Alex Spencer
Alex is a professional web developer, amateur beer brewer, and self-admitted Apple fanboy. The only thing he loves more than learning new things, is teaching others skills he has already mastered. The easiest way to find him is on Twitter or via his website.
  • Computer Skills
    Install Yosemite Open Beta on a Bootcamp PartitionYosemite logo
    In this tutorial, I will show you how to get the best of both worlds by installing Yosemite on a completely separate partition. Enjoy the free open beta of Apple's latest operating system without the fear of bugs or application breakage.Read More…
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    The Novice’s Complete Guide to Setting Up and Using an Apple TV - Part 2Appletv
    You have the AppleTV setup and you understand the basics. In this tutorial I will show how to access each of the more unique channels, remove channels you aren't using, set up Home Sharing and access and change the important settings.Read More…
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    The Complete Guide to Setting Up and Using an Apple TV—Part 1Appletv
    Take another step towards cutting your cable cord forever. AppleTV is a small, yet powerful device that gives you access to a world of movies, TV shows, sports, music, and more. The definitive guide to get your AppleTV up and running in no time.Read More…
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    Check Reddit from OS X TerminalTerminal
    In this tutorial, I will show you how to surf Reddit from Terminal using basic Ruby code syntax, Reddit's JSON feed explaining how it will help the script run, how to parse the JSON feed and display it and how to alias the script to a simple command.Read More…
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    How to Verify and Repair a Disk From the OS X Command LineTerminal
    For situations where Disk Utility is not available, or if you just prefer working on the command line, this tutorial will show you how to find a disk that may have an error, verify that disk from the repair it …all from the command line.Read More…
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    A Masterclass in Screencasting on a MacScreencasting
    Screencasting is a powerful way to share ideas, train others, or make sure everyone is on the same page. But creating a polished screencast is more difficult than it may seem. In this article, you will learn the techniques I use to make my screencasts top notch.Read More…
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    Organization and How to Keep a Clean Desktop on a MacClean dt icon
    The desktop is a convenient place to store downloaded files, photos, music, films, screenshots and much more besides. Rely on the desktop too much and it soon becomes cluttered and files are difficult to find. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to stay organised and how to find files easily.Read More…
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    Embed Tricky Documents Anywhere With Prizm ViewerPrizm viewer
    Learn how to easily embed PDF, Microsoft Office documents, CAD and hundreds of other types of documents into your website with Prizm Viewer.Read More…
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    Create, Manage and Send Group Emails on a MacMacmail icon
    In this quick tip, I'll show you how to add and group contacts on your Mac and how to mass email to those groups. I will also encourage some basic email etiquette along the way.Read More…
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    How to Set Up and Change Screen Savers in OS XSettings
    Learn how to set up and manage your screen saver in OS X. And add a bit of security to your Mac while your at it. In this quick tip, I will show you how to set up and manage screen savers in OS X.Read More…
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    Remote Webcam Surveillance With Back to My MacWebcam
    Want to be able to check in on the home while away for work or travel? Have an extra Mac lying around? You'll love this! In this tutorial, I'll show you how to: Setup the monitoring and connecting computers, use Back to My Mac to connect and live stream, take pictures and record video and demonstrate a creative alternative using and old iPhone, iPad, or other iDevice.Read More…
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    Back to My Mac Master ClassIcloud
    Back to My Mac is one of the most powerful features in iCloud. It allows you to quickly and easily connect to any of your Macs, regardless of where they are in the world. In this tutorial I'll show you how to access your Macs from a remote location, handy for when you left a file on another machine.Read More…