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.
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?