*******live.pirillo**** - For better or for worse, Windows works differently than OS X - and it's no wonder that Windows-trained users face a small amount of frustration when they work inside of OS X. I've scribbled this list for the benefit of Windows folks who have switched, are switching, or are thinking of making the switch.
*******live.pirillo**** - I often see my parents working on their computer. They will open a task, then close it. Open another... then close it. Many people don't realize that you can have several tasks open at once, and easily switch between them.
*******live.pirillo**** - A community member wrote in to ask how to completely zero out data on his Mac before upgrading to Leopard. Fortunately, this feature is built right into OS X. There's no need to install anything to completely get rid of files and folders.
*******live.pirillo**** - For any of you going through the Boot Camp for OS X install for the first time, I wanted to show you something that is VERY very important in this process. Failure to do this step properly can result in OS X being completely messed up.
*******live.pirillo**** - After we made the front page on Digg for my recent article about the Top 100 Mac Apps, I promised that I would give away a USB stick. In order to win, you had to have Dugg the story, and be present in the chat room.
*******live.pirillo**** - I haven't installed Boot Camp since I used the Beta version on the Mac Mini. Ponzi needs to use Windows on her MacBook Pro, so she can run various applications. Using Boot Camp allows you to either boot your Mac like an actual Windows machine, or boot to OS X.
*******live.pirillo**** - I've been using the dual 30" monitors with my Vista machine, hooked up with Dual Link DVI cables. Someone in chat suggested I use one of them for the MacBook Pro. With these new MBP's, it's quite easy. Just plug in one of the DVI cables, and off you go... or so I thought.
*******live.pirillo**** - Michael sent me a video question via YouTube. He just bought his first Mac, and wonders if he needs an AntiVirus, and if so... what should he use? In short, the answer is YES!
*******live.pirillo**** - Which Operating System is better? Is it OS X? What about Linux? Wait... don't forget BSD or Windows. The answer is, there IS no right answer. Yet, people still argue about it, and ask me every day which is best.
Navigate windows and spaces on OS X
I've been holding off doing a show on iCal for a while now, but I'm glad I did. Leopard and the iPhone has brought a new lease of life to iCal, the calendar application included with Mac OS X.
Under the hood, there's a ton of cool and really useful features that now make iCal a credible and reliable tool to help you plan, organise and share your busy schedule.
In fact, there's so much stuff to cram in, I've had to split the show into two parts! In this first part, I cover:
iCal User Interface Basics
Creating and Managing Calendars
Creating and Editing Events
Setting up Mail for iCal invitations
Using Invitations to Setup Meetings
Using Data Detectors in Mail
Setting up To Dos via Mail
Part 2 will be along shortly looking at some of the more advanced features of iCal.
This weeks show is an Extra Members show and is available in Apple TV HD format (1280x720), Enhanced Desktop ED Format (960x540) and iPhone/iPod resolution (640x360). For full details on how easy it is to become an Extra! member and get this show along with the next six months worth of weekly shows PLUS access to over 120+ Mac based tutorials, just follow this link.
*******live.pirillo**** - Wicket just doesn't understand that there ARE a lot of excellent programs out there for your Mac. And now, for the next few days, you can save up to 70% off of the regular price for many titles you'll want to own at GiveGoodFood2YourMac****.
www.joelle.de/blog/joe - This is a free todo-list for mac osx, which synchronizes with the ical.
Another Members show this week and it's part 2 of the iCal tutorial. In this weeks episode, I look at some of the more advanced capabilities of iCal that make it such a powerful planning and sharing tool. In addition, I also take a look at some third party tools that enable you to extend the capabilities of iCal and also integrate and syncronise with Google Calendar.
The show covers:
Time Zone Support
Sharing Calendars incl.
Syncronising Calendars incl.
Third Party Integration
Don't forget that the members version of the show has embedded chapters so you can go straight to the section that you want or easily skip sections.
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