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Posted 08/10/2011 at 3:30pm | by Cory Bohon We've heard reports of Macs falling asleep and having trouble waking up after an install of Lion. It might sound like something out of Sleeping Beauty, except without the Prince to kiss your Mac and wake it up. If you're having problems waking up your Mac, try troubleshooting it with these suggestions below. 1. Try the keyboard or power button
This guide has been updated since its original publication to reflect hardware and software updates. Multiple members of the Digital Trends staff contributed to this guide. Like many people living in the digital age, my digital media was scattered among various drives, computers, and discs. I wanted seamless central control over all of it, so I decided to use my Sony PlayStation 3 as a media hub, with my 40-inch Samsung HDTV as a monitor. Now I can view or listen to all my photos, videos, and music via my TV screen, no matter where they are. Here’s a guide to building a digital media command center in your living room.
Opera Though it's often overlooked with Safari and Firefox stealing most of the spotlight, Opera is an excellent Mac browser in its own right. Themes and add-ons are easily searched right from within the interface, and Opera might be the fastest when it comes to page-loading times.
These services and Automator actions are provided as free examples of the design and use of Mac OS X automation technologies. All service workflows are fully editable and can be customized as need requires. ALL EXAMPLE WORKFLOWS AND ACTIONS REQUIRE THE INSTALLATION OF MAC OS X v10.6 and may require an adminstrator password for installation. COLLECTIONS : AppleScript Services , Audio Services , Facebook Services , Finder Services , Image Services , Internet Services , iPhoto Services , Mail Services , Media Picker Services , Movie Services , Navigation Services , Numbers Services , PDF Services , Safari Services , UNIX Services A video overview of what Services is, its features, and how it works. ( watch ) ( watch HD )
To use a keyboard shortcut, or key combination, you press a modifier key with a character key. For example, pressing the Command key (the key that has a symbol) and the "c" key at the same time copies whatever is currently selected (text, graphics, and so forth) into the Clipboard. This is also known as the Command-C key combination (or keyboard shortcut).
Whenever you’ve got a Finder window open, the sidebar can give you one-click access to the items you use most. Items here are arranged by category—Devices, Shared, Places, and Search For. Hide or reveal a category’s items by clicking on the disclosure triangle next to the category name. Click and drag any item away from the sidebar to make it disappear in a puff of smoke.
The Spotlight menu is often the quickest way to start a search. And with the right keywords and Boolean operators, the Spotlight menu can dish up impressive results. But finding the files you need isn’t always as simple as typing a few words. For large or complex searches, open a Finder window and run your query from there. This will let you access a wider range of attributes and search criteria, let you combine multiple criteria to define your searches more precisely, and give you more options for sorting and viewing your results. Start a Finder search
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In case you haven’t heard, Automator rules. Automator is the often under-appreciated and underestimated automation tool, provided by Apple in Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, to bring the power of automation to users with no need for programming. In this simple tutorial I’ll show you the basics of Automator and walk you through a simple Backup application example. This should give you the solid foundation to start making useful actions for yourself. The Basics of Automator First, load the Automator editor application located in the Applications folder.
iWeb from 2009 onwards has the ability to publish your website directly to an ftp server. This means that you don’t need a .mac account to publish your iWeb site. If you have iWeb 08 or earlier it’s not built-in, but you can still do it, read this previous article on how to publish via ftp from iWeb 08.
Learn by example. The best way to learn how to use Automator is by constructing and running the following example workflows yourself. Each example is described in step-by-step detail with related illustrations.
This example is easy-to-follow and useful. It's a great first workflow to introduce yourself to Automator. Click here to download the image files used in this demonstration.
The following online materials are exerpted from the Apple Training Series book . Consider this chapter a “book within a book.” If you don't read any other chapter, read this one. It has been designed to give you a quick but thorough introduction to AppleScript through a short, fun, hands-on tutorial. In 25 minutes you’ll learn what AppleScript is, how it works, and how to write basic, functional AppleScript scripts with confidence.
We love what Microsoft's done with Windows 7, but when we boot into Windows after spending a good amount of time on a Mac, here are 10 applications we sorely miss. Note: In almost all of these cases, we're not saying that "This exact application should be ported to Windows." What we are suggesting is that there's a need for a particular kind of application, and that this application, on OS X, fills exactly that need. Also, for most purposes, we stuck with free applications. For a counterpoint, check out these 10 Windows apps that should be on Macs .