MacTutorials to help you get started

Discussion in 'macOS' started by zforrester, Aug 6, 2005.

  1. zforrester macrumors member

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    Most of you here are probably already masive Mac experts, but I'm sure you know some one who's knowledge of their operating system is poor at best. Well, if you're sick of telling these people how to use their computers, send em on over to www.mactutorials.blogspot.com . Every week (maybe every day, depending on demand) I will post a new entry detailing, as simply as possible, how to get the most out of your computer, starting with Finder and moving from there. Check it out yourself, you might just learn something!
     
  2. Zman5225 macrumors 6502a

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    kewl I like it, I was wondering how to change the thing on the bottom, never knew it was called dock, now I do! Got it bookmarked thanks!

    Jack
     
  3. zforrester thread starter macrumors member

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    great, glad youl iked it! Let me know if there's anything else you're interested in knowing! (also, tell your firends)
     
  4. zforrester thread starter macrumors member

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    well, damn it, that's a pretty good little manual
    hopefully, I'll be able to offer people information that's a bit more personalized, or atleast something they can find useful. I plan on detailing proper use of many other third party applications, such as Acquisition, Adium, Delicious Library, and many others that complete the mac experience which, i noticed, have been overlooked by Apple's Get Started manual.
     
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  7. zforrester thread starter macrumors member

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    New Lessons up! Address Book! Spotlight! Smart Folders! (and a couple of quicktips, too!-)
    Let me know what you think, and don't forget to tell your friends!

    www.mactutorials.blogspot.com

    Thanks, you mad jew ;)
     
  8. zforrester thread starter macrumors member

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    good call, ill work that into the Safari Tutorial!
    Also, on the subject of Safari, if anyone can tell me why you'd use Safari's RSS features over, say, Newsfire or NetNewsWire, that'd be great. I can't really figure out it's advantages.
     
  9. MacSA macrumors 68000

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    Your Blog is brilliant............by the time I get my first Mac, i'll know everything about it. :)
     
  10. zforrester thread starter macrumors member

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    That's the idea. So many of my friends don't know how to even use the Finder properly because they're so used to Windows Explorer, and whats the point of even buing a mac in the first place if you're only gonna use it like a PC?
     
  11. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    It's integrated into Safari and it works. That's the advantage.
     
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  13. zforrester thread starter macrumors member

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    The Mail overview has been posted, up next, iCal, then the chat Apps: iChat, Adium, and Proteus. Any suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated
     
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  15. zforrester thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks, kalif. let me know if there's anything I'm missing or could improve on by posting a comment on the blog! Any and all comments are greatly appreciated
     
  16. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    I was a bit puzzled when I read about Calendar sharing and not being worried about it, since it isn't shared by default. I, and I suppose many others, didn't know that I had a reason to worry about it, and would be more interested in knowing what Calendar sharing is and what happens if I enable it.
     
  17. GWS macrumors member

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    Very nice work!

    Zach, very nice Website! Informative, well written, clear, friendly instructions. Perfect for both the newbie, and the experienced user wanting to learn more about some of the apps they've overlooked or ignored. Nice clean, unobtrusive design too.

    I'm expecting my new iMac to arrive by this weekend. I'm passing my current iMac to my wife in an effort to "switch" her from Windows. I'm going to include your site in the list of how-to references I provide her to aid in her transition. I've bookmarked your site for my own reference too, and will check it often to view your new tutorials.

    Thank you for this wonderful resource. Keep up the great work!

    Gary
     
  18. zforrester thread starter macrumors member

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    Calendar sharing is nothing more than iCal creating an easy to use webpage based off of your calendars, which allows people, such as friends or family to view your schedule. Say you're at college, you cant remember what class you've got next and you've lost your timetable! Well, as long as you've entered your timetable into iCal, then published the calendar (using the steps on my site) you can just check it from any web browser. You can also subscribe to your friend's calendars, too, which will make a new calendar in iCal that automatically updates itself everytime your friend changes their calendar.

    Pretty cool, eh?

    by the way, I'd really appreciate it if you guys could leave comments on my website, that way I can get back to you quicker, and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy to know that people are actually reading this stuff.
     
  19. zforrester thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks a lot, gary, good luck with the big Switch! if you need any help, feel free to send me an email through the site! (that goes for all of you too)
     
  20. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    I see, that is cool. :) I was just a bit confused when I started reading because the first time you mention sharing, all you say: "If you don't want to share your calendar, don't worry, all new calendars are, by default, not published." There is no mention of or explanation for what sharing is until six paragraphs and one headline later. I think you need to give a brief intro to sharing and mention that you will cover it in more detail later before you say we have to worry about it being enabled, or you could just put that in the part where you actually explain sharing and publishing.
     
  21. zforrester thread starter macrumors member

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    Done. Thanks for the helpful criticsm!
     
  22. Fabio_gsilva macrumors 6502

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    Thanks in advance!!!

    Well, my first Mac, a Mini, is arriving anytime this week... so, I'm sure your tutorials will help a lot!!!
    Thank you, and keep up the good Job!!!
    Fábio.
     
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    Tons and tons of new tutorials up! Let me know what you think. Post comments! Don't hesitate to ask questions! Spread the word!

    www.mactutorials.blogspot.com
     

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