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Mac: Had your Mac a while? Check this out...

Okay, you may know I'm a noob when it comes to Mac - I haven't even hit the two month mark yet. One of the things that happens when you get a new device like Mac is that you spend a lot of time checking out all the cool features because everything is so new. But what about people that have had their Mac for a while? How do you learn about features that have been added to OS X over the years that slipped by you?

Take a couple of minutes now and read this page:


I've noticed over the last month or so that people often put in comments like "I've been using my Mac for years and didn't know that!" even when I write about some pretty simple stuff. The beauty of the OS X UI is that it does a great job of masking complexity. The reason I love OS X is that if I dig just a little I find all kinds of cool things that are not readily apparent on first glance.

When I go through that list, which I've scanned through many times, I always seem to find something cool. 

Chances are you will too.

3 comments:

Eric said...

on the topic of discovering new things in OS X...

The book "Mac OS Leopard Killer Tips" by Scott Kelby is a wonderful book when it comes to discovering tips and tricks in OS X.

Kelby's "Killer Tips" series are great. He's a great author.

I have the "OS X Tiger Killer Tips", haven't gotten the Leopard book yet. But I'm sure it's just as good.

http://www.amazon.com/Mac-OS-Leopard-Killer-Tips/dp/0321501934/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1206514189&sr=8-1

Kendall said...

Hey David,

Have you checked out

http://www.apple.com/support/switch101/

I found it pretty helpful.

Kendall

David Alison said...

@Eric: Looks like an interesting read - thanks!

@Kendall: I hadn't seen that one. Great tip - thanks.