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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Apple Feels Your Pain About Keynote for iPad

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/150...l?lsrc=rss_main

"Apple's iPad-ified iWork apps are generally praised for their polish and functionality. But one place these apps, particularly Keynote, can fall short is when opening a document imported from their desktop counterparts. Specifically, importing a Keynote presentation can often strip critical data out of the document."

So that is a definite problem but Apple has some help for you in their support document called "Keynote for iPad: Best Practices." They have a variety of recommendations including slide size, fonts, slide types and image formats that won't get "lost in translation" when importing to iPad.


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Tips For Printing Envelopes

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Articles & Resources" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/150...?lsrc=rss_howto

"Mac OS X's Address Book app is capable of printing elegant envelopes, but if you use the default settings, you'll churn out envelopes that are workmanlike, but dull. With very little effort, you can create a custom envelope template, adjust the sizes of the address blocks, and spice up your envelope with a new font, a splash of color, or even a company logo."

This certainly can save you some custom envelope printing charges. I found this article today after having to do just this over the weekend. This is a great step-by-step article on how to print your own envelopes and use custom logos if you so choose. Well worth the read. 


Monday, April 5, 2010

iPad Tricks, The Ten Essential Ones

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 07:00 AM

http://gizmodo.com/5508399/10-essen...ad-tips--tricks

"Any idiot can use an iPad at a basic level. It's designed that way. But even still, there are things that you're just supposed to magically know-things no one ever necessarily tells you. So we're here to help."

I especially like being able to put 6 apps in the bottom tray.


Friday, April 2, 2010

Learn About the iPad Via Apple Video

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 11:00 AM

http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2...tm_campaign=rss

"Apple has posted a number of iPad guided tour videos. Learn more than you ever wanted to know about the iPad's software functionality."

Eleven videos in all, and you can access them via Apple


Friday, March 26, 2010

Get Help With iTunes

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.macworld.com/article/147...l?lsrc=rss_main

"At one time browsing the iTunes (Music) Store was like visiting a local music shop-pop and rock in the front racks and middle aisles, jazz to the left, classical in the back, and indy releases shuttled off to the side room where you could also purchase bongs and dashikis."

The power search and iTunes alerts have been two things that I use on a regular basis, otherwise it does make it hard to find what you need, or want I suppose is more appropriate. When it was only music it was fairly simple, however now with applications and movies and all the other things you can do with iTunes, it helps to have some tips to make your usage more efficient.


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Get the Most out of Gmail

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-...+Alley+Insider)

"Five years after launch, Google finally took Gmail out of Beta last summer. But make no mistake, Google continues to constantly update the product with new experimental features."

This article goes through some of the more obscure features of Gmail, such as "Wrong Bob" to alert you that you are sending the email to the wrong Bob in your address book, or "Mail Goggles" that requires you to complete simple math problems before actually sending the email to the recipient so that late night email writing campaign doesn't create a disaster.

Tags: software, , tips, help, gmail, os x

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Hey Switcher, Need Some Help?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.9to5mac.com/node/13977?u...e+Intelligence)

"You've caught the buzz. You've been watching the weather, seeing how the wind blows. You've moved or you're moving to the Mac, because Windows blows. Where can you get the advice you need to help you with this transition?"

Several good choices, the best one being "Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual" by David Pogue in my opinion, mainly because it has the most up-to-date information and covers pretty much all you need to know when switching. Well, if you are switching to Snow Leopard. If you are switching to an older version of OS X, then try one of the other books listed.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Find Out How Podcast

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/146...l?lsrc=rss_news

"For some time, Apple has given the Designated Family Tech Support Personnel among us a small reprieve with its "Find out how" selection of tutorial videos. While they don't really tackle inevitable questions like "was deleting ~/Library/Keychains a bad idea?," they serve as succinct primers for The Way of the Mac and Apple's various apps and services."

You can still go direct to Apple and view the video series, or you can head on over to iTunes and download a podcast. Just search iTunes for "Apple find out how" and you will get the list of nine podcasts that include iWork '09, MobileMe and iTunes.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Home Sharing Made Easy

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.appletell.com/apple/comm...etell+Appletell

"If the idea of setting up your networked Macs to share your iTunes libraries is just too much to bear, then these steps can help you to get sharing."

Not sure if any of you have tried this nifty feature with iTunes 9, but it works quite well. This article is a step-by-step on how to get it working so you can share iTunes items between multiple Macs.


Friday, January 29, 2010

Playlists on the Go Via Your iPhone

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Articles & Resources" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/145...00:b30039544:z0

"So you've just ripped some new CDs, bought some music on iTunes, or added songs you got from somewhere else to your iTunes library. But you're late for work, and you don't have time to put all your new music in a playlist."

Well no worries because you have read this article about the "On-The-Go-Playlist" feature for your iPod or iPhone (excluding the shuffle). Nice primer on how to do this on the fly, or "on-the-go" if you prefer. 


Friday, November 27, 2009

Tips For Making That Perfect Card With iPhoto

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/144...l?lsrc=rss_main

"Now that the fridge is packed with Thanksgiving leftovers and the radio is broadcasting hourly traffic reports for mall parking lots, it's time to start thinking about the pending holiday season and the big H.C. That's right: Holiday Cards."

iPhoto is a great way to create cards, books or calendars, and this article has some great tips on how to turn out a crowd pleasing product. I've made a few books using iPhoto and they really have made the process simple, this is some fine tuning that could come in handy.


Monday, September 28, 2009

Command Line Utilities You May Find Useful

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 11:00 AM

http://osxdaily.com/2006/11/22/ten-...not-know-about/

"The Mac OS X command line interface is home to thousands of programs that the average user doesn't know exists. Leveraging years of hard work by the GNU foundation and others in the open source community, Apple designed a wonderful OS that doesn't "need" any use of the command line."

Doesn't need the use of the command line? I would have to disagree, at times there aren't any alternatives. But I'd say for the most part that is true. I don't use the command line in Terminal very often, but it is a nice resource to have when you do need some help. I doubt most users ever get into the Terminal program, but if you have or still do, this is a list of some utilities that may come in handy.


Monday, May 11, 2009

Tekserve Updates Their Free Mac FAQ Book

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Articles & Resources" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/140...html?lsrc=mwnws

"New York City's famous Tekserve, independent Apple store and service center, has made available a new Mac FAQ book. It's available for free (if you're near Tekserve and want to stop in and grab a copy); shipping and handling cost $4.95."

This is a pretty good FAQ manual, and you can't beat the price, even if you do have to have it shipped. You can also go to the online FAQ page and peruse the updated list, which is pretty complete. If you are in New York City however, might be worth a trip down to the Tekserve store to pick up your free copy. Any excuse to go to an Apple retailer is a good excuse yes?


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