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Enable Copy Paste in Quick Look Previews on a Mac

Enable Copy Paste in Quick Look Previews on a Mac

Quick Look is fantastic! It allows us Mac users to peek inside a file without having to load a fully featured app like TextEdit or iTunes. We deal with text files all day long, and sometimes all we need is a few lines of code out of it, or a licence key for a client. This hack will show you how you can enable copy paste from Quick Look, speeding up your day! To make text selectable in Quick Look...

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Converting PDF text to a Word Doc on a Mac for Free

There are lots of paid for apps that convert text from an Adobe PDF to a Microsoft Word. Well this is actually possible for free using Automator on the Mac. This example doesn’t export images, but allows you to extract the text from the document. This might get you out of a sticky situation! [nggallery id=3] Tweet

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Mavericks Upgrade (OSX 10.9) Step by Step Walkthrough

Mavericks Upgrade (OSX 10.9) Step by Step Walkthrough

OS X Mavericks is here, and it was a free update. With this comes some fantastic features such as tabbed finder, which pretty much kills TotalFinder’s revenue stream. If you’re thinking of making the jump, check out this walk through video showing how to upgrade your Macbook, iMac or Mac Pro. Don’t forget to backup using either your time machine or cloud storage service before undertaking...

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Open WINMAIL.DAT on Apple Macintosh OSX/Mac

If you use an Apple Macintosh and receive emails from Outlook users or Microsoft Exchange users they may include attachments that are labelled winmail.dat. This file includes the RTF version of the email and any attachments, making it a bit difficult to open and access. To access these you can do so using Josh Jacobs fantastically free tool called TNEF’s Enough. Open WINMAIL.DAT by...

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Upgrading a Macbook Pro i7 Superdrive to a 750gb SATA Hard Drive

Upgrading a Macbook Pro i7 Superdrive to a 750gb SATA Hard Drive

Want to replace your Macbook Pro’s Superdrive with another SATA Hard Drive? We’ll show you how to do it. It’s a sign of the times when you retire your CD player or your DVD player to either the spare bedroom or Freecycle. The time has now come for my Macbook’s internal superdrive to be retired. The speed of the superdrive connector on my Macbook is SATA II so I decided that the best use...

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OSX Flashback Trojan (OSX/Flashback.I) Botnet infects 500,000 Apple Computers

OSX Flashback Trojan (OSX/Flashback.I) Botnet infects 500,000 Apple Computers

Apple users have been lucky so far, with virus, trojans and botnets focusing on the Microsoft platform. But it looks like they’ve recently been hit with a rather large infection called the Flashback trojan which has infected half a million apple desktops and laptops according to Russian anti-virus vendor Dr Web. Exploit:Java/Flashback.I, Trojan-Downloader:OSX/Flashback.I,...

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