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Mac OS X: Set Default Application File Types

There will be times when you want a certain application to open a specific file type. For example, if you have Pages installed, you might not want OS X to open a document in TextEdit. Here’s how to change which programs open different file types. First, click to select a file and press command + […]

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Remove Items from OS X Lion System Preferences

After you install several programs on your OS X Mac, System Preferences becomes crowded with too many items. Here’s how to hide program items and get System Preferences under control. First, click the apple icon on the menu bar and click System Preferences. Now click and hold the Show All button until you see the […]

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Mac OS X Lion: How to Encrypt External Drives

Backing up your data is one of the most important steps in making sure you data is safe. Adding encryption to your backups is even better. Here’s how to encrypt external drives in Mac OS X Lion. This process lets you encrypt USB External hard drives, flash drives and SD cards. OS X Lion uses […]

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