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Mountain Lion & Dictation Make A Good Team

3:44 PM, Oct. 3rd, 2012 · · Computing with Bifocals


Dictating is a new option in Mountain Lion and Nancy Carroll Gravley lays out the steps for successfully taking full advantage of what it has to offer and what pitfalls to avoid.

The Things I Like About Mountain Lion

3:24 PM, Sep. 7th, 2012 · · Computing with Bifocals

Nancy Carroll Gravley has been using Mountain Lion since the day it came out, and she has picked some features that she thinks will be of real interest to her readers.

3 Things People Ask Me About iPads

4:55 PM, Jul. 26th, 2012 · · Computing with Bifocals


Nancy Carroll Gravley looks at recent questions she has received from new users about iPads, including how to organize your apps, how to use voice dictation, and her personal favorite tip, a shortcut for ending a sentence.

The Mac Questions I Get Asked The Most

8:29 PM, Jun. 22nd, 2012 · · Computing with Bifocals


Between this column, my blog, and her work with a Mac users group, Nancy Carroll Gravley gets asked a lot of questions. Here are some of the really good questions, and, better yet, her answers.

Mac Dock & Photo Tips, Plus Bifocal Memories

6:26 PM, May. 29th, 2012 · · Computing with Bifocals


Nancy Carroll Gravley has some new tips for your Mac, including several tips to make your Dock work the way you want it to, and some photo tips. She also has a reminder of just how time flies.

The Times They Are A Changing - So Keep Up.

1:35 PM, Mar. 15th, 2012 · · Computing with Bifocals


Nancy Carroll Gravley has some strong words for readers who make excuses for not upgrading their operating systems. She’s about had it up to here with this nonsense, and in this installment of Computing with Bifocals, she lays down the law.

Out of date, out of style, out of time

The iPhone Cases of Macworld|iWorld 2012

5:36 PM, Jan. 31st, 2012 · · Computing with Bifocals


Nancy Carroll Gravley takes a look at some of the iPhone 4/4s cases that were on display at Macworld | iWorld.  They vary from the minimilist to the exotic.

When Force Quit Doesn’t Work & Other Tales of Horror

11:10 AM, Jan. 20th, 2012 · · Computing with Bifocals


Our Macs usually run fine and don’t give us headaches, but every now and then they cause us no end of frustration. Nancy Carroll Gravley examines some common horrors that can affect new users and provides solutions. Actually, three: frozen apps, lost passwords, and missing toolbars in Safari.