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How To Connect An XBOX ONE Controller To A Mac

By   McDonald, T.    | Date 30th of May 2020 This is much simpler these days than ever before. All you need is your controller, your mac and an app from the app store that is free. Go to the app store Search for Game Controller Tester Download the app Open the Bluetooth app on your Mac and make sure the Bluetooth is on. Open the app and turn on your controller. Press the little button on the front of your controller and hold it down, see figure 1. The XBOX button should start flashing. You should now see your controller in the list of Bluetooth devices, see figure 2. You might need to click on connect when you use it again, but it usually connects automatically after the first time. Figure 1, small button in front of controller will find a connection when held down. Figure 2, Bluetooth device list If you want to see what i did, here is the video. Happy gaming! Please like and subscribe.

How to find the best WI-FI for MacOS X Catalina

If you have any of the following problems when browsing or trying to watch something via the internet, it could be interference from other Wi-Fi connections from say your neighbour. Symptoms Wi-Fi dropping out Difficulty watching a live stream Slow internet surfing  slow buffering on video  Open Wireless Diagnostics Hold down the option key and click on the Wi-Fi icon in the bar across the top. Now select the ‘Open Wireless Diagnostics’ option.  Ignore the window that pops up and go straight for the menu bar at the top > window then select scan from the drop-down menu. In the window, you will see a panel with some stats and the best channel for you. Make a note of the channel and close the wireless diagnostics tool. Open your HomeHub device’s webpage Open your browser and enter the address of your HomeHub or router (If you don’t know the address you can use the IP address. You find it by opening System Preferences > network then copy the IP address ne

How to play spectrum games on a Mac, Windows or even GNU/Linux.

By McDonald. T |  July 14th 2018   The 80s was a great time for gaming. For a while, gamers had been able to alleviate the boredom with dedicated gaming devices such as Asteroid and Donkey Kong. However, things really got going when gaming consoles like Atari 2600 hit the market. Even so, nothing compared to the new home computers like Commodore 64 and the Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48k. These computers not only had tons of games, but also you could program your own software including games.  Sign up to my blog for more fun stuff! The gaming consoles had the advantage of instant loading from a cartridge while the home computers needed to load games from a tape in a tape recorder, which was not always successful. This could take 5 minutes or more and the sound level had to be just right or the game would fail to load. Despite the loading issues, the home computer won out and steadily advanced into the powerful machines we have today. Now that we have our wonder rigs, some of u

Build A Test Website In 3 Easy Steps

 By McDonald. T | Updated November 28th 2018 Building a website may seem daunting if you are new to web design. The truth is, however, that building your own test website is so easy it will embarrass you! You just need the correct tools to do the job. Brackets and xampp can be used on Mac, Windows or Linux, but in this blog I will focus on Mac. What is a test website? A test site is a site that you can create without the need for a server or a web host. You can create the test site all on your own computer and play around with it until you are happy with it. This is a really good way to learn HTML5 and PHP in a safe environment. 1)  Install Brackets  Brackets is an editor that will allow you to code and test files. Brackets is simple to use and has a nifty little feature, called live view, that allows you to view the code in a web browser as it would look as a webpage. In other words, it translates the code into a webpage. Brackets is free and open source softwa

Useful Shortcuts For Mac

Last updated: 28/05/17 Short cuts are combinations of keys that you can use to perform tasks with your keyboard.  Short cuts can save you a lot of time, so it is worth your time memorising them.  Nevertheless, there are lots that you can use, so I have listed a few that I find particularly useful.  These are my favourite short cuts for Mac (Yosemite). Safari and word processor short cuts Command + Z This will undo the last action.  This includes opening up an accidentally closed tab; you will have to use this short cut immediately, however. Command + A This will select all and can be used in many applications. Command + F This open or select the search facility in the application if it has one.  This can be useful if you are looking for keywords in a document and will even work in the safari browser.  It will save you reading through lots of text; it does the scanning for you and highlights the keywords you are looking for. Command + T