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1) Use the Connection Doctor
If you're using Mac OS X 10.4 or later, have the Connection Doctor make a house call. In Mail, choose Connection Doctor from the Window menu to have it check your server connections. If it finds any trouble, it'll display a red Status indicator next to the problematic account and provide some information and advice in the Details column. If you see a red indicator, follow the doctor's advice to try and fix the issue.
2) Make Sure That You're Connected to the Internet
I have not visited the Mac 101 - Guides for the New Mac User series of articles since I last wrote about it on 26 October 2103. Christopher Breen drew this MacWorld.com’s series to a close on 13 February 2014. What the first paragraph of his closing article in effect said was
On Thursday evening I gave a quick demo to those who attended the BFMUG meeting. Before talking about the demo itself, let me explain some of the background to why I gave it
Recently I have been involved with working to open a new free school, my role has been to look at the technology infrastructure and end user devices for the school.
Part of the research has been to look at Apple’s education offering.
here is what I hope is a top tip for you - I recently had to sort out a large document folder with around 190+ documents and sub folders of related documents in it. The titles were all self explanatory if only I could just list them easily - copying and pasting that many titles didn’t appeal… Here’s what I discovered - if you simply drag the folder into an open TextWrangler document it will do all the work for you! Magically you’ll have a list of all the titles - Happy Days!
Download it here - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/textwrangler/id404010395?mt=12
MacRumor.com reports that during a recent financial results conference call Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer indicated Apple will continue to offer iWork, iLife, and OS X for free for the foreseeable future.
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Over the last couple of months I have been spending my time working on a couple of pastimes and there has not been time for me to post links to Mac 101, Macworld’s guides for the new Mac user. The articles by Christopher Breen published between 25 July and 17 October 2013, in date order, are
The links below will take you to a number of items on MacWorld.com prompted by the recent release of OS X Mavericks. All bar one were written by Dan Frakes .
A series under the banner Installing Mavericks: Our complete guide appeared on 22 Oct 2013. The topics covered include
The requirements for running Mavericks.
How to get your Mac ready.
Downloading the new OS.