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Mac mini Tips

Mac mini Tips

Set up your new Mac mini Use these basic setup steps to get your new Mac mini up and running. Check for an Internet connection It’s best to set up your Mac mini somewhere that has a Wi-Fi network or other connection to the Internet. Your Mac mini will use that connection to complete certain setup(…)

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Mac Pro Tips

Mac Pro Tips

Set up your new Mac Use these basic setup steps to get your new Mac up and running.   Check for an Internet connection It’s best to set up your Mac somewhere that has a Wi-Fi network or other connection to the Internet. Your Mac will use that connection to complete certain setup steps. If(…)

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iMac Tips

iMac Tips

Your iMac is packed with advanced technologies and a beautiful reflection-reducing display in a remarkably thin design. 3.5 mm headphone jack: Plug in stereo headphones or a digital 5.1 surround-sound speaker system and experience high-quality sound while watching movies or listening to your favorite music. SDXC card slot: Transfer photos, videos, and data to and(…)

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MacBook Air Tips

MacBook Air Tips

Take a tour The 13-inch MacBook Air has the following features built in: MagSafe 2 power port: Charge your computer. If you accidentally trip over the power cord, it cleanly detaches. USB 3 ports: Transfer data, connect USB 2 and USB 3 devices, and more. 3.5 mm headphone jack: Plug in stereo headphones or a digital(…)

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MacBook Pro Tips

MacBook Pro Tips

Set up The first time your MacBook Pro starts up, Setup Assistant walks you through the simple steps needed to begin using your new Mac. If you want to transfer your data from another computer, see Migrate your data for details. Be sure to connect to Wi-Fi, turn on Bluetooth® wireless technology, get an Apple ID,(…)

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Touch Bar Tips

Touch Bar Tips

The Touch Bar on MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2016) and MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) replaces the function keys at the top of your keyboard and gives you quick access to commands on your Mac. It changes automatically based on what you’re doing and apps that you’re using. If you need access to function keys(…)

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Dock Tips

Dock Tips

The Dock is the bar of icons that sits at the bottom or side of your screen. It provides easy access to many of the apps that come with your Mac (like Mail, Safari, and Messages). You can add your own apps, documents and folders to the Dock, too. To use an item in the Dock, click its icon.(…)

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Folder Basics

Folder Basics

Everything on your Mac – Documents, Pictures, Music, Apps, and more, is organized in folders. As you create documents, install apps, and do other work, you can create new folders to keep yourself organized. See your files in the Finder The Finder is the home base for your Mac. The Finder icon looks like a(…)

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Spotlight Tips

Spotlight Tips

Spotlight can find apps, documents, photos, and other files on your Mac, and use Spotlight Suggestions to get news, sports, movies, stocks, weather, and more from the web using sources like Wikipedia, Bing, Maps, and iTunes. Spotlight can even get conversions, calculations, and definitions for you. Tip:   You can drag the Spotlight window anywhere on the desktop and(…)

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Window Basics

Window Basics

Most of the information on your Mac is displayed in windows, including Finder windows and app windows. When you have multiple windows open, only one is active. When an app window is active, the menu bar contains the app’s name. Some windows that you open within apps, such as the Fonts window, always appear in front of(…)

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Tips for Windows switchers

Tips for Windows switchers

Right click Click the right corner of your Apple mouse, or click with two fingers on your Apple trackpad. You can change this in Mouse and Trackpad preferences. Scroll, swipe, click Settings for scroll direction, swipe gestures, and button assignments are also in Mouse and Trackpad preferences. Close & resize windows Buttons for closing, minimizing, and maximizing(…)

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App Store Tips

App Store Tips

App Store overview Shopping for apps is easy and fun in the App Store. You can choose from thousands of apps developed just for your Mac—browse, read about apps, buy the ones you want, write reviews, and even keep macOS and your apps up to date. All you need is an Apple ID. If you(…)

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Siri Tips

Siri Tips

Like Siri on your iOS devices, Siri on your Mac is your intelligent personal assistant that helps you multitask and get things done just by asking. For example, while you work on a document, you can ask Siri to send a message to your coworker saying that the document is on the way—without having to stop(…)

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OS X Quick Tips

OS X Quick Tips

PDF signature No need for a paper and pen. You can now sign PDF forms using your Mac’s trackpad. Simply click the Sign button in Preview’s annotation toolbar and trace your signature on the pad with your finger. Spotlight Activating Spotlight with Command-Space now brings up a search box in the centre of your desktop.(…)

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Customizing the Mac OS X Dock

Customizing the Mac OS X Dock

Here are some handy Terminal tricks for making the Dock your own. Terminal All of these customization options rely on Terminal commands. Terminal is an application included in OS X that allows the user to, among other things, access and modify low-level settings in the operating system. Terminal can be found in Applications > Utilities. You(…)

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Security Tips

Security Tips

1. Gatekeeper Gatekeeper’s control resides under Preferences/Security & Privacy and it’s main function is to allow the user to control which apps can be run without further escalation and or attention. For example it is by default to ‘Mac App Store and identified developers’ so if you download an application that doesn’t meet this criteria(…)

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File Sharing

File Sharing

File Sharing allows your Mac to share files and folders with other Macs and PCs on your network. Notes Your file sharing settings may be overridden by your network router’s firewall, the firewalls on other computers, or the firewall in Mac OS X v10.5 or later. Before you begin, you might want to create all the user and(…)

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OS X Recovery

OS X Recovery

OS X Lion, Mountain Lion, and Mavericks include OS X Recovery. This feature includes all of the tools you need to reinstall OS X, repair your disk, and even restore from a Time Machine backup without the need for optical discs. Recovery System OS X Recovery includes a built in set of utilities as part of(…)

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Finding your OS

Finding your OS

To get the latest enhancements and security updates, you should use the latest version of OS X. You can install updates you can install updates from the Mac App Store, from Software Update, or from the Apple Support website. To find build numbers for the version of OS X that came with your computer, refer to OS X versions (builds)(…)

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Top OS X Tips

Top OS X Tips

1. Control a Mac remotely   There are dozens of ways of controlling a Mac across the internet, which you might want to do to schedule a recording, start a download and so on. You could try LogMeIn, or share a desktop using Google Hangouts and Skype; you could try port forwarding the built-in VNC client(…)

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Terminal Tips

Terminal Tips

The first thing to know about the Terminal is how to launch it, which you do by 
going to\Applications\Utilities\Terminal. Also, you’re no longer in graphical user-interface land: Most of what you’ll do in the Terminal is enter specific text strings, then press Return to execute them. When you see generic references like name-of-file or path-to-file(…)

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OS X Mavericks Tips

OS X Mavericks Tips

Finder The gesture to show the Desktop by holding down your thumb and spreading with three fingers has been reworked to allow for a gradual activation. Try this by holding down four fingers and slowly spreading to show the Desktop. In Mavericks, there is a new character popover to access emoji and other special characters.(…)

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Top Tips

Top Tips

OS X has some really great features that Windows’ users might envy; There are the well documented and much talked about features like Mission Control, Desktop Spaces, and the Launchpad, but OS X is also stocked full of several smaller and less hyped about features and tricks that even some veteran Mac users are unaware(…)

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System requirements

Recommended system requirements Meeting the following system requirements will allow you to take advantage of all the latest iCloud features and get the best overall user experience. iPhone, iPad, iPod touch iOS 6 or later iWork for iOS 1.7 or later: Pages, Numbers, and Keynote (for purchase from the App Store) Mac OS X Mountain(…)

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Get OS X Tips, News and Help !

Get OS X Tips, News and Help !

Get Daily OS X News, Opinions, Reviews, Tips, Help, Forums… Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8

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