PDA

View Full Version : I gotta Mac! Now what do I do?



catrancher
07-05-2010, 11:35 AM
Ok, there's been a number of people on here who've decided to take the plunge and get themselves a Mac.

Congratulations! :happydance: :thumbsup: :happydance:

Now, almost eveyone has then had questions like "How do I ..." or "Where is ...". (you fill in the blanks)

So, I thought I'd post up some links to some of the training material available on the Apple web site. Some of this is video based, and some of it is text based. Take your choice.

So, here we go:


First up, is the "Find Out How (http://www.apple.com/findouthow/mac/)" section of the Apple web site.


Note that this page has links to various things across the top. Things like "Mac Basics", "Photos", "Music", etc. Each of those sections take you to a page with information pertaining to that specific section. Video tutorials are at the right hand top. Additional videos are listed on the left hand side down the page. And text based instruction is listed on the lower right hand side of the page. Also, note that if there's a couple of different applications that might fit in this category, they're shown as tabs across the center of the page. For instance, the "Music" section has separate tabs for "Garage Band" and "iTunes".



Next we come to the Mac 101 (http://www.apple.com/support/mac101/) section.


These pages have links to text based pages that show you the specifics of how to work with your Mac. These are quite a bit more detailed than the videos listed in the previous section.



Finally, we come to the "Switch 101 (http://www.apple.com/support/switch101/)" section of the website.


This is the place to be if you've switched from a Windows PC to a Mac. :thumbsup: It has links on it that show you such things as how to move your files from your old PC to your new, shiny Mac. In here is also where you'll find the "On Windows, I used too... (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2514)" section. This is where you can go to find out how to do something on your Mac like you used to do it on Windows.



So... that's about it. However, if you've got other questions, or get stuck on anything here, just give a shout, either here or by PM. I'm sure one of our resident Mac gurus will be happy to help!

Hope this helps!

Edit... and Skywatcher has just reminded me of the most important rule:

1. Resist the urge to lick it!

Tom (:macwave:... you can have my Mac when you pry my cold, dead, fingers off the keyboard!)

Skywatcher
07-05-2010, 12:33 PM
I am beginning to think this is turning into a Macusers forum as much as a Disney site

maybe all us macheads (dounds better than Job heads :D )should put

:macwave: in our sigs

:macwave: this band of brothers

Deafjeff
07-05-2010, 12:36 PM
\i want one! where do you get that thingy whatever it calls!

Skywatcher
07-05-2010, 12:49 PM
:lol:

just go to your sig and under the code for your coutdown type colon macwave colon without any gaps :D

:macwave:

tb2830
07-05-2010, 12:51 PM
another great thread

im going to edit all my dv tapes at the weekend and so cant wait

had a fun evening with courtney and tyler on photo booth we havent laughed so much in months

great time had by all

Deafjeff
07-05-2010, 12:51 PM
:macwave:

yay!

:macwave:

yay!

:bounce:

:macwave:

:tralala:

:macwave:

:excitedbed:

did it work?!

Skywatcher
07-05-2010, 12:53 PM
Indeed it did :lol:


Photo booth rocks :yes: my kids absolutely love the eiffel tower and the rollercoaster

catrancher
07-05-2010, 12:55 PM
did it work?!

Quite well, actually! :thumbsup:

Tom (:macwave:... now for the super secret hand shake!)

Deafjeff
07-05-2010, 12:56 PM
Should we have.....

Free 'Mac'son Society?!

catrancher
07-05-2010, 12:57 PM
Photo booth rocks :yes: my kids absolutely love the eiffel tower and the rollercoaster

Keep in mind that you can do the same king of thing with iChat. So... if you're video chatting with one of your Mac friends, you can set it so that it looks like you're in front of the Eiffel Tower, or in the clouds, or whatever.

Tom (:macwave:... I like the stretch one, it gets rid of my extra chins!)

Skywatcher
07-05-2010, 01:00 PM
you forgot

1. resist the urge to lick it :D

tb2830
07-05-2010, 01:02 PM
Keep in mind that you can do the same king of thing with iChat. So... if you're video chatting with one of your Mac friends, you can set it so that it looks like you're in front of the Eiffel Tower, or in the clouds, or whatever.

Tom (:macwave:... I like the stretch one, it gets rid of my extra chins!)

anything that can get rid of double chins has got to be great

Deafjeff
07-05-2010, 01:04 PM
My dad took picture of himself all stretched out.....

I saved it and uploaded to a card company for father's day card :point:

Dad thought it was funny....

Mum was not amused!

Skywatcher
07-05-2010, 01:09 PM
anything that can get rid of double chins has got to be great

:dozey:

catrancher
07-05-2010, 01:10 PM
you forgot

1. resist the urge to lick it :D

Original post edited to include Rule #1! :ROFL:

Tom (:macwave:... the Mac 10 Commandments?)

josh.p.
07-05-2010, 04:27 PM
:macwave: Chris, here are some extra photobooth effects for you;
Improve Your Photo Booth With 90 Free Effects [Mac] (http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/improve-your-photo-booth-with-90-free-effects-mac-only/)

josh.p.
07-05-2010, 04:29 PM
I think Thomas & Matthew will seriously like the 'Hologram' one- I believe it's from starwars ;)

Skywatcher
07-05-2010, 04:35 PM
:macwave:

Thanks Josh :D