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How To: Place a Web Page Bookmark in the Dock

You may not know this, but you can fill the dock with more than just applications and folders. It can also hold web pages stored as bookmarks in your dock. This allows you to have quick access to your favorite sites. Todo this, first find the webpage you would like to use. Then goto the URL and on the left should be an icon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

After you have found that, drag the icon to your dock. Now with a single click, you can access your favorite webpages right from your dock. To add more bookmarks to your dock just repeat the step. Each Bookmark will have the name of each site when it is hovered over.

 

 

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How To: Password Protect Your Files

Thanks to Apple and Mountain Lion, password protecting your folders is easier then ever. This is ideal for things that you want kept unseen or safe incase your computer is stolen. The process starts by first opening Disk Utility under Utilities in the application folder. After that go to File -> New -> Disk Image From Folder…

 

Once that is open, select the file you would like protected. Fill in the Save As and Where information, then for Image Format select: read/ write and for Encryption select: 128-bit and press save.

 

 

 

Let it load and enter in your desired password. After, go to the Remember Password in My Keychain check box. Note that if the boxed is click it will automatically open the folder without the need of a password, but if its unchecked you will need to enter the password in every time you want to access the folder on your desktop.

 

 

 

After that look in the area where you saved your file and your password protected folder will apear as a .dmg, next you will need to click on it and enter your password to access the drive. From there you can just click on the drive, and your files from the folder will apear. The picture shows the three files you should end up with.

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How To: Set Up Your Wireless Network

Many people do not know how to set up a wireless network and might pay someone to do it for them. But thanks to Apple, setting up a wireless network is simpler then ever. To view the video of how to set up a wireless network click here. But to view the instructions in a written format see down below.

Requirements:

-Wifi Enabled Computer

-Apple Airport Base Station: Airport Express, Airport Extreme, or Time Capsule (which also has a hard drive to wirelessly back up your data)

-High Speed Internet Service

Steps:

1-Set Up your Apple Base Station

2-If Aiport Utility is not already on your computer under Applications > Utility, then download it with the CD provided when purchasing an Apple Airport Base Station.

3-After that Launch the Application

4-The application will locate your new Apple Airport Base Station

5-Select the Base Station on the left and then click continue on the bottom right

6-On the next screen you will name your Base Station and give it a password, then click continue

7-After that select the top option of creating a new wireless network and continue

8-Then name your wireless network and add a password

9-In the next screen you are able to make a guest network by checking the enable box, giving the guest network a name, and a password. This also helps so your guests do not access private network and information.

10-Then use the default box selected for the how to connect to the internet page and  continue

11-Finally, confirm settings and update to apply your settings

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