Quick Tip: Activity View Group

Quick Tip: Activity View Group

Whenever you open Apple Mail, and you’re waiting patiently, or maybe not so patiently, for all of the new mail to come in, you have probably thought that it would be nice if you could know what is going on, as in, how far along is the progress of the mail downloading, and just how much total mail is coming in, along with the amount of mail still to be downloaded. With the Activity View Group
, these questions and others can now be answered.

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Quick Tip:

Quick Tip:

I love heat when it’s cold outside, and air conditioning in the heat of the summer. I enjoy a nice long shower, or a relaxing bubble bath. But I sure don’t enjoy it when the utility bills come. In Safari on the iOS devices, utilities are free, and there are numerous ones, all very useful little tools. So c’mon along, and we’ll go on a Safari.

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Take Voice Over Wherever You Go With Portable Preferences

Take Voice Over Wherever You Go With Portable Preferences

It is a well known fact that a blind person can use any Mac by turning on VoiceOver and begin using it. This means you can walk into an Apple store and use any of the computers without sighted assistance, borrow your mothers Mac without asking her how to log off, so you can log into your accessible side of the computer, or go to a friends house and use their computer for a quick moment without disturbing what they are working on. What you may not know is that you can take your VoiceOver preferences with you wherever you go.Continue reading

Fast User Account Switching In OS X Is Easy (And Perfect For All Of Your Alter Egos)

Fast User Account Switching In OS X Is Easy (And Perfect For All Of Your Alter Egos)

I can think of at least a half dozen reasons why you might want to switch between user accounts on your Mac.

  • You’re a secret agent working to smuggle enemy nation’s most burning secrets across international lines.
  • You have an alter ego named Bob, who lives in Long Island with his two parakeets and works the graveyard shift at a lonely tollbooth.
  • You’re extremely OCD, and along with having an outfit for each day of the week, you also want to tailor your desktop experience, as well.

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Finding Your Lost Mac Is Far Easier Than Finding A Needle In A Haystack

Finding Your Lost Mac Is Far Easier Than Finding A Needle In A Haystack

Isn’t it terrific to have a Macbook Pro, or the even lighter Macbook Air? It’s portability at its finest.

With any of these ultra-small, ultra-portable computers you can relax in your favorite chair, and check your email, play games, surf the Internet, or do any number of tasks, wherever you want to be in the house, or even on the porch or in the yard, as long as there is wifi. It sure beats being tied to a desk or table to accomplish those things, wouldn’t you say?

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Using Web Spots

Using Web Spots

One of the questions that I get a lot as a teacher on the Mac platform is, “Is there an easier way to navigate with VoiceOver in Safari?” I am very pleased to share with you all in this weeks Mac Master Series Quick Tip- a way that you can help to make navigating websites in Safari less daunting and dare I say, more enjoyable!

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Smart Recorder

Smart Recorder

Are you ever in a situation where you have your computer, and you want to record something for future reference, or maybe just to save? You may be a student, and want, or need, to record lectures or classes. Perhaps you attend conferences, and ant to capture important speeches to listen to again. You may want to record memos, or record your kids in those funny or special moments. If you find yourself in any of these situations, or numerous others not mentioned here, then Smart Recorder is for you.

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