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How to format your USB flash/hard drive to be used for Windows and Mac? exFAT

Do you want to move data between Windows and Mac? Do you use an USB hard drive for this?

If yes, I am sure you wonder what is the best way to do it. If you format your drive in FAT32, you will face all limitations of this old protocol (e.g. max file-size of 4GB) … if NTFS you will get all the Windows options available but will be read-only for Mac… if you format it in Mac OS Extended you will not be able to use it in Windows. The solution is a to make a compromise and use exFAT. Read More

How to add your mouse device to PC and Mac (e.g. Microsoft Designer Bluetooth Mouse)

I recently bought a new Bluetooth mouse for my laptop… a Microsoft Designer Bluetooth Mouse. It’s a very beautiful mouse with a very good quality. It has a magnetic battery cover for it’s two AAA batteries that are easily mounted on the same side. The mouse clicks are firm and the entire mouse gives you a nice feel while the scroll wheel has a good texture. The only think you might not like is the click noise, something that I personally like even if it’s quite loud.

This mouse is very easy to connect to your Windows or macOS device. Read More

Installation stuck at “About 0 seconds remaining”

OS X Mavericks installation might stuck with “About 0 seconds remaining” message. Usually this happens due to slow, lost or disconnected of internet connection and this is nothing to be worried about. Most of the time you just need to wait and the installation process will continue in the background. Read More

How to delete or use the delete key on mac

If you are new on MacOS, you might find immediately that the delete key is not present or is not in the same place as in a Windows PC. Also, it has a different behavior in some cases.

Delete Key

The Delete key on Mac is represented with an arrow (backspace) or simply with the “delete” word. It does and doesn’t act the same way as the Backspace and Delete keys on a PC. Normally hitting Delete on a Mac will work as a Backspace key. To Forward Delete, normal action of the Delete key on a PC, you have to hold down the fn key and then hit the Delete key. To Delete a File or something once selected sometimes the Mac Delete keys Deletes it and at other times it does nothing other then give you a Chime/Sound no matter what other key you hold down. This is the case with deleting files in Finder. As in Windows the delete key actually deletes whatever is selected all the time.

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How to edit a photo from Photos on Mac

If you are using Mac and you get your photos sync via iCloud, you are usually open/view the photos in the Photos app. If you need to modify a photo using the Preview tool you have to:

1. Export your photo from Photo App to your local drive (File -> Export -> Export 1 Photo…) Read More