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OS X Yosemite: Enable FileVault 2

With FileVault 2 you can encrypt the contents of your entire drive to help keep your data secure. FileVault 2 uses full disk, XTS-AES 128 encryption to help keep your data secure. Using FileVault 2, you can encrypt the contents of your entire drive. System Preferences > Security & Privacy > FileVault tab (click the lock […]

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Mac OS X: Set / Change Default Application for Specific File Type

It can be a little tricky to change the default application when opening up specific files on a Mac. In my case, I wanted to change from the default Quicktime player application to VLC for file extensions such as mp4, m4v and mkv.  That’s where Rubicode comes in to save the day, making it extremely […]

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How to Hide a Folder in OS X

Create a folder anywhere on your Hard Drive. For this example, I will create a folder on my desktop called TOMMY. Launch the application Terminal. Hide the Folder: $ chflags hidden /Users/tommye/Desktop/Tommy Unhide the Folder: $ chflags nohidden /Users/tommye/Desktop/Tommy

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iPhone: Google Contacts CardDav Sync Problem

While my Google Contacts sync from Google Contacts down to my iPhone, it failed to sync Contacts created on my iPhone back up to Google Contacts. Solution: Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > scroll down to the Contacts section > Default Account > Choose your Google CardDAV account.   Google Contacts CardDav setup

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iPhone not syncing with Google Calendars

Is your Google Calendars not showing up on your iPhone, or maybe you are missing one or two?  One link to rule them all: https://www.google.com/calendar/iphoneselect I’ve ran into many different options for getting my Google Calendars to sync properly with my iPhone. This is by far the easiest solution. Once you’ve selected your Google Calendars […]