scan mac hardware

If you are having issues with your computer lagging, freezing or just plain being sluggish it may be a hardware issue. For instance when your hard drive starts to go, you may notice apps that used to just take a second to load now take half a minute, or you may see boot up times start taking minutes.

For most issues like this, the most common culprit is software. However when you’ve ruled out software as being the culprit, the next place you want to check is the hardware.

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turn off apple tv remote on Mac

The Apple TV remote uses infrared to control the Apple TV. However it’s not just the Apple TV that can receive infrared, your Mac can also be controlled by the infrared controller. When I first found out about this, I thought it was pretty cool. I used it to control iTunes for things like changing the song.

After a little while though this got a little annoying since from my couch position, it was controlling both my Apple TV and iMac. Pressing the play button and having a movie play on my Apple TV and a song start on my iMac just got annoying.

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record iphone ipad iPod touch screen on mac video

Airplay is an awesome feature that wirelessly sends the screen of your iOS device onto an Apple TV. The one downfall is that it does not support steaming to your computer. That’s where AirServer comes into play. By simply installing it, you gain the ability to also stream high quality video and audio from your iOS device to your Mac.

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first look at mavericks

Mavericks was just recently released and hopefully all of us have installed this free version of OS X on our Macs. Once installed, it always fun to explore the new updates and features. Let’s check out what Maverick has to offer.

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iphone favorites hide picture image

In iOS 7 the Favorites section in the Phone app shows a contact picture alongside the contact. If you don’t have a preset picture for the contact it will display a circle with the initials of the contacts name.

This feature is turned on by default. If you want to disable this feature, here’s how to do it.

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diskmaker x os x mavericks guide

In previous articles I went through a lengthy method of creating a USB drive that could be used to install OS X Mavericks as well as a method that utilizes a simple Terminal command.

This method involves using a free Application called DiskMaker X. And what separates this method from the other methods that I wrote about is that this is incredibly simple.

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easy mavericks install terminal

In a previous post I went through the lengthy method of creating a bootable USB Flash drive that could be used to install OS X Mavericks as well as a really simple solution that involves using an application called DiskMaker X.

This post will go through another method that utilizes a single Terminal Command.

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