Harry Guinness
Harry Guinness is a web designer, photographer, publisher, entrepreneur, consultant, apple fan, and International Man of Mystery. You can follow him on Twitter or visit his website.
Tutorials
  • Computer Skills
    How to Set Up and Use Password Protected Vaults on a MacPassworddisk2x
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    Everyone has some files that they don't want other people to see. They may be important business documents, tax returns, health information or anything else someone would want kept secret. While it's all well and good to have a password on your Mac, if someone gets past that password (and there are ways), or comes across your Mac while it is logged in, they have access to all your files. For that reason, it is worth having a second line of defence; by having your most important files locked away securely except when they are actively in use, you can keep them as safe as possible. In this tutorial I will show you three methods for doing so; making your own solution with Apple's Disc Utility, using the open source TrueCrypt and using AgileBits' Knox.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Quick Tip: Applying Actions With the Image ProcessorPsbr2x prenew
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    If you need to resize a load of images at once, Adobe's Bridge image processor has long been the way to go. The image processor, however, is capable of much more than just resizing photos. In this quick tip, I will show you how to apply Adobe Photoshop actions alongside the output settings.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Getting Started with Keynote for iCloudPreview keynote
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    Keynote has set the standard for presentation software ever since it was originally released in 2003. But until recently, you could only use it on a Mac or iOS device. That all changes with the new iCloud.com, which brings all of the iWork apps to any browser, for free. Here's everything you need to get started with Apple's beautiful Keynote web app.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Speeding Up Your Workflow With Custom Trackpad GesturesAccesibility
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    In previous tutorials, I've shown you how to speed up your workflow by remapping your underused Caps Lock key, using LaunchBar to launch applications with a keyboard shortcut and using TotalSpaces2 to switch quickly between applications. In this tutorial I will continue with that theme and show you how to use custom trackpad gestures to speed up your workflow.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Quick Tip: Bulk Add Words to Your Mac's Spell Check DictionarySpelling
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    The OS X built-in spell check is great, but it is not complete. It often does not include technical terms or brand names. If you routinely use words that your Mac’s dictionary doesn’t contain, and don't want the hassle of adding them one at a time, it might be worth your while bulk adding a list of words. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to do just that.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Learn 3 Great Ways to Dodge and Burn in PhotoshopShah hg prelg
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    Dodging and burning, the selective brightening and darkening of areas of an image, is one of the oldest forms of image manipulation. While analogue photographers would have to carefully spend hours printing and reprinting each photograph to get the effect they desired, Adobe Photoshop allows us to use the same effect quickly and easily. In this tutorial, I’ll show you three ways to dodge and burn in Photoshop.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Why a Finder Replacement is Still a Good IdeaFinder2x
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    Until OS X Mavericks, a replacement Finder application was a must for most power users. Basic features like tabs were missing from OS X’s default application, so to get an improved Finder experience you had to turn to third parties. With Mavericks, however, Apple has finally brought tabs to Finder. In this tutorial I’ll show you what replacement Finder applications are out there, what they can still add to your workflow and why they're still worth getting.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Improve Productivity With Virtual Desktops From TotalSpaces2Totalspaces400
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    TotalSpaces2 from BinaryAge is the, self-described, "ultimate grid spaces manager". It is built on top of OS X's Mission Control and provides a great deal of control over your Mac's work environment. In an earlier tutorial, I taught you about Speeding Up Your Life With Launchbar. In this tutorial I'll show you how to use a grid of spaces to efficiently swap between applications to improve your productivity.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Enable Windows-Like Features on Your MacWindowmac2x
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    For both power users and luddites alike, moving from a Windows PC to a Mac can be a confusing leap. In the previous tutorial, Alex talked about The 5 Things You Must Know When Converting From Windows to Mac. In this tutorial I will take a slightly different approach and, instead, show you how to make some of OS X's features behave in a manner more similar to their Windows counterparts. In addition I'll show you how to bring some of Windows' more useful features to your Mac.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    How to Perform a Password Security AuditPassaudit400
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    With password breaches, like Adobe's recent loss of up to 130 million passwords, becoming all too common, now is a very good time to conduct an audit of your password security. In this tutorial I'll show you how to use 1Password or LastPass to analyse how secure your passwords, and where necessary, create new, secure ones.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Speeding Up Your Life With LaunchbarLaunchbar400
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    Objective Development's Launchbar is an extremely powerful application launcher that I use countless times per day. Rather than give a boring overview of the more than 1000 features, I'm going to show you a few of the ways I use it on a daily basis. For the purposes of this tutorial, I'm going to imagine I've been commissioned to write an article on the history of black and white photography. As part of the article, I want to convert an image of my own to black and white. I've also got to do some research, and once I've the article written, submit it to the Editor.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Quick Tip: Toggle WiFi and Bluetooth With the Caps Lock KeyPreview 2x
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    In my previous tutorial, How to Make Better Use of the Caps Lock Key, I showed how to remap your Mac's Caps Lock key so that you could use it to launch Spotlight, application launchers such as Alfred, and some, application specific, functions. In the comments section, it was asked if it was possible to use the Caps Lock key to toggle WiFi or Bluetooth. This quick tip will show you how.Read More…