Tips and Tricks

Yes... You can learn with your iPod Touch.

posted Nov 4, 2009, 5:37 AM by Mike Arsenault

Check out Keri-Lee Beasley's blog post, "50 Educational Apps for the iPod Touch". She has a great list of apps (many are free) that you can download on your iPod Touch. Enjoy.

Disc Drive

posted Oct 23, 2009, 9:49 AM by Unknown user

Is your disc drive acting up?  Several of you have brought your computers to me with the disc drive spinning even though there is no disc in it.  The simple fix is to put a disc in there.  You've got a hungry disc drive.  Feed it something.  Let the computer read it, then eject it.  Which leads me to my next tip...

Is there a disc stuck in your disc drive?  If you have a disc that won't eject, you will need to restart your computer and hold down the mouse button until it pops out.  It seems to make the startup process take a little longer than usual so be patient and hold that mouse button down.

Finally, I've been asked whether you can put a minidisc in your MacBook.  The answer is, "no."  Do not put a minidisc into your MacBook.  Use only standard 4.75" CD/DVD discs.


Did you know ...

posted Sep 19, 2009, 11:18 AM by Unknown user

You can scroll on a MacBook by putting two fingers on the trackpad?
There is a new feature in iPhoto that recognizes faces in your photos?
The key formerly know as the "apple" key is now called the "command" key?
Holding "command," "shift" and "4" lets you capture a picture of what's on your screen?

Use Google Reader to Have Information Find You

posted Sep 10, 2009, 7:34 PM by Mike Arsenault

Instead of looking for information on the Internet all the time, wouldn't it be nice to have it find you?

If you use Google Reader (or iGoogle as an alternative) you can do just that.

What is RSS anyway???

YouTube Video



What can you subscribe to?
  • Blogs
  • News
  • Wikis
  • Podcasts
  • Social Bookmarking Sites
  • More
Good Places to Find RSS Feeds

Quick Application Switching

posted Sep 2, 2009, 12:40 PM by Mike Arsenault   [ updated Sep 2, 2009, 12:54 PM ]

If you hit the Command key and tap the Tab key you can quickly toggle between active applications on your Mac. Use this as a quick way to switch from one application to another.

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