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.
The cool thing about a Mac is that is comes with all kinds of built-in stuff to make your life easier. But you have to know what it does and where to find it.
There's more than one way to get printed documents into your Mac, and Nancy Gravley takes a look at one clever option that takes advantage of your digital camera: Prizmo.
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.
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'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.
The venerable keyboard isn't the only way to fill your documents with text, and MacSpeech Dictate proves that your voice can work as a typing tool, too. The voice dictation package includes software and a headset, but is it worth the price? Nancy Gravley says it is.
Nancy Gravley takes a look at some of her favorite products from Macworld Expo 2009 from iPod chargers to laptop cases.
The TMO editors have asked me to reprise my column on holiday cookies. This is actually a nefarious scheme on their part to get me to make a new batch of cookies so they can conduct "product tests." [Editor's note: NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM.]
In a blog entry last month, I commented that neither I nor an Apple employee could get clamshell mode to work with a new MacBook Pro (MBP) connected to a new LED Cinema Display at the Apple Store. That is, once we closed the lid on the laptop, the Cinema Display turned off and would not turn back on. Subsequently, I contacted Apple about this and they assured me that clamshell mode does work with the new hardware. So I hoofed it back to the Apple Store for a retest.
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