How To Set Up a VPN Server Using a Mac

These instructions may seem arcane and complex but they’re really easy if you just follow along step by step. Donald Burr of Otaku No Podcast (otakunopodcast.com) created all of these instructions in text form, Allison just created the ScreenSteps tutorial! I’ll be focusing on using a Mac on your home network using an Airport Extreme […]

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How to Set Up Signed and Encrypted Email

In Episode 412 of the NosillaCast on 31 March 2013, Bart walked us through how to set up signed and encrypted email on Mail.app on the Mac, and also on iOS. Below are three Clarify Tutorials designed to give you the step by step instructions. Bart and I worked on this together, and we decided […]

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How to Make iTunes Refresh Podcasts on a Schedule

The problem to be solved here is that it’s a hassle to remember to tell iTunes to update your podcasts before you sync your iPod or iPhone to get the latest shows. The easiest thing to do on iOS is to use a podcatching client like Downcast, which lets you skip iTunes altogether but if […]

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How to Encrypt a File or Folder in OSX

You need to email a file or folder of files to someone, but the information is sensitive. These slightly geeky but easy to follow instructions will show you how to do it. We’re going to compress the file(s) into a single zip file that’s encrypted by issuing one single command into the Terminal. When you […]

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How to Disable Java in Safari

Quick tutorial on how to disable java on Apple’s Safari browser for the Mac. Open Preferences Click on Safari and select Preferences Select Security On the Preferences menubar select the Security tab. Uncheck Enable Java If the box is checked next to Enable Java, uncheck it and you’re done.

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How to Disable Java in Firefox

Quick tutorial on how to disable java on Mozilla’s Firefox browser for the Mac. Tools Click on Tools in the menubar and select Add-ons Plugins Click on the Plugins tab on the left, and click Disable next to java Applet Plug-in. You’re done!  

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How to Build Accessible iOS Apps

These notes were created by Donald Burr of Otaku No Podcast from otakunopodcast.com. Donald was the guest on episode #364 of the podcast. If you’d like to listen to the audio as you read along, click the link below: Donald Burr on Accessible App Development How to Build Accessible iOS Apps by Donald Burr When […]

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How to Make Mailing Labels Using Word 2011

  These quick instructions will show you how to use a Word file containing addresses to make mailing labels Assumptions: You’re running Office 2011 for Mac You have a comma delimited file with the same number of fields in each address You have already purchased, or plan to purchase labels that match one of the […]

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