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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    5 More Quick Fixes to Common Mac ProblemsQuick icon
    In the first of our two-part tutorial we looked at five quick fixes to your Mac’s most common problems. In this second part, we’ll continue by looking at five more quick fixes that will help you resolve many of your Mac’s common problems. Read More…
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    5 Quick Fixes to Common Mac ProblemsQuick icon
    As Mac users we’re used to not having to frequently troubleshoot our computer problems. However, that doesn’t mean that our Macs don’t misbehave from time to time. In this first of a two-part tutorial, we’ll detail five quick fixes to your Mac’s most common problems. Read More…
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    How to Set Up and Use FileVault 2Fv icon
    There are a number of different ways to keep unwanted people out of your Mac as well as your files encrypted. In this tutorial, we’ll be discussing the king of Mac encryption, FileVault 2. Read More…
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    3 Ways to Bring Back Web Sharing in OS X Mountain LionIcon
    With the introduction of OS X Mountain Lion, a feature that didn’t make the cut was Web Sharing. It may not have been widely used but for developers it served as a quick way to host a website. Let’s take a look at three different ways to bring this feature back. Read More…
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    5 Ways to Sync Files Between Your MacsSync logo
    Many of us often find ourselves using more than one Mac in different locations at some point and need a way of keeping the files we work on in sync. Sure, we can use a USB stick, but they're easily lost and not as practical as automated file matching. In this tutorial, we’ll detail five different ways you can easily keep your Mac’s files in sync.Read More…
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    Using Third Party Keyboards and Mice With Your MacInput icon
    Apple makes some of the best input devices on the market, from the aluminum keyboard to the Magic Trackpad - but they aren’t for everyone. I’m going to show you a few ways to configure and use alternative input devices on your Mac.Read More…
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    An Introductory Guide to Data RecoveryData icon
    Data loss is something that no one ever wants to go through, but unfortunately, a lot of us will at some point. Whether it's a lost thumb drive that we failed to back up or an accidental deletion of an important folder, potential hazards are everywhere. Prevention is your first step, but in the case that you do encounter a disaster, this guide will help you through it.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Digitally Insert Signatures into Documents Using PreviewSig icon
    Preview in OS X Lion and Mountain Lion includes an awesome feature to digitally sign documents without having to print them first. In this quick tutorial, I’ll show you how to capture and digitize your signature so you can insert in into any documents you’ve been emailed that you might need to sign.Read More…
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    How to Increase the Performance of Your Wireless NetworkWireless icon
    Wireless networks are so ubiquitous that many of us rarely pay any attention to their setup. For a lot of us, as long as we can get on the Internet, then that’s all we need. However, it’s likely that your wireless network isn’t anywhere near as good as it can be. With some simple tweaking, and some great utilities from the Mac App Store, we can make sure it's the best in the neighborhood! Read More…
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    Send and Receive Faxes With Your MacFax icon
    Unbelievably, millions of faxes are still sent and received all over the world each year. Unlike obsolete formats such as cassettes, VHS tapes and floppy discs - the fax machine refuses to go away and remains a service that some businesses still need to have. In this tutorial, we’ll look at ways you can use your Mac to send and receive faxes as well as finding some suitable alternatives! Read More…
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    Getting The Most From The Apple StoreApplestore icon
    Odds are you will, at some time or another, visit an Apple Store. Whether it’s for a new store opening, getting your Mac fixed or buying a new iPod, it’s certainly a unique retail experience. But what if I told you there was so much more that you can do at an Apple Store? In this tutorial, I’ll be detailing not only the everyday services that each Apple Store offers, but also the special and seasonal events that happen too.Read More…
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    How to Create an Awesome Diagnostic Drive for Your MacDiag icon
    Mac not booting? Software update went wrong? Need to do a reinstall? These are just some of the reasons why having a diagnostic drive available is something that we all should have (in addition to a good backup strategy, of course). In this tutorial, we’ll be setting up an old external USB drive with some essential software to allow us to boot, fix and reinstall software on a Mac. Read More…