Nancy Looks at a Couple of Outstanding Mac Products

4:00 PM, Mar. 30th, 2008 · · Computing with Bifocals


Two outstanding new products came my way in the past couple of weeks and I would like to bring both to your attention. The first is Attaché, from LapWorks, a company whose products I have written about before. The second is a great laptop bag from Crumpler.

How Time Machine Saved the Day

3:00 PM, Feb. 25th, 2008 · · Computing with Bifocals


Last night, while working at my Mac, I experienced one of those heart stopping moments where you do something you didn't really mean to do, but once you do it, it can't be undone. I threw away all the items in my Keychain folder. Today's column is the story of how Time Machine saved the day

Nancy’s Favorite Apple Utilities

3:00 PM, Jan. 10th, 2008 · · Computing with Bifocals


OK, so everyone else comes up with their end-of-the-year top list of this and that, so I have come up with the list of the Apple applications and utilities that I have found to be the most useful this past year. Taking away those things that are useful to me just because of special tasks that I have to do, these are the things that I use day in and day out and always recommend to other beginners.

Cool Leopard Tips & New Version of Nancy’s Tips Manual

3:00 PM, Dec. 13th, 2007 · · Computing with Bifocals


If you have already installed the new Mac operating system, OS 10.5 (Leopard) you are probably enjoying some of the great new features.  If you haven't, you might be interested in some of those features and how you make them work. I am also happy to announce a new version of my Mac OS X tips and hints book.

New Keyboards & Four Tips

5:00 PM, Oct. 28th, 2007 · · Computing with Bifocals

I have some great tips to share with this column, but first I want to offer my personal endorsement for the new Apple keyboard.? My choice of a keyboard is not a casual thing.? I can still type 100 WPM and while that is not the accomplishment it was on an electric typewriter, it is still an accomplishment that I try to keep current.

Four Ways To Quickly Find Your Applications

5:00 PM, Aug. 30th, 2007 · · Computing with Bifocals

There are four ways to quickly get to a specific application when you are using OS X Tiger.? I have mentioned a couple of these before, but I want to list all four at the same time so that all your options are before you.??

A Laptop Protector for Your Laptop & Two Tips

5:00 PM, Aug. 9th, 2007 · · Computing with Bifocals

Today I have another new design from LapWorks, Inc. to review for you, plus a couple of new tips to share that have proven most helpful to me in the past couple of weeks, and that I hope may be of use to you as well.

Nancy Explains The Genius Bar

5:00 PM, Jul. 19th, 2007 · · Computing with Bifocals

Nancy Carroll Gravley explains how the Apple Store Genius Bars work for those new to the world of Apple, or just new to the world of Apple's retail stores.

Tip Time: MacBrickout, Spotlight, Batch Processing, More

5:00 PM, Jun. 14th, 2007 · · Computing with Bifocals

Nancy Carroll Gravley has put together a new tips column, including a great Mac OS X game, tips on using Spotlight, how to batch-process many images at one time, and a handy tool for magnifying your screen for those times when you have trouble seeing.