New Mac User http://newmacuser.com Sat, 19 May 2018 02:59:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Text Expander is 30% off on August 17th – via MacUpdate http://newmacuser.com/text-expander-is-30-off-on-august-17th-via-macupdate/ Mon, 17 Aug 2015 15:10:05 +0000 http://newmacuser.com/?p=1764 MacUpdate is running a 30% of sale on TextExpander. If you do not own this application and you are using a mac then you are not getting all you can out of your mack. Click the link below right now and go download the application. If you need help or don’t know why you need the application then Google it and you will find all kinds of tips and tricks to use it.

One way I use is is to spell out the days of the week for me. I hate to type them all the time so all I type is the day of the week abbreviation and TexExpander expands it out tot he full spelling.

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/19147/textexpander

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News now out in dev beta – Funny Dig at Android http://newmacuser.com/apple-news-now-out-in-dev-beta/ Wed, 08 Jul 2015 20:06:23 +0000 http://newmacuser.com/?p=1748 I was being shown the new  News Application today by a Developer when we noticed something very interesting. While selecting your initial news categories you are presented with a photo icon and name for each section. For example the Time Magazine tile was a shot of a recent cover.

While we were scrolling we came across the Tile for Android (Operating System) and noticed Tim Cook with a deep laugh as the image.

Tim-Cook-Andriod-LaughThe image again appeared when I added the Android (Operating System) to my favorites section as you can see in the second photo.Tim-Cook_Android-OS-Laugh

***UPDATE***

As of 4:15pm eastern it looks like Apple has corrected this image. You can see the correction below.Corrected-Android

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Apple TV now the lowest cost streaming device with Exclusive HBO Now!  http://newmacuser.com/apple-tv-now-the-lowest-cost-streaming-device-with-exclusive-hbo-now/ Mon, 09 Mar 2015 20:09:58 +0000 http://newmacuser.com/?p=1741 With Apple announcing today that the  TV will be $69.00 they are the most cost effective streaming service out there. Along with the price drop they also announced their partnership with HBO Now. HBO Now will cost you $14.99 a month for their entire library of original shows and also its large catalog of feature films. Apple has the exclusive rights for the HBO Now content as far as streaming boxes are concerned. You will be able to access the service from a web browser.

For those of us who are cord cutters this is the first real step in al a carte TV services since the launch of the streaming boxes themselves. I hope that ESPN joins HBO soon with a stand alone channel all their own. For me the only real missing item is live sports and sports content. If ESPN can make their Watch ESPN service stand alone like HBO then the cable and satellite providers are in serious trouble.

On a side note if you are a cable cutter and looking for a top notch antenna then you should take a look at the Leaf. It is near the top of the line for indoor antennas.

Mohu Leaf 50 Amplified Indoor HDTV Antenna

I would have liked to see Apple spend a little more time on the interface and software of the TV, but hopefully they will do that in the next release of the hardware.  

dware.

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What Time is the March 9th Apple Watch event? http://newmacuser.com/what-time-is-the-march-9th-apple-watch-event/ Mon, 09 Mar 2015 13:27:06 +0000 http://newmacuser.com/?p=1733 If you are like me, and don’t live on the west coast, every time there is an Apple event I have to head over to google and do a time conversion search. Here is a little chart to help those of you who are not on Apple time.Google Time Conversion

Eastern Time: 1pm

Central Time: 12pm

Mountain Time: 11am

Pacific Time: 10am

Hawaii Time: 7am

London: 5PM

Berlin 6PM

Moscow: 8PM

If you want to watch it live with out commentary then you can watch the apple stream form an Apple TV or the Safari web browser.(Apple Live Stream) If you would like to have commentary while you watch you can check out the live stream at Twit.tv with the MacBreak Weekly folks. (Twit Live)If you can not watch the event but would like to follow along with a live blog then I suggest you check out The Verge.( The Verge Live Blog)

I have been waiting to see what Apple can do with the watch since the Pebble came out over a year ago. I hope that they are shipping today. I am also excited to see where they are going with the MacBooks.
I am warming up my credit card, I hope Apple ships all this today!
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FCC sets new Net Neutrality Rules http://newmacuser.com/fcc-sets-new-net-neutrality-rules/ Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:35:53 +0000 http://newmacuser.com/?p=1729 net-neutralityThis news is not specific to the Apple community but it is very important to anyone who uses the internet.  Today the FCC passed some very good net neutrality rules today. The new regulations include blocking ISP’s form creating “Fast Lanes” for pay, give the FCC authority to intervene when big cable companies don’t act in the public interest,  stop IPS’s from blocking websites, and more.

The plan looks a lot like the “Open Internet Rules” president Obama asked for in his November 10, 2014 announcement.

The battle for true net neutrality is far from over as gizmodo outlines in there piece “Net Neutrality Wins: What Now?

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How to manage your Safari bookmarks on your Mac http://newmacuser.com/how-to-manage-your-safari-bookmarks-on-your-mac/ Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:04:18 +0000 http://newmacuser.com/?p=1580 Safari Bookmarks

The fine folks over at the iCreate blog have published a very good workflow for Safari book mark management and organization. Give it a ready and get your bookmarks useable again.

How to manage your Safari bookmarks on your Mac

The only tip I will add on top of there article is to use the 1Click Bookmark method from 1 Password on your sites with log in information for a quicker experience.

1Click Setup

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1Click Bookmark with 1Password http://newmacuser.com/1click-bookmark-with-1password/ http://newmacuser.com/1click-bookmark-with-1password/#comments Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:52:24 +0000 http://newmacuser.com/?p=1581 1Password LogoIf you are using 1password for your password management (and you should be) then you need to use one of there lesser know features in your web browsers (Safari for me) bookmarks. To use the 1Click Book mark follow these 2 very easy steps.

  1. Find a Login in the main 1Password app that you want to access quickly
  2. Drag it from 1Password to the bookmarks bar of any browser the works with 1Password. (Needs to be one they make an extension for)

I keep a folder on my book marks pars with all of my different ones in it.

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Create a Screen Sharing Shortcut http://newmacuser.com/create-a-screen-sharing-shortcut/ Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:25:08 +0000 http://newmacuser.com/?p=1564 Here is a real quick guide to making a short cut for all you other macs.  I did this and put the short cuts all in one folder and kept it on my desktop.

Screen Share Shortcut

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Do you need an iPhone charger With You at ALL Times http://newmacuser.com/do-you-need-an-iphone-charger-with-you-at-all-times/ Sun, 09 Feb 2014 16:34:55 +0000 http://newmacuser.com/?p=1554 ChargeKey_grandeKeep a Lightning charger in your pocket. Nomad Chargekey Review

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Katie Floyd Shares Her Favorite Mail Plugins http://newmacuser.com/katie-floyd-shares-her-favorite-mail-plugins/ Sat, 28 Dec 2013 14:31:27 +0000 http://newmacuser.com/?p=1548 Mail_appKatie Floyd share her favorite Mail.app plugins. There are some real good plug-ins on her list. Katie Floyd Share Her Favorite Mail Plugins

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