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10 Mac Setup Tips

Running time: 11:30

Here are 10 things you should do right after you install OS X.

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Address Book 101

Running time: 8:29

Learn the basics of Apple's contact manager in this tutorial for beginners.

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Aperture 101

Running time: 16:54

Learn the basics of Apple's pro photo management and editing software in this 101-level screencast.

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Custom Card Templates

Running time: 1:32

If you manage a lot of Address Book contacts, it's helpful to create a custom card template to save yourself time and clicks.

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DigitalColor Meter

Running time: 4:57

DigitalColor Meter is a little color sampling app bundled with OS X that you might not know about it.

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Enhancing iWeb with Wufoo

Running time: 4:43

While iWeb makes it easy to add just about any type of content to your website, forms are not one of them. Thankfully, Wufoo simplifies that process.

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Excel to Numbers

Running time: 10:26

Making a software transition can be a bit daunting. We'll cover the differences between Microsoft Excel and Apple Numbers so you can make an educated decision on which spreadsheet application is right for you.

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Final Cut Pro 101

Running time: 25:27

We'll show you the core of using Final Cut Pro so you can get started editing, rendering and exporting videos right away!

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Font Management

Running time: 15:46

Learn how to install and organize fonts in OS X using Font Book, FontExplorer and Fontcase!

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GarageBand 101

Running time: 13:34

Learn the basics of Apple's music creation software, GarageBand. We'll cover Magic GarageBand, loops, and sharing your creation.

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GarageBand: Chiptunes

Running time: 7:24

Ah the nostalgic days of 8-bit video games and their soundtracks! Learn how to create those signature 8-bit sounds in GarageBand, called chiptunes.

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Growl

Running time: 7:17

Growl is an unobtrusive notification system for OS X. We'll cover setup, customization and adding apps for use with Growl.

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HTML Signatures in Mail

Running time: 5:09

Creating custom HTML email signatures in Apple's Mail app requires a little bit of trickery, but we'll show you how to pull it off with ease.

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iCal 101

Running time: 15:05

Learn the basics of Apple's calendar application, iCal. You'll learn everything from creating events to completing to-do items.

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iChat 101

Running time: 6:47

iChat allows you to chat with friends, share files, share your screen and more. We'll walk you through everything you need to know to get up and running.

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iDVD 101

Running time: 17:08

Learn how to create menus, import multiple movies, create slideshows, burn DVDs and more with Apple's DVD creation software.

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iMovie 101

Running time: 20:03

Learn the basics of creating and editing video in this intro level tutorial into Apple's iMovie video editing application.

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Install & Uninstall Apps

Running time: 5:10

Installing and uninstalling apps on a Mac is deceptively easy for many people, especially if you're making the switch from the Windows world.

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iTunes 101

Running time: 13:20

Learn the basics of organizing your music, importing albums, using the iTunes store and making the most of the Genius feature.

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iWeb 101

Running time: 12:41

In this intro screencast we'll cover how to customize an iWeb template, import your own photos and videos and then publish your newly created site.

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Keynote Transitions & Effects

Running time: 8:26

Using transitions and effects in your Keynote presentations can really help keep your audience engaged. We'll show you how to get started creating transitions and effects right away.

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Keynote: Advanced Image Editing

Running time: 10:03

Did you know Keynote has imaged editing capabilities baked right in? We'll show you what they are and how to use them.

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Kidproofing Your Mac

Running time: 11:09

It can be a lot of work to keep your kids safe (or just out of trouble), but OS X makes it easier with its built-in Parental Controls.

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Logic Pro 101

Running time: 20:56

We'll walk you through the interface and basics of Logic Pro, Apple's pro-level audio workstation software, in this introduction screencast.

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Logic Pro: Recording

Running time: 20:19

Learn the basics of recording in Apple's Logic Pro audio workstation software.

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Mac Browsers

Running time: 6:03

Settling on the right browser can be a little overwhelming, so we'll take a look at Safari, Firefox and Chrome to help you decide which one is best for you.

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Mail 101

Running time: 14:39

Learn how to get a POP or IMAP account setup in Apple's Mail application as well as how to send and organize your mail.

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Numbers 101

Running time: 12:34

In this introduction to Numbers, Apple's spreadsheet application, we'll cover tables, functions, templates and more.

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Numbers: Conditional Formatting

Running time: 10:06

We'll show you how to apply conditional formatting to the contents of table cells based on certain rules in this Numbers screencast.

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Pages 101

Running time: 26:19

Learn the basics of Pages, Apple's word processing and layout application, in this tutorial for beginners.

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Podcasting: Publishing

Running time: 19:10

Learn how to publish podcasts using self-publishing tools as well as third-party tools that are cheap or even free!

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Podcasting: Recording

Running time: 17:03

Learn how to start recording podcasts using the tools you already have!

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Preview

Running time: 14:14

In this in-depth screencast on Preview, we'll cover all the things you can do with PDFs and images. Everything from combining documents to editing images.

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Printer Setup

Running time: 7:30

We'll walk you through setting up a new printer and creating printer presets.

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Printer Sharing

Running time: 2:47

The following how-to video will walk you through the basics of printer sharing on the Mac. You’ll learn both how to set up and how to access printers on a network.

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Quick Search Box

Running time: 8:35

Quick Search Box is a search box application that allows you to search both your computer and data across the web.

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Safari 101

Running time: 9:27

Learn the basics of Apple's web browser, Safari. Covers everything from Bookmarks to Top Sites.

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Saving Time With Dashboard

Running time: 6:55

Learn how to use Dashboard Widgets to save time on the Internet. We'll walk you through adding, using, and finding widgets.

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Screen & File Sharing

Running time: 5:14

Learn how to share your screen and files with other computers on your network using built-in OS X sharing tools.

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Sharing With MobileMe

Running time: 3:15

Apple's MobileMe service is a great way to share files with others. We'll show you how to do that in this episode.

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Smart Playlists

Running time: 3:09

Creating playlists manually can be tedious, thankfully iTunes has a Smart Playlists feature that lets you dynamically create playlists based on a slew of variables!

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System Preferences

Running time: 42:35

Our comprehensive look at every single System Preference pane. Learn the in's and out's of customizing your system to work exactly how you want.

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The Jellybean Trick

Running time: 2:22

Use the Jellybean Trick to expand your Applications folder when downloading stubborn DMG files.

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Wi-Fi Internet Sharing

Running time: 5:00

Learn how to share your Wi-Fi Internet connection with others nearby via Airport.

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Word to Pages

Running time: 11:40

Making a software transition can be a bit daunting. We'll cover the differences between Microsoft Word and Apple Pages so you can make an educated decision on which word processing application is right for you.