SystemUIServer – Recover RAM

I love my Mac. it adds greatly to my productivity and abilities. But as with any system there are always little things that we each need to tweak and change to allow our systems to run optimally. For me one of those things is the SystemUIServer. I like to run apps like iStat Menus that shows me some amazing information on what my computer is doing (RAM, CPU, Disk, usage etc…), and it runs up in my menubar, os it is out of the way but easy to access. But the problem seems to be that over time the SystemUIServer process (which manages how those things display in the menu bar) keeps... Read More

Stop Your Magic Mouse From Losing Its Connection To Your Mac

I have recently been dealing with this issue, (having my Magic Mouse randomly drop its connection to my Mac) and thought that you might encounter it at some point as well. So here are a few helpful tips to get you back up and running without having your magic mouse continually disconnect while you are using it. Disclaimer: This fix worked for me but your results might be different depending on what your actual problem is. To fix this problem you first need to remove the bluetooth properties plist file (you might be able to fix the problem without performing this step, but if it doesn’t... Read More

Merge Safari Windows into Tabs

When you do a lot of web browsing like I do, you can find yourself inundated with a myriad of different browser windows, each with different content in them. This can easily become overwhelming and even make it virtually impossible to find your way back to information that you had kept in a “Previous Window”. But there is an easy solution that can give you an instant way out of that nasty situation… and it all boils down to a simple keystroke. Using this keystroke you can merge all of the existing windows into tabs in a single window, making your life much easier to deal... Read More

Disable Dashboard in Mac OS X

Now you might be thinking why would I want to Disable Dashboard in Mac OSX? Well heres a bit of history… When Apple released Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger) one of the bold new features that it had rolled into it was the “Dashboard”, a quick and easy to access part of OS X that could quickly give you access to a calculator, or help you know what the weather is, or even play a fun little game. The possibilities were virtually endless, and there were lots of available developers to create Dashboard “Widgets” since the widgets were essentially just HTML and Javascript bundles... Read More

New Secret Skype Emoticons for your commenting enjoyment

Ok, so we shared some hidden skype emoticons previously, but time marches on. Although those emoticons are super cool to use, Skype has included a new set of secret skype emoticons, that were released with Skype 5.5 for Windows. So for those mac users out there, you won’t see these secret skype emoticons until skype sees fit to add them to the Mac client. They are very useful, and rather than waiting around for me to describe them all let me just show you what they are.   Here are the new secret skype emoticons (mooning) (fubar) (ph) (mp) (finger) (poolparty) (u)... Read More

Get a Skype “Call Me!” Button for your Website or Email

You’ve probably seen those Skype buttons on peoples websites and emails that show their current status and let you call them by simply clicking on the button. Wether you have seen them or not you are in for a treat, simply adding a little snippet of code to your website/email will give you your choice of styles in buttons to keep you or your organization in touch with others online. To get one simply follow this link to the Get A Skype Button page at Skype.com and fill out the simple form to get the code for a button of your choice in some of the following... Read More

More Secret Skype Emoticons

So you probably thought that the last post with Secret Skype Emoticons was the only one that you would see from macnative… not so. I found a few more that although may not be as cool as the last list may still be a fun and usable. So here they are. Flag Secret Skype Emoticons (flag:AF) Afghanistan (flag:AL) Albania, People’s Socialist Republic of (flag:DZ) Algeria, People’s Democratic Republic of (flag:AS) American Samoa (flag:AD) Andorra, Principality of (flag:AO) Angola, Republic of (flag:AI) Anguilla (flag:AQ) Antarctica (the territory South of 60 deg S) (flag:AG) Antigua and... Read More

Secret Skype Emoticons

I use Skype on a daily basis to communicate with clients and friends around the globe. And once in a while one of my dear friends will use an Secret Skype Emoticon that I cannot find in my little emoticon pick list. I decided that there must be a list of “Secret Skype Emoticons” somewhere out in the interwebs. I began my quest to hut down those elusive Secret Skype Emoticons and after some intense searching I found what I was looking for. So I have decided to post this list of Secret Skype Emoticons here for you so you can benefit from them as much as I have. Secret Skype... Read More

How To Kill A Rogue Screen Sharing Login Window

Ok, so you’re using your mac with all it’s apple goodness, and attempt to connect to another computer using the built in ScreenSharing capability. Your computer prompts you for a username and password to authenticate with the remote computer with a neet little login window. You put your login credentials in to the provided boxes and hit “connect”, immediately a little spinning wheel appears along with a “Connecting” message. You wait, and wait, and nothing seems to be happening. You attempt to connect again and you get right in to your screensharing... Read More

Skype Tip – Quickly Edit Your Last Skype

So you’re having a nice text Skype conversation with a friend, you craft a snarky reply to the last humorous comment, and you press enter to submit it. As your comment appears for all the world to see, you realize that you made a mistake… misspelled a word, left out some punctuation, or some other horrible text problem. So what do you do? Well Skype has a nice little shortcut that allows you to quickly edit your last comment and fix your little textual foible. Simply press the “up” ↑ arrow and skype will immediately open a text edit window with your latest skype... Read More

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