Jordan Merrick
I'm a technology writer and web designer living in the UK. I write for a number of Apple-related sites, including Sparsebundle. I also create web templates available at ThemeForest and offer bespoke web design services at my own site, You can find me on both and Twitter !
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    How to Set Up Your Mac to Allow AirPrinting From iOSAp icon 2x
    AirPrint is a great feature of iOS that provides a simple way of printing documents from your iPhone or iPad directly to an AirPrint-compatible printer with no setup or installation needed. That’s all well and good but the number of AirPrint-compatible printers is pretty small, chances are many of us have a great printer at home that isn’t compatible. In this tutorial, we’ll explore a couple of ways to provide AirPrint to your iOS device using your Mac as well as how we can make AirPrint work even better!Read More…
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    Relocate the Home Folder to Another Drive or VolumeHome folder icon 2x
    If you’re wanting to invest in a new SSD drive to give your Mac a speed boost but can’t afford one large enough for all your data, or your boot drive is running out of space, in this tutorial I’ll show you how you can relocate your home folder to another drive or volume quickly and easily.Read More…
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    The Complete Guide to iCloud on Your MacIcloud icon2 2x
    Love it or hate it, iCloud is a big part of Apple’s ecosystem and it has a number features of which OS X can take advantage. In this guide, I'll show you how to set up and begin using iCloud on your Mac, as well as the features and benefits it provides. Read More…
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    The Complete Guide to Buying an External Display for Your MacDisplay icon2 2x
    Apple sells more portable Macs than desktops - but that’s a lot of Macs with a display of 15” or less. You can use an external display on any portable Mac and iMac but so many different display types, connectors, sizes, how do you know what type of display to go for? In this guide we’ll explore how you can find your perfect second (or third) display. Read More…
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    Bluetooth 101Icon bluetooth 2x
    Macs have included Bluetooth compatibility for years yet, it seems that its most common use is just for a wireless keyboard or mouse. Bluetooth is widely used in the mobile phone market but why should they have all the fun? Bluetooth is able to perform so much more on your Mac and in this tutorial we’ll find out just how versatile it is. Read More…
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    5 Ways to OCR Documents on Your MacOcr icon 2x
    If you’ve been spurred to try and move towards a paperless office then you’re not alone! 2013 is the year of going paperless and that doesn’t just mean scanning those old receipts and correspondence, it’s fully digitising them too. In this guide we’ll show you five different apps that can convert documents you’ve scanned into fully searchable ones using a technology called OCR. Read More…
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    How to Use a Game Controller With Your MacGaming400
    We’ve previously covered a number of ways in which you can play games on your Mac but if, like me, you prefer to use a controller than the keyboard and mouse, help is at hand. In this tutorial we show you how you can set up and use a game controller with your Mac. Read More…
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    How to Install and Start Using OS X ServerServer icon retina
    OS X Server can turn most Macs into a fully functional server that can not only let you share files but you can even roll your own iCloud with features such as mail, contacts and calendar server features. If you've ever been interested in using OS X Server but weren't sure where to start, this screencast will show you how easy it is to install it and get started. We'll even show you how to use it as a file server, calendar server and destination for Time Machine!Read More…
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    Kyle Lambert on Digital Art and Illustration With the MacKyle lambert profile pic2 retina
    Kyle Lambert is a digital artist and illustrator from the UK who has created some of spectacular digital illustrations and is a pioneer of the digital craft. We’ve been fortunate enough to speak to Kyle and ask him about his work, how fundamental the Mac is to his workflow and what the future might hold for digital art and illustration. Read More…
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    Delving Deeper Into Automator in OS XAutomator2 icon retina
    We've touched upon Automator before, on Mactuts+, with our Automator 101: Building Your First Workflow guide as well as 10 Awesome Uses for Automator Explained. Today, we'll show you some more advanced features of Automator and have you building a number of different workflows that will demonstrate some of the potential that Automator has to offer.Read More…
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    How to Manage Your Mac's Disk Space Using DaisyDiskDaisydisk icon retina
    If you're often scratching your head wondering what's taking up all of your Mac's valuable disk space, DaisyDisk attempts to solve that mystery. In this screencast we explore the features of DaisyDisk and show you how to not only track down what's taking up space, but also how to deal with it too.Read More…
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    Protect and Recover Your Data With Disk Drill ProDd icon retina
    Data loss is a terrible scenario that we never want to experience. Unfortunately, even with the best prevention methods, it’s still possible for it to happen. In this tutorial, we’ll look at how to protect your Mac and, if necessary, recover lost data using Disk Drill Pro.Read More…