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How to Export LastPass Vault and Import to 1Password

These quick steps will walk you through how to export your LastPass vault to a Comma Separated Value (CSV) file which can then be imported into other tools such as 1Password (or even Excel).  The script and instructions that come with it are for both Windows and Mac, but I will only be showing Read More…

How to Make Chrome Safe from the POODLE Vulnerability

This tutorial was written by Dorothy, aka @MacLurker to tell Google Chrome to ignore SSL and only allow TLS1.

Before starting, quit all instances of Chrome

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How to Back Up from One Drobo to Another

Problem to be solved:

Back up one Drobo to another using a Mac that is normally asleep when the scheduled backups need to be run.


One Mac has to control the backups. Our desire is that the Mac needs to be able to wake up to perform its duties. These instructions assume you Read More…

How to Recover Your Voicemails from an iOS Backup on a Mac (for free)

After the move to an iPhone 6/6+ many people lost their voicemails. If you have a backup made from your previous phone, this quick technique will bring them back.  Mike Reyes figured this out and wrote short Terminal only instructions, so for people a little less comfortable in the Terminal, here’s a visual guide. Read More…

Allisons Presentations

Whenever I present at Macworld, Podcast Expo, MacMania, etc. I upload my presentations to Slideshare.net. If you’re looking for one of my presentations, follow this link:


How to Tell if Your Mac Will Be Able to Do Handoff in Yosemite

Handoff requires Bluetooth 4.0 LE (low energy) – use this to find out if you have the right version.

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How to Disable Auto-Play Videos in Facebook

Recently Facebook decided that we wanted our feeds littered with auto-playing videos.  The only saving grace is that the audio doesn’t also play but it’s still distracting and annoying to many of us. Luckily, there’s a switch to turn it off from the web-version of Facebook, and in a completely different place to turn Read More…

Checklist to Limit Data Use on Travel

Problem to be solved:

I have a shared data plan between her Mifi and her iPad. Under normal use at home I never go over my 4GB plan (not even close) but about 2 days into a vacation I get a 75% usage warning. I had Katie Floyd of the Mac Power Users Podcast Read More…

Doodle Simplifies Scheduling

Doodle is a freemium service that makes scheduling a group of people easy instead of dreadful.  Doodle is available at http://doodle.com

Here’s a quick tutorial on how to use Doodle to schedule an event.

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Use Custom Fields to Tell Your Contacts Apart

The Apple Contacts application isn’t really designed to handle how many different ways we have of contacting people these days. In particular it’s awful at handling couples in a single card entry.  Let’s say you’re friends with Bob and Sally Schwinkendorf.  You send them a holiday card every year so you want both of Read More…