Microsoft Windows. Whether you use it daily or prefer to live on the Macintosh side of the OS street, it’s a huge part of modern computing environments, and the release of the new Windows 8 has proven that the company still has some interesting tricks up its sleeve. The interface is completely new, it boots… Continue reading How To Install Windows 8 In Mac OS X VMware Fusion
I just handed my friend a USB drive with some files on it when he asked me “why don’t you use AirDrop when you’re copying files?” Dave, what’s AirDrop and how would I have used it to copy files from my MacBook to his MacBook Air? Dave’s Answer: AirDrop is one of those unsung features… Continue reading How do I copy files from Mac to Mac with AirDrop?
When I used to work on a Linux system, there was a utility we had that would let me take screen captures every 30 seconds while my computer was otherwise unattended, as a way to see if anyone else was using it or not. I liked it. Now I’d like to do the same on… Continue reading Secretly capture screenshots on my Mac?
I’m a professional copyeditor and spend a lot of time marking up documents for clients. I’ve historically used Microsoft Word, but I’d like to migrate to Apple’s Pages program since it’s becoming more popular in the field. I know Pages supports revision markup tracking, but how do I enable it for a specific document? Dave’s… Continue reading How To Enable Revision Edit Tracking In Apple Pages?
My brother just bought me a cool new Logitech wireless speaker and I’m eager to try it with my MacBook Pro, but it’s not Airplay, it’s a bluetooth speaker. I think my MacBook has bluetooth, but how do I pair the speaker and use it with my Mac OS X laptop?
Another question about the built-in Mac spell dictionary. (I did read the previous question How can I forget or edit a learned word in the Mac spelling dictionary?)
I take a lot of photos. So many that Aperture is starting to bog down. I was talking with a fellow photographer and he said that he splits his Aperture library every six months. Sounds like a good idea. How do I create a new Aperture library or, better, move a project into a new… Continue reading How do I create a new Aperture library on my Mac?
I know that there’s a slick iPhone and iPad app store [ed. note: generally this is called the “iTunes Store” or “App Store”, depending on your preference] but I understand that there’s also a similar online software store for Mac OS X applications and games too? Cool. Where is this Mac App Store and how… Continue reading How do I buy and download a program from the Mac App Store?