Posted on February 8th, 2016 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Several years ago, one of our friends announced he’d had it with Windows. He went out and bought two Macbooks, one for himself, one for his wife. We’re slow but we’re starting to see his point. Feeling the same exasperation, we recently turned to a Macbook Air we’d had in the closet since 2012.The relief was instant. Websites loaded immediately. Joy didn’t have to do four yoga poses before pictures came in. Normally, when our main Windows computer gets screwy, we set it back to its factory defaults. You can do that with the Recovery option in “Settings” or “Control Panel.” Once you do that, it feels brand new again. Unfortunately, it is brand new again — all the programs […]
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Posted on July 16th, 2014 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
A preview of the new Windows 9 operating system will be shown all over the known universe this Fall. The scuttlebutt is it will correct the mess known as Windows 8; computer users will no longer be forced to look at a screen meant for tablet users. (Yep, that’s what it was designed for.)
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Posted on December 11th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
“ColorStrokes,” a $5 app for Mac users, has been the most popular “color splash” app for two years in a row. If like us, you’ve never heard of a color splash app, stay tuned, because they’re interesting.
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Posted on March 19th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
A reader told us he’s getting a Mac but wishes he could keep the Windows version
of “Quicken” because the Mac version is, as he put it, “a real dog.” (He’s a man of few
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Posted on March 18th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
The dirty little secret of tech journalists is we’re hard pressed for time. When we got our first Macbook Air last fall, we were full of praise. Now we have second, third and fourth thoughts.
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Posted on January 16th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Joy’s sister considered buying a new Mac just because she lost all her photos on the old one. “Disk Drill Pro” from CleverFiles.com is an $89 program for recovering stuff.
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Posted on December 30th, 2012 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Sketchbook Express for the Mac or the iPad gives you a sketchpad and a lot of tools for transforming your drawings. We especially liked the mirroring tool. Draw a heart on the right and you’ll get a duplicate on the left. It’s not as intuitive as the Facebook game “Draw Something,” but it comes closer than other drawing apps we’ve tried.
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Posted on November 3rd, 2012 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
“My MacBook, Mountain Lion Edition, 3rd Edition,” by John Ray, $25 from QuePublishing.com. This book has everything you need to make the switch from Windows to Mac,
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Posted on June 2nd, 2012 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
The Flashback Trojan attacked Mac users recently. We read that it was the first serious attack on Mac users in 28 years, but actually Flashback Trojan was the son of last year’s DevilRobber and its 18 brothers. A free program from Avast.com is a good fix.
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Posted on March 7th, 2012 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Here’s how we get hung-up: You have an important email message to send. So you go to your email program and are just about to send it, when … you see all these enticing messages waiting for your attention. Twenty minutes later, you think to yourself: “Just what was that message I had to send?”
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