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Mac Tip: Find your screen resolution, through a command line

Most Mac users will jump right to there Displays system preference panel to find their resolution. There’s nothing wrong with that, it’s quick and easy, and for the most part, it’s how I find it myself. However, it does require a graphical interface and because of this it’s not very helpful for scripting or remote management through SSH connections. In these cases you may want to use a command line.


Update Java the safe way on OSX

We all know we shouldn’t click on links we don’t know, especially with so many phishing scams out there. Flash and Java updates have become one of the biggest forms of this. Many sites will prompt to update from a link. 

So be safe and ONLY update Java and flash from your system preferences and never from a random popup asking you to update.

Follow these steps to update Java

Mac 101: Startup options

There may be a time when you need to troubleshoot a problem in OSX, a need to boot into a backup disk or launch into safe mode to diagnose a stubborn application. It's better to be ready then to get ready so keep this list of startup options on hand for the off chance you may need it.

QuickTip: Selection to Stickie

Sticky notes have always been a useful tool in the office. Giving you the ability to leave notes anywhere you like. Often people have a tendency to forget such an app exists quietly in their OSX application folders. This little trick will breath some life back into this long forgotten app again. 

By giving you an easy way to open a new Stickie with a selection of highlighted text.

Tip: Verify if an email address is real

for whatever reason, you may need to verify someone's email address. Yes, you could try The basic solution. Sending a test email and wait for a bounced back. However this is not very effective because of false positives due to catch all forwarding. Now there are many email verifying web service out their. But how do you know who to trust and which are just spam traps.

Tips: Bento Database - WickedEdge

I recently acquired a WickedEdge sharpening system. This system is awesome for anyone who wants to get great edges on their knifes. This system enables you to hone in on pretty much any specific angle you want. Along with the tools to replicate that angle over and over reducing the amount of wear on your knife and giving a great polish if you desire.