Posts Tagged ‘MacBook’

connect macbook to the internet via iPhone

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

Sometimes one doesn’t have a wifi or cabled internet access (on an airport, in a hotel etc.) – Then you might want to connect your macbook via iPhone to the internet – Here is what you have to do:

  1. on the iPhone go to settings > general > network > (scroll down) and change Internet-Tethering to On and choose USB
  2. connect your iPhone to your Mac via USB cable
  3. the Mac should ask now, wether you wanna open the network settings > Yes you want!
  4. Click on the iPhone connection and click apply

From now on your Mac connects to the internet every time you connect your iPhone with a USB cable :)

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create password protected zip file on mac osx

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

It is crazy for which simple tasks, that I did on Windows for many years, one has to find a solution on a macbook…

To create a password protected zip-file on mac osx just open a terminal and put in:

zip -e myzipfile.zip content1.pdf content2.pdf

For opening a password protected zip-file on mac osx download the Unarchiver (Open Source) from here.

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Missing a delete key on your MacBook?

Monday, September 20th, 2010

I have recently switched to the apple side of life – which has way more style and is much more fun!

But I also found myself missing some keys – e.g. the delete key :(
To help you find out faster than me, here are some helpful keyboard shortcuts (combinations) for former pc users:

<fn> + <backspace> – this is like the DEL key

<cmd> + <right arrow> – this is like the END key
<cmd> + <left arrow> – this is like the POS1 key

<alt> + <right arrow> – goes right word by word
<alt> + <left arrow> – goes left word by word

You can find more keyboard shortcuts here: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1343

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