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MacBook Air Fails To Sleep? Use SMC Reset! [Tip]

A lot of Mac users have the tendency to of immediately putting their MacBook Air to sleep by shutting the lid, since it is easiest method when you are on the go. Normally this would work without any trouble.However, sometimes  the MacBook Air may not sleep when its lid is shut. As the MacBook Air has no moving hard drive or sleep light, it may not come to your notice immediately and you may feel that Mac is sleeping when actually its not. And you may loose on the valuable battery by the time you realize. If this continues to happen more often then, the solution is simple and quick.You just need to reset the System Management controller (SMC):

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[How to] Turn off iMac/Mac Book Pro/Mac Mini Display Using Hot Corner In Mac OS X

If you own an iMac you’d probably be aware that you just cannot manually turn off just the display cause there’s no hardware button to turn the display off.

Now you can put your screen to sleep by the use of  Hot Corners. You can setup hot corners in the mission control on the Mac OS X Lion and they can be activated just by sliding cursor into the specified corners of the screen.

Follow these step in order to set it up:

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[How to] Reset/Recover OS X Lion Password

Forgot your OS X Lion password? Need help? Here’s how you can make use of your Apple ID to reset your password, other than  resetting it with the passwordreset command line tool or by creating a new user account.

Resetting a Lost OS X Lion Password Using an Apple ID

Before you begin with this method it’s crucial to note that, this method only works if you set an Apple ID to tie with the OS X user account, and this option will not be suitable for users with FileVault 2 protection enabled. Also note that this leads to the creation of a new keychain, but the old keychain will remain intact.

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[How to] Run Windows Applications on Mac using WinOnX

Mac OS X has thousands of apps available but as we all know being the leader in worldwide PC market share, Windows has the largest application base as compared to Mac OS X and not all the apps which run on Windows platform run seamlessly on OSX.

So till now we either used Bootcamp for Windows or try other types of virtualization software like Parallels or VMWare to run Windows based application on Mac OS X.

Not anymore! Nirmal Balachandran a fellow MVP recently reported about a great software which allows us to run Windows applications on Mac OSX. WinOnX App allows us to use Windows based apps on our Mac OSX environment, it is based on the popular Wine open source project which is well known for running Windows apps on open source operating systems like Linux.

This is what you need to do for running a Windows  application using WinOnX:

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[How to] Send Messages To iPhone, iPad or Mac From iCloud

With the launch of iCloud and the “Find My iPhone” feature, you can now send messages to your Apple device. The messages appear in the form of a pop-up window in Mac OS X and a notification in iOS 5. You can also choose to play a pinging sound with the notification, it will repeatedly play at full volume until someone acknowledges the notification, assuring that it won’t be ignored.

You’ll need to have iCloud enabled and have iOS 5 or its new updates on the iPad or iPhone, and OS X 10.7.2 or newer updates on the Mac, and all hardware must be sharing the same iCloud ID.

How To Send a Message to Your Apple Device from iCloud:

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[How to] Enable Hidden Panoramic Mode in Camera App on iPhone

A hidden Panorama mode in iOS 5 has been discovered by @conradev. A panoramic mode will allow you to take multiple pictures of a wide landscape and stitch them together to get a super wide panorama view!

There’s no reason why Apple choose to disable this feature by default, but with a jailbreak-ed iPhone there’s always a way to enable back those stuffs.

A Cydia hack called “FireBreak” will enable this setting in the Camera App and allow you to take breathtaking panoramic photos.

FireBreak is now available on Cydia.

To install Firebreak:
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[How to] Turn Off/Disable Auto Correct in Lion

The AutoCorrect feature has been a long time time saver for messaging addicts on phones. iOS came with a slick and intelligent AutoCorrect feature. Apple decided to implement it in Lion, even to the point of keeping it enabled by default.

No doubt that AutoCorrect is a beneficial feature but for many users whose native language isn’t English this could pose a major problem.

There’s a way to disable autocorrect but its not straight forward and is hidden deep within System Preferences.

Here’s what you need to do to Disable Auto-Correct in Lion:

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[iOS Tips] View Pictures By Location On Your iPhone

Now you can view photos of your favorite places on your iPhone and 3G-equipped iPad with the use of a new feature named “Places”. This  new feature in the Photos app allows you to see pictures based on geographical location.

From the iOS homescreen:

  • Tap on “Photos”, then at the bottom of the Camera Roll tap onto “Places”
  • Scroll and zoom on the Google Map to show pins for specific regions tagged with photos
  • Tap a red pin to see a photo count exclusive to that place, then tap the blue > arrow to see camera roll only for that location

This feature is only accurate to use if you have Location Services and geographic tagging enabled for the photos app.] [via - OSXDaily]