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How to check if you are infected with the Flashback Trojan

terminal iconIf you're on a Mac, make sure to run software update to avoid being infected by this trojan. It looks like the day has come, there are enough Macs out there to make it worth for malware coders to target OSX.

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OS X Mountain Lion Sneak Peek

Mountain Lion OS X 10.8 is coming this summer with relatively small improvements to Lion 10.7. that are mainly designed to make the iOS and OS X platforms more integrated. Here are main features of Mountain Lion:

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Sync your Google Docs to local storage with Insync

If you enjoy the sharing capabilities of Google Docs, but want to have a local copy of all the files try the newly released free service Insync.

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Disable the "application downloaded from the internet" warning

Finder iconIf you're like me and download files from the internet frequently from places that are positively safe you may want to disable the annoying "... is an application downloaded from the internet. Are you sure you want to open it?" warning message that appears when opening the files.

It's especially a hassle if you want to open multiple files because this warning message won't allow you to and you will have to open each file individually.

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OS X Lion window resize options

In OS X Lion you can press and hold the Option key to resize the window from all sides at once. And use the Shift key to resize while preserving the aspect ratio of the window.

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Rename a file with one click

In OS X Lion Finder you can rename a file with just one click by holding down the Option (Alt) key.

This trick only works in List and Columns views.

In my book this method beats the carefully timed double click that is otherwise required to rename a file.

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My Mac Backup Strategy

Data is becoming increasingly important in our highly digitised world. This is painfully apparent when you lose it. As the saying goes: You don't know what you've got until it's gone.

There are many strategies for backups and all of them have their positive and negative aspects.

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Show the Library folder in OS X 10.7

In OS X 10.7 Lion by default the Library folder under your user is hidden in Finder to avoid new users accidentally deleting or modifying one of the files.

If you ever need to access the files you can do so by pressing and holding the Option (Alt) key and clicking the Go menu in Finder. You will find the Library folder there.

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OSX Lion: Natural vs. Unnatural scroll direction

In Lion there are two options for scroll direction: Natural is where content tracks finger movement. Unnatural is where the direction is opposite to finger movement.

Traditionally most of us are used to the unnatural scrolling, but looking at the video the natural makes more sense.

What's your preference?

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iPhone Tracker maps where you've been

iPhone Tracker extracts the data gathered by your iPhone and maps the information about your movements. It doesn't record anything itself, it only displays files that are already hidden on your computer.

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