Alex Spencer
Alex is a professional web developer, amateur beer brewer, and self-admitted Apple fanboy. The only thing he loves more than learning new things, is teaching others skills he has already mastered. The easiest way to find him is on Twitter or via his website.
Tutorials
  • Computer Skills
    Introduction to Pixelmator for Mac and iPad, Part 2Logo
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    In this lesson I'll teach you how to apply image enhancements, color filters, and do non-destructive editing in Pixelmator. You will quickly appreciate just how simple it can be to create amazing pictures.Read More…
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    Introduction to Pixelmator for Mac and iPad, Part 1Pixelmator icon
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    In this tutorial I show you how easy it is to remove unwanted people or blemishes from photos, crop them, and add text using one of the best competitors to Photoshop on the market today.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Apple Maps for the Mac and iPhoneMapsicon
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    Never get lost again. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to get the most from Apple Maps to virtually tour a new city, send directions to your contacts, or research long travel routes.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Filling Out and Signing Forms With PreviewPreview logo
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    You don't need fancy services like HelloSign or a printer/scanner combo to fill out forms. The only thing you need, the Mac OS already has: Preview. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to complete PDF forms, including your signature, on a Mac.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Setup and Use Apple PayApple pay logo
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    Learn how to add a credit card and use it to make purchases. Both in applications and retail environments.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    The 5 Best Features of iOS 8Ios 8 logo
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    In this tutorial, I’ll show you the five top new features in iOS 8 and how to use them. Use quick-replies, new keyboards, widgets, and so much more to become more efficient and enjoy using your iPhone or iPad even more.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Install Yosemite Open Beta on a Bootcamp PartitionYosemite logo
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    In this tutorial, I will show you how to get the best of both worlds by installing Yosemite on a completely separate partition. Enjoy the free open beta of Apple's latest operating system without the fear of bugs or application breakage.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    The Novice’s Complete Guide to Setting Up and Using an Apple TV - Part 2Appletv
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    You have the AppleTV setup and you understand the basics. In this tutorial I will show how to access each of the more unique channels, remove channels you aren't using, set up Home Sharing and access and change the important settings.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    The Complete Guide to Setting Up and Using an Apple TV—Part 1Appletv
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    Take another step towards cutting your cable cord forever. AppleTV is a small, yet powerful device that gives you access to a world of movies, TV shows, sports, music, and more. The definitive guide to get your AppleTV up and running in no time.Read More…
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    Check Reddit from OS X TerminalTerminal
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    In this tutorial, I will show you how to surf Reddit from Terminal using basic Ruby code syntax, Reddit's JSON feed explaining how it will help the script run, how to parse the JSON feed and display it and how to alias the script to a simple command.Read More…
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    How to Verify and Repair a Disk From the OS X Command LineTerminal
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    For situations where Disk Utility is not available, or if you just prefer working on the command line, this tutorial will show you how to find a disk that may have an error, verify that disk from the repair it …all from the command line.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    A Masterclass in Screencasting on a MacScreencasting
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    Screencasting is a powerful way to share ideas, train others, or make sure everyone is on the same page. But creating a polished screencast is more difficult than it may seem. In this article, you will learn the techniques I use to make my screencasts top notch.Read More…