How to turn on/off Dropbox automatic camera uploads in OS X

It is convenient to have have camera uploads in Dropbox. With camera uploads turned on, whenever you connect a camera or an iPhone, your Mac can automatically copy the photos in the Camera Uploads folder and so that Dropbox can sync the pictures in your Dropbox account.

It is therefore very helpful to know how to turn this on, and when you prefer, how to turn this function off.

How to turn on/off automatic camera uploads in Dropbox

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How to turn on photo stream in iOS

It’s easy to turn photo stream on or off in iOS. The following steps assume that you are logged in to your iCloud account on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch.

Start by tapping the Settings app.

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How to clear the cache in Safari in OS X

Clearing the cache is very in Safari. All it takes is a few simple steps.

Clear the cache in Safari in OS X

Clear the cache in Safari by following three easy steps

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Download Messages Beta for the Macbook (an OS X Mountain Lion preview)

Apple announced OS X Mountain Lion and some of its new features. Among these features is a new Messages app that is much like Messages on the iPhone and iPod Touch.

The public beta version of the Messages app can be downloaded now and can be run exclusively on Mac OS X Lion.

Apple announced the coming release of OS X Mountain Lion, with new features that integrates it more fully with iOS and iCloud.

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How to Install HP Printer Drivers in Mac OSX Lion

When I updated my iBook from Mac OS X Tiger to OS X Leopard, I suddenly found that I couldn’t print on my old HP printer. When I got my Macbook Air running Mac OS X Lion, I was faced with the same problem, which was that I couldn’t get my HP printer to run.

I don’t remember having to install or download printer drivers when I first got my iBook running Mac OS X Tiger. I just plugged in my printer and it was ready to use.

Where do you got to install printer drives in HP printers in Mac OSX 10.7 Lion?

But I suppose OSX Leopard and the succeeding OSs were cutting the fat where it can and preinstalled printer drivers were giving the OS larger footprints. So the solution was to have fewer printers installed.

What do you do to install the printer driver for your new OS? Read more after the jump.

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How to Install the Kindle Ebook Reader App for OS X

Do you have a Kindle ebook reader? Neither do I. Lucky for us Mac users, we can read ebooks from Amazon on Mac OSX.

Now you can enjoy Kindle books on Mac OSX. Kindle for Mac works on Intel Macs running OSX 10.5 and later.

Amazon released Kindle for Mac OSX in 2010. It complements a Kindle ebook reader if you have one. But you don’t have to have one. It complements Kindle apps for Windows, the iPhone, and Blackberry, but you don’t have to have any of those devices to enjoy reading Amazon ebooks on Mac OSX.

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How to Activate Private Browsing in Google Chrome

Safari and Firefox in Mac OSX have something called private browsing. In Google Chrome, it’s called opening an incognito window.

This is Google Chrome in normal browsing mode. You can turn on private browsing in Google Chrome to keep it from storing your browsing history.

Google Chrome runs on Intel Macs running OSX Leopard or later. In incognito mode, Google Chrome does not store your browsing history or your search history. Temporary files, cookies, and download history aren’t kept either. They should all be gone after you’ve closed your browser (except for downloaded files should still be on your computer unless you manually delete them).

Incognito browsing is pretty handy if you are using a shared computer and you don’t want other people to see what sites you have visited.

Say you are shopping for a gift for a family member and you don’t want that person to see what where you’ve been doing your online shopping.

Learn more about private browsing (also called “porn mode”) after the jump.

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How to Show / Hide Bookmarks Bar in Safari in Mac OSX

Apple’s Safari is a nifty Web browser with a clean look, a nice RSS reader function, and powerful bookmarking options. One of the things I like is the convenient Bookmarks Bar (found right below the Address Bar) where you can add bookmarks that you can move around simply by dragging the bookmarks.

But have you ever looked at Safari and wondered where the Bookmarks Bar went?

Or do you have a Bookmarks Bar that you wished would disappear for whatever reason? Okay, so maybe Safari’s Bookmarks Bar does not appear or disappear randomly. However, you might want to show or hide it and you suddenly you can’t figure out how to.

The Bookmarks Bar is a useful feature of Safari. You can show or hide Safari's Bookmarks Bar in Mac OSX using the Mac toolbar or with a keyboard shortcut.

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How to Launch an Application Using Spotlight

There are many ways to launch an application in Apple OSX. Double click the app in the applications folder. Click an app icon on the dock. In Mac OSX Lion, you can start Launch Pad to open an iOS-like icon grid that you can use to start an app with one click.

You can use keyboard shortcuts to launch any application.

But there’s a keyboard shortcut that can be used by those running OSX Leopard, Snow Leopard, and Lion. It’s quick, convenient, and actually, easy to remember.

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Crop an Image Using Preview

What do you use to crop an image in Mac OSX? There are plenty of powerful image editing tools for Mac OSX, some free, some ridiculously expensive.

Included with every Apple Macintosh since 2002, iPhoto has a modest set of photo editing options, such as red-eye removal and adjustment of exposure, contrast, and saturation. Effects (sepia, matte, black and white, etc.) can also be added with one click. It also has an easy-to-use crop tool.

The drawback is that you need to add a photo into your iPhoto library to be able to edit pictures. If you’re using powerful image editing tools like Adobe Photoshop, Gimp, Seashore, and Acorn, the drawback is that they may take a while to load. If you merely need a quick fix for cropping a photo, there has to be a quicker way, right?

You can use Prevew to crop photo.

Good thing there’s another option. And it only requires an app that already comes free and preinstalled in every Mac. The app we’re talking about here is Preview. Yup, Preview, that ever reliable photo and PDF viewer for Mac OSX can also be used to crop just about any type of image it can open.

See how after the jump.

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