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Hide Apps Automatically After Periods of Inactivity

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

Some applications just won’t stop displaying notifications in OS X - and that can get really annoying, especially when you’re focused on something else and don’t want to be distracted by something irrelevant. "Quitter" is a downloadable app that gives you the ability to hide or close any application on your Mac after a certain period of inactivity, allowing you to stay focused. How it works When launched, it shows up in the OS X menu bar. In order to select the applications that you want to quit or hide, just click on “Edit rules”. A window will pop up and you’ll...

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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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Why you shouldn’t disable Gatekeeper

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

A new malware was discovered Another type of malware was recently discovered, demonstrating again why you shouldn’t disable the Gatekeeper feature on OS X. Dubbed “OSX/Keydnap”, the malware may seem like an innocent image or text file, but it installs malicious code onto your Mac -  but whether it's through spam email or untrusted downloads is still unknown. It was discovered by researchers at the security firm ESET just a few days after the Discovery of “Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor”, which can take entire control of your Mac. OSX/Keydnap, on the other hand, goes after the passwords that are saved on your computer....

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