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Put Your Mac to Sleep with Sleep Timer

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

Created by Rainy Cape, today’s tip is Sleep Timer. This app runs on the OS X menu bar and allows you to schedule a time for your MacBook to go to sleep. With Sleep Timer you can set your computer to sleep within  15, 30, 45 and 60 minutes. When the scheduled time comes, a notification appears and you can either cancel or delay it. Sleep Timer is free and requires OS X 10.10 or higher. The application can be downloaded here for free.

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How to Record Your Screen in OS X

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

Screen recording is a great tool when it comes to gaming tutorials, software troubleshooting, or teaching your mom how to use Facebook. You can easily record your screen on a Mac: Open QuickTime In the menu bar, go to file > New Screen Recording Hit the record button Be sure to close any embarrassing windows BEFORE you do this! To end, hit the stop button in your menu bar QuickTime should open and replay your recording. You can save and edit from there! So, yes, QuickTime has a purpose. Happy recording!

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How to Clear Cache Files on Mac OS X

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

Computers keep three types of caches: user cache, system cache, and browser cache. These caches can take up space on your hard drive – so let's clean them up! Finding and Deleting Cache files To delete the cache files, do the following: Open Finder and from the “Go” menu on the top, click “Go to Folder”. Type in ~/Library/Caches and press enter. You’ll see a bunch of different folders – those are what we're looking for. Go into each of these folders and delete everything. (but don't delete the folders themselves!) After you’re done clearing out those files, make sure...

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How to completely uninstall an app on Mac OS X

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

Have you ever wondered how to uninstall apps or programs from your MacBook in a way that'll delete all the hidden system files? People will usually uninstall apps by simply dragging and dropping the selection app into the trash basket. What they may not know is that a lot of these apps come with other files after you've downloaded them, which can remain hidden on your MacBook and that won't be deleted by a simple drag-and-drop uninstall. After a while, these files add up in size and can take up valuable room on your hard drive. To make sure these...

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Deleting saved browser passwords on Mac OS X

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

In this article, we'll show you how to manually clear your saved passwords in different browsers. While it is convenient to have all your passwords saved to different applications in your browser(s), it's a good idea to clear them out every once in a while - your passwords could be compromised by hackers or other malware. Deleting saved passwords in Chrome In Chrome, to delete saved passwords, do the following: Launch the Chrome browser. Select History, in the menu bar. Click “Show Full History.” Click “Clear browsing data…” Select “the beginning of time…” Check the “Passwords” box. Click “Clear browsing data.” Deleting saved passwords in Firefox To...

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