Category Archives: Macs

How can you Take Control of Apple Mail in Mavericks and iOS 7?

How can you Take Control of Apple Mail in Mavericks and iOS 7? Have you had trouble or confusions with Apple Mail in Mavericks? Lots has changed from previous versions, particularly for Gmail users, and although Apple has restored some functionality in 10.9.1 and the just-released 10.9.2, there’s nothing like a healthy dose of expert advice to put you back… Read more »

"Take Control of PDFpen 6" explains PDFpen for Mac and iOS

“Take Control of PDFpen 6” explains PDFpen for Mac and iOS Have you ever had wanted to fill out and sign a PDF-based form without printing it and faxing it back? Or wanted to change the date on a PDF-based flyer? Needed to give feedback on a PDF, but stumbled around trying to insert comments and proofreading marks? Wished you… Read more »

Mac Power Users Podcast: Typography with Ina Saltz

The Mac Power Users Podcast is one of my favorite podcasts. It’s what I listen to in the car as I race around in-between appointments. I don’t have a lot of spare time to spend keeping current during the rest of my day, and this podcast helps make sure that my Mac support customers consider me a “Power User.” MacSparky… Read more »

New Horizons Cleveland is hosting a 3 day MAC OSX Technician 10.7.4 class starting next week, 2/13

New Horizons Cleveland is hosting a 3 day MAC OSX Technician 10.7.4 class starting next week, 2/13. Seating is limited. Call us today at 216-332-7960 to enroll in this course or let us know about other Mac training you are looking for!   We have this class next week and have a couple open seats left.

"Take Control of iTunes 11: The FAQ" now answers iTunes 11 questions

“Take Control of iTunes 11: The FAQ” now answers iTunes 11 questions Few upgrades of late have engendered as much press – and hand-wringing among users – as iTunes 11. It’s not surprising – millions of people rely on Apple’s media management tool for a wide variety of tasks, but the new version revamped the interface and moved controls for… Read more »

Take Control of Mail in iOS 6, Networking in iOS 6, and Thanksgiving Dinner with iOS?

Take Control of Mail in iOS 6, Networking in iOS 6, and Thanksgiving Dinner with iOS? As iOS, Apple’s operating system for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, has evolved, functions that once seemed mysterious have become commonplace. However, two areas of iOS that still baffle even adept users are email and networking. So we are pleased to bring you… Read more »

Communicate more effectively with "Take Control of Messages in Mountain Lion"

In 10.8 Mountain Lion, Apple replaced the long-standing iChat program with Messages, which takes its interface cues from the iPad version of the program. Although Messages looks easy, many people have had trouble understanding how to integrate different chat services and Apple devices, now that messages can appear on Macs, iPhones, and iPads. For instance, should you use iMessage or… Read more »

How cool is this? Transforming Flash Drive

Under the “I have to have it” category is this incredible transforming USB 2.0 compliant 2GB Flash Drive that is compatible with both Macs and PCs. First released in 2009 to tie into the Transformer 2 movie, the first run of these unique flash drives sold out at an eye-popping $42 a piece and were intended more for display rather… Read more »

Are Brick and Mortar PC Users Groups Still Relevant?

I am old enough to remember when the Apple IIGS came out along with the Tandy TSR80 and young enough to catch the evolution of today’s migration to Cloud computing. What an amazing time we live in! Along the way, I’ve had the benefit of using PCs on both computing platforms and then some, including many of the mobile platforms:… Read more »

Prepare for Mountain Lion with new Take Control books!

Prepare for Mountain Lion with new Take Control books! Apple is poised to release OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion in July, and we want to help smooth your transition to Apple’s next big cat. Because many of you will want to upgrade soon, we have Joe Kissell’s “Take Control of Upgrading to Mountain Lion” for sale now, with Matt Neuburg’s… Read more »