Get Rid Of Open With… Right-Click Menu Duplicates [OS X Tips]

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Get Rid Of Open With Duplicates

Tired of right-clicking (control-click or two-finger click on trackpads) on a file and seeing a ton of duplicates in the Open With… contextual menu pop up? Not only is it aesthetically annoying, it takes up valuable real estate on smaller screens, and makes you move your mouse cursor more than you should, which could lead to repetitive-stress injuries. Or, you know, a tired finger or three.

Anyway, if you want to get rid of those duplicates, try the following.

How To Reset A Lost User Password In Lion Or Mountain Lion [OS X Tips]

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OS X Utilities

I ran across an issue yesterday in trying to support a Macbook Pro at work. We wanted to reformat the Macbook to a clean system install, but we had no system disk for the computer (it was lost in the move to our new offices), and we didn’t know the admin password for the Mac. I thought we were out of luck, until I ran across a solution in Apple’s discussion forums that showed me how to reset the admin password without a system disk. I figured I’d share this process here, hoping it helps some of you out.

Apple To Finally Unveil The iPad Mini On October 23 [Report]

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This isn't the real thing, but it's likely to be identical.
This isn't the real thing, but it's likely to be identical.

Apple was expected to send out invitations to an upcoming iPad mini announcement on October 10, but that date has now come and gone, and we’re still left wondering when the tiny tablet is going to get its grand unveiling. Recent reports have suggested that the device has been postponed due to production delays, but according to AllThingsD, that’s not the case.

Instead, Apple will be holding its event on October 23, sources claim — just three days before Microsoft’s new Surface tablet begins shipping in the United States.

Apple Releases Mountain Lion 10.8.2 And Lion 10.7.5 Supplemental Updates

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Will your Mac be able to run Mountain Lion? Apple has the official list.
Will your Mac be able to run Mountain Lion? Apple has the official list.

Apple has quietly released two supplemental updates for OS X Mountain Lion and Lion today. The first supplemental update for OS X 10.8.2 is available now in the Mac App Store, and a similar update to 10.7.5 has also been made available. Both updates contain small bug fixes.