By Alicia Katz Pollock | Thursday, December 25, 2014
Is your Mac desktop covered with icons?
You may think this gives you easy access to your most-used applications, files, and folders. But in fact, you’re working outside your Mac’s built-in file management system. It’s a bad habit you may have brought over from your Windows days—and Apple has better options.
I’m going to show you how to clean up your desktop while customizing your Mac Dock for one-click access to every file, folder, and app on your computer.
By Scott Fegette | Thursday, October 16, 2014
Mac OS X Yosemite is available for download today, alongside newly updated iPads and Mac computers on the hardware side—and we’ve got training ready for you.
Apple is well known for its stylistic industrial designs, and with Yosemite now available to complement the recent iOS 8 update, Apple’s desktop and mobile devices should work together more intuitively, as well.
By Jeff Carlson | Monday, September 22, 2014
With iOS 8 in the wild and new iPhones now in customers’ hands, Apple customers are looking to the hills for the company’s next big thing: specifically, at the gleaming face of Half Dome projected as the desktop picture of the next OS X release, Yosemite.
Expected in October (although Apple hasn’t yet announced a date), Yosemite is a dramatic update of the software running Macs.
But to do a system upgrade right, you need a reliable backup system.
By Scott Fegette | Friday, September 05, 2014
Swift, the new programming language by Apple for rapid development of iOS and Mac OSX apps, is gaining popularity as quickly as its name suggests—and we’re pleased to announce that Simon Allardice’s first lynda.com course on the language, Swift Programming First Look, is now available.
If you’ve been itching to dive into this new language, Simon’s got the scoop for you- here’s a peek.
By Scott Fegette | Friday, June 13, 2014
Swift is a new programming language developed by Apple for iOS and OS X app development, which builds on the best parts of many popular languages like Objective-C, Ruby, Python, C# and more. Announced at Apple’s annual WWDC developer conference this year, Swift is the culmination of years of “skunkworks” development alongside optimizations made to Apple’s SDKs and developer tools.
By Simon Allardice | Monday, June 02, 2014
Apple’s yearly Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) has long been a place where Apple makes major announcements of both hardware and software.
But the keynote at this year’s event, which began this morning in San Francisco, included no new hardware announcements: no new iPhone, no iPad, and no sign of any long-rumored iWatch or Apple TV.
By Jess Stratton | Monday, October 21, 2013
Both Windows and Mac OS come with a built-in means of organizing your files; they both have pre-built folders for music, videos, pictures, and documents. This way, when you have to choose a file location to store your files (such as photos and downloaded songs), you’ll automatically have somewhere to put them.
But this system gets confusing if you already have your own storage folders, for example, from a cloud service like Dropbox or Google Drive. To make matters more complicated, if you need to search for a file, you now have to search in multiple locations.
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