• El Capitan
    How to Make Use of Notes in OS X El CapitanPreview template
    Notes is a lightweight application good for jotting things down. In this tutorial I'll show you the capabilities of this application through various case examples. Read More…
  • iOS 9
    The Changes in iOS9 Explored and ExplainedPreview
    Apple's latest iOS update, iOS 9, brings with it a whole host of new changes including visual tweaks, new apps and iPad multitasking. In this tutorial I'll look at the updates and what they mean for you.Read More…
  • OS X
    Preparing a Mac for Upgrade to OS X 10.11 El CapitanElcapitan
    In this tutorial, I'll recommend what you should do to ensure that a Mac is ready for upgrade, from an earlier version of OS X to the latest OS X 10.11 El Capitan which is released on 30th September 2015.Read More…
  • Windows 10
    How to Create a Windows 10 USB Installer Drive on a MacWin10usb
    In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a Microsoft Windows 10 bootable USB Drive using a Mac. Read More…
  • TextExpander
    Text Expander III: Scripting Fill InsPreview
    TextExpander is an incredibly powerful Mac app. In this tutorial, I look at how to make it even more powerful by using scripting languages like JavaScript in your fill ins.Read More…
  • iPhone
    How to Get the Most From an Old iPhoneIphone
    Apple has announced the new iPhones 6 and 6S. There's more to do with an old iPhone than sticking it in a drawer and forgetting about it. In this tutorial, I'll show you what to do with an old iPhone.Read More…
  • OS X
    How to Test Drive Apple's New OS X 10.11 El CapitanElcapitanlogo
    As is now tradition, the next iteration of OS X is due to be launched this autumn. In this tutorial, I'll show how you can test drive El Capitan without overwriting the hard drive.Read More…
  • OS X
    How to Watch the "Hey Siri, Give Us a Hint" Event on 9th Sept. 2015Heysiri
    In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to watch the live "Hey Siri, Give Us a Hint" Apple special event that is being broadcast over the internet. You can watch the event on a Mac, on an iPad, iPhone or on a television via Apple TV. You could even watch in on a PC.Read More…
  • Markdown
    Writing Longform Content on a Mac With Ulysses IIIPreview
    For writing longform content, apps like Word don't have the features you need. Instead, a specialist writing app like Ulysses III is the way to go. In this tutorial I show you how to get started.Read More…
  • Battery
    How to Conserve Battery Life on a MacBookPreview
    Conserving a MacBook's battery life isn't about locking it away, it's about using it intelligently. In this tutorial, I'll show you some ways to maximise how long a Mac will stay running.Read More…
  • Finder
    Do More With Finder for Mac: Third Party ApplicationsFinder icon
    In this tutorial I'll explain how to augment and improve Finder, on OS X Yosemite, with useful third-party applications to enhance your workflow and get more from the Mac.Read More…
  • Automation
    Apple Mobile Device Management Made Easy With BushelBushel
    For any business with a number of Apple devices—be that Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod or a combination thereof—the rollout of apps, configuration of email and Wi-Fi and management of assets is made easier with Bushel.Read More…
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  • Mac for beginners

    For those who are new to computers, or those who have previously been using PCs and are new to Mac, the graphical user interface–or GUI–in OS X may be somewhat unfamiliar.  

    The problem with being unfamiliar with something is that you may be reluctant to experiment. And experimentation is a good way to learn.

    This series of tutorials is aimed specifically at the beginner; at the person who is new to Macs or, perhaps, completely new to computers.  

    Each author explains–in easy to understand terms–how to get started with a range of applications that will familiarise yourself with some of the functionality of a Mac.

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  • Spreadsheet icon

    The spreadsheet was the original killer app that helped the PC gain a place on every desk, and it’s still one of the more powerful apps on your computer today. Whether you’re using Excel on your Mac or PC, Apple Numbers on your Mac or iPad, or Google Sheets or the Excel Web App in your browser, you can crunch numbers and discover more about your data with a few simple commands in a spreadsheet. Spreadsheets are deceptively complicated, and yet, once you figure them out, they’re simpler than any other number-crunching tool.

    In this series of tutorials, you’ll learn everything you need to learn more about your finances and make smart money decisions using the spreadsheet of your choice.

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  • Paperless icon2

    There's no reason to have cabinets full of paper cluttering your office, when all of that data could be saved on one hard drive and be infinitely more useful. Most of us have already started going paperless in some ways, since so much of our communications and documents are digital-first already, but you've still got to do something with all the paper documents you already have.

    In this series, you'll learn everything you need to go paperless. There's tutorials on scanning documents, letting your computer recognize the text in your scanned documents via OCR, organizing the scanned documents with Evernote and more, and editing the resulting PDF documents in a wide range of popular apps.

    Paper doesn't have to be a menace anymore. Here's the tools you need to make your paper documents as useful as your digital-first documents.

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