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3 terminal commands every Mac users should know

Mac Terminal Tricks

Terminal. It could refer to the end of a railroad.  It could refer to a place where you catch flights.  But today it refers to that black screen of terror that neophytes run from.  It’s the Windows Command prompt for

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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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3 hidden features in Word 2011 for Mac

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Microsoft Word 2011 for the Mac doesn’t really compare to Word 2013 on my Windows 8.1 PC. And I get it.  I mean, if you were Microsoft would you really want to develop software for your nemesis? But Word 2011

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Connecting a VirtualBox machine to GNS3 in Mac OS X Yosemite

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It’s one thing to have a brilliant virtual network of Cisco routers and switches but it’s another thing to integrate real host operating systems into the mix.  Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have a Windows virtual machine interacting

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How to get Wireshark running in Mac OS X Yosemite

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The other day I was playing with network simulator called GNS3. GNS3 is a hardware emulation package (or as recondite geeks like to say “hypervisor”) that lets you setup and connect virtual appliances like Cisco routers and switches.  It’s great because

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