Episode #11
3 Geeky Ladies

On October 17, 2012, in Three Geeky Ladies, by Three Geeky Ladies

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Elisa and Suze´ talk about the good, bad, and ugly of the iOS 6 update. Unfortunately, Vicki’s work and personal schedule got in the way of recording this week.

Feedback from Jim, who wins the iPad app Write PDF 

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Macspiration Quick Tip: iCloud and iWork on Your Mac

On November 4, 2011, in Macspiration, by Donny Yankellow

One of the biggest complaints and surprises about iCloud is the fact that Apple did not update its suite of iWork applications to be iCloud compatible. iWork is long overdue for an update and I, like many, thought an iCloud update was coming with a new version of the apps (Keynote, Pages, Numbers).

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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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The Little Mac Book, Lion Edition
Author: Robin Williams
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN-13: 978-0-321-77658-7, 216 pages
Price: Paperback US$15.99, Book + eBook Bundle US$21.59, eBook Only US$12.79

The Little Mac Book is a long running series of books which many Mac users, including myself, have been exposed to when first attempting to use the Mac platform.

I came across this series when it was in its third edition detailing the Mac OS 7.1 operating system. From then to now the author, Robin Williams, has continued to write this newcomers guide for the Mac. She also co-wrote, along with many other titles, the Mac OS X Lion: Peachpit Learning Series, which takes a deeper look into Mac than The Little Mac Book permits.

What I came across in that initial book from 1993 was every piece of information a new user needed to know to get the most out of their Mac. Fast forward to 2011 and the Lion edition of the series delivers the content in the same comprehensive and easy to follow method. Information is relevant and can be applied by users at both entry and medium skill levels.

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Give to the Red Cross
MyMac Podcast #341

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

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With all that’s happening right now in Japan, the MyMac.com Podcast urges all our listeners to please go to iTunes and make a donation to the Red Cross to help with their relief efforts, or any other relief organization that is helping the people of Japan right now. Every little bit helps.

The new iPad 2 from Apple gets quite a going over with a discussion started with an email from John Nemo. Lots of feedback from Twitter and JollyJap calls Guy a big Yank Tank. Was Gaz able to get himself an iPad while in Nashville? Ding Dong the Zune looks to be dead and Safari lasts for about 5 seconds at Pwn2Own. Lastly, AT&T thinks that putting on a 150GB cap for broadband service is a great idea because of the alleged online habits of 2% of their customers…Really?

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Thoughts on Safari 3 Beta

On June 22, 2007, in Opinion, by Dan Robinson

I’m going to stretch my prognosticatorial wings here and write about that of which I know very little. (Yeah! I do know the sentence sucks.)

The Use of Beta Software.
Who Uses Beta Software?
What the Teufel Is Steve Jobs Thinking!?

The use of beta software is not for the faint of heart. Beta software (as most MyMac.com readers know) is software that is not quite ready for prime time . . . but the developers think they have the most egregious kinks ironed out.

AND, (This part is important) they know there are still going to be issues; so they put it out there for the beta testers to find out where those little varmints lurk, and report back so the slippery rascals can be properly dealt with.

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Recently, a coworker had problems downloading email attachments from Thunderbird. The program wanted to save the file to the Desktop of another user on the computer. I searched through Thunderbird’s preferences numerous times for a download location and I could not find anything that would fix the problem. I figured it was a Thunderbird bug. Then I was in Safari’s preferences and found what I was looking for.

You see, Safari is the control center for several internet related actions. Instead of putting these actions in a System Preference (which would make sense) Apple has these settings hidden in Safari. These settings are your default web browser, where to save downloaded files, and your default rss reader.

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Tools and Techniques to Manage Safari Bookmarks

On July 18, 2006, in How-To, by John Martellaro

I have acquired some interesting tools and techniques that help me manage Safari bookmarks. Everyone has their own methods, but perhaps you’ve overlooked some of the things I do, and they’ll make Safari more fun. Mixing and matching tools, after all, is the name of the game.

What started all this is my desire to see all the individual Safari bookmarks in an indented display without having to constantly fuss with all the disclosure triangles on the Safari bookmark page. (Accessed by clicking the book icon on the left side of the bookmark bar.) I like to keep those bookmark folders closed so I can retain a sense of the organization of all the folders. When they’re all open all the time, I can’t do that.

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Macspiration 24
Bookmarks in Safari

On February 27, 2006, in How-To, Macspiration, by Donny Yankellow

Ever go to a website and think you’ll need to return there one day? Instead of writing the website down someplace, bookmark it! By bookmarking a website in your browser, you are essentially writing it down in your browser for future use. In this installment of Macspiration I’ll discuss how to make a bookmark and how to organize them.

For this article, as the title implies, I am going to discuss bookmarking in Safari. Much of what I am talking about can be applied to other browsers, but with a few differences.

Okay, so you want to bookmark MyMac.com (or any site) so you don’t have to type it into Safari every time you visit the site. First, go to MyMac.com (or whatever site you want). Choose “Add Bookmark” from the “Bookmarks” menu.

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Better Bookmarking in Safari

On November 21, 2005, in How-To, Opinion, by Bakari Chavanu

Since I’ve started writing for MyMac, I’ve been keeping my eye for computer tips, programs, and plug-ins that might smooth out my workflow for research and writing. Finding a way to organize and quickly access web pages and their links for articles I’m writing was a problem I faced. I tried creating temporary bookmark folders, but my Safari menu bar and collection of bookmarks are already overflowing. Plus, as I come across websites and documents for future articles and projects, I need a way to file them somewhere for future reference.

Well in researching this problem, I came across PimpMySafari, a kinky resource site devoted to making Apple’s web browser ten times better. Within a few clicks inside the site, I came across Concierge, a deft little bookmarking assistant similar to what you’d find in Firefox and Opera web browsers. Now you may ask, why don’t you just make the rebel Firefox your main web browser? Well, it doesn’t solve my problem the way Concierge does.

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Does Microsoft matter?

On March 18, 2005, in Opinion, by Neale Monks

Many people will see the announcement of a word processor from Apple as a statement of intent to reduce the dependency of the Mac platform on Microsoft. While AppleWorks (formerly ClarisWorks) had been around for years, it has always been seen too low-end to be much competition for Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. But with arrival of Pages, a high-end word processor and page layout program, Apple is offering many professional and academic users a viable alternative to Word. If Pages turns out to be as successful as Safari and Keynote, does the Mac Business Unit at Microsoft have something to worry about? And if Microsoft stopped producing Office for the Mac, would it really matter?

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