Spinning Beachball when coming out of sleep or when deactivating the screen saver

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We set our Macs to require a password when woken from sleep or the screensaver.

Around the beginning of November several of our 10.8.x Mac users started to advise that they were seeing the dreaded spinning beachball/pinwheel when trying to wake their Macs.

It appears we were not alone in this issue.

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How To: Set a Macs Time Server

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A recent post showed how to forcibly update a Macs time against a given NTP server, i’ve since been asked how to set the Macs NTP server.

This post will try & show you how.

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How To: Set Safari 7 to open at the Homepage

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Safari7 TopSites

Safari 6 used to open new windows by default to the Homepage, this behaviour in Safari 7 has been changed to show the “Top Sites” window as shown above.

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