Christopher Green

Category Archives: Tip

How to: Install Mac OS X on an external drive

August 12, 2014
Posted by Christopher

I recently had an iMac stop booting because of some back sectors on my hard drive. Unfortunately, I needed to get some files off of it. After digging around I found that you can install and run Mac OS X from an external drive. This can be an external USB, FireWire, SDHC or SDXC card, or […]

1Password Anywhere not showing all my passwords

June 9, 2014
Posted by Christopher

1Password as a great little feature if you are syncing via Dropbox. It’s called 1PasswordAnywhere. Basically, it creates an HTML file in your folder which you can click on. This gives you read-only access to your passwords from any browser. Great for that one-off lookup or when sitting at a different computer. Just open the […]

How To: Fix the weird color shift in a PDF when viewed on an iPad

March 2, 2014
Posted by Christopher

Recently I noticed a PDF I had created,  which looked completely as expected on the iMac, had a freaky color shift when viewed on my iPad. I’d used a green color like this      . But when I looked at it on the iPad, the green had shifted to a more neon color like this      . […]

How to: Add the Emoji Keyboard to iOS (iPhone & iPad)

January 25, 2014
Posted by Christopher

One question I get asked all the time is “How did you get that smiley face in your text?” They are referring to the little graphics you can add into your iMessages (or anywhere you type on iOS) — these are called Emoji. And they are pretty easy to turn on in iOS…if you know where […]

WordPress – How to deactivate a Jetpack Plugin

October 2, 2013
Posted by Christopher

One of the great plugin sets you have freely available to your WordPress site is  Jetpack by These give you all kinds of additional features for your freshly installed WordPress blog. And since most of them are free, you can experiment all you want. But sometimes you may want to deactivate one and how to do […]

Clip a webpage to Evernote on the iPad

August 16, 2013
Posted by Christopher

Once I finally got my head around how to use Evernote, it quickly became one of my key productivity and organization tools. If you haven’t tried Evernote, go take a look at it. They have a free version which will probably handle 80% of users. I pay for a Premium account primarily because I believe […]