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What Apple iOS 7 means to the new Apple User

Filed under: Apple iOS — Tags: — Daniel Garcia @ 7:55 am June 19, 2013

Apple’s iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad line of devices runs on a mobile operating system called iOS. Apple has recently unveiled a new version, dubbed “iOS 7,” that will be available for all new models of the aforementioned devices in 2013. The tagline for the operating system is “the mobile OS from a whole new perspective.” Though legacy Apple device users will have a great deal to look forward to in the new software, it is the new Apple user that stands to benefit the most.

Apple’s iOS 7 is designed to simplify the experience (more…)

What the new MacBook Air All-day battery life means to you

Filed under: Mac OS X — Tags: — Daniel Garcia @ 4:56 am June 12, 2013

Whether you’re a new Mac user or a MacBook Air aficionado, you’ll appreciate the all-day battery life that comes with the new MacBook Air. Even though this is the only major feature upgrade from previous MacBook Air models, it’s an important reason to update your technology. Longer battery life means you’ll need to search for outlets in conference rooms, airports, and cafes with less fervor. (more…)

How will Apple’s OS X Maverick help new Mac users?

Filed under: Mac OS X,New Mac Users — Tags: — Daniel Garcia @ 4:39 am June 10, 2013

OS X Maverick is the tenth official release of the OS X operating system that runs on Mac computer hardware. It is the first major release since version 10.8, which itself was dubbed Mountain Lion.” The emphasis with the new update seems to be on one of usability. Many features have been made less complicated, no doubt in an attempt to attract new users to the platform. (more…)

Why is Apple’s App store so easy to use?

Filed under: New Mac Users — Tags: — Daniel Garcia @ 3:35 am May 29, 2013

It’s no secret that the entire Mac user experience is designed from the ground up to be effortless. As a new Mac user, you’ll find that learning how to use Apple products is an intuitive and fun process. It also helps that StartOnMac’s experienced Care Experts are available to help every step of the way.

It’s not just the Apple products and operating systems that are easy to use – with the Apple App Store, the process of buying and installing third-party apps for iOS and OS X is also made as effortless as possible. So far, customers have downloaded over 50 billion apps. That’s a rate of more than 800 apps per second or two billion apps per month. (more…)

Should you use Apple Maps or Google Maps on your iPhone?

Filed under: Apple iOS,New Mac Users — Tags: — Daniel Garcia @ 5:45 am May 15, 2013

There has been a lot of talk about Google Maps and Apple Maps on the iPhone. The original launch of Apple Maps fell flat and most iPhone users scrambled to download Google Maps as soon as possible. This issue came to the forefront again when iOS6 dropped support for Google Maps. Later, even more headlines discussed how relieved iPhone users were when Google Maps was once again offered on the iPhone 5. We want to help you understand these differences and help you make the best choice on which navigation program you should use with your iPhone. (more…)

What is the difference between the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro?

Filed under: New Mac Users — Tags: — Daniel Garcia @ 7:00 am April 17, 2013

The MacBook Pro and MacBook Air represent two of Apple’s extraordinary laptop offerings for the new Mac user. Both offer the same Mac user experience, yet these two laptops are different in a variety of ways.

Size and weight are the biggest differences between (more…)

Should you edit an image in preview or use iPhoto on your Mac?

Filed under: Mac Tutorials,New Mac Users — Tags: — Daniel Garcia @ 8:57 am April 3, 2013

With advancements in technology, editing a digital photo on your computer and getting everything to look “just right” has never been easier. In decades past, you would have to make sure that a camera was configured properly to avoid things like washed out backgrounds or the dreaded “red eye.” With modern digital editing software, even a new Mac user and people who are new to the world of computers in generals have all the tools they need to make any adjustments necessary in seconds. The question then becomes, however, “should you edit an image in preview or use iPhoto on your Mac?” The answer, thankfully, is just as simple as the software itself. (more…)

How to make a snapshot of a browser page on your MacBook

Filed under: Mac Tutorials,New Mac Users — Tags: — Daniel Garcia @ 5:54 am March 20, 2013

As a new Mac user, you’re probably just learning your way around OS X. There are a few slight differences in the way that normal tasks are carried out. Unlike the average PC, many actions on the Mac are carried out a bit differently. Nevertheless, the commands needed for these tasks are easy to learn and they become intuitive with only a bit of practice.

Let’s say you want to take a screenshot of a browser page on your MacBook. (more…)

Can the MacBook Air connect to any wireless router?

Filed under: New Mac Users,Tech Support for Mac — Tags: — Daniel Garcia @ 5:07 am March 6, 2013

When you take your MacBook Air out of the box and set it up, one of the first things that any new Mac user is going to want to do is get it onto the Internet. The good news is that the process is very straightforward – everything that you need to do can be accomplished directly from the computer’s desktop in just a few quick moments. The better news is that the MacBook Air will be able to connect with any wireless router that you happen to have, even ones that you may have had for an extended period of time from your Internet or cable television service provider. (more…)

Should you consider switching to the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display?

Filed under: Mac OS X,New Mac Users — Tags: — Daniel Garcia @ 5:29 am February 19, 2013

The new MacBook Pro with Retina display is a very tempting product for anyone shopping for a new laptop. It’s fast and the screen looks amazing, but it might not be the right computer for you. This all depends on how you plan to use your new computer and how you have used your previous computers. If you’re a new Mac user, or if you’re just new to the MacBook Pro with Retina display, here’s some information to help you arrive at a decision. (more…)

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