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, jordanmerrick.com. You can find me on both App.net and Twitter !
Tutorials
  • Computer Skills
    How to Calibrate Your Mac's DisplayCalibrate icon new
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    Whether you work as a graphic designer, photographer or web developer - ensuring your Mac’s display is accurately representing colours can be the difference between the perfect edit and something that looks washed out! In this tutorial, we’ll explain why your display should be calibrated and the methods to do this.Read More…
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    Go Paperless With DoxieDoxie icon
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    If you’re wanting to reduce your paper clutter and digitise your old bank statements and receipts, a Doxie scanner is definitely the way to go. In this guide we’ll show you how to get the most from your Mac and Doxie. Read More…
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    5 Ways to Play Games On Your MacGaming icon new
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    Until recently, playing games on the Mac was limited to educational titles and the occasional port of a six-year old PC title. But ever since Apple switched to Intel processors back in 2006, the gaming abilities of the Mac have been increasing exponentially. In this guide we’ll look at five ways you can play a wide variety of games on your Mac.Read More…
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    A Beginner’s Guide to the Ports on Your MacPorts icon new
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    Thunderbolt, HDMI, USB 3.0, FireWire 800, Gigabit Ethernet, Digital Audio. What do they all do? If you’re new to the Mac, or computers in general, here’s a comprehensive guide explaining what all the ports do on your new Mac. Read More…
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    Install Two Versions of OS X on One Mac Using ParallelsParallels osx updated
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    Virtual desktop software, such as Parallels or VMware Fusion, makes it incredibly easy to run Windows applications on a Mac. But what if you wanted to run another version of OS X? In this screencast, I show you how to install both OS X Lion and Mountain Lion using Parallels, allowing you to have multiple versions on the same Mac at the same time with no dual booting!Read More…
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    How to Customize and Maintain Your Mac with OnyxOnyx icon new
    OnyX is a powerful freeware utility for OS X that provides maintenance and customization options for your Mac. In this screencast, we take a tour of OnyX and many of it's options and features as well as showing you how it can clean up your Mac, making it work even better.Read More…
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    Practical Tips For Taking Care of Your Mac's BatteryBatt icon new
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    Rechargeable batteries are in all our electronic equipment, yet we know very little about them. In this tutorial we’ll discuss the best methods of keeping your battery at its best and what to do when your battery is showing signs of age. Read More…
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    The Complete Guide to the Mac App StoreApp icon
    The Mac App Store is just like the App Store for iOS, it makes it incredibly easy to browse, search for and install apps and games for your Mac. Today we’ll discuss the features of the Mac App Store, how it works and how you can get the most from it. Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Move Your iMovie Events and Projects to an External DriveImovie icon
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    iMovie makes it easy to create and edit movies on a Mac, but with HD video becoming increasingly popular, it’s taking up space - fast! Here’s a great trick to prevent your Mac from running out of space by moving iMovie projects and events to an external hard drive. Read More…
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    How to Use VPN on Your MacVpn icon 2
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    A VPN connection allows you to securely connect to an otherwise private network over the Internet. Your Mac has built-in support for managing VPN connections and in this guide we’ll go through how to setup, manage and connect using a VPN. To wrap up, we'll walk through how to set up your own VPN server.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Share Your Mac's Printer and ScannerPrintscanpref
    OS X includes some really easy to use sharing features that take almost no time at all to set up. In this screencast we show you how to share your Mac's USB printer and scanner to other Macs on the network and even share your printer to Windows computers too!Read More…
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    How to Move Your iTunes, iPhoto or Aperture Library to an External DriveExt icon
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    As Apple moves towards solid state drives for their portable range, users are having to be more frugal with their storage requirements. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to keep your large media libraries on an external drive and keep your portable Mac from filling up!Read More…