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How to: Fix Error 36 on Mac OS X when accessing Windows 7 shares

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Macs are getting ever more popular. This year Apple have taken a big chunk of the PC market but given the rise of multiple devices in homes catering for either multiple users or to provide media centres with content, people are hanging on to their PCs to act as file servers or repositories. The newer OS X releases are thankfully able to read and write to Windows Operating Systems via the SMB protocol but it can often be a painful experience getting things to work reliably.

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How to: Jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 with Absinthe 2.0 (Untethered)

I decided to take a holiday to France with my family and the day we left I was browsing Twitter in the ferry terminal when, to my delight, I saw a tweet by @pod2g saying he’d finally managed to get the untethered iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak completed. Not long after Absinthe 2.0 became available to download. This is fabulous news and the toolset has already been used in excess of a million times to jailbreak the various iOS devices. Permission is granted for you to carry out a little happy dance before sitting down and carrying out the merry business of carrying out an untethered jailbreak of your cherished device using the Absinthe tool on Mac / Windows or Linux.

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How to: Take a screenshot in Mac OS X

Sometimes the simplest of things need an answer and this is one such occasion. Long term Windows users arrive on Mac OS and wonder, “Where’s the Print Screen button” or “How do I take a screenshot?”.

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How To: Open .toast files on a Windows PC

Ripped your CDs or DVDs to your Mac using Toast and haven’t currently got access to a Mac (or Toast) in order to extract the data or burn the image files but do have access to a Windows PC

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How to: Transfer iTunes apps between computers

Sometimes we just want to transfer iTunes applications between computers and not the whole iTunes installation. It’s very easy to move these files, let’s look how it’s done.

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How to fix: Outlook cannot turn off the reminder errors

Each time I’d open Outlook I’d see any reminders. One of my reminders, when I clicked to dismiss it would generate the following error message: “Cannot turn off the reminder. You may be reminded again. Cannot locate recurrence information for this appointment.”