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iSpace

Everything about Apple Space. Here we present all the programs, gadgets and other features developed by Apple in order to “serve” its products and help users to deal with them. We recall as well some revolutionary programs which revolutionized personal technology and made history: (more…)

History of GUI

Once upon a time when the computers were size of a desk, there were no mouse, just a keyboard. And to make a computer do something you had to print the command line and enter it. There were now windows, no hyperlinks and no menus. And dinosaurs walked the streets. Nah, just kidding. No dinosaurs, but no computer mouse as well. And then came the ‘magician’. (more…)

MacOS Sierra

macOS Sierra has more in it than just a rebranded name. All the changes can be divided in three groups: interface and features of the OS, its integration with other Apple gadgets and devices, file system. Let’s have a look at some of them. (more…)

Siri: Getting Started

Today’s technology enables our iPhones to listen to words we speak and accomplish the tasks we speak. We can also dictate texts instead of typing them using a keyboard. So Apple uses Siri as iPhone’s and iPad’s voice recognition feature. Siri is pretty easy to use. You’ll need a little practice to figure out the best way give commands. But as Siri always confirms the command you speak, you’ll be able to undo a command before it gets done. (more…)

Siri’s Personality

Siri always follows the same pattern when you use the system. It will always prompt you for input and direction when needed. (more…)

Xcode

You can easily create programs, as modern operating systems are very easy to understand and start programming with them. Apple has built a complete programming environment called Xcode. Xcode is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE). This means that Xcode is a complete studio for writing, compiling, debugging or building software applications. (more…)

CPU for Dummies

CPU for dummies: CPU stands for Central Processing Unit. It’s the heart or rather the brain of all the modern desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones. What does it do? Obviously, processing information. (more…)

OS X: Basic Concepts

OS X: Basic Concepts – It’s easy to get used to a interface OS X offers, as well as to an Apple-style mouse and keyboard, and all the basics of the OS X environment. (more…)

The Dock

The Dock is that icon-laden shelf that you can see at the bottom of your screen. This useful feature helps you to access frequently used applications, files and folder, as well as to control applications and windows currently in use. There however is more to the Dock that meets the eye at the first glance. (more…)

Mac: Using Trackpad

Note that on MacBook Pros there is no primary click button in front of the trackpad. Instead, the whole trackpad acts as a clickable button. This principle allows event more space for Multi-Touch gestures. To explore the Multi-Touch options, you can open System Preferences and then go to Trackpad, where you can customize gesture functions. By default, you can use these functionalities: (more…)

Know Your Intel

Intel corporation is the leading developer and manufacturer of desktop and mobile intel processors. They sell their products to Apple, IBM, Dell, Samsung, Sony and many other vendors. (more…)

iTunes

iTunes is OS X’s built-in application for managing and playing music and video files, as well as for transferring digital media from a computer to an iPod or iPhone. (more…)

Touch ID

What is Touch ID? It is a unique fingerprint sensor that allows you to connect to, or unlock, your device. In other words, Touch ID is a fingerprint identity sensor that allows you to get into your device. (more…)

The Built-In Mail App on Mac

The following short article outlines some of the features of the built-in Apple Mail App that comes with Macs, iPhones, iPads and iPods Touch. While there exists many other applications available to users, both free and commercial, such as Arcode Inky, eightloops Unibox 1.0, Mindsense Mail Pilot for Mac, Freron MailMate 1.5, Generic Company Place Holder Airmail and Postbox 3.0.5, among others, the built-in Mail App works just fine. To broaden the perspective of the present short text, we’ll come back to these other applications later in the article. (more…)

iBooks

Apple has a lot of great applications and iBooks is no exception. Interestingly, a lot of controversy surrounds the mysterious app, which we will briefly discuss in the following short article. iBooks is an app that allows you to download and read ebooks. Similarly, you can create a library of ebooks using this magnificent app. (more…)

Mac: Connecting to the Internet

Obviously, you’ll need an account with an Internet Service Provider (ISP for short) to get connected to the Internet on Mac (if you are not in a public place with free Wi-Fi or if you can get access somehow to your neighbors’s account). (more…)

Broadband

As of this writing, computers are designed for broadband internet. Of course, users can get by with old-fashioned dial-up access if necessary, but everybody loves broadband. Broadband offers three crucial advantages. (more…)

Files and Folders on Macs

Files and folders on Macs: Whenever users save a piece of work on their Mac, the document is saved as one or more files. There are thousands and thousands of files on every working computer, even before users add any themselves. To give easy access to all the files (it doesn’t matter if they are text documents, movie files, songs, software, spreadsheet, photos and so on) and to keep files in order, they are organized in folders. If you browse, find open, move, arrange, copy, delete, compress, you can always work more efficiently if you keep to minimum the confusion on your Mac. (more…)

Sidebar

The Sidebar appears by default in all Finder windows. This bar is one of the most useful features of the OS X interface. At its top, the Devices section displays the Mac’s drives, discs and any connected iPods, digital cameras or other storage devices. (more…)

How to Organize Finder

Apple invites Mac users to keep all their files and folders neatly organized. A few tricks and tips will help you to get organized: (more…)

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