Christopher Green

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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 […]