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Access Other Domain Extensions In iOS

On November 27, 2011, Posted by , in Tech Stuff, tags , , with No Comments

When entering Web and email addresses, the iPhone soft keyboard saves a few taps with its .com key. If you are in Safari on the iPhone you can even skip this key altogether if the domain name ends in .com. Safari assumes .com if nothing else is entered. For example,…

InDesign CS5 to CS4

On October 18, 2011, Posted by , in Tech Stuff, tags , , , , with No Comments

One thing Adobe has not always done well is maintaining backwards compatibility in their applications. This may not be such a big deal if you work in an isolated environment or only associate with those who meticulously upgrade their software to the latest available versions. However, many real-world projects get…

Unix Command to Login From Apple Remote Desktop

On August 6, 2011, Posted by , in Tech Stuff, tags , , , , , with No Comments

If you manage multiple Macs using Apple Remote Desktop and each computer has an administrator account with a consistent password, you can send this script to log into them all at once. Great for Mac computer labs. osascript <<EOF tell application “System Events” keystroke “username” keystroke tab delay 0.5 keystroke…

Use Keyboard Shortcuts To Maximize Efficiency

On July 20, 2011, Posted by , in Tech Stuff, tags , , , with No Comments

If you’re new to OS X or you want to get the ultimate speed upgrade for you Mac, try using keyboards shortcuts. These little gems will boost your productivity and help save your wrists as well. Many functions found in your menu have keyboard shortcut equivalents which appear with somewhat…

New To InDesign?

On March 18, 2011, Posted by , in Tech Stuff, tags , , , , with No Comments

If you’re new to Adobe InDesign, check out this post on things you should know when starting out from Smashing Magazine, which is a great resource for both print and Web designers.