Solutions & Fixes

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.

Restore File Name Label Colours in Mavericks

People who relied on color labels highlighting files and folders in Finder on per-Mavericks OS X were dismayed to discover this feature was removed by Apple, with no option for recourse. Here's an easy and free way to restore color labels (aka. tags) on filenames and folders in OS X 10.9+

How to Copy-Paste encrypted disk & image passwords in Mac OS X

Here's how you can copy and paste long complex passwords into security dialogs (aka. SecurityAgent) on OS X, particularly when creating and opening encrypted disks and disk images.

How to hide Mac OS X App Store update notifications

Are you being pestered by App Store with update notifications you already know about and are not interested in? Here's how to turn the darn things off.

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