I record my college lectures using QuickTime Pro, and then I
transcribe them later in Pages. However, I can’t type as quickly as the
audio plays, and it’s difficult to keep switching back and forth
between Pages and QuickTime Pro to pause the playback or quickly rewind
a few seconds. Is there an easier way?
In our Apr/09 issue we introduced you to Quicksilver (“Getting Started
with Quicksilver,” p88), a versatile utility that lets you use keyboard
commands to launch applications, move files, start composing new email,
open webpages, that kind of thing. But Quicksilver can do a lot more,
so we’re back with more of our favorite ways it can save you time on
your Mac. Once you get the hang of using Quicksilver’s keyboard
commands, you’ll be surprised at how often it comes in handy.
Are you getting tired of Mac OS X or just really miss that feeling of
struggling with your computer? Windows isn’t your only alternative.
Linux holds the key to unleashing your inner geek, and even though
installing it was daunting in the past, the new versions are easier
than ever to use on your Mac. We will take you through the install
process step by step.
My DV camcorder connects to my MacBook via FireWire 400, and I use
it pretty frequently. I’d like to get a new MacBook Pro for college,
but I want to hang on to my camcorder too, and the new Pro models only
have FireWire 800. Is that port backward compatible, so I can still
plug my camcorder in?
What do you do when you come across some info you want to remember? If
it’s a webpage maybe you bookmark it; if it’s an email or a file, you
might stick it in a folder called “Important!” Evernote is a
super-useful service that comprises a Web-based application, a free Mac
desktop app, and even an iPhone app, all kept effortlessly synced. And
it’s ready to store all your digital info--receipts, serial numbers,
snippets of code, articles, photos, PDFs, audio files, recipes, you
name it--with handy tagging, indexing, and searching features so you can
actually find it all later. We’ll walk you through setting up Evernote,
then encourage you to tinker around and discover how it fits into your
I love listening to Pandora all day long in Safari, but in order for all the features of Pandora to work properly, I have to turn off Safari’s blocking of pop-up windows. But then I get lots of pop-up advertisements in the other websites that I visit. Is there any way to turn off pop-ups just for Pandora?
Apple's Mac OS X v10.6 was released last Friday, and for most of us the
transition from Leopard to Snow Leopard went by without incident.
However, we've spent part of last weekend scouring Apple's discussion
boards and support site for solutions to problems people have been
reporting with the upgrade.
After installing Snow Leopard on our Macs, the Mac|Life staff began scouring the inner crevices of 10.6 looking for all the features we can. While Snow Leopard has been advertised as more of a speed increase and "tightening of screws" of the OS, it still has some great features that'll help you work faster.
After spending the weekend with the new OS, we found 100 features, tips, and tricks that should help get you up to speed and make you a Snow Leopard power user.