Ampps ionCube Loader Fatal error: The file /Applications/AMPPS/..

Ampps control panel

AMPPS ionCube Loader Fatal error: The file /Applications/AMPPS/ampps/softaculous/enduser/globals.php cannot be decoded by this version of the ionCube Loader. If you are the administrator of this site then please install the latest version of the ionCube Loader. in Unknown on line 0  – Are you currently searching for a solution to fix this?

Read this post on how I finally found a way to fix this Ampps ionCube Loader Fatal error message on a Mac.

Ampps ionCube loader error
The error message

After trying many ways, including downloading the .so file from the ionCube website. And It did not work for me.

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The operation can’t be completed because the item is in use Fix

The operation can’t be completed because the item is in use error message whenever you want to empty your Mac’s trash. Is there a quick fix with this error message? In my case yes. It’s worth to try, one of them may help you too.

The operation can't be completed because the item is in use example
Error message example

I am using Mac OS Yosemite, and I think it will still work with your OS too. You can leave comment if you like and use other OS.

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How To Update MAMP Server 2.2 to 4.1 Version

Do you want to update MAMP and worry to loose your data like your localhost websites and database? Read along, I updated my MAMP a few days ago, using Yosemite Mac OS. It should work with newest Mac OS version.

This post is for the free version users. For pro version, you can visit their official documentation.

Actually, I used MAMP server quite a long time ago, basically since I knew how to install WordPress locally on a Mac OS X.

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Find Location of Your Mac Profile Account Picture

You Mac profile account picture is here

Ever wonder where to look for finding the location on your Mac profile account picture? That is the picture that you see wherever you logged in to your Mac.

Also, you can find this picture in your “System Preference” -> “Users & Groups”, but only in small size, and not the actual size, which the picture was taken.

To find the actual sized picture, it is very easy and quick. Thanks to StackExchange for this.

Steps To Find Your Mac Profile Picture

1. You got your Finder app active. This means, you have to see “Finder” word on the top menu next to “Apple” sign on your Mac.

If you do not have your Finder app active, just click the Finder app icon on the bottom left corner of your desktop. I posted almost similar tutorial on the past to find Library folder path.

2. Select “Go

If Finder app is active, you can click on "Go" on the top
Go, then “Go To Folder”

3. Then, click, “Go To Folder” or press 3 keys on your keyboard at the same time. SHIFT+CMD+G

4. In the box, under “Go To Folder“, copy and paste this path;

~/Library/Containers/com.apple.ImageKit.RecentPictureService/Data/Library/Images/Recent Pictures/
Go To Folder dialog box
Go To Folder dialog box, copy and paste the path here.

You should see your picture in .png file format, that is the actual size of your Mac profile account picture.

You Mac profile account picture is here
Your Mac profile account picture is here

See another tutorial about external hard drive is not shown on Finder here.

Transparent Background Video Setting with Camtasia 2.10.4 For Mac

Video codex Set to Apple Prores 4444

In the last how to post, I posted my setting to have a transparent background video with Camtasia for Mac, but since the Camtasia itself has update, at the moment I use 2.10.4 version, and now this setting is not working. 🙁

It only shows black background, instead of alpha or transparent.

Then, I looked for solution of my problem, and found someone else has the same problem as I do.

This issue is actually very important to me, as I am sometimes uploading YouTube video to my channel, for other YouTube tips, you can follow this tutorial, or even this post to put more ads to your videos 😀

However, in the After Effects, I tried many settings, and this one works for me.

Video how to get transparent background with Camtasia 2.10.4

Transparent Background Video Setting In After Effects

1. I did not change my file, but in render setting (you can do so, by holding the CTRL+CMD+M Keys all at once)

Click the yellow text next to Output Module
Click the yellow text next to Output Module

Then you will see the “Output Module Settings” that looks like this.

Make sure it sets to this setting on Output Module Setting
Make sure the format sets to QuickTime on Output Module Setting

2. Click on Format Options.

3. It will open QuickTime options dialog box, on the “Video Codex” option, select “Apple ProRes 4444” from the drop down menu. Click, “OK” button.

Video codex Set to Apple Prores 4444
Set to Apple Prores 4444

4. Next, below “Video Output” in “Channels:” select, “RGB + Alpha” then, “OK”

Set the channels to RGB + Alpha
Set the channels to RGB + Alpha

Now, you can start to render it.

After you’re done with rendering, you can use it with your Camtasia For Mac, and it will work, I have no idea why the older setting did not work with this update, but at last, it finally works.

Can’t be opened because the identity of the developer cannot be confirmed Fix

Can't be opened because the identity of the developer cannot be confirmed

I have seen this Mac problem quite long time ago, and I keep forgetting how I fix it whenever I have it again and again.

At this time, with Yosemite OS X, I downloaded an update .dmg file from LibreOffice, and when I wanted to open the application, it did say, can’t be opened because the identity of the developer cannot be confirmed.

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Epson Printer Can’t Print Showing Only Blue Stripes on Mac

Blue stripes printer fix

I wanted to print, and I wanted it quick, and my Epson printer couldn’t print as usual. The printer itself run as usual as if it printed my document, however, the result was only blue stripes printed or blue horizontal lines, and the rest was nothing printed.

If you want to know how to scan with Epson printer, you may want to check this page out.

Trying to solve this problem, I’ve googled then if anyone who has this printer does have the same problem, and found the thread in a forum, and after reading it, this is what helped me fixing this problem.

Make sure all your inks are ok, and the printer is connected to your computer.

Fixing Printer that prints blue stripes or horizontal lines


1. Open your system’s preference, if the printer icon is not showing on the doc.

System Preferences
System Preferences

2. Click “Printers & Scanners

3. Under “Printers” you will see your active Printer device. Double click it.

4. You’ll see the printer’s configuration dialog box. Double click the “Settings” with gear icon.

Blue stripes printer fix
Blue stripes printer fix

5. Then go to “Utility” tab, and click “Clean Print Heads

The printer will clean the head, and mine took about 3-4 minutes, then, after the process is done, you can start printing your document again, mine did work then.

I hope, if you have this same issue with your Epson printer, yours will be fixed this easy too. Share your experience in the comment section below this post to help other Epson printers users.

Setup Custom Email Address with Domain Name in Mail Mac Yosemite

Create a new email account

I have received an email from one of readers, and she asked how to setup her custom email address using her domain name or webmail, like email@yourdomain.com in our computer, if you want to read about Gmail tutorial, please check this page out.

If you are new to website building, also in WordPress, I hope this tutorial will help you.

It depends on the Operating System you are using in your computer right now, but I guess the process will be almost the same. I am using Yosemite Mac OS X in this tutorial, if you’re also using Mac, there is a short and text tutorial how to set it up your mail on Mac.

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When Time Machine isn’t Working in Yosemite

My Time Machine isn't working on Yosemite OS

I have recorded how I upgraded my Mavericks based Mac to Yosemite newest OS which was released not too long ago.

However, right after I upgraded, I found a strange thing happening with my Time Machine.

My Time machine isn’t working anymore. When I plugged in my external hard drive to my Mac, it was detected on Finder, (if not, this link might help) but it was circle-ing all the time, and in my menu bar on the top right, showing “Preparing Backup” or “Backing Up from xx to xx GB”, it takes forever than usual.

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How To Upgrade Mavericks to Yosemite Mac OS X

Yosemite new appearance

I was attempted to try Yosemite OS X beta a few weeks ago in a VM on my Mavericks Mac, using Apple developer account, however I didn’t have time to install in a Virtual Machine, until yesterday, I’ve received an email that Yosemite OS X is released and free to download in App Store, for people who want to upgrade Mavericks to Yosemite OS X.

So I went to open the App Store, and yes, it was there. So I made a full backup of my Mac first, and while backing it up, I google about this new Mac OS.

Found some people want to downgrade or revert back to Mavericks, and it made me downloading the Mavericks.

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