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.
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  • Computer Skills
    Tips & Shortcuts
    Quick Tip: Bulk Add Words to Your Mac's Spell Check DictionarySpelling
    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…
  • Photography
    Post-Processing
    Learn 3 Great Ways to Dodge and Burn in PhotoshopShah hg prelg
    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
    Productivity
    Why a Finder Replacement is Still a Good IdeaFinder2x
    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
    Productivity
    Improve Productivity With Virtual Desktops From TotalSpaces2Totalspaces400
    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
    OS X
    Enable Windows-Like Features on Your MacWindowmac2x
    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
    Security
    How to Perform a Password Security AuditPassaudit400
    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
    Productivity
    Speeding Up Your Life With LaunchbarLaunchbar400
    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
    Productivity
    Quick Tip: Toggle WiFi and Bluetooth With the Caps Lock KeyPreview 2x
    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…
  • Computer Skills
    App Training
    Turn Photos Into Art With PixelmatorPix400
    For years Adobe Photoshop has been the gold standard in image editing software. Recently, though, the image editor Pixelmator has started to offer Photoshop level features at a fraction of the cost; and with an easier to use interface, too. Never has it been so easy to use powerful software to turn your photos into works of art. Even better, Pixelmator offers a thirty-day free trial so you can follow along with this tutorial and see if it is for you before paying a penny.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Productivity
    How to Make Better Use of the Caps Lock KeyPreview 2x
    Unless you spend too much time commenting on YouTube videos, you probably don't use your Caps Lock key all that often. Google has even replaced it with a dedicated search key on the Chromebook. The prominence of the Caps Lock key lends itself to something more than just INTERNET SHOUTING. This tutorial will walk you through using a few free tools to remap your caps lock key to a function you'll use more often such as launching spotlight, activating an app launcher, like Alfred or LaunchBar, opening OmniFocus's quick entry dialogue or even as an additional Delete key.Read More…