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Ampps For Mac – Update to 3.3 Manually Without Re-installing

Ampps is a fantastic piece of software if you want to run a testing server but upgrading on the mac has always been pretty awkward. The first time I upgraded, back when I was a Mac newbie, I deleted all of my files by accident! Luckily I had created a backup first. The good news is Mac users can download and install the update from a compressed file so there is no need to install from the disk image again.

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Preparing for an Upgrade – My Yosemite Experience

When a new operating system is released  you question yourself.  Do I really need an upgrade?  How easy is it?  Do I dive in or wait for the mass participation to die down?  Do I research blogs to find the good, bad and ugly, will it put me off? I guess the answer is all of them.  Here is my experience with my recent Yosemite upgrade on my 2-year-old Mac.

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Trickster for Mac Review – Magic File Finding

Even the tidiest of users who own a Mac may have files scattered across several folders on your hard drive. Ever tried finding a file through spotlight or even manually tried to look for a file. How much time is spent trying to organise your files to spend ages trying to find them. Thankfully fo us Mac owners this is where Trickster saves the day.

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Configure Apple Mail Email for Hotmail IMAP

Microsoft announced a few months ago that they were to introduce IMAP support for anyone with a Windows Live, Hotmail, MSN email account. This tutorial we will configure Apple Mail to use IMAP instead of the default POP. We will be using Mavericks the latest version of the Mac operating system although the settings will be the same for any Mail Client on Windows, Mac, Linux and any mobile client.
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AMMPS For Mac – Changing the Apache Document Root

Since getting a Mac I decided to use Ampps for all of my development and testing needs. Ampps, if you don’t already know is an alternative to Xampp, Mamp, Wamp and various other web servers. There is one thing I like to do with web server’s and that is to move the document root outside of the default path to prevent me deleting it and also to keep it backed up so here is a little tutorial on how to change the Apache document root in Ammps.

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