When you’re trying to convince an Apple Store Genius that your nine-month-old MacBook Air inexplicably stopped working and you most certainly did not pour a steaming cup of coffee all over it, there’s a question you definitely don’t want to hear: How come it smells like hazelnut?
Apple’s Address Book is a central part of the Mac experience. It’s
integrated with Mail, iCal, iChat, Safari, Fax, Dashboard, and
Spotlight. It synchronizes to MobileMe, iPhone, iPod, and a wide
variety of third-party software and hardware.
Yet for such an
essential tool, it’s curious that Apple has kept Address Book so
bare-bones basic. At first glance, there’s not much power to eke out of
Address Book, but we’ve collected a few handy tips to help you squeeze
some extra functionality out of this vital application.
Apple's Mac OS X v10.6 was released two weeks ago and for most of us the
transition from Leopard to Snow Leopard went by without incident.
However, we've spent part of the last few weeks scouring Apple's discussion
boards and support site for solutions to problems people have been
reporting with the upgrade.
The latest update to iTunes is such a drastic change that many users
are scratching their heads trying to figure out where everything is and
how to work it.
Sure, if you just want to hit Play, you're good
to go, but if you're looking for the alleged ringtones Steve was
talking about, or how to share your music via Twitter and Facebook,
it's not that cut and dry.
We jumped right into iTunes and
hopefully, this list of tips will help you get back to enjoying your
music while basking comfortably in the new features of iTunes 9.
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.