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The OS X Mavericks is an important and useful upgrade and at some point you should do it. I think (feel free to disagree) that OS X upgrades have tended to be relatively clean and bug free, compared to Microsoft Windows upgrades, though not nearly as clean as Linux upgrades which are usually trouble free.…

Two OS X Mountain Lion Tips

I’m using the following handy tricks to make my iMac running Mountain Lion do cool things. 1) Define a keyboard shortcut to launch launchpad Go to Control Center, Keyboard Shortcuts “Launchpad & Dock” — check “Show Launchpad” and make sure the zone where you enter a key combo is active. I chose “Control-esc” — With…

Short answer: You don’t. More interesting answer: You only think you want to do that, what are you, some kind of a Microsoft Windows user or something? Actual answer: You probably don’t, but if you do, it is a rather fun and interesting thing to try. But really, mostly, don’t. I recently discovered a nifty…

Messing with your iMac

These days it is hard to find an “aftermarket” computer book that does a better job than Google in providing information for messing with ever (and rapidly) evolving and changing software. Master Your Mac: Simple Ways to Tweak, Customize, and Secure OS X by Matt Cone, which is published in 2013, i.e., the future, actually…

To Do List Software for Mac

I tried out a few “to do list” applications for the iMac and thought I’d pass on what I learned. I wanted to see if anything was more useful or more interesting than Reminders, supplied with the iMac. Conclusion: No, but one app has promise once they get it to work for syncing to a…

As a person who only recently started sing an iMac, I find myself wanting to know the keyboard shortcuts for apps I’m using almost every work session. CheatSheet by Stefan Fürst is a great way to do that. Pressing and holding the command key while Cheat Sheet is running brings up what looks to me…

Apple Bites

I love my iMac and my iPad. I also love my Linux box and my Linux laptop. I strongly dislike Windows and most Microsoft products. I prefer emacs over vi but I am falling in love with BBEdit. Just so you know. Having said all that, this is funny: And then, there is the Three…

iMac Weather Menu Bar App Thingie

I am now using an iMac for a lot more than I ever used a Mac of any kind before, and in so doing I’m discovering some interesting software. I will therefore be telling you about it, because it is much more interesting than telling you about what I had for lunch or dinner. (Having…

I am making a couple of iBooks. I’ve already produced three of them, but you can’t see them because they were experimental and they have been mercifully deleted. I found three or four problems (mainly with my own design and understanding) that I’ll tell you a little about below. There are things to consider when…

myMac 01

I am a Mac. Oh, wait, no, different commercial. Let me start again. I have a Mac. I call it myMac and I’ve only had it for a few hours. Those of you who know me know I could not possibly own a Mac, so you may assume I stole it or something. Fine, think…