Pedro Lobo
I'm a freelance technology writer, producing content on both the AppStorm as well as Tuts+ network. On occasion I've been know to have some musings on my personal blog too. When not spending time with my family and taking photographs, I can be found on and Twitter.
  • Computer Skills
    Effortless Paperless Nirvana With Mail, Hazel and EvernotePaperlessnirvana large
    With the relentless onslaught of the digital era, paperless systems have been gaining increasing traction and relevance. While the benefits are undeniable, there are times when workflows are far from frictionless and often tedious, making them less appealing. There is hope however and in this screencast I'll teach you how to leverage apps such as Mail, Hazel and Evernote to automate at least one aspect of your paperless workflow.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Tweak Time Machine Backup IntervalQt timemachineinterval 400
    Time Machine first made it's debut in OS X 10.5 "Leopard". It's Apple's backup utility that comes bundled with the system and works silently in the background without needing user intervention (provided it's set up that is). By default, Time Machine will perform incremental backups every hour. While this is a sensible default, there may be times when another interval would be desirable. Unfortunately, there is no setting that allows a user to easily achieve this but that doesn't mean it's not possible. Previously, there was a defaults write command that changed the interval in one fell swoop, but since version 10.7 this has stopped working. This tip will show you which file to edit and how to achieve the desired results. It will also show you how to check if backups are indeed working as expected and within the defined backup interval.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Fly Through Finder With Keyboard ShortcutsQuicktip finder shortcuts retina
    The Finder is an integral part of OS X. You'd be hard pressed to use your Mac without using the Finder, yet chances are you don't use it as efficiently as possible. Traversing the filesystem searching for that elusive file you need to work on can sometimes be tedious, laborious even. In this quick tip, I'll show you the power of keyboard shortcuts and how they can vastly increase the efficiency with which you traverse the filesystem. As an added bonus, I'll show you how to use Automator to take this one step further, gaining quick access to important and frequently accessed data.Read More…