Why Can’t I…?

3:00 PM, Sep. 28th, 2006 · · Computing with Bifocals


Following are some things you might want to do when using your Mac if you just knew how to do them (or knew that you could do them).  Some of these came from other beginners who were kind enough to share them.  I hope you find them helpful. 

Two Apps for Reading and Browsing

5:00 PM, Jun. 22nd, 2006 · · Computing with Bifocals

I don't know what the weather is like where you live, but here in Austin, Texas, it's hot. This is the kind of weather that leads you to stay inside if at all possible, and it is a good time to check out some new software.? I have a few recommendations for your consideration if you are using OS X 3 or greater.?

The Bifocals Guide to RSS

5:00 PM, May. 25th, 2006 · · Computing with Bifocals

Nancy Carroll Gravley asks (and answers) the key questions of: What is an RSS Feed, why do I want one and why does everything have to be so dadgum complicated all the time?

Protecting Your Files from Prying Eyes

5:00 PM, Apr. 13th, 2006 · · Computing with Bifocals

In my column from March 7th, I discussed the need to share your administrative password with at least one other person, particularly if information on your computer pertains to that person. In this column I am going to look at ways to protect sensitive information from being viewed even if an unauthorized person accesses your computer.

Six Mac Software Download Sites

3:00 PM, Mar. 30th, 2006 · · Computing with Bifocals

Nancy Carroll Gravley shows us six different sites that offer Mac downloads, including the MacOrchard, TuCows, VersionTracker.com, PureMac, MacUpdate, and Download.com

The Lost Password

3:00 PM, Mar. 7th, 2006 · · Computing with Bifocals

So what happens when you need to get into your computer and you don't know (or remember) the password? Nancy Carroll Gravley explains what to do in this situation.

Mac Help Scenarios I & II

3:00 PM, Jan. 31st, 2006 · · Computing with Bifocals

There are two things that I have observed over and over while at the Apple store.? Both are errors of omission by the computer user.? Had the computer user not committed the error of omission in the first place, they probably would not be waiting in a long line in the Apple store praying for help...