Tag Archives: mac os x

How To Change DNS Settings on your Mac

So, why woud you want to know How To Change the DNS Settings on your Mac? If you use wi-fi or even a wired connection chances are DHCP sorts out your DNS settings for you. Well, I’ve been having problems with my Mac and surprise surprise it uses DNS settings supplied by my router which in turn routes me to my ISPs DNS servers for name resolution. After a bit of testing the problem appeared to be my ISP’s Servers that were the problem and so, after rummaging around the world wide web of useful info for advice on what to do, I decided to use Google’s Public DNS Servers instead of my ISPs. Google’s Public Servers are at 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4.

Here’s how I changed my settings:

 

Seamus

 

Mac OS X Automator Adventures – an app that will speak a dictionary definition of a word

Here’s an Automator app that will speak the dictionary definition of a word.

To get going double-click the app and when prompted type in the word for which you would like to hear the definition spoken.

Its basic but i’m jusssst gettin’ to grips with Automator.

 

You can get the app here : speakingdictionary.app

Mac OS X Automator Adventures – an app that speaks one’s IP Address

I know, this is completely useless… unless you have a use for it, that is.

I was home alone and a little bit bored so i decided to play around with Mac OS X’s Automator. Stuck for something do i though it would be nice to have an app that would speak one’s Mac’s IP address out loud. I know, who’d have thought that computers would be used to speak? 🙂 Anyway, I’ve never used Automator before and was surprised how easy it was to use.

 

You can download the app here