iPhoto 6 Review

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

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With the holidays fast approaching it seems like a good time take another look at iPhoto.? To my surprise it has been more than four years since I last mentioned it in a column.? This is the first of a two part series.

Advice for Not Looking Stupid and Print Explosion 3.0 Review

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

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I am hereby declaring this the official "Read That Sentence Again Before You Start Giving Advice That Makes You Look Stupid" week.? Of course, it doesn't exactly fit on a T-shirt or a bumper sticker, but I still think it is a good idea. With something more practical, I also have a review of Print Explosion 3.0.

Why Can’t I…?

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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