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Reset DNS Cache On Mac

OS X stores a local cache of resolved DNS queries for a time defined by the DNS server, but there are times when it may be necessary to reset the cache immediately and re-query a DNS server. For example, you

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Reset LaunchPad

Empty Launchpad completely—removing even Apple’s own apps. The crux of this trick is wiping out the contents of the database Lion uses to know what goes where in Launchpad. To do so, launch Terminal (which, as always, is in /Applications/Utilities)

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Run Password Reset Utility in OS X 10.7 (Lion) Restore Partition

With prior versions of OS X, Apple included a “Reset Password” Utility that you could use to reset forgotten passwords for accounts on the system. But in the recovery options Lion, this is missing from the “Utilities” menu where it

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Reset iOS Device

Plug the device into the computer, hold the home and power button for about 12 seconds until the unit turns off. Continue holding them both down until you see an Apple Logo, let go of the power button, but continue

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