Mac OS X

Start and Stop OS X web server

OS X has a built in web server. For some users, especially web developers, it may come in rather handy. You can use it for locally hosting web sites (typically for development purposes), for running a local WebDAV server (which may, for instance, come in handy for local syncing of apps like OmniFocus). Here's how to start and stop Apache on OS X.

Repositioning windows that are off top of screen

If you've ever had a window end up with its titlebar above the top of the screen, you might know how tricky it is to move it. With the title bar hidden, it may seem impossible. Here's a few easy solutions for repositioning rogue windows on OS X.

Save video messages on Skype on OS X

Skype on OS X (and on Windows, for that matter) does not provide a way to save video messages. From what I understand, you'll need to pay for a pro version of Skype (according to what I've read in forums; it's not something I've confirmed with Skype.com) for the ability to save video messages. That sounds ridiculous to me. There's another way. I provide the simplest solution here.

Enabling Adobe Premier hardware rendering support on Macbook Pro

Do you use Adobe Premier Pro CS5, CS6, or CC on an iMac or Macbook Pro? Have you noticed video rendering takes a really long time? This may be an easy way to fix it, by enabling CUDA hardware acceleration support.

Extract RAR files on Mac OS X

Received a RAR file and wondering the best and easiest way to extract it on your Mac OS X computer. Extracting RAR files is simple, and the best part is the tools for the job are free.

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