About Colin Scattergood

Frankly, Colin is a big geek about the things in which he's interested. From tech to science to the business behind it all...When Colin get's in to something, he really get's in to it. Mac's and Android phones are his forte, but you name it and he probably uses it. He's an avid pilot and is also deeply interested in the industries that encompass his technical and well, sort of nerdy hobbies. He is open to any and all communication, so feel free to shoot him an email with comments, questions, suggestions or corrections at any time! Visit him at ColinScattergood.com or ItsTechKnowledgy.com.

Articles by Colin Scattergood

How to Preview Application Window The Quick and Easy Way [Mac]

How to Preview Application Window The Quick and Easy Way [Mac]

In Windows 7, its super easy to see what windows you have open for each application without leaving the window you’re currently in. In OS X however, this is not the case. While there is always Exposé, this requires an extra key-press or gesture, and takes you away from your currently active window. In trying to solve this problem, […]

How to Create Video Tutorials on Your Mac Using ScreenFlow

How to Create Video Tutorials on Your Mac Using ScreenFlow

I’ve been doing a ton of work lately with video. From green screen to screen capture, video on the web continues to grow as a way to distribute information. To take advantage of this growth in a quick and easy way on my own sites, I’ve wanted to do some quick how-to’s that I could upload to […]

How to Create A Network Drive Using AirDisk in OS X

How to Create A Network Drive Using AirDisk in OS X

There are a million ways in which using a network drive at home can be super useful. Whether you want an easy and quick way to back up, share files, stream media from multiple computers, or something else entirely, a network drive can be a convenient and easy way to do if set up correctly. Here’s a […]

How to Control iTunes Using Custom Keyboard Shortcuts

How to Control iTunes Using Custom Keyboard Shortcuts

One of my favorite parts of my Macbook is the set of media keys across the top of the keyboard. For a music, movie, TV and general media junkie like myself, these keys make things quick and easy. What I do hate though, is when I switch to an external keyboard and mouse, which I generally do […]

How to Find And Install Non-market Apps On Your Android Phone

How to Find And Install Non-market Apps On Your Android Phone

The Android Market is great, and only getting better. It is home to literally tens of thousands of great apps, many of which are free, and all of which are at your disposal with just a few taps of your finger. But sometimes, particularly when searching for apps that perform particular functions, we are met with an […]

How to Secure Your Mac

How to Secure Your Mac

As Apple’s Mac computers grow in popularity, so too will the frequency with which they are targeted in attacks. While the debate about whether or not Mac’s truly are inherently more secure than PC’s rages on, and probably will for some time, its inarguable that being extra secure is never a bad thing regardless of what system […]

How to Organize Your Mac’s Desktop using DeskShade

How to Organize Your Mac’s Desktop using DeskShade

I love my Mac because of the way it runs. It’s speedy, as well as easy, and never slows down with time. Another reason I love my Mac though, is because of its aesthetics. In my opinion, MacBooks just look nice. Part of what makes them look so nice though, are the personal touches we put on them. For many, […]

How to create your own OS X Dashboard Widgets from Safari

How to create your own OS X Dashboard Widgets from Safari

One of the many unique ideas Apple has pioneered in operating systems is the use of desktop widgets.  Apple first introduced widgets with the Dashboard when they released OS X v.10.4. Since then, they’ve grown in popularity, in number of widgets available, and have been copied in several iterations for every major operating system. While they […]

How to Jailbreak Your iPad

How to Jailbreak Your iPad

Jailbreaking your iPad is, in a word, simple.  In two words, it’s ridiculously simple. But why do it? And how? I’m here to answer all your questions! So let’s get started! Why should you Jailbreak? Well, jailbreaking your iPad offers you tons of features and opportunities that you are otherwise not afforded. It gives you […]

How to Get Windows 7 “Aero Snap” on your Mac

How to Get Windows 7 “Aero Snap” on your Mac

One of the greatest features, as well as most highly touted features in Windows 7 is Aero Snap. At its core, Snap gives you a way to quickly and sensibly organize your active windows for easy viewing. It’s great for comparing two documents, images, or websites. In Windows 7, I just pull one window’s title bar […]

How to Tether Using Your Android Phone

How to Tether Using Your Android Phone

Unless you are one of the few who have upgraded to Froyo, or you have rooted your Android phone, chances are, you are still not able to tether using your Android phone. Those who are seeking a solution, PdaNet is the easiest way available to provide tethering to your Mac or PC. PdaNet allows you to, […]