Using Apple Automator to Lock and Sleep Screens

Cory Customizations, Mac, Software

First let me mention my current setup. 15″ 2012 Macbook Pro running MacOS Catalina on a 2.6Ghz Quad-Core i7 cpu with 8GB ram and 256 SSD. The superdrive is replaced a 1Tb HDD for storage. An old Kensington USB-3 dock drives one 23″ LG IPS monitor. A second 23″ LG IPS monitor connects directly to the laptop over mini-display port. …

Our Top 50 Computer Repair Services

Cory Hardware, Repair, Software

  Here at Tech4Eleven we take on a lot, and for good reason: We want to provide the very best in computer repair and web design for Rapid City, South Dakota and abroad. Today we look at our top 50 computer repair services. They span the spectrum. No job is too small. We’re always up-front with what the issue is. We’ll …

Working with Images – Updating Your Website

Cory Software, Web, Wordpress

Working with images is an essential part of working on your website. You want to visually appeal to your visitors; therefore, it’s necessary to make sure your images are optimized before uploading them so that your website can run at peak speeds. Here are a few tips on how to best prepare your images. 1. Make the image the exact dimensions …

Firefox 11’s New 3D Developer Tools

Cory Blog, Software, Web

Firefox 11 just released today and, as a web designer, I’m giddy about their new 3D developer tool for, well, web developers, even if for anything just the sheer coolness of it. Below is a preview of this site in 3D mode. Developers have been accustomed to 2D tools such as Firebug and Firefox’s own built in tools for some …

Apple’s OSX Lion is Out

Cory Blog, Mac, Software

OK, it’s old news for sure, but Apple’s latest and best operating system is out for downloading. But only downloading. If you haven’t heard already, you can’t buy the $29.99 OS in stores and you can expect that will be the trend with future releases from said Mac company…

Snap windows with Cinch

Cory Blog, Mac, Software

Disclaimer: Although in my day job I work with PCs, I am Mac guy through and through (thanks to my wife). With the release of Windows 7, however, there are a few features which I wish OSX had. Shhhh. Don’t tell anyone. Built into Windows 7, you can quickly drag a window to the right edge of your screen and …

Macgyver your keyboard with Keytweak

Cory Blog, Software

I recently had a co-worker ask me if it were possible to change a key on her keyboard to be something else, something more convenient for her daily spreadsheet handling. I went straight to Google and found Keytweak (for Windows)- the macgyver of all keyboard remapping tools. Why? Because it’s simple- almost DIY. All you have to do, after installing …

Clone(zilla) your HDD for Quick Recovery

Cory Blog, Software

An oldy but a goody in the world of system backups. I’ve recently stumbled across Clonezilla as an effective way to not only backup the current state of your harddrive by way of imaging it, but, in my everyday use, an effective way to image and deploy other systems. I recently setup my Time Capsule on my home network and …

Remember Y2K with a Secure Backup

Cory Blog, Mac, Software

So yeah, happy new year! While I’m stuck at work for the rest of the night there’s no better time to talk about securing your Mac with a backup than now, whilst remembering the “dawn of Y2K” was just yester-year, when loosing everything was all the rage. I recently happened upon a great deal on a 1TB Apple Time Capsule …

Save Windows Icon Location

Cory Blog, Software, Windows

I’m all about sharing things I find useful,  so writing about this little post about this little app fits right in line. At work, I have all my desktop icons arranged exactly how I want them-“minimally” really, because I hate a cluttered desktop. But every now and then I am working away from my desk, thus need to remote into …

Google Chrome OS Reviewed

Cory Blog, Mac, Software, Web

Google Chrome, the browser, has been out for some time. It offers a spin on browsing- a cleaner, more streamline, google way of browsing. Besides its incredible speed, the next best thing is that the address bar is also the search bar. Currently it’s only available for Windows, but if you’re Mac, you can find a preview version of it …

Digital Coloring

Cory Blog, Software

Ok, I’m no proclaimed graphic artist, but with what I do create, I often need to use certain colors that are placed here or there on my screen and I’m not sure what the color is “called.” On my mac, the DigitalColor Meter is built in. It lets me navigate over any color on any window on my desktop. It …

Get the 411

Cory Blog, Software

Getting the full 411 on your computer may proof to be a harder than at first thought, especially when working with older machines or when product labels are wayyyyyy back there…or ok, when you’re too lazy to move stuff around and look, like I was, admittedly, recently. Well, maybe the basic info is available but what about network info, hotfixes, …

See-Net; for Reviews and Purchasing Help

Cory Blog, Software, Web

Way back when, I fell upon a site with countless free downloads and reviews on software applications, a not so little site called download.com. At download.com I can search for any type of software I want either by category, popularity, or by guessing. Then I can sort those results by paid, trial, or free, again by popularity, by rating, and …

Free Space. Get it Now!

Cory Blog, Mac, Software

Mostly Mac: There are many ways to free up space on your hard drive, on mac, your “start up disk.” Let me point out a few: Download and Run Onyx (reviewed in Tricks of the Trade: Current Mac Apps and More Software Means Productivity) Uninstall Apps with AppCleaner (mentioned here More Software Means Productivity) Delete music in iTunes that you really don’t listen …

Steady As She Goes: Windows User Control

Cory Blog, Security, Software, Windows

Windows Only: The last two days I have spent most of my time setting up the tech bar at a local coffee shop. This gourmet beverage delivering company hosts two public access computers for customers to browse the net while they down their drinks. Long story short, after years of use and neglect, they both needed to be redone, completely. …

IE for FF

Cory Blog, Software

Since I started my new job, I have been using windows and PCs more often. The sensation is kind of like when you go away to a distant country for a very long time, then return to the land of your fathers and revisit things that you now think were important to you before you left-it’s that instance of-[picking up …