Mr Macintosh Update August 11
Hello There Macintosh User!
If you are getting this email you have sometime been a client of mine — Thank you for your past custom!
1. Lion Update: No hurry to install Lion 10.7 unless you want to be a part of the latest way to use your Mac. There are still some issues with different software compatibility, particularly with older software, so unless you have just bought a new machine which will be running Lion anyway you might consider waiting a while. This is quite a change from Snow Leopard 10.6 so it’s understandable there will be a few glitches. For example, the current wireless USB stick modems don’t work. The first couple of updates should sort the wobbles and companies like Telstra and Virgin will have to update their software which might take some time.
2. Ask Different: Very highly regarded Mac help site, Ask Different has a heap of questions and answers and after free registration you can ask your query. http://apple.stackexchange.com/
3. Secure Password?: With the obvious rise in hacking and general data insecurity its wise to reset your passwords. But what to set them to? Make sure that there is at least one number and one capital letter. And keep a note of the new password please. This site tests it for you. http://howsecureismypassword.net/
4. 1 Password: And if the idea of changing them all and then forgetting the new ones puts you off then consider 1 Password. It remembers them for you, creates new ones and even enters them into the required field. Of course you still have to remember the single password to control 1 Password, but that’s it. $40. There is also a version for the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch so you can control your empire of passwords that way. $10.50 http://agilebits.com/products/1Password/Mac
5. iPhone Explorer: For looking into your iPhone/iPad without using iTunes. Free. http://www.macroplant.com/iphoneexplorer/
6. Phone Disk: Turns your iPhone/iPad into usable storage like a USB thumb drive. $20 http://www.macroplant.com/phonedisk/?ipeMac
7. PodtoMac: Last of 3 very good little apps from the same guys is PodtoMac which lets you transfer music, playlists, videos TV shows etc from any iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch to your Mac. $25 http://www.macroplant.com/podtomac/
8. Scan With Your iPhone/iPad: Using the camera as a scanner then email or DropBox them with Scanner Pro. $7.50 from the iTunes Store. http://readdle.com/products/scanner_pro_iphone/ Or Genius Scan does most of this for free, or the Plus version for $3.
9. MacTubes YouTube Video Player/Downloader: If you want to locate and download YouTube videos then this freebie is for you. Instead of going to YouTube via Safari, you open MacTubes and do it all from there. http://macapps.web.infoseek.co.jp/mactubes/index_en.html
10. Skitch: This free download from the App Store is a lot of fun. Take screenshots or camera shots and add different tags, arrows, comments to them then save or share them online. http://skitch.com/
11. A Reminder of My Rates: I charge $88 per hour including GST. No call-out fee or travel charge in the Byron Shire. Half hour minimum. Telephone support costs the same in 15 minute increments. Email support is still free! Please include plenty of detail in your email inquiries. Serving the Byron Macintosh community for over 10 years.
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Mr Macintosh Tom Hain http://www.mrmacintosh.com.au PO Box 1040 Byron Bay NSW 2481 6685 5504 041 840 8869