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Getting Started
  • Picking the right Mac for your needs & budget
  • Switching from Windows to a Mac
Upgrading Hardware
  • Buying a new Mac
  • Increasing memory
  • Adding drives, monitors & peripherals
Upgrading Software
  • Upgrading Mac OS X –> OS X –> macOS
  • Enhancing & customizing macOS
  • Upgrading & switching applications
  • Creating a wireless local network
  • Setting up a firewall
  • Sharing an Internet connection
  • Coexisting with Windows PCs
  • Diagnosing & fixing software & hardware problems
  • Improving system performance
  • Applications – Mail (accounts, Rules, spam filtering, plug-ins), iWork (Pages, Numbers, Keynote) · iLife (iPhoto, iWeb & more) · Photoshop · Photoshop Elements · PixelMator · Web site authoring · FileMaker · peer-to-peer file sharing
  • macOS – Tips & tricks · Time Machine & CrashPlan backup · font management · Windows on a Mac · screensharing · screenshots (built-in, Skitch, Snapz Pro X)
  • Mac Customization & Automation – Keyboard Maestro · Keyboard Shortcuts ·Automator · KeyCue · Typinator
  • Multi-Mac syncronization – iCloud sync · Dropbox · ChronoSync
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  • Creating custom applications
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A historical archive of interesting and handy Finder customizations for System 7.0 thru Mac OS 9.1.

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