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OS X view hidden files and folders

March 10th, 2013 No comments

After recently purchasing a MacBook Air, one of the first things I wanted to do was install Firefox and copy my user profile with all my addons and history onto my new machine. Being a first time OS X user meant that this proved a little trickier than anticipated.

Although this post is meant as more of a personal reminder for myself on how to enable and disable hidden files and folders in OS X, I'll include some brief notes for anyone that may need to use Firefox profile manager to manage their profile.


o2 change ring length for voicemail on the iPhone

October 27th, 2010 1 comment

Soon after playing with a friend's iPhone I was hooked. Then, to obtain my own handset, I was forced to change onto the o2 network because of the exclusivity deal they initially had with Apple to resell the handset in the UK. Since owning an iPhone, I honestly don't think I would ever consider purchasing a non Apple handset in the future! But, like all devices, even the iPhone has it's flaws. I had an issue recently when I tried to change the length of time my iPhone rings before voicemail activates.


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How to move your iTunes Library

April 13th, 2010 No comments

I'm personally not a big fan of iTunes but I recently noticed an issue where a couple of users had installed it and it had defaulted to saving their music library to their Home Directory. This usually wouldn't be an issue for most people but I redirect Home Directories to a share on a file server. In order to mitigate against what could have potentially been a requirement for additional disk storage I decided that advising users to change the location of their iTunes library from the default (which unknown to the users was a file server) to a local location on their computer was the best option. Here is a generalized version of the instructions I gave to network users.


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