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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Kensington SlimBlade Mouse with Nano Receiver

2:22 PM, Feb. 13th, 2009 · · Computing with Bifocals

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Kensington's new SlimBlade mouse packs a full-sized wireless laser mouse and receiver in a small package, but it's still equally useful for road warriors and desk jockeys alike.