Quickly change wallpaper in OS X

Cory Mac, Other Tricks

If you are like me and use multiple monitors, you can quickly, and easily I might add, make the wallpaper on all monitors the same. Open “System Preferences” and go into “Desktop & Screen Saver”. A window will show up on each monitor. Move them closer to each other for more ease. Click and drag the preview of the wallpaper …

Save Folder Contents as Text

Cory Blog, Other Tricks

Prepare yourself – here comes an ultra geeky tip. Say you have this folder chucked full of files and for whatever reason you need a list of all the file and folder names inside that folder. No simple screenshot will work because you’re a nerd you want to see rows and columns and auto filter the names by characters and …

Been Busy?

Cory Blog, Other Tricks

Sorry I haven’t updated with any sort of real content lately.  I think I’ve been busy. But I’ll take this time to mention that I’m looking for people who like to write to join the tech savy-ness of Tech4Eleven. If you’re reading this and you’re even remotely interested, drop a note using the contact page.

\Shareand Share.alike

Cory Blog, Other Tricks, Windows

Sharing files by email is stupid. Sharing files with Dropbox is nice. But sharing files by UNC path is just plain awesome. WINDOWS: According to Everything Guru Wikipedia, UNC “is short for Universal Naming Convention or Uniform Naming Convention, [which] specifies a common syntax to describe the location of a network resource, such as a shared file, directory, or printer.” …

Quick Dial to VoiceMail

Cory Blog, Other Tricks

I hated entering in my so secretive password on my cellular every time I needed to check my voicemail, so I fixed it. Now it’s all automated. I call my voice mail number and it patches me straight into my messages. Why is there the password anyway? I mean are my messages SO secret that I need to encrypt them? …

Be proficient with Microsoft Office Document Scanning

Cory Blog, Other Tricks, Windows

Windows: Tucked away in a small crevice of your Window’s Start Menu resides a powerful, but otherwise relatively unknown tool. Follow the path to Start>All Programs>Microsoft Office>Microsoft Office Tools>Microsoft Office Document Scanning and Whallah! – Power at your fingertips. You have a paper, a project, a document, something with text on it, and you need to revamp-edit-rework it, but of …

Best of…

Cory Blog, Customizations, Other Tricks

I was thinking the other day how I have come across some really useful information over the past months that this website has been live, and I wanted to list a few things that I have found the most useful. How to Hide or Remove Spam (&Spam Count) in Gmail Dial 1-800-GOOG-411 to find any business on the spot, for …

Hate Spam? I KNOW I DO!!

Cory Blog, Other Tricks

To start off this simple post topic, I would like to start with a clip from “Garden State:” [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAUvNmecsH8&hl=en] The video is no longer available and thus, the post: I love the part where the dude is making his pitch and he says “I know I do.” It resounds in my head whenever I am faced with something that I …

Ringtone Madness

Cory Blog, Other Tricks, Web

For since I can remember, I have been making my very own ringtones for my mobile cellular handheld. All done via a simple yet powerful utility entitled Audacity. Why pay a bundle for a less than 30 second song when you can crop your own for free. (This is a comment not a question) Granted there are a few good …

Free and Fast Business Lookup via GOOGLE

Cory Blog, Other Tricks, Web

Google has an awesome business directory via Google Maps, but I never expect this. While browsing Google today for a business name, I came across 1-800-GOOG-411. Calling it, I found an exciting array of ease and functionality, and in addition, FREE-NESS. I saved the number in my mobile contacts and I might even put it on speed dial. This is …