Build Your Own – Overview

I have used two excellent database programs for years, Filemaker Pro and Panorama. From time to time I build my own solutions to things I want to do if I cannot find a builtin, canned solution from these developers. Recently I decided to start a planting guide for our gardening projects. My wife and I are really into gardening, but when I searched for a gardening solution within the apps themselves or online I found almost nothing.

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Shared Folders

This tip really applies more to people using a Mac in a corporate environment. Quite often these folks have to access shared folders on another machine or server. I cannot tell you the amount of grief Mac people had accessing shared folders in the companies in which I have worked tech support. This can be a pain, but this article describes how to set it up and then maintain it easily. 

Doug

iPhone Alerts!

Our iPhones are talking to us all day long with various alerts for emails, texts etc. I think over time it just blends in, we get used to it. However, there is one type of alert than can be particularly jarring that falls under the heading of Government Alerts. If you have ever had one of these go off on your iPhone you would never forget!!

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Startup Chime

Over the years many Mac users have wanted to or have actually disabled the startup chime on their Mac. Yes, it can be annoying, but keep in mind there are certain startup sounds that report problems with your Mac. Here is a good article on how to disable the startup chime. It also contains a couple of reasons you may wish to keep it.

Doug

Photos Import

When I finally update my working machine iMac to Yosemite 10.10.3 (after the beta period) I will be using the new Photos app. I mentioned in a previous article it does not meet all my needs, but I would still like to use it sort of as an iPhoto replacement. But, what to do with the photo library, the library for each program is not compatible with the other.

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