7 corporate laptop and this trick totally works!!

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Lion Airdrop on unsupported wifi USB dongles

March 3, 2012 Leave a comment

To enable Airdrop on every wifi device, regardless of vendor or LAN interfaces:
Launch Terminal and paste in the following command.

defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser BrowseAllInterfaces 1
killall Finder

 

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Rsync + Automator for Mac

December 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Rsync + Automator = Sync data to NAS

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Improve Battery Life and Performance on iOS 5 on iPhone 4S, iPod touch and iPad

October 18, 2011 Leave a comment

  1. Turn off the bluetooth chip or wifi chip when they are not in use.
  2. Reset Network setting: Settings > General > Reset Network Settings
    If you restore your iOS devices from backup or you have the same device for several years with lots of different wifi hotspot profiles in it.
    You will notice by resetting the network setting, you will get much better performance out of your battery.
  3. Disable Notification: turn off those apps that do not necessary need notification.
  4. Disable Location Services: turn off those apps that do not necessary need location services.
  5. Disable Location-Based iAds: Settings > Location Services > Systems Services > Location-Based iAds
  6. Disable Setting Time Zone: Settings > Location Services > Systems Services > Setting Time Zone
  7. Disable Ping: Settings > General > Restrictions > Ping
  8. Disable Diagnostics & Usage: Settings > General > About > Diagnostics & Usage
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Steve Jobs, 1955 – 2011

October 6, 2011 Leave a comment

Steve Jobs
1955 – 2011

 “Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple”

Apple

“Steve was among the greatest of American innovators – brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it. The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented. Michelle and I send our thoughts and prayers to Steve’s wife Laurene, his family, and all those who loved him.”

Barack Obama, U.S President

“Today is very sad for all of us. Steve defined a generation of style and technology that’s unlikely to be matched again. Steve was so charismatically brilliant that he inspired people to do the impossible, and he will be remembered as the greatest computer innovator in history.”

Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google

“Steve and I first met nearly 30 years ago, and have been colleagues, competitors and friends over the course of more than half our lives.
The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come.
For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.”

Bill Gates, Microsoft Chairman

“Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.”

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple

Affix your Dock elsewhere


Tired of your dock in the center of the bottom screen?

Why not change it to left or right of the bottom screen.

Copy paste the command below into terminal:

For left: defaults write com.apple.dock pinning -string start

For right: defaults write com.apple.dock pinning -string end

For middle: defaults write com.apple.dock pinning -string middle

Remember to run the command killall Dock after each command.

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“Recent Items” as stack for Mac OS

January 27, 2011 Leave a comment

If you are a fan of “Recent Items” in the Mac OS, here is a good tip for you.

To place the “Recent Items” as a stack on your dock, simply copy and paste the below command into Terminal:

defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-others -array-add ‘{ “tile-data” = { “list-type” = 1; }; “tile-type” = “recents-tile”; }’

Next do a killall Dock command in the Terminal.

To remove the “Recent Items” stack, simply just drag it off your dock.

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