Ok, so you read our post about how to use Address Book. Great. Here are five handy tips that will take you past the surface of Address Book and show you the true functionality of the app. 1. Find a contact using Google Maps When you have a contact card open, right-click (or Control + [...]
Use a Mac: Let’s face it. Not all Dashboard widgets are useful. Some of them are ugly, too. But there are many well-designed, useful and/or fun widgets you can download and use on your Mac. This list covers 15 widgets that the average Mac user should find appealing. Symbol Caddy Symbol Caddy makes a bunch [...]
Use a Mac Tutorials: You can do lots of fun things to customize the Dashboard on your Mac, like adding new widgets. You can even customize the appearance of your Dashboard, too, starting with OS X Lion. You can now change the background of Dashboard. How cool is that? Here’s a tutorial showing you how:
Address Book is an app that comes on all new Macs. It integrates into other apps in the OS and can be synced to other devices. We love our Address Book, and all its features and functionality. Address Book lets you enter tons of info about each person on your contact list, and once you have that information there, you can make address labels, surf to his or her website or blog, view a Google Map of his or her address, send an email, call, or chat.
Use a Mac Tutorials: If you purchased a used Mac from someone, and don’t know the password, or if you’ve simply forgotten yours, don’t worry. You can reset the password without knowing the old one. Here’s a video tutorial showing you how:
So you’ve read the post on how to use iCal on your Mac, right? Well, this post focuses on the Subscriptions portion of iCal. Basically, Subscriptions allows you to subscribe to any public calendar, and those items will appear in your iCal.
Here’s a video tutorial showing you how:
Use a Mac Tutorials: Dashboard is one of those “always running” utility applications on Macs starting with OS X 10.4. In addition to the default Widgets that come with your new Mac, there are currently hundreds – maybe thousands – of third-party Widgets available for download. Widgets can be useful, fun, or both. We love Dashboard.
Having said that, Dashboard can be a total drain on your system’s RAM –up to eight percent, in fact. Check out this screenshot taken showing System Memory while Dashboard is not open. Pay special attention to the Real Memory column:
Use a Mac: Apple started a tradition in the late 1970s when they started giving a couple Apple stickers with every new machine. That custom continues to this day, even if the decal has changed from a rainbow motif to red to the now-white one. Back in the day when to own an Apple computer meant you were smart and savvy, ultra-hip. People would put them on their car windows, or other visible places to show the world that they were making a political-social-cultural statement.
Use a Mac Tutorials: Dashboard is an application that floats in a semi-transparent layer above your desktop. It allows you to run small applications called widgets. You can use the default widgets, or install ones you download. You can even make your own widgets. Dashboard starts when you turn on your Mac, but hides in [...]
Use a Mac Tutorials: Airdrop is an app that comes with OS X Lion Macs. It allows you to connect with other computers and perform drag-and-drop file sharing, without having to set up a network. As long as the computers involved are WiFi enabled, within your vicinity, and they both have Airdrop, they can exchange files. The files are secured with TLS encryption, and a firewall stops anyone from accessing your computer over the connection.