How To Fix The Problem Of Icons Disappearing in Your Mac’s Dock

Sometimes certain icons in your Mac dock will just disappear. For example, the Firefox icon might disappear and you’ll see a blank space with just the Firefox name instead of the icon. I’m not sure why this occurs, but it’s some form of corruption to the dock settings file, so you’ll need to reset it. To do so, just do this: Use Spotlight and look for terminal. Launch it, and run the following commands. rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist killall Dock There you

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SingTel 3G Mobile Broadband Internet Settings

Following up on my previous post on getting the setting for Starhub 3G APN settings, I got an Android phone with Singtel, and had to play around with the APN settings. If you need the APN settings for Singtel 3G network, then these will work. You can use it in case you’ve loaded a new firmware on your smartphone and lost the APN settings, or if you have a new 3G router that you want to setup a 3G internet

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How To Remove/Uninstall KEXTs In Mac OSX

KEXTs are Kernel Extensions, and I realised that a program that I installed in the past (SteerMouse) had left its KEXT behind even though I uninstalled the program. You can see the list of KEXTs in your system at /System/Library/Extensions/, but do note that Mac OSX only loads whichever KEXT is needed. As you can’t just delete the KEXT from within Finder, I had to find out how to remove it. Turns out it’s just one command in Terminal: rm

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How To Make and Run Batch Files In Terminal In Mac OSX

I use batch files sometimes when I was using Windows because it saves a lot of time when you need to run a batch of commands frequently. With a batch file, you save all the commands into one file, and just run the batch file, instead of your gazillion commands individually. I was facing the same situation in Mac OSX when I realised that I didn’t know how to create a batch file in Mac OSX. Turns out it’s pretty

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Starhub 3G Mobile Broadband Internet Settings

It’s possible to buy a wireless router, and share your 3G mobile broadband connection. This is great for people on the move and need to share an 3G internet connection. It’s also great if you have a small office or a small network setup, and want an ad-hoc network, or want a backup to your landed cable/DSL/fibre connection. I’m not sure about the other carriers/ISPs, but the settings for Starhub are: Connection/APN name: StarHub Internet Access point name: shwapint Username:

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