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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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How to disable the HD iSight webcam on your Mac

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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 merge all windows on your Mac with one keystroke

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I’ve got a secret to confess: the more I use my Macbook Air the more I freggin’ love it. One of the newest features in Mac OS X Mavericks and Yosemite is something called Merge All Windows.  It does exactly what you

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

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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 find the best Wi-Fi channel for your Router in Yosemite

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Mac OS X is full of surprises and today I’m going to share one trick that can save you a lot time.  The next time you’re noticing slow internet connectivity on your Macbook Air, Mini, or Pro, check out this

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