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August 14, 2011

COPY DVD Disk

Filed under: Life with Mac — David Chu @ 5:10 pm
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I have not used DVD disk for very long time. Yesterday I got two DVD movie disk(Melaleuca Convention). I need to make a copy of them. Here are two ways I did.

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July 29, 2011

Lion Boot Disk

Filed under: Life with Mac — David Chu @ 3:45 am
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After listened to some podcasts about Lion installation, I decide to test out the DVD disk I made while I installed Lion to my Macs. According to the information I received from all the resources, the bootable disk should be burned from Disk Utility tool. Therefore, I am not sure if the DVD I burned directly from Finder to DVD is bootable or not. I have to test it out by restarting my Mac.

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March 6, 2011

Quick and Dirty Tips: 2 Terminal Commands

Filed under: Life with Mac — David Chu @ 6:16 am
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Terminal is a very useful application in Mac OS. It is a Mac application located at /Applications/Utilities folder. There are tones of command available you can use in Terminal. Actually many GUIs in Mac OK are based on those commands or scripts. The UI is used just for getting information to execute Terminal commands.

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December 12, 2010

MacBook Air Setup

Filed under: Life with Mac — David Chu @ 7:46 pm
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I got a MacBook Air 13″ base model last Black Friday. The price was abut $100 off the regular price, or $50 less than the education price. 11″ did have special. That’s why I did not hesitate to pick up this modal. Another reason is that I will take this laptop with me during my Christmas vacation back to Beijing.

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November 6, 2010

Shortcut Key to Skip Partial Section in Audio/Video Play

Filed under: Life with Mac — David Chu @ 7:17 pm
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I posted a blog on how to skip partial section in iPod Touch and iPad. Those devices are touch based devices. The corresponding feature on iMac can be done by using mouse drag. However, I prefer to use keyboard shortcut keys if possible. It is slow and sometimes painful by using mouse.

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October 26, 2010

Disk Utility: Repair Disk

Filed under: Life with Mac — David Chu @ 4:24 am
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Today I found my iMac 24 has disk linkage issues when I tried to use OnyX to clean my Internet cache and cookies. This is the first time I have seen this problem. I know I can use Disk Utility to fix the problem. I gave it a try.

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September 25, 2010

Delete Old Time Machine Backups

Filed under: Life with Mac — David Chu @ 8:39 pm
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Recently I get several Time Machine warning messages about my TM is full. My mac’s disk space is about 271GB in use and my TM is 500GB. I have to either update my USB TM to bigger size or I have to delete some old backups. Before I go the former solution, I think the later one is quick solution for me, since I know my oldest backups can be removed without any concern.

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August 28, 2010

Tick and Tip: Adjust Audio/Video Position by Touch

Filed under: Life with Mac — David Chu @ 4:47 am
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I have trouble to adjust audio or video progress when I listen or watch a podcast. It is very hard to adjust the slide bar to a desired position. My touch finger is too big so that it blocks my view of the slide bar or its surrounding area. Today I found a tip to resolve this issue and it applies for iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone.

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August 19, 2010

Share Music in iTunes

Filed under: Life with Mac — David Chu @ 4:33 am
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Recently, I encountered one issue about sharing music between user accounts in one iMac or between iMacs. I have two iMacs and created several accounts. I would like to share some music songs between accounts.

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August 15, 2010

Kill Application or Service

Filed under: Life with Mac — David Chu @ 6:39 pm
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Sometimes I get some applications or services hanging there with no response. One way to restart them is to quit or kill them first and then start them again.

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