(OS X Lion / Mountain Lion)
Import bookmarks into Safari
- Open Safari if it is not already open.
- Choose File > Import Bookmarks.
- Browse to find the file that contains the bookmarks you want to import, and then click Import.Normally the file has “.html” or “.plist” at the end of its name.
Export bookmarks from Safari
- Open Safari if it is not already open.
- Choose File > Export Bookmarks.
- Specify a location for the exported file.The file’s name is “Safari bookmarks.html.” Most browsers are able to import this type of file.
Sync the Bookmarks Between a MacBook & an iPad
- Connect the iPad to the MacBook using the USB cable.
- Launch iTunes if it doesn’t open automatically.
- Click the “Info” tab near the top of the iTunes window.
- Place a check mark in front of the “Sync Safari Bookmarks” option in the “Other” section near the bottom of the screen.
- Click the “Sync” button to sync the bookmarks between the MacBook and the iPad.
Its a bit strange…but good to know that!!! Tried it…and it worked.
I got myself into this cruise boat with out auto pilot. After wiping my entire drive, and rebuild the RAID, I wondered “HOW could it be possibly not to install any version?” The answer is PRAM. You need to reset your PRAM. Your Mac stores certain settings in a special memory area even if it is turned off. On Intel-based Macs, this is stored in memory known as NVRAM; on PowerPC-based Macs, this is stored in memory known as PRAM.
Information stored in NVRAM / PRAM includes:
- Speaker volume
- Screen resolution
- Startup disk selection
- Recent kernel panic information, if any
How to do?
- Shut down your Mac.
- Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command (⌘), Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in step 4.
- Turn on the computer.
- Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys before the gray screen appears.
- Hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the second time.
- Release the keys.
After resetting NVRAM or PRAM, you may need to reconfigure your settings for speaker volume, screen resolution, startup disk selection, and time zone information. Also OS X does not store network settings in NVRAM / PRAM.
Joining a Mac to the Domain on Mac OS X
Click Users & Group from System preference and click Unlock button
Select the Network Account Server by clicking “Edit” button…this will open the below screen option., then click “Open Directory Utility…”
Unlock the edit button and click the Active Directory to select and bind
When you click the edit button, next screen will open to type
- Active Directory Forest:
- Active Directory Domain:
- Computer ID
after typing all the above values, click “Bind”
Here another screen will appear to enter Domain Administrator and Password for bind process. type the information and click ok
If the details are correct, below screen will appear with the GREEN button, showing that you have successfully bind the AD to your machine.
After the Bind process to the domain, Expand the “Show Advanced Option” and select the “User Experience” and check the following.
Above selection of “Create mobile account at login”, is only for, if the AD user wants to login at offline mode. This can only be done, if the AD user has logged in once at the on-permises time, so that the system can cached it.
Click ok and go back to Users & Group
Click the “Option” button from “Allow network users to log in at login window”
Another screen will pop-up..by default “All network Users” is selected (if you want to keep all the AD users to log into this computer, keep it as it is or select “Only these network users” and then click the “+” button at the bottom. This will open another window with all the AD users list. Select the user that you want to add and click “Done”
Now go back to the Users & Group, click the Login Option and select the “Display login window as”
If you select “List of users” then this will show only all the active users in that machine at the login time.
If you select the “Name and Password” option, then you can type the user name and the password.
To give the AD user, LOCAL ADMIN right, at the Users & Group Login option, Select the user and then check mark the “Allow user to administer this computer”
Now you are good to go…now unlock the “Login Option” to save the settings and prevent from unauthorised mistakes
Restart the Mac machine and login
In continuation of my previous blog about Mac OS X Lion developer preview 3, Apple announced its release on July 2001 to Mac App Stores for just $29.99. This software works hand in hand with apple hardware for a better operating system.
- Built on a rock-solid UNIX foundation
- OS X is engineered to take full advantage of the technologies in every new Mac
- Deliver the most intuitive and integrated computer experience possible.
Lot of new features going to get release with this platform and it is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch (3rd generation and 4th generation), iPad and iPad 2…
New feature like….
- Notification Center: You get all kinds of notifications on your iOS device: new email, texts, friend requests, and more. With Notification Center, you can keep track of them all in one convenient location. Just swipe down from the top of any screen to enter Notification Center.
- iMessage: With this you can send unlimited test message throug Wi-Fi or 3G from your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch to anyone with one of those devices. This apps built into the messages app, so you can send text, photos, videos, locations and contactss
- Twitter: Integrated right into iOS 5… it even easier to tweet from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Sign in once in Settings, and suddenly you can tweet directly from Safari, Photos, Camera, YouTube, or Maps.
- Camera: Now in iOS5, it integrates right onto the Lock Screen and you can take snaps instantly using the volume-up buttom and say “click”
- PC free: New feature designed to be independence for all iOS devices. With iOS 5, you no longer need a computer to activate and set up your device…all you do is to connect your device wirelessly, right out of the box. Download free iOS software updates directly on your device. Do more with your apps — like editing your photos or adding new email folders — on your device, without the need for a Mac or PC. And back up and restore your device automatically using iCloud.
So what is this iCloud?? Its like a virtual Hard disk sitting on the cloud and when you sign up for iCloud, you get 5GB of free storage and it stores your content in the cloud. Your purchased music, apps, and books, as well as your photo stream, don’t count against your free storage. That leaves your mail, documents, Camera Roll, account information, settings, and other app data. With iCloud Photo Stream, when you take a photo on one device, it automatically appears on all your other devices. No syncing. No sending. Your photos are just there.
To get all these features, we have to patiently wait for this comming fall…if you want to get notified when iCloud is available, click here
Next week (Week 15), Microsoft will release Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 1 (SP1) which will provide increased stability, security, and some new features to the suite – including improved Outlook syncing support – as well as some performance enhancements. This update will enable calendar syncing between Outlook for Mac and Apple’s Sync Services. This will let you sync your Outlook calendar as well as contacts, notes and tasks with any service or device that supports Sync Services, including your iPhone and iPad. Apple is introducing with their new version of MobileMe. MobileMe will no longer sync with MacOS Sync Services as of May 5th (or now if you have already moved your account to the new version of MobileMe calendar). As a result, Outlook 2011 SP1 calendars that sync with Sync Services on the Mac, will NOT be synced with MobileMe calendars.
The new Apple MobileMe Calendar service is an updated calendar service for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and PC. It includes:
- The best calendar service for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
- Calendar sharing with family and friends
- Calendar publishing for a group or team
- Event invitations with RSVPs
- A new web application
The new MobileMe Calendar uses the CalDAV standard so users can view and edit their calendars using the built-in calendar applications on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac. Windows users can also view and edit their calendars with Microsoft Outlook using the MobileMe Control Panel for Windows.
More info Click here
Mac mini features an all-new, 1.4-inch-thin aluminum enclosure. It’s called the unibody — a seamless enclosure carved from a single, solid block of aluminum. The unibody construction was originally developed for Apple’s MacBook Pro. It’s created using computer numerical control, or CNC, machines — the same kind used by the aerospace industry to build mission-critical spacecraft components…Now you can get a 320GB or 500GB hard drive1 and pack in your photo libraries, movies, music, files, and more, more, more. You can also play and burn all the DVDs and CDs you want with the fast, slot-loading SuperDrive…Thanks to a removable bottom panel, now it’s easy to open Mac mini and add memory. Just a slight twist of the panel, and you’re inside Mac mini. Simply pop your memory into the SO-DIMM slot, then twist the panel back on. And you’re done…more info click here