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  1. Mac for beginners

    Mac for Beginners

    15 Posts
    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.  
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    Spreadsheets for Finance

    7 Posts
    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.
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    Going Paperless

    19 Posts
    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.
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  4. Mavericks

    OS X Mavericks

    9 Posts
    Launched in October 2013, Mavericks is the latest iteration of OS X that ditches the big cat names (in favour of places in California) but adds functionality and features to the operating system. Maps, AirPlay Display, an evolved Finder, Tags and a number of changes under the bonnet--such as Timer Coalescing, App Nap, Compressed Memory and Safari Power Saver--see a major evolution of the the operating system that runs on your Mac.
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  5. Backups

    Data Backups and Storage

    9 Posts
    Modern computing habits see each of us storing more and more data than ever before and, in turn, placing increasing reliance on (and faith in) the internal hard drive of our Mac. It's not a question of if your hard drive will fail as one day, it will fail. The question is when?
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