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.
  • Computer Skills
    How to Create an OS X Yosemite Recovery DriveHdd400
    It’s always good to have a backup of an operating system laying around in case you need to update an old computer or restore one quickly without Internet. Creating one may seem like an intimidating task, but it’s really not that hard. Read More…
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    Quick Tip: FTP Into a Server With FinderFinder
    In this Quick Tip, I’ll show you how to connect to a server using FTP in Finder and move files around. I’ll also explain the limitations of Finder and why a third-party app may be necessary.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: How to Check the Warranty Status of an Apple DeviceApplecare
    Ensure that any Apple device is still covered by checking the warranty status once in a while. It only takes two minutes but it’s not straightforward to do unless you know where to look. This tutorial shows you how to check the warranty status of an Apple device, effortlessly.Read More…
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    Why You Shouldn’t Store Files on the DesktopFolder
    Cluttered desktops are aesthetically unappealing and detrimental to a Mac's performance. In this tutorial, I’ll show you why it makes sense to keep the desktop clear of detritus.Read More…
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    How to Restore Old Versions of Files From AnywhereTimemachine
    Losing a page of your novel just because you hit the wrong button isn't the end. Learn how to recover old revisions of your files from anywhere.Read More…
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    Fixing a Stalled Time Machine BackupTimemachine
    Sometimes Time Machine gets confused or encounters a bug, causing backups to stall. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to correct the dark path that Time Machine occasionally embarks upon. I’ll also give you tips on preventing it from happening.Read More…
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    Getting the Most Out of iTunes MatchMatch%20icon
    iTunes Match is a very underrated iCloud-based service.In this tutorial, I’ll give you some tips to work around the common issues with iTunes Match, along with some ways to make it match your music properly.Read More…
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    How and Why to Use a Firmware PasswordFirmware
    OS X has multiple levels of security, and the firmware password is one of the least used. In this tutorial, I’ll explain why the firmware password is a valuable security measure and how to configure it on your computer.Read More…
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    Streamline Your Team Communications With SlackSlack logo
    Slack is a fantastic team chat app that goes far beyond just chat. Here's how to use it to streamline all of your team's communications into one app.Read More…
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    Sharing Files Between Mac OS X and WindowsSharing
    Popular belief is that Windows and Mac could not be more different and will never work well together. In a lot of ways, that’s true. In this tutorial I’ll show you the basics of sharing files with Windows using OS X’s native solution, as well as a few alternatives.Read More…
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    How to Download OS X Beta Seed Program SoftwareOsx beta
    App developers for Apple’s OS X and iOS platforms have always had access to betas of new OS versions to test their apps. Now you can, too. In this tutorial, I’ll explain what the OS X Seed Program is and how it works, how to sign up for it, and reasons to be wary of becoming a beta tester.Read More…
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    How to Make the Most of the Dictionary in OS XDictionary
    Many people are unaware that there's a Dictionary app built-in to OS X, and those who do often miss out on the full functionality of the app. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to use the dictionary app for more than just looking up definitions of words.Read More…