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How To: Unhide User Library Folder Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks

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In the past few versions of the Mac OS, Apple has taken to hiding the User Library folder. Whatever their reasons, Apple thought it best to hide that Library folder from everyone; regardless of your tech experience, or lack thereof. One one hand — out of sight out of mind. Let’s just get on with Mac’s “ease of use” and no one needs to see the “silly bits” under the hood. For the more technicly inclined, there was always Terminal and the Unix commands to unhide that folder. For most folk…read more

iTunes 11.0.3 Update: Taking The Leap

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Apple has finally done it! They added back the one feature I had been waiting for in iTunes 11— album art in the song view. So I finally took the leap and did the iTunes 11.0.3 update. I’ll say right up front— this update isn’t for everyone. If you’re still waiting on Cover Flow to reappear— you may be waiting a long time! Honestly, I don’t think it’s ever coming back. But hey … if enough people send Apple their feedback/requests on the Apple iTunes Feedback Page … it could…read more

MX GuardDog: A Dream Come True: No SPAM

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There are so many companies out there that will offer you SPAM filtering for a price. Some moderate, some not so. But for the everyday guy or gal who has a domain or two and is tired of paying for Internet based, or computer based SPAM filtering— have I got news for you! MX GuardDog: A Dream Come True: No SPAM! Oh and did I mention the service can be free? I have been using as my web hosting company for many years. I use them for both my personal…read more

How To: Create A Folder in iPhone Mail – Revisited

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Quite some time ago I wrote “How To: Create A Folder in iPhone Mail“. At the time it was very simple … you couldn’t create a new folder/mailbox in iOS Mail. But with the advent of a few iOS releases since, and the amount of traffic that post gets, I thought it time to put together an update to “How To: Create A Folder in iPhone Mail” … because now you can. More accurately, the new title should be ‘How to create a mailbox in Mail on iOS 5 or greater….read more

Downgrade iTunes 11 to iTunes 10.7

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  If you find this helpful, can you help me out and make a donation via my PayPal widget? Or if you’re in the NJ & NY area and you or someone you know needs my consulting services … I need new clients. Thanks … Joe UPDATE 10.23.2013: Apple released Mac OS 10.9 A.K.A. Mavericks yesterday. I do not know if iTunes 10.7 will run on the new OS. If you are still at iTunes 10.7, upgrading to Mavericks will certainly install iTunes 11. If you decide to upgrade to…read more

eMac Consulting Has Moved

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Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ! After a sixteen year run in Seattle, I’ve moved myself and my company to Asbury Park, NJ. I’m still in the process of settling in, but am open for business. Same great personalized service … in a new location. My new address is: 710 6th Ave Unit 207 Asbury Park NJ 07712 My new phone number is 732-910-5254. For my current clients, please update your address book and phones. I have ported my old 206-850-5135 phone number to Google Voice. So even if you call…read more

FAIL + Noise = Replaced Apple 24″ LED Cinema Display

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A few days ago I had the most bizarre thing happen. I was working on my computer, a MacBook Pro 15″ 2.53 HHz Intel Core Duo Uni-body and an attached Apple 24″ LED Cinema Display. I was in the middle of something, when the image on the screen split in half. The left half of the screen was on the right and the right half on the left. For a split second  (no pun intended) I freaked! Then my brain immediately went into troubleshooting mode. After I tried a few…read more

How To: Create A Folder in iPhone Mail

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Q: How do I create a folder in the iPhone Mail app in iOS 1-4? A: YOU CAN’T! Update: Since writing this post, newer versions of iOS have been released that will allow you to create folders on an iOS device. Here’s a new post on “How To: Create A Folder in iPhone Mail“ It’s another mystery of life. Why in the world can’t you create a folder in the iPhone Mail app!!?? You can move an eMail message, or a group of messages from one folder to another, but…read more