Jacob Penderworth
Jacob Penderworth is an outlandish fellow who currently resides in Mammoth Lakes, California. He enjoys the art of writing, listens to lots of classical music and composes some tunes of his own, knows the qualities of a good tea, delights in a well-crafted espresso, and dabbles in photography with his spare time. When bored, Jacob resorts to correcting erroneous Wikipedia entries. He's also known as the "Pinecone Stomper" on Yelp.
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    Fax Documents Without a Modem with HelloFaxHellofax logo
    The future of sending files is Dropbox, email, and all that, but for the old-fashioned there's still a way to send faxes without having to dig out any outdated equipment.Read More…
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    An Audiophile's Guide to OS XVox%20preview
    In this tutorial I will show you some of the tools and knowledge you'll need to get started with high-fidelity audio playback on OS X.Read More…
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    Using Dropbox to Connect a TeamDropbox%20preview
    Dropbox can be used to connect teams locally and/or remotely to collaborate on projects in a way that wasn't possible just a few years ago. Jacob Penderworth explains how.Read More…
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    How to Accept Credit Card Payments on Any DevicePayments%20preview
    Cash isn’t king anymore. Here’s how to accept credit card payments, anywhere, without spending anything, using the phone, tablet, or computer you already have.Read More…
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    How to Keep Your Information Safe on Public Wi-FiCoffee shop
    So there you are, browsing the vast Internet in a coffee shop on your travels abroad. You log in to Facebook, as usual, and continue to peruse the postings of the day. Unbeknownst to you, there might be someone stealing your login info right as you press the return key. After all, it’s an open network at a coffee shop—anyone has access to your information. The same goes for airport WiFi, and the library down the street. Luckily, there’s a way to protect yourself. In this tutorial, I’ll explain how people obtain your sensitive information on an unsecured network and how to prevent them from doing so.Read More…
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    How to Share Your Mac's Internet ConnectionNetwork icon
    It seems that you need the Internet to do anything productive these days. Sadly, many modern desktop computers don’t come with WiFi. Manufacturers expect you to either buy a wireless card after you find this out or share your wireless connection from another computer. The second method works well the other way, too: take a wired Internet connection and broadcast it with your integrated WiFi card. So how do you set up all these fancy features? In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to share an Internet connection from your Mac to any wired or wireless device, whether it be an Xbox or PC.Read More…
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    40 Nifty Shortcuts to Make Your Life EasierShortcuts retina
    Some people get really fast at navigating around their Mac. After they learn various shortcuts here and there, they seem to do everything in a jiffy. You can’t be left out, though, because everyone should be making use of shortcuts in their daily activities on a Mac. In this tutorial, I’ll cover the basic navigation shortcuts as well as the more advanced and even “secret” ones.Read More…
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    How to Automate Tasks With ServicesSettings retina
    Services. You see that word everywhere in OS X, but probably don’t know what it means. I didn’t until a few months ago. Essentially, a service is a way of connecting apps to perform special actions. This can be sending a Tweet, sharing a file, or defining a term in Dictionary. There are hundreds of uses for services, but first you need to understand how to use the basic functionality. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create your own services, use the ones that are included with some third-party apps, and save yourself a few clicks.Read More…
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    The Complete Guide to iCloud KeychainKeychain
    1Password has always been a great way to manage your digital keys. Now Apple has joined in with password synchronization across devices; one of the headline features of Mavericks is iCloud Keychain. Now, if you ask Safari to remember your password for a website, it will also be autofilled on your iOS devices, and other Macs you use. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to set up iCloud Keychain and use it to help you remember everyday passwords.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: A Tour of the Notification Center Changes in MavericksNotification center icon
    Notification Center arrived, last year, with the release of OS X Mountain Lion. It replaced Growl, a popular third-party notification system, and made our lives much easier by integrating Facebook and Twitter for message and mention notifications. It keeps your Mac and Web experience unified, as well as making common tasks like checking email less necessary. Mavericks adds to Notification Center with inline replies -- a quick way to send messages, a slight redesign, and more. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how these features can help you in an average day.Read More…
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    10 Tips for Post-Processing Images in iPhotoIphoto icon
    You don’t need Photoshop to make your photos look good. Not only is it difficult to learn all of the fancy features it offers, it’s also not necessary for you to spend nearly half your Mac’s value on a photo editor when Apple includes one for free. You’ve undoubtedly heard of iPhoto, a photo management app developed by Apple and pre-installed on all Macs. It looks basic, but there’s a lot of power hiding behind that edit button. In this tutorial, I’ll show you ten ways to make your photos look more professional using iPhoto.Read More…
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    8 Ways to Use Calculator and Grapher as Math AidsCalculator
    School is just about to start again, and of course Apple has its yearly Back to School promotion for students who need a new computer. Whether it’s the included iLife suite with GarageBand, or Pages — which is a fantastic budget alternative to Microsoft Word — Apple’s computers continue to be sought after by university and high school students alike. What most people don’t know is that there are other hidden resources on the Mac that can help out with tedious school assignments. In this tutorial I’ll be explaining ten good uses of Calculator and Grapher, two apps included with OS X, for students enrolled in mathematics.Read More…