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Inside MagBytes 17 ~
-2———Mac News ~ Kiwi fraudster turns purloined money into gold on Apple stock; Mac Senior Net;
Apple’s earnings impress again; Apple music deal; Greenpeace; and the latest Apple updates
-4———The Rumour Mill ~ New Macs, iPhone 5 undergoing testing? White iPhone goes on sale -5———iDevice News ~ Location tracking – scandal or not? Apple’s amazing iDevice figures; Obama’s iPad;
green iPhone; National Geographic app of notable photos
-7———App of the Month ~ Wired Dog staff members pick a notable: IMDb -8———Tips & Tricks ~ do more with Safari; iTunes, Finder and Outlook tips;
looking after your Mac hardware; iTunes expanded
OS X user ‘Home’ icon courtesy Apple Inc
-13———How To ~ set up Apple’s Time Machine backups so your data is secure -15–——Shiny&New – Wrapsol scratch-proof protection; Canon compact adds GPS;
Cleverwarps disposable protective bags for iDevices
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793 after lucrative returns on money in overseas accounts.nz MagBytes Issue 17 -2- . where he is serving an eight-year sentence. he was bad because he defrauded. email mac. At its peak.000 a week.1m.!”) Mac Senior Net offers great help I love to go and talk to Senior Net – I talk to the mainstream PC branches and also to the the Apple branch. ‘mac. and Apple is a good bet was caught in 2006. He claims the Social Development Ministry has now recovered $5. For permission.4m”.Mac News Kiwi fraudster made good – on Apple stock New Zealand’s worst benefit fraudster is now accusing the authorities of ‘legalised theft’ after his solid investments earned the Government more than he stole. The Club holds monthly meetings at Howick.. but he was good because he was a wise investor! I love this bit: “even though I only took $3. much of which appeared to be in Apple Inc stock. No reprinting or republishing without permission.4m in benefit payments over three years. ‘MagBytes’. By 2008. Stuff reports his investments had more than doubled to $1. offering advice and info. Bayswater and Remuera and provides lessons at reasonable cost. making a profit of $2. Mac Senior Net provides you with on-going Apple Macintosh computer knowledge and help you become competent on your Mac. in the company of like-minded people. If you would like to learn more about what the Mac Club has to offer.4m . the only Incorporated Macintosh Senior Net in the Auckland region. refer to MSN’s web address or contact Douglas Peacock via email or by phone (09 534 7222). expressing his displeasure that he had been forced to pay the Government more than his original theft. this document & all Intellectual Property Rights are all owned by Hip Enterprises/Mark Webster 2010 Copyright Mark Webster/mac-nz/Hip Enterprises 2010.001. So I thought you may like to know more about this Mac User Group.6m “even though I only took $3. If you are aged 55 years or over and you are considering an Apple Macintosh. Patterson sent a letter to The Dominion Post from Whanganui Prison. Wayne Patterson faked 123 identities to swindle the Government out of $3. and said he had been ordered to pay a total of $8. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced user. call Mac Senior Net. They’re a fascinating bunch of people. his criminal behaviour was netting him $28.5m. (So.nz’.
it was on the basis of info that was out of date. or $3. Gross margin was 41. Late Breaking: iPhoto 9. this document & all Intellectual Property Rights are all owned by Hip Enterprises/Mark Webster 2010 Copyright Mark Webster/mac-nz/Hip Enterprises 2010. For permission. or iPod touch to take longer than necessary.nz’.37 EPS).2 adds new card themes to the app and improves overall stability. a 28% unit increase over the yearago quarter. ‘MagBytes’.67 billion and a record second-quarter net profit of US$5. Most datacentres use “dirty energy”. Apple sold 3. whose latest 500. posting record second-quarter revenue of US$24. Apple.1.2 Improves overall stability and a number of minor issues. These results compare to revenue of $13. and more. No reprinting or republishing without permission.50 billion and net quarterly profit of $3. and stream it to any authorised device. The rumoured service will let you keep your music in the cloud. Safari 5. Recommended for all GarageBand ’11 users. It also resolves an issue which may cause syncing photos with iPhone.6.07 billion. including addressing an issue where iTunes may becomes unresponsive when syncing an iPad.Mac news Apple’s latest earnings call Apple announced financial results for its fiscal 2011 second quarter ended March 26. (The last time Greenpeace slammed Apple.000 square feet datacentre in North Carolina is either operational or about to be.99 billion.nz MagBytes Issue 17 -3- . Apple earnings.40 per diluted share (vs US$5.5 Recommended for all Safari users. ranked last in the report. Security Update 2011 002 Addresses the Certificate Trust Policy. International sales accounted for 59% of the quarter’s revenue.76 million Macs during the quarter. GarageBand Update 6.2. iPad.) Recent Updates iTunes 10. 201.4% compared to 41.7 users Apple music deal – in the Cloud? Peter Kafka reported on the Wall Street Journal’s MediaMemo blog that at least two out of four major record labels have signed on the dotted line for an Apple cloud music service. email mac.7% in the year-ago quarter. IBM and others. Facebook.0. but it still led to the widespread design and adoption of greener tech at Apple and more aluminium-encased products. Aluminium is more recyclable than polycarbonate. ‘mac. Snow Leopard Font Update is for all Mac OS X 10. Greenpeace said (you can view the report as a PDF).33 per diluted share. dirty server cloud and music Greenpeace slams Apple’s ‘dirty’ datacentre A report entitled How Dirty is Your Data: A Look at the Energy Choices That Power Cloud Computing analyses power consumption and pollution generated by super datacentres operated by Apple. it includes the latest security updates for Mac and Windows (link). in the year-ago quarter.0. or US$6.2 provides a number of important bug fixes. and adds support for opening projects imported from GarageBand for iPad.
and possibly a better camera. Last week. but new Mac Pros may have new Intel 10-core Sandy Bridge chips and goodness knows what Thunderbolt goodness. Another rumour says a new iPhone will have a bigger screen and less bezel. minis The Mac mini and MacBook may be about to get the latest CPUs and Thunderbolt too – stock shortages have hit Online Apple Stores in many European countries.nz MagBytes Issue 17 -4- . and Apple still seems to be doing extremely well. An iPhone 5 may also have an A5 dual-core chip like the iPad 2. and iMac shipments and components became constrained. No reprinting or republishing without permission. and Thunderbolt ports.The latest rumours from the world of Apple Rumours of new Macs Signs point to an imminent iMac refresh. It’s widely assumed new iMacs will have Sandy Bridge CPUs which can be twice as fast as current.nz’. appears to be testing a version of the iPhone that works on several networks. email mac. 9to5Mac’s sources across the globe backed up these claims. On Mac Planet on the NZ Herald Recent stories covered: What is Apple’s grand plan? We’re a quarter way through the year. Christchurch and the Student Volunteer Army: iPhone assisted efforts to help quake victims. Meantime. and a look at the iPad 2. New MacBooks. ‘mac. Apple ‘MagBytes’. parts 1 and 2. this document & all Intellectual Property Rights are all owned by Hip Enterprises/Mark Webster 2010 Copyright Mark Webster/mac-nz/Hip Enterprises 2010. The delivery times for the Mac mini or the White iPhone & iPhone 5 The White iPhone finally arrived! It went on sale from April 28th. The Rumour Mill MacBook in these countries has slipped in the past day from 24 hours to two days. MacBook Pro case change? A more obscure (as in ‘why?’) rumour has the MacBook Pro undergoing a case redesign. An unsourced report claimed new-model iMacs are en route to the United States for a late April or early May launch. New 10-core Mac Pro? I’d expect this to be revealed in June at WWDC. For permission.
iPad 2 shipped in 4-5 weeks from the Apple online store. which Apple is denying. the Grey Lynn sessions resume in June. all the places they’d been.nz’. Mexico. Is it a problem? The file has to be opened on a Mac using special software – it’s not like any Tom. this document & all Intellectual Property Rights are all owned by Hip Enterprises/Mark Webster 2010 Copyright Mark Webster/mac-nz/Hip Enterprises 2010. For permission. But two Tampa. then Canada. (< and that English guy was way too busy!) iPad 2 now ships in 1-2 weeks Apple is sorting out its iPad 2 supply issues. ‘mac.iDevice news Location tracking in iPhones. Now. Apple had sold 108 million iPhones. The market research company said full-year figures show Apple owned 85% of the tablet market in the entire 2010. but daily-by-8am NZ updates on mac-nz can not be guaranteed. It improved first in the United States. Florida-based iPhone customers have already sued Apple over the controversial tracking issue. Apple has sold close to 200 million iOS devices. iPad shipping and iDevice sales Location tracking in iPhones – scandal or not? Someone discovered a file on their iPhone that showed. Sorry to all my clients who may need training in that time. Apple has 85% of tablet sales ABI Research is out with a new survey focused on the tablet space. Now the new tablet is shipping in 1-2 weeks. I don’t think it will effect the next MagBytes and I am filing Mac Planet stories for the NZ Herald online from England and Holland. ‘MagBytes’. email mac.nz MagBytes Issue 17 -5- . If you include Apple TVs. Say tuned – this one won’t go away in a hurry. NB. on a map. Dick or Harry can get it.3b in Q2 alone). 60 million iPod touches and 19 million iPads by April 20th. iPhone accounts for half of Apple’s revenue Just a few years ago nobody had a phone with an Apple logo on it. Australia. I’m out of here: It’s true – I am going overseas for virtually all of May. At its worst. The customers claim Apple is secretly recording the whereabouts of iPhone and iPad users. iPhone equals about 50% of Apple’s business (US$12. No reprinting or republishing without permission. and New Zealand – it was still 2-3 weeks in many European countries. The Business Insider chart of the day (pic) makes this very clear. raiding security issues.
Obama dined recently with Steve Jobs and other tech executives – and now we learn he owns an iPad 2. watch videos from NG’s photographers. and check out the official photo themselves – he is shown carrying an iPad under his left arm as he heads for a chopper.99.iDevice news Word Lens now works with iPad 2 camera.nz MagBytes Issue 17 -6- . The app costs $4. ‘mac. National Geographic’s 50 Greatest Photographs app Learn the stories behind National Geographic’s 50 most iconic photographs. iPhone fall Obama spotted with iPad President Obama is the most tech-savvy president the US has ever seen.nz’. like how the iPhone 4 reduced emissions by 18% whereas the iPhone 3G increased emissions by 22%. No reprinting or republishing without permission. share them with your friends. email mac. this document & all Intellectual Property Rights are all owned by Hip Enterprises/Mark Webster 2010 Copyright Mark Webster/mac-nz/Hip Enterprises 2010. For permission. It’s packed with neat little facts. Geekaphone created an infographic> to show just how ecofriendly the iPhone is. ‘MagBytes’. This is official and naysayers can head over to The White House channel on Flickr Green iPhone To celebrate Earth Day. He was pictured using a Mac during the campaign and signing iPads left and right. and even connect to Your Shot to enjoy top user-submitted photography.
If you have a sick Mac or iPod. the IMDb experience isn’t that great. ‘mac.5:30pm. You can come and experience actors and actresses’. An excellent feature of this search is that. trivia and images. the applications starts recommending media and/or people to you.” Wired Dog Your Local Mac Experts ‘MagBytes’. When selected. You get a ‘Now Playing’ striped interface similar to the Apple TV’s rentals section. software the app loads another screen with and accessories related information. Takapuna .nz MagBytes (09) 486 1492 . you get another strip repair is free. There is a search bar at the top of the application so you can search for a movie. This is great if you can’t quite remember the full name of the person you are looking for. while full of information. everything you have come to expect from the incredibly large IMDb database. We aim to provide the fastest turnaround possible.App of the Month Wired Dog picks a must-have app for the month: IMDb IMDb Jamie Lunn of Wired Dog writes “I’ve always had the mind-set that having an Application replace a web page is kind of redundant. this document & all Intellectual Property Rights are all owned by Hip Enterprises/Mark Webster 2010 Copyright Mark Webster/mac-nz/Hip Enterprises 2010. but the application is streamlined. in your area and showing times for all iPods and iPads.Friday 9am . bring it into us for an asthe movies playing – including here in sessment. TV show or celebrity. this displays the latest movies on show.nz’.wireddog. On the iPad in Safari. Saturday 9:30am . The IMDb app is free and it’s on my first Home Screen. is quite cluttered. but they didn’t give me the chance. email mac. product is covered by Apples Warranty or Apple Care Protection the Just bellow that. I wouldn’t mind spending for an app this functional. Again.3:30pm Issue 17 -7- . If your New Zealand. surely? “Then I discovered the free IMDb application for iPad. “But I use the website often. and our friendly sta≠ can provide you with buying advice.nz Open Monday . No reprinting or republishing without permission. We have a large range of Apple hardware. along with all the information you would expect from IMDB including show times. the products ﬁrst hand. displaying the current ‘most viewed We are also an Authorised Reseller. allowing us to repair Macs. functional and very clean.38 Barrys Point Road. for info about character in movies or when the old question ‘where have I seen him/her before?’ arises. The application uses your current Sales and In-House Service location and gives you all the cinemas We are an Authorised Apple service provider. as you type. In the IMDb app. For permission. Who wants to quit out of Safari (or whatever browser you are using) to open an application to view the same content that you could have viewed on a web page in your browser? That just slows stuff down. The website.co. When you first open the application you get an interactive banner displaying ‘of interest’ movie trailers.
but what if you want to save the entire page? Then. ‘mac.com news service know that every Friday. It’s essentially a ‘page source’ leading to the original link. Don’t want to send a page with all it images etc? Don’t worry – add Shift into the key combination. press F for find. Command-Shift-I just loads a Mail window with the link pasted into it. The favicon is the little icon to the left of the page address in the URL bar.(A Web Archive saves everything into a file. email mac. Remember to clear your history (History menu>Clear History) to delete the links to your bank etc if you have been using someone else’s computer. open Preferences from the Safari menu. No reprinting or republishing without permission. 4/ Search the page — It still surprises me how often I meet people who don’t know this most basic of tricks. just the page you have loaded. In Safari. but it’s safer and at least you know what you are installing. the entire web page is loaded into a Mail window all ready for you to blat off to someone. 3/ Command-send — But Safari has built-in commands that let you send pages in a flash. so you’d better hope it’s still there in two years time. this document & all Intellectual Property Rights are all owned by Hip Enterprises/Mark Webster 2010 Copyright Mark Webster/mac-nz/Hip Enterprises 2010.nz MagBytes Issue 17 -8- . It’s super handy. ‘MagBytes’. Command F on Mac is always Find – and on a huge web page that scrolls down for miles into the centre of the Earth. 5/ Security — If you don’t want files loading willy-nilly into your Mac. you still have it’s info and pictures – even links – safe. open Safari. and you will find every instance of ‘xerxes’ on the page. and the little arrows jump you forwards and backwards to them. I decided to collate them into this monthly magazine. or Command-Option-L) opens the folder the download went to and displays the file. for about 12 hours. and under the General tab make sure ‘Open “safe” files after downloading’ is NOT checked. hold down the Command key and while it’s held down. Drop it into an email message window or even into something you are writing in Word. it works brilliantly for finding instances of a word.) 2/ Send a link to someone else — You probably know (it has been in a previous tips) you can just drag the ‘favicon’ out of the browser window and drop in onto your desktop. From then you will need to go through your Downloads folder and install any software you want.tips&tricks 1/Save a page — You can bookmark a page for later use. I make available five tips – ‘Five Tip Friday’. Tips from ‘Five Tip Fridays’ Those who follow my mac-nz. The dialogue is interactive – all instances are highlighted on the page. which is a smaller file that essentially links to the page. In a matter of seconds. Unable to bear the collective moan that arose around the country when I deleted them at the end of the day. then hold down the Safari – it’s on every Mac but don’t take it for granted Command key on your keyboard and press the letter ‘i’. Boot Safari. Pressing the magnifying glass icon in the Downloads window (Window menu>Downloads.nz’. it’s really easy. You have the choice between a Web Archive or a Page Source. if the site disappears or something goes wrong with it. Fortunately. You’re not searching the ’net with Command F. sure. For permission. Choose Command S. type ‘xerxes’ into the little search window that appears at top right.
not can’t see very well. so not very sharp). and Option and press the Plus key once.tips&tricks The Finder. but it’s a one Playlist Folder will close all of them. Option-Click the disclosure triangle for a folder and all contents of all folders are revealed. or the Identity folder. open Microsoft Database Utility (it’s in your Microsoft Office folder in an additional folder called Office) to create a new identity. iTunes and Outlook 1/ Option Click to display folder contents — In the Finder. email mac. If this happens. creating a new identity. the sidebar) displays all Playlist Folders with (This is cool because it works regardless of their contents revealed. This is handy for inspecting things you (in the main part of the iTunes window. case. In other words. and the usual solution is to re-index the drive. but you can speed up Outlook — Microsoft has announced a Service Pack coming for Microsoft Office ‘MagBytes’. or if they’re all open. But if you Command-click on the folder (hold down the Command key and then doubleclick on it). 5/ Unrelated. letting go of When a device is connected. iPhone or instead. in List view with a folder open.nz MagBytes Issue 17 -9- . then renaming it ‘Main Identity’ should result in a whole new. pixel-bloating zoom. ‘mac. it opens but the folder it came from closes. they will all close. speeding things up considerably. searching in Outlook may stop working. You can do the same – but all Playlist Folders in the incrementally zoom in more by subsequent iTunes sidebar will be effected. if your Outlook seems to be taking an age to launch. This is a problem that evidently a lot of people suffer from. But in the case of the Mac OS Hints writer I cribbed this from. searching from the Spotlight icon on the Mac’s menu bar was giving results (just not when searching in Outlook) so clearly the Spotlight part was working fine. Command-Clicking one Playlist Folder will You screen zooms in by one step. In the meantime.nz’. speedy Outlook. However. Plus presses with those keys held down. the folder will open without closing its originating folder. and This can be helpful when preparing to sync back out in steps by using the Minus key only selected content to an iPod. This will rebuild a local copy of all your email. and improves calendar sync. No reprinting or republishing without permission. 3/ Command-clicking in the Finder — When you double-click a folder in the Finder. (This was my 170th tip posting!) 4/ Incremental System zoom — I found this by accident: Hold down Command 2/ iTunes Command Click — In iTunes. iPad because iTunes defaults to showing all You can also keep your fingers on the keys Playlist Folders expanded. this document & all Intellectual Property Rights are all owned by Hip Enterprises/Mark Webster 2010 Copyright Mark Webster/mac-nz/Hip Enterprises 2010. for a stepped-inwards zoom. For permission. 2011 which may speed up and enhance some features. the Music the Plus key when things are as big as you section for selecting which playlists to sync need. quit Outlook and rename the identity (which was called ‘New Identity 04/04/2011’) to ‘Main Identity’ and relaunch. A Command-Click on which application you are running.
The Finder is not designed to store files. Fitted keyboard covers like Sonnet’s silicone (washable) Carapace (above) prevent dust and dirt getting between the keys. this document & all Intellectual Property Rights are all owned by Hip Enterprises/Mark Webster 2010 Copyright Mark Webster/mac-nz/Hip Enterprises 2010. the head can collide with the spinning disk and damage it. The MacBook and MB Pro go instantly into Sleep mode. shut the Mac down and disconnect the power cable. You can park the head. To clean plugged-in components. mouse etc before cleaning with a very slightly-moistened cloth that’s been well wrung out. padded. If you jar your Mac (or HD-based iPod) while it’s running. The cloth does not require solvents. which can generate electromagnetic fields. making it jar-proof. Further. 5/ Software. put it into Sleep mode (Apple menu>Sleep). for example. A great shortcut for Apple laptops is to simply close the lid. STM and Crumpler available from Apple Resellers. instead.nz MagBytes Issue 17 -10- . but don’t spray a screen cleaner directly onto the monitor. No reprinting or republishing without permission. which may damage the finish or worse. email mac. Hard drives are fragile and spin at 5500 or 7200 revs per minute (SSD-based storage is pretty much immune to knocks. Just open the lid to ‘awaken’ it. which is another reason Apple is moving that way). particularly not large and important ones. Unplug the keyboard. You can clean a screen while the Mac is running. the Carapace helps prevent the keys marking the screen when the lid is closed. which house large magnets. away from your Mac or external hard drives. 2/ The not so obvious — don’t jar a Mac while it’s running. (A note to switchers – your Mac defragments your hard drive automatically. So keep cell phones. safe to carry around – get into the habit of closing the lid before walking around with a Mac laptop. They’re electrified and you can destroy your Mac and you may get a shock. in two ways – shut your computer down completely or. For permission. defragmenting — Do not leave files on the desktop! It’s wrong. If you get a major crash. ‘mac. then apply the cloth in a gentle motion to the screen. these are the first to evaporate. Liquid can run down and go inside. and don’t put our laptop down on stereo speakers . offer a little splash protection and have the added benefits of being washable and making keyboards quieter (resulting in much quieter typing). more conveniently. 3/ Magnets and cell phones — These can wipe or damage hard drives as they use magnetism to store data.nz’. Don’t put them together in your bag or on the car seat. shower-proof bags for laptops ‘MagBytes’. storage. 4/ Accessorise for safety — There are great. on laptops.) spinning data platter. the read/write head is floating microns above the fast- tips&tricks by.What about your Mac hardware? How do you look after that? 1/ Cleaning — Don’t spill liquids onto keyboards of running Macs. On a traditional hard drive. Files belong in the Documents folder. Spray onto a proper cleaning cloth.
Balcony Room ‘MagBytes’. select the Genius Mix you want from the Source drop-down. so you never know what’s coming next. while you’re there. if you have a smallish library and you listen to the same Mix for a long time. June 8th. for a start as ‘Zoom’ in the menu). Click on Skip to prevent those dupes from being copied. Balcony Rm 5/ iPhoto (includes photography tips) June 29th.) 2/ Smarter Genius — Genius Mixes in iTunes group related tracks in convenient playlists without any intervention on your part. select Play Higher Rated Songs More Often to make it more likely you’ll hear songs you like (assuming you rate your tracks). For permission.nz MagBytes Issue 17 -11- . You should now see a dialogue telling you that duplicates are being added. email mac. Then go back to iTunes DJ. open the General tab in iTunes’ Preferences and select iTunes DJ in the Show section. ‘mac. Now get rid of the duplicates. select iTunes DJ in the sidebar. Balcony Room. Select then drag the first track in the iTunes DJ playlist to the Select Genius playlist. No reprinting or republishing without permission. and drag them all over to the Select Genius playlist in the sidebar.) 3/ You can refine that playlist further — sorting by rating and removing lower-rated tracks.) At the bottom of the iTunes DJ window. for example. 4/ Order the list — With the track number column selected at the top (select headers to choose the sort order you want by clicking on them). Also. select all of its tracks (Command-A). 2/ Looking after your Mac. 1/ Introduction to the Mac and OS X June 1st. It’s a browser. (If it’s not there. you can share your hard work without requiring the same commitment from others. But Genius Mixes have flaws. Balcony Room 6/ Tips and tricks – you will feel like a power user after this one! July 6th. (This hint came from Mac OS Hints. Then. What if you do actually want to maximise the window view? The Window menu reveals the shortcut of Command+Control+Z to switch between minimised and maximised views (it’s listed iTunes doesn’t behave like other apps. Setting up a playlist in iTunes is easy enough: Click the plus (+) icon below the sidebar or select File>New Playlist (or use Affordable Mac training — I am running the Grey Lynn Sessions in Auckland again from June 1st. Option+clicking the green maximise button has the same effect. iCal. Additionally. You can’t see which tracks are in them. this document & all Intellectual Property Rights are all owned by Hip Enterprises/Mark Webster 2010 Copyright Mark Webster/mac-nz/Hip Enterprises 2010. Create a new playlist (File>New Playlist or Command-N).nz’. the default behaviour when clicking the green maximise button in iTunes switches the window to miniplayer view instead of just changing the size of the current window. you can change the order of tracks in a normal playlist.tips&tricks 1/ Maximise — Unlike every other application. (This tip comes form Macworld. Click on Settings and choose to show 100 upcoming songs. 5/ Share your playlist — If you’d like to share a playlist with someone else. Balcony Room 3/ The iApps (Address Book. or sorting by artist and removing the ones you don’t want to hear. Text Edit etc) June 15th in the Oval Room 4/ The Internet June 22nd. songs start to repeat.
and choose Add To Playlist from the contextual menu. But all the tracks from the playlist will be copied to the second computer. click on the disclosure triangle next to the name of the library. from one iTunes library to another. control. click on it once in the iTunes sidebar. you can’t give them. I’m sure your recipient will be very happy. or select tracks in iTunes. assuming everything is available on the iTunes Store. so you’ll still need to export and import it as explained above. you can send it as a gift (within the limits of what’s available on the iTunes Store). Load a library. The person can listen to the playlist in iTunes or sync it to an iOS device. this document & all Intellectual Property Rights are all owned by Hip Enterprises/Mark Webster 2010 Copyright Mark Webster/mac-nz/Hip Enterprises 2010. they will see an alert. If they do. iTunes will look at your songs then take you to the iTunes Store. Additional tip 1 — if your recipient doesn’t have all the songs.nz’.nz MagBytes Issue 17 -12- . (You can also use a smart playlist if you want. iTunes’ Home Sharing allows users who share the same iTunes Store account to copy files. and drag them onto the new playlist’s name in the sidebar. then choose File>Library>Export Playlist. Additional Tip 2 — You can gift a playlist to a friend. And you’ll have to pay for them. You can move the songs around to change the order and work out the best sequence for your music. then find songs in your library and add them to the playlist. of course! ‘MagBytes’. then the one next to the Playlists folder. and if your playlist contains any album-only songs. over a local network. No reprinting or republishing without permission. with the arrow pointing up. you can click the small arrow icon to the right of its name to get a dialogue box asking if you want to give this playlist or publish it on the iTunes Store. a normal playlist sorts by the order in which you add songs. If you click Give Playlist.tips&tricks the keyboard shortcut Command-N) name it. If you want to share the contents of you favourite playlist with a friend. To share the playlist.) A playlist is a ‘list’ – deleting a song from a playlist just takes it off the list. ‘mac. Save the file in the default XML format and send this to the person you want to share this playlist with. Select all the tracks. but make sure the playlist is sorted by the track number column header. There are limits – what’s available. When you select a playlist. then click Import. It does not delete the song from your Library. there’s still an easy way you can share them. if your playlist contains any songs that are albumonly sales. For permission. and select the iTunes continued XML file. But assuming you can give the playlist you’ve created.or right-click on them. If the person doesn’t have all the songs (see Additional Tip at the end). or in a playlist. the process will stop. The recipient can then open iTunes and choose File>Import Playlist. and you’ll see its contents in the main section of the iTunes window. By default. The playlist itself doesn’t import in this manner. email mac. the playlist will be added with all the songs you set up in your original playlist. Select items in your iTunes library. Select a playlist.
all good.nz MagBytes Issue 17 -13- . ‘mac. It’s tedious. meaning if you have a big drive and it has files on it you still want to access. under System (right). Time Machine is controlled via System Preferences What kind of hard drive? A Time Machine disk can be USB 2.. I’d rather reinstall all my software fresh. in one case. OS X may ask you if you want to use it as a Time Machine backup. you can choose to exclude some things – I exclude my Applications’ folder. You can choose to wipe the drive and use it from scratch. but even then (more later) that needs to be plugged into your Mac at least once. It’s in the fourth row.0 or Firewire 400 or Firewire 800. If you click “Use as a Backup Disk” to confirm you want to use the disk for Time Machine backups. you can still use it as a TM backup. this document & all Intellectual Property Rights are all owned by Hip Enterprises/Mark Webster 2010 Copyright Mark Webster/mac-nz/Hip Enterprises 2010. for example. and weekly backups until your backup drive is full. Turn it on. in the case of Time Capsule. Under Options. or you can choose to add to the space that’s left. Time Machine is ingenious..HowTo: Set up Time Machine Time Machine is built into every Mac – once you have your backup drive. If you clicked Decide Later. which might be a good idea if you are recycling an old drive (note there will be nothing left on this at all until Time Machine starts using it for backups – it really wipes it clean and checks it’s OK). daily backups for the past month. Time Machine keeps hourly backups for the past 24 hours. The first time you plug in any external drive. and you need to turn it on.nz’. No reprinting or republishing without permission. ‘MagBytes’. and thought they were backing up. what next? Time Machine is brilliant – but you have to set it up I have seen three clients in three months who bought either an external hard drive or. but you need to connect a volume to back up to. But they had never plugged them in . It can even be wireless. email mac. and want to use a hard drive for backups now. but if things go badly wrong with my drive. a Time Capsule. Time Machine preferences will open with this disk selected as your backup. open System Preferences and click on Time Machine. with the intended drive plugged into your Mac. For permission.
You can launch all of that into a new. stylish and cute Apple enclosure for NZ$509. email mac. If you want to be able to go back in time several months to recover a lost file or an older version of a file. For permission. If you’re adding Time Capsule to an existing wireless network. Time Machine starts up and backs up the entire contents of your internal hard drive to the backup drive. ‘mac. This process also slows things down. as long is it’s a ventilated space and clean. you can safely use a 120GB hard drive. So the first backup may take a while. and simply backs up those changes. You can continue to use your Mac while Time Machine backs up. the less history you can save. You may want to set up Time Machine in the evening so that the initial backup can be done overnight. How big a hard drive? The size needed for the back up drive depends on how much space you expect to use on your internal hard drive..nz MagBytes Issue 17 -14- . this document & all Intellectual Property Rights are all owned by Hip Enterprises/Mark Webster 2010 Copyright Mark Webster/mac-nz/Hip Enterprises 2010. And SSD’s are probably too small and too expensive still. You can hide the Time Capsule. Once the initial backup is completed. Apple has more Time Capsule info online.11n Wi-Fi. No reprinting or republishing without permission. Hence. One day . so subsequent backups can take 12 seconds to a few minutes. set it as the primary base station to benefit from its faster performance.. A flash drive would be awesomely fast. But no fiddly wires and plugging the drive in.HowTo: Set up Time Machine Time Machine is built into every Mac – once you have your backup drive. TM performs subsequent hourly backups of only the files that have changed since the last backup (as long as your Mac is awake and the backup disk is connected).nz’. but a great rule of thumb is get twice the capacity of your Mac’s drive. When the Time Machine is disk gets full it just removes the oldest backup to make room for the new backup. borrowed or hired Mac the first time you boot it up (it asks if you want to start from a Time Machine backup). or many minutes in the case of massive video files. what next? Now. the initial backup will be faster if you leave your computer in the same room as the Time Capsule and use an Ethernet cable to connect your computer to one of the Ethernet ports on the Time Capsule. I strongly recommend this approach! You should not interrupt the initial backup. but they’re simply not big enough yet. If you’re currently using only about 30GB of your 500GB hard drive and you don’t expect to be adding a lot of videos or photos in the future. so if someone steals all your Macs your data is safe. It took my MacBook Pro all night. What is a ‘Time Capsule’? The Time Capsule is a 2 Terrabyte drive in a small. If your backup disk is a Time Capsule. Apple has more info online. the smaller the external hard drive. Time Machine polls you internal system and the backup to see what’s changed. you will need the extra size. ‘MagBytes’. Once this full copy has been made. It’s also a full-featured AirPort Extreme Base Station with high-speed 802.
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