Hello Everyone,

Just a heads-up that there is a phishing expedition to get into your iTunes account.

Today, I received an email from what appeared to be Apple, sent directly to one of my valid Apple iTunes email addresses, informing me that I needed to update my iTunes password.  The email went on to suggest that if I did not update my password within 24 hours, my iTunes account would be suspended due to suspicious activity.   Read the rest of this entry »

Hello My Fellow Apple-orchard Dwellers, 

What is an Apple ID?  An Apple ID is your user name for everything you do with Apple: Shop the iTunes Store, enable iCloud on all your devices, buy from the Apple Online Store, make a reservation at an Apple Retail Store, access the Apple Support website, and more.

Although I continue to be amazed at the ever increasing level of accessibility Apple Inc. affords its physically challenged customers, and although I use both my Macintosh computers and iOS devices more than any other, on a daily basis, when it comes to providing serious online data such as credit card information, billing and shipping addresses, answers to security questions, etc I prefer to use my good-old Windows PC with its ever-so-familiar screen magnifier and text-to-speech engine.   Read the rest of this entry »

Hello All,

What is a Flip Video?  The Flip Video is a simple camcorder for digital video created by Pure Digital Technologies, a company bought by Cisco Systems in March of 2009.

The following comes to us courtesy of SimpleHelp.com.

Mark

How To Import Flip Videos Into iMovie
 
This brief tutorial will show you how to import video’s that you’ve taken with your Flip Video Camera and import them into iMovie.  Read the rest of this entry »

Hello Everyone,

Fast becoming my favorite Mac OS X Lion VoiceOver compatible Dashboard widget is one that allows me to quickly search for US businesses via the Yellow Pages. 

WIDGET DESCRIPTION: 
Use this Dex widget to search and find Local Businesses in the Dex Yellow Pages Directory Listings Phone Book. Use the Dex widget to search and find local businesses in the United States, complete with Maps & Reviews.  Read the rest of this entry »

Hello All,

Tired of seeing every single application on your Mac showing up in Apple’s new Launch Pad view on your OS X Lion system?  Use Launch-Pad Control and remove the madness. 

From the developer: 

Already upgraded to Mac OS X Lion? Yes? Well then you certainly know Launchpad, the “home for your apps” like Apple says.  Read the rest of this entry »

Hello Everyone, 

One of my favorite features in Microsoft Outlook is the ability to view only upcoming (active) appointments in the calendar. 

Apparently, Apple does not think I need this feature in the latest version of iCal.  (grimace)

While there are certainly some very fine third-party applications that will allow me to see only upcoming appointments, I am of the opinion that less is better; therefore, I resist installing such applications unless absolutely necessary.  Besides, there is no guaranty that said third-party applications, for which I may have to pay a premium, will be VoiceOver (Apple’s software screen reading solution for the blind and low vision) accessible.  Read the rest of this entry »

Hello Everyone, 

The following instructions from SimpleHelp describes how to add your contact information to the OS X Lion login and lock Screens in case someone finds your lost Macintosh. 

Mark

HOW TO ADD CONTACT INFO TO THE OS X LOGIN AND LOCK SCREENS

1.
Select the “Apple Button” from the Menu Bar. Select System Preferences… from the list.   Read the rest of this entry »

Hello Everyone, 

The following link will take you to a page that provides the steps on creating a
bootable Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Flash Drive:

Mark

CREATE A BOOTABLE MAC OS X 10.7 LION FLASH DRIVE
Apple has announced that with the release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, the operating system will be available only via download from the Mac App Store. Past versions of the Mac OS X operating system have always been available for purchase on a bootable DVD and with some systems like the MacBook Air, they’ve been included on a bootable USB drive. To create your own bootable USB device using your own flash drive (note that the device must be at least 4GB or larger), follow the instructions below:
Click Here To Continue

Hello Everyone, 

The following link will take you to a page that will provide the steps on creating a Lion boot disk for your Macintosh computer.

Mark

HOW TO BURN A LION BOOT DISC
Mac OS X Lion will debut in July, and this handy set of instructions from Egg Freckles will let you create a boot disc for installation. OS X Lion will be distributed via the Mac App Store, and you can download the installer files to your hard drive. Once you have the installer files, follow these steps to create your very own boot disc:  Click Here To Continue

Hello All,

Click Here to download/view Apple’s iOS User Guide in PDF format.

Mark

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