How to Right-Click on a Mac

Updated in mac os x

Apple loves the one-button mouse, but that doesn’t mean you have to. There are indeed ways to right-click on a Mac.
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The Quick and Dirty Route to Extra Long Ethernet Cables

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Before WiFi was everywhere, this is how my roommates and I wired our college apartment with CAT5 cable to 3 desktop computers and an XBox, all very far away from where the cable guy installed our router. All done with a cheap spool of cable and without a crimping tool.
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Get rid of Thumbs.db

in windows

Thumbs.db is a system file that stores previews of the images you save to a folder. It’s automatically generated by Windows XP and is supposed to be hidden, but sometimes it can turn up and get in your way.
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How to Set Up a Webcam

Updated in internet usage

Using a webcam is pretty easy these days. There are apps that will set up a private stream from your home to your phone, and online services that let you broadcast to the world.
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Use a Spreadsheet to Keep a Monthly Budget

in office productivity

A budget is essential for personal financial success. Before you can invest, you need a clear picture of where your money’s coming from and where it needs to go. With a spreadsheet you can be confident that all your monthly totals are correct and up-to-date.
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Recover Deleted Photos from Your Digital Camera's Memory Card

in photography

Accidentally deleted photos? There’s a chance you can get them back. Stop now, but that memory card away, and try one of these image recovery programs when you get back to a computer.
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Password Recovery with Mac OS X

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Your Mac OS X password can be recovered using an administrator account, or by resetting the password to the administrator account.
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Safely eject removable devices from your computer

in hardware

Have you ever discovered that some photos or files on a memory card or thumb drive are corrupt? You might be yanking these storage devices from your computer in an unsafe manner, resulting in data loss.
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Create a Strong, Secure Password

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Passwords are the basic foundation of digital security. Unfortunately many people take them lightly, opting for easy-to-remember names, words and dates. They think long, confusing passwords are too difficult to remember. But in the long run, is it more important to have an easy password or a safe bank account?
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