MyMac Podcast 525: Vegemite Sandwich? No Yosemite Sandwich!

On October 7, 2014, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

The GMen attempt to answer the question, “Can an Operating System be put between two slices of bread?” Well, they really don’t because it’s a stupid question, but they do talk about how to prepare for Yosemite and whether or not it’s a good idea to do that full clean system install.

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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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Learn My Mac Episode 2

On October 3, 2011, in Learn My Mac, Video, by Elisa Pacelli

Using Preview to take a screen shot, annotating screen shots.

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Review – Doxie Scanner

On July 13, 2010, in Macintosh, Review, Scanner, by Elisa Pacelli

Doxie Scanner
Company: Apparent Corporation
MSRP: $129 US

Scanners aren’t pretty. They’re not cute or sexy. Sometimes they’re not even easy to use. And they’re definitely not fun. But with Doxie, all that has changed.

Doxie is a small, portable scanner that’s incredibly simple to set-up and use. Download the appropriate software from Doxie’s web site, launch the Doxie application, plug the scanner into a USB port on your Mac, and after calibrating Doxie before the first use you’re ready to let the fun begin.

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Macspiration 22 – Four More Hidden Preview Tricks

On February 13, 2006, in How-To, Macspiration, by Donny Yankellow

Last week I discussed how to use Preview to do some minor image editing. This week I’m going to discuss a few more things you can do in Preview that you may not know about.


Have a file that is a jpeg and need a tiff or a bmp or another file type? Use Preview. Preview can read and convert a number of different file types. No need for a heavy-duty program like Photoshop here.

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Macspiration 21 – Quick Image Editing In Preview

On February 6, 2006, in How-To, Macspiration, by Donny Yankellow

Have an image that you need rotated, cropped, or scaled? Maybe you don’t want to wait for Photoshop or iPhoto to load, or you don’t want to add the image to your iPhoto library. No problem, use Preview.

Many people don’t know that preview is more than just an image/pdf viewer. It has the tools built in to do all of the above-mentioned tasks and more!

First you need to open the image in Preview. The easiest way to do this would be to open Preview and choose “Open” from the “File” menu. Next, navigate to the file on your hard drive and select the file. Your image will open in a Preview window

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