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How to lock your Mac like you did on your PC

“Hey Vonnie, can you come here for a sec?  I need you to help me with something” As I get up to leave my Windows 8.1 PC, I instinctively press Windows Key + L which automatically flips the lock screen

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How to connect your GNS3 lab to the internet in Mac OS X

Today I’m going to show you how to break GNS3 out of your virtual world into the real world of the internet. GNS3 is a great resource for anyone who needs access to live Cisco gear but doesn’t have the money

Posted in Desktops, Hardware, Laptops, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Vista, Windows XP Tagged with: , , , ,

How to disable the HD iSight webcam on your Mac

Have you ever wondered if someone might be illicitly staring back at you through your webcam; watching your every move; all without your knowledge?  Cynics have known this for ages, but people who generally trust humanity might be surprised.  Yes, there

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How to make the delete key on a Mac act like a PC

Image credit Ervins Strauhmanis via Flickr

My primary computer is a Windows 8.1 Pro PC but I’ve had to pack it away in storage for a few weeks so I’ve been using a Macbook Air running Mac OS X Yosemite.  And this is the thing: I

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How to optimize the wireless signal for your PC

Wi-Fi is wonderful…. when it works!  Between the abstruse limited connectivity errors and random Wi-Fi disconnects, sometimes it can feel like Wi-Fi really isn’t that great. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to reset my home Wi-Fi router.

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