Take Control of Upgrading to Mavericks

On December 16, 2013, in Apple, Book Review, Mac OS X, by Mark Sealey

Take Control of Upgrading to Mavericks: $15
by Joe Kissell, Take Control Books
50 Hickory Road Ithaca, NY 14850 USA
ISBN: 9781615424276
Version 1.2, updated Oct 27, 2013
176 pages, 2.9 MB download, various formats including PDF, EPUB, and Mobipocket

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Although Mavericks (OS 10.9) differs from previous OS upgrades in being free and more readily installed “over” existing systems, users can still benefit from adequate preparation, from planning, from a thorough understanding of Mavericks’ benefits (and possible pitfalls) and from access to a rich set of resources to make the most of it. Experienced Mac author Joe Kissell’s ebook, Take Control of Upgrading to Mavericks, provides all of that – and more.

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About Mark Sealey

Mark Sealey is a British expatriate working and living in Southern California with his artist/writer wife, Roberta Lannes-Sealey, whom he met in 1996, when the web, she and he were much younger. Mark's interest in computers began in the the early ‘80s when his father suggested that, If we don’t understand how to control them, they’ll creep up behind us and make life unbearable. Have they? Using the venerable Acorn system until his move to the US, Mark wrote extensively about the BBC and RISC machines. He concentrated chiefly on education, music and productivity/system software; at the time Micronet and Prestel led the way for wide area networking… he published over 2,000 articles for these outlets. After graduating with a humanities degree, Mark was a teacher for 20 years until 1994 - first in Italy then the UK. Becaming increasingly attracted to the world of information technology as a major contributor to children’s learning and development, he eventually moved to editing the UK’s chief journals in the educational computing. He has always enjoyed freelance reviewing, consulting, editing and writing. When he moved to the US, he was fortunate enough to find full time employment at a major arts non-profit as a software engineer; though it’s doubtful if there’s a single skill which he was originally hired to use that’s still in daily use. Mark is also a composer of chamber and orchestral music, music critic, a published poet, photographer and environmentalist with an enthusiasm for fitness, vegan nutrition and long distance running. He is now convinced that only humans’ humility can save our planet.

TechFan Podcast #139 – Time

On November 1, 2013, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Tim and David discuss Daylight savings time, Halloween in the U.K, Home Alarm and Remote idea, bad customer service, keeping in touch with customers through new technologies, unsubscribing from email lists, Mavericks, feedback, keyboards, and much more.

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Founder MyMac.com. Podcast Host of TechFan. Owner Stoplight Network. Father of four, husband to one. Loves reading, podcasting, music, video games, the 1980s, and all things electronic and Apple.

TechFan Podcast #138 – Angry

On October 25, 2013, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Apple has released new iPads, a new Mac OS, and new iWork apps. So why is Tim SO ANGRY on this episode of TechFan. Angry enough to (GASP!) use the explicit tag!!

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Founder MyMac.com. Podcast Host of TechFan. Owner Stoplight Network. Father of four, husband to one. Loves reading, podcasting, music, video games, the 1980s, and all things electronic and Apple.

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MyMac Podcast #477 – James Garner Would Be SO Proud

On October 9, 2013, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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What does the English vs American way of saying deep fried thin potato slices, a 1950’s era western satire, the possession of current mobile phones, a conversation of potential new features in an operating system, and the regretted consumption of iced tea flavored vodka drinks have in common? This podcast

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Guy’s Pick1Password4 by Agilebits $40 on the Mac App Store. Cream of the crop for password managers.
Gaz’s App PickTime-Lapse. May have mentioned it before but using it again to get those walking pictures finished and it’s a great little App. £2.99 or $4.99
People’s Pick: None this week

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MyMac Podcast #469: This podcast sponsored by…

On August 15, 2013, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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Hoo HAH! A longer than usual podcast which is great for some of you and not great for others. Sorry or congratulations are in order for either one reason or the other. However it is just smack dab filled with Gaz and Guy shenanigans and tomfoolery. We talk about Google adding ads to their Map application in iOS because apparently that’s what they think people want and what Guy and Gaz are looking forward to in OS X Mavericks when Apple releases it.

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Guy’s App Pick: Apple’s very own Messages program. Sure it has it’s quirks, but it’s relatively easy to use and serves across a variety of other chat services. If you have an AIM account you can do screen sharing easily. It’s what I typically use to help out a few friends online like my Brother Bill where we’ve collaborated on his website using SandVox
Gaz’s App PickBento is going Long live creating your own Database 😉
Ouistee AE Database Editor
People’s Pick: Peter Bird suggests Dialogue by Emiel Jansen $6.99 at the Mac App Store. This app connects your iPhone to your Mac over BlueTooth and then you can make calls from your Mac.

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Guy is Tanned, Rested, and Ready! – MyMac Podcast #464

On July 2, 2013, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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Guy is back from Florida a little early so was able to get the wherewithal to do a podcast. Gaz however is still exhausted from last week’s show with Will Green so wasn’t able to be here. Bart Busschotts from too many podcasts to list (OK we COULD list them but few people read these notes) agreed to fill in and the result was not only a very fun podcast, but the LONGEST after-show recordings we’ve ever done. We talked about how Mavvericks won’t mean the end for some well known and vital software, lots of off-topic tangents (surprise), and how to get out of a speeding ticket in Tel Aviv.

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Guy’s App Pick: Store News by Christian Kienle Free at the Mac App Store
Gaz’s App Pick: None, but Guy didn’t leave a pick for last week so Gaz is entitled…so there!
Bart’s Pick: Sequel Pro – a donationware OS X MySQL client
People’s Pick: None this week

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You’ve been Sherlocked by Mavericks – MyMac Podcast #262

On June 19, 2013, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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OK despite the best of intentions this is another long show. However we don’t think you’ll be bored because Gaz and Guy spend a lot of time discussing really cool stuff and, well make jokes at each other’s expense. So yeah same stuff, just longer. They talk a bit about WWDC (TF) and how well they did (amazingly so) on their predictions. Also, what some of their favorite apps and utilities are going to do now that a good deal of their functionality is being built into OS X.

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Guy’s App PickMotion Composer by AquaFadas $149. Not cheap but amazing software for creating html5 and flash content for the web
Gaz’s App PickIcon Pop Quiz it does exactly what it says on the tin
People’s PickMaxam Dual drive docking station.

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