About Miles

Miles was a former author at MakeTechEasier.

Articles by Miles

Safe Guard Your Password With KeePassX

Safe Guard Your Password With KeePassX

Password management applications offer a compromise between convenience and security by storing an encrypted database of your usernames and passwords behind one master password.

3 Useful Applications to Easily Lock Your Screen in OS X

3 Useful Applications to Easily Lock Your Screen in OS X

If you work in a collaborative or public computer environment or share your computer with family members and want to keep individual user data separate, it’s handy to know how to lock your screen and keep your work away from prying eyes. While the solution is simple, it’s not immediately clear to the new user how to activate.

How To Change Your Time Machine Backup Interval

How To Change Your Time Machine Backup Interval

You might think hourly backups are a bit excessive. Apple does not give you a convenient way to change the default backup schedule. Luckily this is easy. Here are two ways you can change the hourly backup schedule to one of your choosing.

5 Ways to Un-Minimize Finder Windows in OS X

5 Ways to Un-Minimize Finder Windows in OS X

Command + M minimizes any given window in OS X’s Finder, but getting the window back from the dock is a different story. Unfortunately, Finder’s poor management of “un-minimizing” a window is maddeningly inconsistent and seemingly an obvious omission given the importance of such a feature. Here are five ways to un-minimize windows in OS X.

How To Default Your Search To Google.com In Firefox

How To Default Your Search To Google.com In Firefox

If you travel to foreign countries, Firefox has the annoying habit of returning search results in a language based on the nationality of the service provider. Before I did this trick, when I was at home in France I’d default to Google.fr, but at work in Switzerland it would default to Google.ch. Follow these instructions to always force Google.com in English.

2 Ways to Batch Rename Files in OS X

2 Ways to Batch Rename Files in OS X

Whether it’s changing file names of pictures from “IMG_XXXX.jpg” to organizing your MP3s, batch file renaming can both save you time and reduce frustration. Here are two free ways to rename large groups of files in OS X.

Change Sidebar Categories in Finder and iTunes

Change Sidebar Categories in Finder and iTunes

In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the steps you need to know in order to change various strings in OS X’s Finder and iTunes. The same process can be applied to pretty much any other program.