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How to change OS X screen capture settings

Ever wish OS X’s screenshots ended up somewhere other than your desktop? Or you would prefer them to be jpg’s instead of png files? No shadow on the captured image? A little terminal trickery can change all that. Read on to find out how. Change the screenshot image type By default, OS X saves screenshots in the .png format... Read more ➤

Cannot turn on iTunes Match on iOS 7

The problem According to the instructions from Apple, to turn on iTunes Match on your iOS device (iPhone or iPad): On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, tap Settings > Music. Turn on iTunes Match. However, there seems to be a bug in iOS 7 whereby once you have subscribed to iTunes Match on your computer (you can’t subscribe from your iOS device, despite... Read more ➤

CSS: changing the box-sizing property

What is it? The standard CSS box model works in the following manner (ignoring early versions of Internet Explorer). Total width of the box = declared width + padding + border (please refer to the diagram below). So in our CSS code for example, we would have something like this: div.our-box { width: 100px; padding: 20px; ... Read more ➤

WordPress: Trackbacks and Pingbacks

Are you constantly getting notifications on your wordpress blog that you have received a trackback or pingback? Are you unsure about whether to approve them or trash them or spam them? In this article I will attempt to explain what trackbacks and pingbacks are, and point out that in the majority of cases they are used for spam... Read more ➤

Viewing Google tasks in a browser

Google Tasks allows you to keep track of what you need to do. It’s a fairly basic task manager but because it is fully integrated into Gmail and your Google calendar can be a very useful application to use. However, the problem can be finding it! Option 1 – In gmail, click on the downward arrow next to the ‘Mail’ link... Read more ➤

WordPress: Adding shortcodes to themes

Overview WordPress and many of its plugins automatically add shortcodes to your theme which you can then use in your pages and posts. A shortcode looks something like [myshortcode]. In this blog post I will describe how to create your own (and show you how easy it is) as well as give examples for some more useful shortcodes that can make... Read more ➤