Apples to Apples vs Apples to Oranges? Just drink the Kool-Aid!
I often get asked, “Why should I use Apple Mail instead of Outlook for Mac 2011, or gmail.com web mail?
The number one reason is INTEGRATION. Apple Mail is so well integrated with the Mac OSX operating system, and other Apple applications, that [...]
Alicia is officially an author. If you loved her classes, you’ll love her writing:
Microsoft Word 2010: Tips and Tricks You know Word…but do you KNOW Word?
This is not a book about how to use Word on a PC. Lots of people have already written about that.
This is a book about how [...]
Jamie here. With my new Office for Mac 2011 Accreditation, I got the lowdown on the new Office 365 product and the changes being implemented concerning licensing for Office for Mac 2011. Microsoft won’t be releasing the next Office for Mac until 2014. They are trying to drive people to use their [...]
Turning on Dictation
Did you know that OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion makes it easier than ever to draft emails and write documents? You don’t even need to type them anymore!
Dictation is your Mac’s latest feature, allowing you to say what you want to write. Your voice is sent up to Apple’s servers, [...]
By Alicia Katz Pollock via TidBITS.com:
Most people don’t realize that Time Machine backs up their Dropbox folder by default. This is either a nice secondary backup of key information, or a waste of precious hard drive space for files that are already being duplicated to the Dropbox Web site.
A few years ago, I was helping a client upgrade her Mac running OSX 10.5 Leopard, but she couldn’t remember her administrative password. Because she had an older computer, I couldn’t boot into OSX’s Recovery Disk and reset it from there – I had to go so far as to create a new Root [...]
Apple’s new Sandboxing ensures that you can’t install software from vendors that are not on their “approved” list. For many users that’s just fine, but power users need software not sold in the Apple Store, or from small independent developers.
You can change your computer’s default settings by going into System Preferences > Security [...]
When you type on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, I’m sure you type some of the same things over and over. Instead, create Keyboard Shortcuts so that you can type in abbreviations that get autocorrected automatically!
Go into your Settings, and then into the General group. Tap on Keyboard at the bottom of [...]
Sometimes I work on a message in Apple Mail, and temporarily save it to my Drafts folder. When I open it again, finish it, then send it, occasionally it stays in my Drafts even though I can see that it was Sent. I can manually delete it, but there’s got to be a better [...]
If you haven’t already found this “hidden” setting is iOS6 on your iPhone, this article tells you how to turn off the “un-mentioned” Ad Tracking feature. It also points out that: (1) Ad Tracking is turned ON by default, so you have to turn it OFF yourself, (2) The setting is under General [...]