How to change the lock screen timeout on a Mac

This video will show you how to change the lock screen timeout on a Mac.


So you have setup a password on your Mac, but the annoying thing is the screen times out too fast. You can change the amount of time the Mac takes for the lock screen timeout.

Why does the Screen Timeout on a Mac?

Sleep mode is designed to save battery life and will start after a very short time. When you wake your Mac up from a lock screen timeout you will be prompted for your password.
the good news is you can tell your Mac how long you want this time out to be.

The picture below is of the Security and Privacy settings in your Mac settings.
Security and Privacy

Step 1 – Security and Privacy

If you want to change your time out you will need to go into System Preferences and then Security and Privacy. To change the settings in here you will need the Admin password and this will prompt when you click the Pad Lock icon. Next up enter you Admin password. So where it says Require password immediately, click the drop down menu. And then select a time that’s suitable. Remember you want to try and find a nice balance between annoying and helpful time outs. Also remember that having a time out set for too long will have an effect on your Battery life.

Step 2 – Turn lock screen off

To turn your lock screen off, simply reverse the steps taken above. You will be able to test the time out settings by going to Apple menu and sleep. I hope this helps.

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Fix GPT Error: Windows cannot be installed to this disk

This video & article will show you how to Fix Error: Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style.

The old GPT partition style error! Must be close to the most frustrating and annoying errors I have encountered in my time working with Mac.
In this video on how to Fix GPT Error: Windows cannot be installed to this disk error message, I explain a few different ways to try and fix this error. However lets talk about the possible root cause of the error.

Most people myself included get this error when trying to install Windows on a Mac and seems to be caused by the hard drive not being configured for UEFI mode. If your Mac or PC is UEFI-based then to install Windows your hard drive must be set up as UEFI mode or legacy BIOS-compatibility mode.

GPT Error Message

If you want to know more information on this issue then you can the Microsoft reference on this link.
Windows Setup: Installing using the MBR or GPT partition style

For example, if you receive the error message: “Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is not of the GPT partition style”, it’s because your PC is booted in UEFI mode, but your hard drive is not configured for UEFI mode. You’ve got a few options:

1. Reboot the PC in legacy BIOS-compatibility mode. This option lets you keep the existing partition style. For more info, see Boot to UEFI Mode or Legacy BIOS mode.

2. Reformat the drive for UEFI by using the GPT partition style. This option lets you use the PC’s UEFI firmware features.

You can do this yourself by reformatting the drive using the instructions below, or if you need to preserve the data, use a third-party utility to convert the drive to GPT format.

Ok so how do you fix it? Well you can try the options mentioned in the video, however I have found the best way to fix the issue was to backup my data in OS X.

Then do a Clean install of OS X.

And then try the boot camp process again from scratch. This process should sort out your hard drive partition type and resolve the issues with Windows not installing correctly on the disk.

How to put Samsung Galaxy S5 into Download Mode

This video will show you how to put Samsung Galaxy S5 into Download Mode.

Hi All
Recently I purchased this Samsung Galaxy S5 and I wanted to try and get some more videos up of what you can do with it Rom wise. So the download mode is important as you will need to know how to get the phone into download mode to be able to flash the rom/ firmware. So keep an eye out for more videos to come.
Its a great phone currently I am still using a work supplied iPhone 4S but shortly I think I will switch over to this one and start using it full time.

Apple iPad mini 16GB WiFi Unboxing & Firstlook

This video will show you the Apple iPad mini 16GB WiFi Unboxing & Firstlook.

Hi All
I managed to get my hands on a new iPad mini 16GB wifi model. While I don’t use the iPads myself, I did notice that the screen is thumbs touch sensitive, which means its doesn’t detect your thumbs when holding the side of the screen. This seems to me to be a no brainer when you compare that with its competitor the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8 inch.

As mentioned in the video this model retails in the US for $299 & $429 for the cellular model. In Australia for A$349 and A$499 for the cellular model.