February 27, 2012 - Hammondsport Mac Users Group
ATTENDING: Tom B, Jack H, Gene N, Elaine T, Larry T, Bob M, Henry B, Diane B, Bob G, Jerry L.
TOPIC: Why Mac?
I like the startup sound! (listen)
Did you know that a variety of Mac chime sounds were used over the years, in different keys such as C, G and F? Read more about it here.
The group shared what each thought were the best reasons to buy and use a Mac computer.
GENE N: It just works.
JERRY L: Agreed with Gene. Also there is hardly ever a problem with viruses.
BOB G: Likes Apple's Mail application that filters out junk e-mails.
DIANE B: Macs are user-friendly. It was easy to make DVDs from Videos inserted into iMovie.
HENRY B: Used Apple computers early on to help do structural engineering.
JACK H: First used an Apple computer to create maps while recovering in hospital.
LARRY T: Used Apple computer in mid-80s to create quick image dupes for various art processes.
BOB M: Created DVDs from digital photos taken on trip to Italy.
TOM B: Command-Shift-4
COMMAND+SHIFT+4 - this keyboard shortcut allows you to capture an instant picture of any part of any screen, including the internet. Tom demonstrated this by taking a picture of the small Apple logo in Desktop Menu. The resulting PNG file can be 'Saved As' a new file in various formats such as JPEG and GIF. Did you know the COMMAND symbol is called a Bowen Knot?
TIP: Use COM-SHIFT-4 with SPACEBAR to capture an entire open window.
See a step-by-step tutorial of how to use COM-SHIFT-4 to capture multiple pictures in a single image.
Why You'll Love a Mac - Apple site
Why Apple Is Winning - 'it just works' (from a recent convert)
101 - Apple's help page for getting started with Mac
Grand Tour of Mac Interface
Lesson 1: The Finder
Lesson 2: The Desktop
Lesson 3: The Dock
Lesson 4: Stacks
Lesson 5: Mission Control
Lesson 6: Applications, Files, and Folders
Lesson 7: Set Your Preferences
Lesson 8: Mac Essentials
My First Mac - great tips and tutorials for new (and old) Mac users
- free and easy way to share large files between computers and friends.
- change a batch of file permissions with a few clicks - OSX Tiger to Lion -
Nomad Brush - paint your own pictures using real brush tool on iPad
IN THE NEWS
OSX 10.8 - first desktop OS since 1984 not to be prefixed with 'Mac'
Mountain Lion to Debut in Summer 2012 - read David Pogues review of new features
Apple's Preview of OSX 10.8
Gatekeeper in OSX 10.8 - what it means for Mac security
Best Anti-Virus Apps for Mac - top 13 apps reviewed
Scroogle bites the dust - Google smiles.
I NEVER NEW THAT
In Mail, you can get rid of incorrect e-mail addresses that auto-fill as you type. See how.
Use KB shortcut COMMAND-comma to open Preferences of any application.
Easily create a website 'hyperlink' in any Mail or TextEdit document.
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