Showing posts from September, 2014

Quickly Boot to Bootcamp Windows

If you are using Bootcamp, you will notice that you can boot to Max OS X quickly using the system tray icon. In order to boot to Windows you need to go to preference and select the startup disk. Is there a way to boot into Windows quickly? Yes. There are several solutions including using the startup disk under system preference and installing an app for it. I will show you how to boot to Windows using Startup disk. Then I will show you the instructions to create an shortcut or alias so that access the startup disk quickly. Using Startup Disk 1. Select System Preference. 2. Click Startup Disk 3. Select "BOOTCAMP Windows" and click restart. Create a Shortcut to Startup Disk 1. Open a Finder. Goto the first level folder of your disk. 2. Select System >> Library >> PreferencePanes. If you prefer to use command line the path is /System/Library/PreferencePanes 3. Under PreferencePanes, find StartupDisk.prefPane. Create a sh

Gmail Server Rejects Password from Email Client and Mobile Apps

If you encountered problem when login into gmail account (using IMAP) from your email clients such as Thunderbird, Live Mail, Apple Mail, Mail apps in iPhone and iPad, and any other email clients or apps; you are not alone. The problem you encountered is not a bug but it is a security feature implemented by Google. The solution is as follows: Problems When you add a gmail account in any email client using IMAP, you might have an error that says "your id and password has been rejected by the server". Another situation occurs when you previously working gmail account suddenly stops working and it produce a similar message that you id and password has been rejected by the mail server. Possible Causes 1. Google Security Feature Google has turn on a feature that prevents less secure apps and devices from logging into the server. This might includes emails clients and mobile apps. Under the section Less secure apps, access for less secure apps is disabled . T