How to bind a Mac to an Active directory or Open directory domain

Hi Guys
This video will show you how to bind a Mac to an Active directory or Open directory domain. You would need this when you are in a workplace environment.

How to Change the Computer Name of your Mac

Hi All
If you have purchased a second hand Mac and had a hand me down from a family member. The Mac may still hold the Computer Name that the previous owner had entered when they initially configured the Mac.
The video above shows you how to change the computer and also shows you how to add the computer into the Finder sidebar.

Step 1. Go into the Apple menu, and click on System Preferences.
System Preferences
Step 2. In the System Preferences menu click on Sharing.
Mac Sharing
Step 3. In the top of the Sharing window you will see Computer Name followed by the current name of the Mac.
Computer Name
Step 4. Delete the Computer Name and type what ever name you would like the Mac to be.

Once you have changed your Computer name if you would like to display your MacBook in the Finder Sidebar do the following.
Step 1. Click on Finder and then Preferences.
Finder Preferences
Step 2. Click on the Sidebar Tab across the top of the Finder Preferences Window.
Then down the bottom of the Window out a tick beside the Name of your Mac. Close you Window and your Mac will now appear in your Finder Sidebar.
To see it click Go then Computer.
Finder Sidebar

I hope that helps out.
Good luck 🙂

How to unbrick Samsung Galaxy Nexus, GT-I9250, GT-I9100G, GT-I9300 and S3 GT-I9300

HI Guys
In my travels I came across a great website which allows you to unbrick or get out of the dreaded black screen of death on your Samsung Nexus or Galaxy S3 phone. This will work for the following models.

GT-i9250, GT-I9100G, GT-I9300 and the S3 GT-i9300. So I thought I would share it with my website users to help them out if they have a broken their Samsung phone.

I will quote the comments

For galaxy S3 GT-i9300, please carefully read this:
* Euro/Asian models are based on 4 core Samsung Exynos 4412 CPU
* JTAG access in all i9300 phones is DISABLED (password protected)and password is not available (yet).
* Repair procedure for bricked phones is performed via SD card

I have also added the direct download links below.

Just execute *.bat file from this package.
Installing drivers first would be pretty smart idea too.

i9100G phones which have ID 0xFFFFFFFE, download this archive, unpack and run *.bat file from root folder:


For more details on what to do with the files check the link below.