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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Mac Help for Mom and a review of Macworld's latest eBook

Thanks to our friends at the Southwest Wisconsin Apple Group, I found this Web site Mac Help for Mom. A Mac maven got calls from his mom and her friends about how to use their Macs. So he put together this Web site with short videos explaining how to get more from your Mac.

I recommend it. The video quality is top-notch and the narration is clear.

Macworld’s Switch to Mac eBook-just for the iPad!

Macworld put out an eBook for your iPad that explains how to move from a Windows PC to a Macintosh. It covers topics such as translating Windows concepts into the corresponding item on the Mac and how to troubleshoot your Mac. It even goes into details about whether you should get the extended Applecare warranty and how to maintain your security.

The material is very good and the embedded videos explain concepts that need more detail beyond text and still pictures. I find it interesting that Macworld didn’t try to market this as a PDF with Web links back to the videos that a wide variety of computers could use. No, they marketed this just for the iPad user with a Windows PC who has considered switching to the Mac.

Interesting to note that Microsoft has splashed ads for the Surface tablets everywhere. If it can persuade one wavering Windows user to stay with the Evil Empire…




(Oh, I kid the Redmond Beast with love, with love, as Bill Maher would say)

Tom Briant

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