Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: Peachpit Learning Series
Author: Robin Williams with John Tollett
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN-13: 978-0-321-77701-0, 480 pages
Price: Paperback US$31.99, Book + eBook Bundle US$43.19, eBook Only US$25.59

Robin Williams, author of The Little Mac Book, Lion Edition has teamed up with husband and fellow author John Tollett to release the Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: Peachpit Learning Series book.

The book is delivered through 24 easy to follow lessons and is aimed towards new to medium level users. Experienced users will also find a good level of content and clarity on various topics.

Throughout the book readers will be presented with stunning visual examples to assist with understanding the Lion operating system.

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The Mac OS X 10.7 Lion PocketGuide
Review

On September 27, 2011, in Book Review, Mac OS X, Review, by Mark Greentree

The Mac OS X 10.7 Lion PocketGuide
Author: Jeff Carlson
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN-13: 978-0-321-77661-7, 240 pages
Price: Paperback US$11.99, Book + eBook Bundle US$16.19, eBook only US$9.59

If you’re after a quick pocket guide book that offers more detail than other competing books, I suggest you pick up The Mac OS X 10.7 Lion PocketGuide book.

The author, Jeff Carlson, takes readers through Lion in a way that anyone at any level can adapt to. Within the easy to follow guides in each chapter, readers will find a treasure trove of addition hints and tips to help you perfect your user experience.

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Fans of iMacs or iMac Fans?
MyMac Podcast #350

On May 18, 2011, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast


Download and listen to the show here, and subscribe in iTunes, it’s FREE!
This is a very anti-establishment show this time around as it seems Microsoft was probably listening last week as we criticized them and as a result, Skype was behaving very badly! They probably won’t be pleased with THIS show either as Guy goes through hell trying to get a product license for his LEGALLY purchased copy of Windows 7. No matter, lots of great stuff with an iChat chat, John Nemo’s Wife loves animals, and one of Gaz’s hard drive enclosures takes a dirt nap. Guy is very angry (SO angry!) with LodSys, the latest patent troll that takes a novel approach at getting money from Apple buy suing iOS developers and frankly we aren’t very pleased with Apple either as doing something as simple as a hard drive swap spins your fans to the max.

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Nemo Memo – Syncing’s not always a cinch

On October 20, 2010, in Apple, Features, iPhone, Macbook, Nemo Memo, by John Nemerovski


Guest report from occasional contributor Susan

A month or so ago, I noticed that my iPhone 3G was not updating when I made changes to either my Address Book or iCal on my one year old MacBook, so I made an appointment at my local Tucson Apple Store. Things have changed at the perpetually busy Genius Bar; iPhone techs now meet their clients at the front of the store, which is always very crowded with customers. These days, there are often more people in the Apple Store than in the rest of the stores combined in the upscale shopping plaza where Apple is located. Sad for those others, but I wish Apple would move into larger premises.

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Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro – Review

On November 12, 2008, in Camera, Macintosh, Review, by Donny Yankellow

Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro
Company: Logitech

Price $129.99
www.logitech.com

This past spring I made it a mission of mine to find as many Mac compatible webcams as possible. It hasn’t been easy. They seem to be few and far between. Recently, Logitech released the QuickCam Vision Pro, a Mac only camera, that is one of the best webcams I have tried.

The QuickCam Vision Pro is not cheap. It retails for $129.99, but you get what you pay for. The unit is a nice solid camera that has an easel like clip for mounting on a monitor, laptop, is resting on a counter surface. It has a camera with a Carl Zeiss lens and a built in microphone.

When I say you get what you pay for, I mean it. The picture quality on this unit is fantastic! It is capable of up to 720p images up to 1600×1200 resolution. I was blown away by the crispness and clarity of the image. Of course, when talking over the internet the image quality will also depend on the connection speed on both ends. In addition to the great quality, the camera has autofocus, which quickly adjusts as you move the camera around.

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Macspiration 108 – Sharing files through iChat

On February 26, 2008, in How-To, Macspiration, Opinion, by Donny Yankellow

Did you know you can send files to a person through iChat? In fact the process is quicker than typing an email and clicking send. This is assuming you have an active chat with the person you are sending the file to. This is just one of the many fileshare options available

Drag and Drop

The first method is as easy as dragging and dropping the file to the current chat window. The person you are sending the file to will be asked if they want to accept the file. Assuming the person says yes, the file will be transferred to them through the chat. You can also drag and drop the file to the person’s name in your Buddy List. When the “+” icon appears drop the file and off it goes.

If both involved computers have Leopard you can also drag and drop files through the screen sharing feature of iChat. I’ll save screen sharing for another day.

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