Tag Archives: OS X
Screenshot with drop shadow Tech Tip: Get Rid Of Drop...
Writers who are grabbing screenshots for OS X articles and books often use specialized utilities that perform a number of tasks to achieve the perfect look, but the average...

About This Mac, with link to User Manual highlighted Tech Tip: Accessing Your Mac’s User...
Back when I was working as an Apple consultant, one common complaint I heard from new Mac owners was that they felt like the computer didn’t come with instructions. Sure,...

Excellent_gall1 Tech Tips: OS X Keyboard Shortcuts...
Since the first Mac rolled off of the assembly lines in 1984, there have always been keyboard shortcuts available to make certain actions easier to perform than grabbing them...


Having a Hard Time Installing Your...
So, you’ve upgraded the hard drive on your Mac. But when you try to install Yosemite, you run into trouble: a message stating, “An error occurred while preparing the...

Pop-up_Scam Beware of Browser Pop-Up Tech Support,...
Scams are nothing new on the Internet. But one that has become more prevalent recently is the “pop-up tech support” scam. For example, while browsing the Internet, a user...

aperture The Farewell to Aperture Photo App...
Aperture has been the go-to photo organization, editing, and retouching app of choice on the Mac for professional and advanced amateur photographers since 2005. Today, all Aperture customers of...

Dejal Simon 4.0 app icon App Review: Dejal Simon 4.0 –...
Readers of the Rocket Yard are a pretty special group and include a number of those folks that we call “system administrators.” You know the type – they’re the...


ExtremeIcon Quick Tip: How to Change Your...
Recently, OWC Chris S. demonstrated how to create custom Mac icons for use with folders and apps among other things. However, if you’re looking for pre-made icons from OWC,...

rocketyard_icon Create Your Own Custom Icons in...
I’ve been making my own Mac icons for folders, applications, and a myriad of other uses for well over 20 years now. Back then, I was stuck with 256...

Trouble Booting a New Mac from...
Have you picked up a new Mac loaded with the new OS X Yosemite? If so, and you’re upgrading from an older Mac that is running the current version...