Getting It Right With Numbers Templates

5:20 PM, Dec. 23rd, 2009 · · Computing with Bifocals


In this installment of Computing With Bifocals, Nancy Carroll Gravley shows you how easy it is to work with templates in iWork's Numbers spreadsheet.

Mail, Address Book and iChat: Tips for Staying in Touch

10:15 AM, Nov. 18th, 2009 · · Computing with Bifocals


Mac OS X includes a few applications that can help you stay in touch with friends, family and co-workers. Nancy Gravley culled her recently updated Mac tips book for some pointers for Mail, Address Book and iChat users.

A Kinder, Gentler Snow Leopard

9:00 AM, Nov. 4th, 2009 · · Computing with Bifocals


Behind all of Snow Leopard's glamor and the "under the hood" changes, someone has paid attention to some of the little things as well -- such as simpler directions and basic terminology. Nancy Carroll Gravley shares some of the features she's found in Snow Leopard that are easier to use and understand.

Sharing Images with Mail and iChat

11:00 AM, Sep. 25th, 2009 · · Computing with Bifocals


Nancy Carroll Gravley shares some great tips for sending high resolution images to friends and family, resending email messages, and annotating images quickly and easily so you can get back to checking out your photo collection.

Speech Recognition: Making Your Mac Listen to You

12:20 PM, Jul. 27th, 2009 · · Computing with Bifocals


You can verbally direct your Mac to find a phone number, open an application, send an email, or insert text in a document.  Nancy Carroll Gravley gives you the how-to, along with some ideas on how to use speech recognition on your Mac.

Cool Stuff Hiding Inside Mac OS X

12:58 PM, Mar. 18th, 2009 · · Computing with Bifocals


Mac OS X includes a long list of features, and some that you might overlook can come in handy every day -- or even save you a few dollars. Nancy dives into some of her favorites and shares how they make her Mac even easier to use.


Nancy’s Tip-a-palooza

9:30 AM, Feb. 19th, 2009 · · Computing with Bifocals


It's time a plain old tips column. In fact, it has been way too long. I have been tied up reviewing cool products from Macworld Expo, but nothing really replaces tips for beginners. So here are some that have either come my way recently, or I have stumbled across them myself trying to solve problems. I hope you find them helpful.