• Networking
    Quick Tip: FTP Into a Server With FinderFinder
    In this Quick Tip, I’ll show you how to connect to a server using FTP in Finder and move files around. I’ll also explain the limitations of Finder and why a third-party app may be necessary.Read More…
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    Sharing Files Between Mac OS X and WindowsSharing
    Popular belief is that Windows and Mac could not be more different and will never work well together. In a lot of ways, that’s true. In this tutorial I’ll show you the basics of sharing files with Windows using OS X’s native solution, as well as a few alternatives.Read More…
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    AirPort Utility ExplainedAirport%20utility
    In this tutorial, I'll show you the basics of AirPort Utility, setting up an AirPort base station from scratch and how to configure or restrict access.Read More…
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    How to Keep Your Information Safe on Public Wi-FiCoffee shop
    So there you are, browsing the vast Internet in a coffee shop on your travels abroad. You log in to Facebook, as usual, and continue to peruse the postings of the day. Unbeknownst to you, there might be someone stealing your login info right as you press the return key. After all, it’s an open network at a coffee shop—anyone has access to your information. The same goes for airport WiFi, and the library down the street. Luckily, there’s a way to protect yourself. In this tutorial, I’ll explain how people obtain your sensitive information on an unsecured network and how to prevent them from doing so.Read More…
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    How to Change Your DNS for Safer, Faster BrowsingIntro to dns 400 v2
    When you open your web browser and type in to find something interesting to learn, your computer is able to find a server with the IP address Among other technologies, a protocol called DNS helps your computer find that server. In this tutorial, I’ll show you what DNS is and some tips you can use to be safer on the web.Read More…
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    How to Share Your Mac's Internet ConnectionNetwork icon
    It seems that you need the Internet to do anything productive these days. Sadly, many modern desktop computers don’t come with WiFi. Manufacturers expect you to either buy a wireless card after you find this out or share your wireless connection from another computer. The second method works well the other way, too: take a wired Internet connection and broadcast it with your integrated WiFi card. So how do you set up all these fancy features? In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to share an Internet connection from your Mac to any wired or wireless device, whether it be an Xbox or PC.Read More…
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    Set Up a Guest Network and Timed Access Control on an AirPort Base StationTac icon 2x
    Apple’s AirPort and Time Capsule base stations have always been easy to use and offer fantastic reliability. Even though they may not necessarily include some more advanced features, they have an impressive feature set that is pretty well hidden. Two such options that I’ll demonstrate in this tutorial are Guest Networks, for keeping your personal network private, and Timed Access Control to manage when your wireless networks are accessible. Read More…
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    How to Share a Hotel Room's Internet Connection Over Wi-FiWifisharing icon 2x
    For years, many hotels around the world have offered high-speed internet access to guests in their rooms by way of a wired connection, whether it be a standard network port in the wall or a cable popping out of the desk. Nowadays, wireless network is the default option but we're often charged to use it. Since many hotels still provide the wired connection option as for free, in this guide I'll explain two methods of sharing this wired connection, allowing you to avoid any expensive Wi-Fi costs.Read More…
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    Create a Wireless Network Survey With NetSpotNetspot icon 2x
    For anyone living in an apartment block, or working in an office building, you'll no doubt notice the almost dizzying number of wireless networks your Mac is able to detect. It can be an almost eternal struggle to stay connected, sometimes, as these wireless networks will be constantly competing for the space in the airwaves. This causes all sorts of interference and signal issues. Following on from our previous tutorial How to Increase the Performance of Your Wireless Network, this screencast will show you how to map out and visually display wireless hotspots - and deadspots - using NetSpot. Read More…
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    Use Sidestep to Keep Your Browsing PrivateSidestep400
    Remember the controversy, a few years ago, over the Firefox extension Firesheep and the huge privacy concerns we all had over connecting to unprotected networks? It feels like the heat has settled down these days, but it's important to not forget how easy it still is for others to crack into your online accounts when you're out there in the open. Now, we've covered before how to use VPN's and proxies to protect yourself online and bypass country-blocks to sites like Hulu or the BBC iPlayer, but now it's time to take it a step further and automate the entire process. Let's take a look at how we can ensure your safety with Sidestep.Read More…
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    Manage Macs Remotely Using Apple Remote DesktopArd icon 2x
    If you need to manage a number of Macs, say in an office or workplace environment, then you've probably heard of Apple Remote Desktop. It's a powerful tool that lets you remotely manage and administer other Macs simultaneously. In this screencast, we'll take an introductory look at Apple Remote Desktop and perform a few basic tasks to control and install to a remote Mac.Read More…
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    What to Do When Your Mac Won’t Connect to the InternetNetworkutilityiconnew
    One of the many reasons I made the switch from PC to Mac a few years ago was the constant frustration of cryptic connectivity error messages on Windows. The laptop I used frequently would lose its Internet connection, and do little to help me understand why. Macs are not without their own connectivity issues, but I've found that understanding and fixing them is much more straightforward.Read More…