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Use Siri to Control Nest, MyQ, HomeSeer, etc.

A lot of people want to use Siri to control Nest, HomeSeer, or other automation systems. Apple created a product suite called HomeKit that allows just this type of interaction to happen. However, as of yet not ...

Better Integrate MrNumber with iOS

MrNumber might be the coolest iOS app ever, that is if you experience the same problem so many people experience daily. Scammers, SPAMmers, fraudulent telemarketers, telemarketers who ignore that it is illegal ...
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How do I tell if a program is running on a Mac?

Many people who are new to Apple’s OSX operating system on the Macintosh get confused about the Dock and how it works.  One of the most common questions I hear from newbies is “How do I tell if a program is run...

How to block all Remote Controls in OS X

Sometimes when you are around many Mac users and everyone has a remote, say during presentations it can be annoying to have others remote controls messing with your Mac.  Or in the case of a kiosk computer, you...

What is hidd? Why is it running?

Are you looking in you Macintosh OS X Activity Monitor?  Do you see a process called hidd?  What is it?  Why is it consuming cpu and memory? Human Interface Device Daemon The hidd service is the Human Interfa...

How to create a Sparsebundle on OS X

A sparsebundle is a really nice feature under OS X that allows you to create a file to send your time machine backups to.  There’s a whole lot of good reasons to create one and we’re going to walk you through i...

Parsing the Verisign Zone file with OS X

If you have access to the Verisign Zone file (Verisign TLD Zone files), and wish to extract the domain names to a text file for processing by another program, or to insert the domains into a database all you ne...