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 you how to do this on a Mac.
The steps will be:
- Create a secure disk image where we can safely download your passwords
- Export your passwords from LastPass to the secure disk image as a text file
- Run a script to convert your data into a form 1Password can read (Mac or Windows). The script assumes you’re running 1Password Version 4.
- Import your newly formatted password file into 1Password
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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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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 have an Airport router or at least one AppleTV which will enable the Mac to be awakened by the application: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3774
- We’ll be using Chronosync from http://www.econtechnologies.com/
- Full version of Chronosync for $40 will support waking up the Mac to run the backups
- If you don’t need to wake your Macs up for the scheduled backups, you may be able to get buy with Chronosync Express for $30 from the Mac App Store
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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. Mike’s original explanation is here: http://mikereys.wordpress.com/2011/10/18/iphone-backup-restoring-visual-voice-mail/ if you’d like the short and concise version!
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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 it of for iOS. This quick tutorial will show you how to stop the madness!
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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 their names in the same card. But then when you go to call one of them, you’re faced with two mobile numbers and you can’t tell which one is which.
Most people create three cards, one for Bob’s cell, one for Sally’s cell and a third with them together for the holiday card. It’s a mess! This quick tip will help you keep them in one card and yet still tell them apart. You can use this tip in OSX or iOS and of course it works in both when you’re done.
Full credit goes to Steve Sheridan for this awesome tip.
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Activity Monitor is a great utility on the Mac to monitor what applications and services are chewing up CPU cycles, energy hogs, and other things that might slow your Mac down. in this tutorial, I’ll show you how to engage a version of Activity Monitor to track your iOS device. My particular interest in using Instruments was to see if I could figure out why my iPhone was chewing up battery while it was asleep. With Instruments I was able to monitor my device and it’s processes while it was sleeping.
Prerequisite: Download and install Xcode first from the Mac App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/xcode/id497799835?mt=12
Note that this download is more than 2GB.
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