Saturday, September 12, 2009

Customizing View in Window Mac

Here is a quick tip. It will increase your productivity for Customizing the menus in a window.

When you are in an application you can hold down command and rearrange the icons in that window. it helps you organize with out right clicking or going to the View Menu and clicking Customize.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Theory I Have about System 7 relating to the success of Apple (in the long run)

I read recently that System 7 was experiencing major crashes and worst of all they were random. At the time, Steve Wozniak pieced together that it was only happening with computers running IE. If you ever opened it it could crash on you at any time. I figured that it probably was eating up RAM.

What I think is a possibility is that Microsoft new it had the only mainstream browser for Mac. The others held a low market share, iCab and Netscape Navigator. Microsoft might have taken that to their advantage by having IE crash the OS by maybe a physical memory dump which they could have controlled if they made their program not quit one process. That process could have crashed the entire computer at any time making it hard to determine that the cause was IE. Anyway, long time users of Mac's said these Macs are bad now and we should go to PC. So, they left Mac when Mac was dominating the market for Personal, Educational and Business computers.

I must say that if Microsoft did that then they are terrible people, at least at the time. However, there are pro's and con's. Microsoft did "steal" thew market share almost causing apple to go out of business. However, Apple thought it was the virus invulnerable, secure and strong OS that was the problem so it caused them to make a new OS. This in turn resulted in OS 8 and OS 9 which originated from NeXTSTEP which was virtually the predecessor to OS X.

In the end, Apple could have gone out of business but since they didn't and their market share is now climbing Microsoft actually did Apple a favor because it helped them form the best OS in the world (Mac OS X).

iTunes 9 Home Sharing Quick Tutorial

Just a quick tutorial.

Authorize all of the computers on your network by going to the Store Menu and clicking Authorize Computer.

Then, on both computers, go to the Advanced Menu and choose "Turn on Home Sharing".

Finally, connect both computers to the Wi-Fi and within seconds you will be able to see the computer that you are sharing from. At that point you will be able to transfer songs, applications, and videos between the computers WIRELESSLY!!!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Difference between Shift-Click and Command-Click

In OSX you can shift click and command click. That allows you to select multiple items that aren't right next to each other. The types of clicks do the same thing in Icon View but in every other view they have a different function. It wasn't included in Icon View because it would take a rather large learning curve.

So in, Grid, List and Cover Flow View Command-Click selects multiple separates files. Shift-Click selects all the files in between the file you selected first and the one you selected second.

This is quite helpful to know so that you don't waste time dragging the cursor while clicking to select everything in a list. Just scroll to the top and shift-click.

I hope this helps you boost your productivity.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


I think netbooks are great, given they are set up properly and by properly I mean the following.

1. They have 3g network capabilities along with Wi-fi and Bluetooth, etc.
2. A greater than 7 hour battery life.
3. At least a 9 inch screen
4. A camera and microphone
5. Two USB ports
6. Ethernet Port
7. Headphone Jack
8. Some sort of video output whether it be DVI or VGA.

Then, when at home, you should be able to connect an external bluetooth mouse and keyboard, connect a larger monitor and close the lid.

This just optimizes it for good use in any environment: on the run or at home.

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