Archive for the ‘Macintosh’ Category

Running Quicken 2007 for Mac on OS X Mavericks

February 9, 2014

The Lion compatible version of Quicken 2007 for Mac will also work on Mavericks.  See the following info from Quicken.

The Lion compatible version of Quicken 2007 can be purchased here.

Information on correcting check printing issues for Quicken 2007 can be found here.



Back up your iTunes library by copying to an external hard drive

February 15, 2012

Got a Mac and non-Apple SSD? You need TRIM Enabler 2.0

January 25, 2012

Reset Your Password in OS X

December 13, 2011

For Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Leopard, and Tiger:

Insert your OS X DVD that came with your computer or use the disk you purchased to upgrade your original OS X and restart your Mac. Hold down the "option" key during the restart until you see the Startup Manager. Double-click the "Install Mac OS X" icon. Once the installer has loaded, choose utilities and then click restart.

After the installer loads, choose "Utilities" and select "Reset Password". Follow the instructions provided in the utility to reset the admin password.

For Mac OS X Lion:

Restart your Mac and hold down the Command-R keys as soon as the restart begins. Keep holding the keys until the Apple Logo appears.

The reset password utility is hidden in OS X Lion but is still accessible. After the startup sequence completed your should see the "Recovery HD" utility. Once in the utility, open a terminal window and type resetpassword and press the return key. Follow the instructions provided in the reset password utility to reset the administrator password.

Computer Technicians Guide To The Apple Mac Boot Shortcuts

November 8, 2011


How to network XP and Mac OS X

August 17, 2011

Via WXPNews

Make sure you know the local IP addresses assigned to both the XP and Mac computers (for XP, go to Start | Run and type cmd, then type ipconfig. For OS X, go to Applications | Utilities | Terminal (run app) and type (for wired): ipconfig getifaddr en0 or (for wireless): ipconfig getifaddr en1

  1. Make sure the XP user account has a password set.
  2. Put the Mac in the same workgroup as the XP machine. On the Mac, go to Applications | Utilities | Directory Access and open Directory Access. Click the icon in the left bottom corner to make changes. Enter your password. Make sure SMB checkbox is checked. Click SMB and Configure, and enter the name of the Windows workgroup.
  3. Make sure you have a shared folder on the XP computer.
  4. On the Mac desktop, go to the Finder menu and click Go | Connect to Server.
  5. In the Server Address box, type in smb:///
  6. In the Workgroup/Domain box, type in the name of the XP PC.
  7. In the Username and Password boxes, type in the credentials for the account with which you’re logged onto the XP computer. Click OK.  This will mount the shared folder as a network drive on the Mac desktop and you can access its files.

How To Capture a Screen Shot with Mac OS X

November 4, 2010

Mac Key Equivalents on a PC Keyboard

November 4, 2010
Mac Keyboard Windows Keyboard
Control Ctrl
Option Alt
Command Windows Key

Macintosh Antivirus – Free for Personal Use

November 4, 2010

PC Tools iAntivirus

Sophos Antivirus