Tag Archive: How-To


Author:
Mike Adams
08/16/2012

Tech Support?

Time to exit, stage left…

I have had an incredible time writing these blogs over the last couple of years. While I have never actually managed to get a good schedule down for writing them on a consistent basis, I always enjoyed getting some time set aside to do so. So it is with a heavy heart that I inform the regular readers of the TechTalk blog that as of now, there will be no longer be any updates to it for the foreseeable future. We will leave the page up though, for anyone who still has lingering questions about any of the “How-To” articles we have written, or just want to watch one of our videos again. So thank you all very much for just reading my (and my colleagues’) articles, it has been a pleasure.

Author:
Mike Adams
05/29/2012

Just bought yourself a brand new PC laptop with an NVIDIA with Optimus graphics card, and looking forward to doing some gaming or even watching some movies in High Definition? You start things up, but things don’t look exactly like they should. Your game winds up running at 15 frames a second, or your movie is choppy and always seems to be buffering. Well, with the NVIDIA with Optimus graphics card, you must tell programs when to run the onboard graphics (usually an Intel chip), or with your dedicated graphics card (the NVIDIA). Watch the video that NVIDIA posted on just how to do that right after the break.

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Author:
Mike Adams
04/27/2012

Recently, I needed to send an HTML email to a list of graduating seniors here are UC Davis to let them know about some Adobe deals we had. How was I going to do this though? I researched Google and found several different options involving having to use Internet Explorer to “Send page by e-mail”. This was not what I wanted though. I wanted to send it through Outlook. So after even more digging, I finally found the solution and wanted to share it with everyone else. (Hopefully you don’t have to do as much digging as I did to find this page.) Read on after the break.

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“How-To”…Check Your Apple Warranty Status

Author:
Mike Adams
12/08/2011

How do I find my warranty coverage?

How do I find my warranty coverage?

At the TechHub, we have people come into the store on an almost daily basis asking if we can find out the length of time they still have on their Apple warranty coverage. Well, we can find out that information for you pretty easily, and after this how-to, so can you. Find out after the break.

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“How-To”…Import a Photo Booth movie to iMovie

Author:
Mike Adams
11/15/2011

You have questions, we have answers!

You have questions, we have answers!

Want to splice in some footage you took from Photo Booth into your movie project in iMovie? It couldn’t be simpler. Find out how after the break.

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“How-To”…Navigate Launchpad in OS X 10.7

Author:
Mike Adams
11/8/2011

Why is my iOS in my OS X?

Why is my iOS in my OS X?

One of the biggest changes in the Mac operating system, in regards to the update to Lion, is the new feature Launchpad. With OS X 10.7 Lion, Apple fuses both their robust and incredibly reliable OS X with their insanely popular and easy to use iOS. With Launchpad, you get the instant launch functionality of iOS in the OS X environment, and you are able to navigate it just like you would on your iPhone. It is also customizable, just like on your iPhone, but now you don’t have to do it in your iTunes account (pre-iOS 5). We will show you some tips right after the break.

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UC Davis TechTalk Episode Fourteen

Author:
Mike Adams
05/27/2011

It is graduation time again, and in this episode, Mike Adams talks about the graduation specials that the TechHub has. Also, he tackles a very common question gets thrown around the shop quite a bit. “How do you install Parallels and Windows on a Mac?” Find out in this episode of TechTalk.

TechTalk Q&A Time #3

Author:
Mike Adams
05/06/2011

You have questions, we have answers!

You have questions, we have answers!

Welcome to another TechTalk Q&A session. We have a small backlog of questions that have been asked of us so let’s take a look at some of them right after the break.

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“How-To”…Disappearing Disk Drive Icon in Mac OS X?

Author:
Mike Adams
02/11/2011

You may or may not know that the TechHub has a computer repair center. The reason I bring this up is because I have been noticing a trend of Apple machines being brought to us for help and the icon to the disk drive is nowhere to be found on the desktop. Some folks seemed to have it like that on purpose, but a majority of them seemed baffled at how to bring back that icon. This seems like a growing trend to me, so I figured it was time for a quick “how-to” on the subject. To see “How-To” bring back the disk drive icon in Mac OS X, just read on after the break.

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EndNote X4 and Office Compatibility Issues

Author:
Mike Adams
11/22/2010

EndNote is a very popular program on the UC Davis campus and we know that many of you now have it in your possession. Along with the recent release of EndNote X4, both Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 and Microsoft Office 2010 for Windows have been released pretty recently as well. If you have both of these programs, you might find yourself with some compatibility issues. Read on after the break for more details.

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