I discovered this trick while repairing a MacBook Air with a broken screen. Mine additionally had a software problem that meant it wouldn’t start up far enough to recognize the display I had connected via Mini DisplayPort. To fix this, you have to:
- Power off the MacBook
- Connect an external keyboard, mouse and display
- Press the power button on the MacBook and immediately close the lid!
The MacBook will now show its EFI boot screen and all (mac)OS output on the external monitor, allowing diagnosis and software restore, as well as enabling normal usage as a “clamshell” Mac.
When my mum randomly decided to throw out everything we had in the basement, I saved our old HP Deskjet 6540 from going to the recycling center. I decided to take it apart to see what components are inside and which of them could potentially be used to construct a 3D printer. Video below:
What do you think about the idea of converting a 2D printer to a 3D printer? And how do you like my experiment with background music? Please tell me in the comments or on Twitter!
I recently discovered a neat trick to access the emoji picker quickly and from anywhere on your mac: press the key combination crtl + ⌘ + space to summon a small emoji list whenever you’re currently entering text: Continue reading [Mac] [Tutorial] Enter emojis and special Unicode symbols quickly! ☯♛☀︎
In this short demo video, I demonstrate how awesome the image frames / photo wall screensaver looks as a wallpaper. Read on for the full tutorial… Continue reading [Mac Tip + Video] How to set your screensaver as your wallpaper
Another nerdy post! Yeha! Header image credit goes to TouchArcade.
Hot on the heels of my last post that focused on adding small tweaks to stock iOS 9 using modified iTunes Backups, here is a post about a previously jailbreak-only application running on normal iOS: DOSPAD. (A limited version of DOSPAD called iDos is available on the AppStore. This post is about the fully featured emulator.)
In case you’re wondering out loud, “Why would you want an MS-DOS emulator on your iPhone/iPad?”: Check out this YouTube video (Mac OS 8 on iPhone) and this article on TouchArcade (classic DOS games on iPad) for inspiration. DOSPAD is obviously more fun on iPad because of the added real estate and features, but it works on iPhone as well.
To follow through with this tutorial, you either need: