Josh Johnson
Equal parts editor, writer, designer, & photographer. I work for Envato and have written tons of stuff for Design Shack.
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  • Computer Skills
    Quick Tip: How to Create a VIP List in MailMailapp 200
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    If you're anything like me, you receive tons of emails every day to several different work and personal addresses. That's a lot of information to manage! Odds are though, the really important stuff only comes from a few different people. Today we'll learn how to highlight these messages with the new Mail.app VIP feature in Mountain Lion.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Quick Tip: 5 Ways to Grab a Definition in OS XMt dictionary f
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    If you encounter a litterateur with a fondness for sesquipedalian verbosity, what chance do you have of keeping up with his pedantic, polysyllabic rhetoric? Fear not, the odds are well in your favor if you're a Mac user who is acquainted with the various way to grab a quick definition. Today I'll show you not one but five different methods for utilizing the OS X dictionary on the fly.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Quick Tip: Lightning Fast File Creation with TerminalTerminalicon
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    Wouldn't it be great if you could quickly create any type of file in OS X and place it in any directory? With a few quick Terminal commands, you can! Read on to see what they are.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Generate a List of Open Safari Tabs with AppleScriptAs safaritabs f
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    Whether you're a blogger working on a roundup or a student doing some research, you've probably run into the need to create a list of websites based on your currently open Safari tabs. Let's learn how to write an AppleScript that will handle this process for us.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Take Control of Your Mac's ClipboardOsx clipboard f2
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    The clipboard is one of the most basic and essential pieces of every operating system. You no doubt understand the basics: cut, copy and paste, but have you ever explored further? Do you know about kill and yank? Can you access multiple items in the clipboard history or paste with special formatting? If not, read on!Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    What is Disk Utility? The Complete Beginner's GuideDiskutility 10
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    Disk Utility is an application that's built into OS X that can perform lots of useful and even scary actions. Experienced users find frequent need of this handy tool but those newer to the Mac experience are often cautioned to steer clear, for good reason. Today we're going to take a very brief look at what Disk Utility is, when you should use it and how to avoid erasing important information while doing so.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    New Mactuts+ Session: Taming the TerminalTamingterminal
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    It's time for another Mactuts+ session! Sessions are an awesome way to learn a ton of great stuff about a specific topic. This time around we're tackling a topic that will bring you from being a typical Mac user to a bona fide Mac wizard: Terminal. Read on to get a peek at all of the great topics that we’re going to cover.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    An In-Depth Look at Social Sharing in Mountain LionMl sharing f.png
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    This tutorial will introduce the new sharing features in Mountain Lion and help you get set up to instantly share files, tweet, upload videos and more right from various built-in OS X utilities.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Advanced AppleScript TechniquesApplescript pic1
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    We've previously offered a basic introduction to AppleScript, and this article will cover a number of useful AppleScript tips and tricks to help you create some amazing advanced scripts.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Perfect Exposure Every Time: A Guide to Metering in the ViewfinderPreview
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    You'd be surprised how much information is available through your camera's viewfinder. In today's tutorial, we're looking again at one of the most important elements of photography - exposure - and how you can expose a perfect photo using just the information shown in your camera viewfinder!Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Quick Tip: Get to Know Safari 6Safari6 f
    Mountain Lion is officially here and along with that launch comes Safari 6, a major update to my favorite browser. In this QuickTip we're going to take a brief look at how to use some of the great new features.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    10 Tips for a Better Finder ExperienceFindertips f
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    The Finder app is arguably the most central element of the OS X user experience. It lies at the very heart of nearly everything you do. In light of this, you should learn to make the most of it! Follow along as we go over ten awesome tips for improving your Finder use. We'll cover everything from adding tabs to hidden shortcuts.Read More…