Why Buy a Mac – What’s the difference, really?


OK, people hold some very strong opinions in the Mac vs. Windows debate and the commentary out there can seem a little over the top. The fact is, Windows and the Mac OS have been closing the once substantial gap over the 22 years this rivalry has been going and becoming more and more alike. […]

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How Do I Network My Mac and PC?


Update for Snow Leopard (2/2010): To set up Windows file sharing: Choose Apple menu > System Preferences and click Sharing. Select File Sharing in the list, then click Options. Select “Share files and folders using SMB.” Select the checkbox next to the user account that will be used to share files with Windows users, enter […]

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Welcome New Mac Owners – Here Are Some Tips to Get You Started


Congratulations, you got a new Mac! It’s an exciting and hopefully transformative event for you. If all goes well, you’ll go from being irritated by PCs to enjoying your new Mac, doing things with it that you never expected to do. Use this article as a way to get pointed in the right direction when […]

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Mac Laptop Won’t Start? Try Resetting the PMU or SMC


I’ve been trying to get every last month out of my 7 year old 15″ PowerBook G4 but it’s been not starting for me lately. I’ve already had power issues when I cracked it open myself to do a repair and broke a connector. Whoops! So now the power will cut out if I press […]

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Sliding Panels Slideshow in iPhoto Makes Magic in Seconds


I only recently upgraded to iLife ’09 after seeing how inexpensive it is on Amazon. The thing I look forward to the most in all the iLife upgrades is the new themes for the slideshows, movies, books, and calendars. I think one of the things that really separate Mac users from PC users is that […]

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Three Free and Fun Art Programs to Paint With


In the 1980s and ‘90s, you could find plenty of casual art programs, starting with MacPaint and MacDraw, on the shelves of Mac retailers. My first Mac, the G3 iMac, came with AppleWorks with its Paint and Draw modules. Today, you have to dig it for it on the Net. Let’s take a look at […]

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