Access your Bonjour printer over VPN from your iOS device
  • Written by Colin Fitzpatrick
  • March 26th, 2016
  • About Apple

Access your Bonjour printer over VPN from your iOS device

Bonjour automatically locates devices such as printers, other computers, and the services that those devices offer on a local network - but only on a local network. If you need to access a device that requires Bonjour for discovery, and you are not on the same network, Bonjour needs a little help.

Add latitude and longitude coordinates to iPhone contacts
  • Written by Colin Fitzpatrick
  • September 19th, 2012
  • About Apple

Add latitude and longitude coordinates to iPhone contacts

Apple maps address searches are not great outside the US; most of the addresses I have in my contacts don’t work or are not accurate.

Quickly Access settings on your Mac
  • Written by Colin Fitzpatrick
  • August 11th, 2012
  • About Apple

Quickly Access settings on your Mac

Handy Tip: If you hold down the option key, while pressing a function key, the relevant Settings panel will appear. For instance if you hold option and press the volume function key, the Sounds setting will appear, if you hold option while pressing the Brightness function key, the Display settings will appear.

Monitor Redmine, Hudson and Review Board with Growl
  • Written by Colin Fitzpatrick
  • July 28th, 2012
  • About Apple

Monitor Redmine, Hudson and Review Board with Growl

A quick and dirty bash/xsl combination to allow you to watch changes in Redmine, Hudson and Review Board via Growl; this should work with any local RSS/ATOM feed.

Advanced scheduling of Mac OS Wake and Sleep Time
  • Written by Colin Fitzpatrick
  • July 21st, 2012
  • About Apple

Advanced scheduling of Mac OS Wake and Sleep Time

Mac OS has a settings panel that allows you to schedule the Wake, Sleep and Shutdown time for your Mac, but there is only one schedule allowed; e.g everyday, or every Friday, or every weekend, and so on. I wanted a different wake and shutdown time for the weekend and weekdays.

Get to the Apple Menu with keyboard shortcuts
  • Written by Colin Fitzpatrick
  • July 5th, 2012
  • About Apple

Get to the Apple Menu with keyboard shortcuts

To get to the menu bar on a Mac, press Ctrl-F2 (Ctrl-Fn-F2 on a laptop) from there you can use the arrow keys and letter keys to open menus.