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document How to get Office for Free (Students)
To start go to office.com/getoffice365 Towards the bottom of the page you will notice a button that says “Get started for free”. Go ahead and click on that. This will take you to a page that will ask for your Sage email address. Fill this out. This is entirely for...
02 Sep, 2015 Views: 910 Comments: 0
document How can I easily and automatically backup my mac?
Time Machine is a backup tool provided in Mac OS X Leopard. This is a useful tool to keep your data safe, and avoid the hassles of losing your personal data. Like anything hard drives wear over time, and eventually fail, and without a running backup everything from your family pictures...
16 May, 2012 Views: 2219 Comments: 0
document How to burn a CD on the Macs
To burn a CD, you will need a blank CD-R disk. (Don’t use CD-RW disks). Since you can write to these disks once, you’ll want to wait until the end of your working session to burn them. While you are working, you can save your files temporarily to the desktop. To save files to the desktop: ...
14 May, 2012 Views: 2278 Comments: 0
document Troubleshooting Mac problems: Start here first!
If your Mac appears to be ill, there are some great resources online to help you figure out how serious the problem really is. In many cases, you will find the issue is something you can fix yourself. Apple http://www.apple.com/support/mac101/help/ First, start at Apple's own support site. It...
14 May, 2012 Views: 2727 Comments: 0
document Help! My MAC keeps shutting off on its own and/or gives me a Kernel error.
Apple Hardware Test (AHT) Macintosh users who are experiencing frequent kernel panics or random shut-downs should use the Apple Hardware Test application that ships with every Mac.   The test is useful in determining what, if any, components are failing so you can have it repaired...
14 May, 2012 Views: 8282 Comments: 0
document Enabling Automatic Updates (Mac/PC)
Automatic Updates Microsoft and Apple periodically release software updates and improvements to their operating systems and software. These updates are important to keep your computer secure and running smoothly. You can ease your mind of this task by enabling automatic updates. Once done, the...
13 Aug, 2015 Views: 8367 Comments: 0
document How can I use FTP on my mac
What is FTP? File Transfer Protocol is a very common method of moving files between two computers or between a computer and a server. FTP provides users a mthod of logging into another internet site for the purposes of retrieving and/or sending files. Using a Browser Users can browse a public...
14 May, 2012 Views: 6253 Comments: 0
document What is FireWire for on my mac?
Macintosh Firewire Target Disk Mode Users whose Macintosh computers fail to boot can be connected to another Mac via firewire. With this setup, the working Mac can view the hard-drive on the broken machine like an external drive, allowing the user to save and backup information. Simply connect...
14 May, 2012 Views: 2599 Comments: 0
document What is Macintosh Preview?
Macintosh Preview The Preview application comes standard on Macintosh OS X installations. The program is primarily an image-viewer (.pdf, images, etc.), but can be used for many other purposes. Cropping Open the image (.jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .tiff, etc.) in Preview. Click and drag...
14 May, 2012 Views: 1957 Comments: 0
document 8 tips to secure your Mac computer
Eight Tips for Securing Your Mac Update your Operating System with the latest security patches. Click on Apple > Software Update or go to the Software Update preference pane in Apple > System Preferences. Note: You can also set your computer to check for updates daily, weekly, or monthly....
14 May, 2012 Views: 2932 Comments: 0
document How do I eject a CD/DVD on a mac?
How do I eject a CD/DVD on a Mac? There are many methods to eject CD or DVD media from a Macintosh computer running OS X. Control-click or right-click the media and select Eject from the menu. In Leopard, go to the Eject icon in the menubar, and select the media. Open a Finder window...
14 May, 2012 Views: 8705 Comments: 0
document What is Firefox and why should I use it?
Mozilla Firefox Web Browser Firefox is Web Browser, similar to Internet Explorer (windows) or Safari (mac).  It lets you browse the Web with less risk from viruses, spyware, and pop-ups. Enjoy improvements to performance, ease of use and privacy. It's easy to import your favorites and...
14 May, 2012 Views: 2817 Comments: 0
document I have a new computer, Can I transfer my files from the old one?
I have a new computer, can I transfer files? Yes. You can transfer your files with relative ease. Follow the instructions below for your operating system to access the transfer utility, and then follow the onscreen instructions.   Windows Windows XP, Vista and 7...
14 May, 2012 Views: 5548 Comments: 0
document Can I encrypt data on a Mac? How can I access encrypted data or disk images?
OS X Encrypted Disk Image What is an Encrypted Disk Image? An encrypted disk image (.DMG) is a 128-bit encrypted file that, when opened, will prompt the user for a password. Once authenticated, the disk image will mount on the desktop allowing the user to copy data to the mounted disk image...
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document What is the Mac Printer Utility and how is it used?
Printer Setup Utility Please note, this utility is only included in 10.2, 10.3, and 10.4. The current version of OS X (10.5 "Leopard") has an integrated utility; go to File, then Print, and select "Add a Printer" under the printer list drop-down menu or go to System Preferences and select "Print...
14 May, 2012 Views: 5979 Comments: 0
document I can't install programs....Can I repair disk permissions on my Mac?
Repairing Disk Permissions Installation of new applications (specifically from .pkg files) can sometimes corrupt or mismanage file permissions on the OS X system. This can lead to minor errors during normal operations. To fix this, users should repair disk permissions frequently. Repairing...
14 May, 2012 Views: 7172 Comments: 0
document How can I secure my Safari Browser?
Safari Security Locking Down Safari Block Pop-Ups:Go to Safari > Block Pop-Up Windows. Disable automatic file extraction:Go to Safari > Preferences, and select the General tab. Uncheck "Open 'safe' files after downloading." Disabling this function protects you from...
14 May, 2012 Views: 3273 Comments: 0
document What is Safari? What can it do? Is it better than Firefox or IE?
Safari Safari is the default, preferred browser built into Mac OS X. It is capable of running alongside other browsers, using tabs, storing and editing bookmarks, saving web archives, revealing a hidden address bar, and much more.  Some would argue it is the superior browser,  but some...
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document What is the Macintosh feature Safe Sleep?
Safe Sleep Newer Macintosh laptops (MacBook, MacBook Pro) use an updated sleep feature called Safe Sleep. When users close the comptuer, Safe Sleep writes the RAM contents to the hard drive before the machine actually goes to sleep. During this process, which can last between 30 and 60 seconds,...
14 May, 2012 Views: 1743 Comments: 0
document What is the System Profiler on my Mac?
System Profiler The System Profiler on Mac OS X displays precise data on hardware, networking, and software. This includes Applications, Audio, Bluetooth, Firewall, Fonts, Graphics, Logs, Memory, USB, and Wireless settings. Accessing the Profiler There are two methods of accessing the...
14 May, 2012 Views: 2234 Comments: 0

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