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.
  • Computer Skills
    The Top Five Most Annoying Parts of Using a Mac and How to Fix ThemApple400
    In my opinion Macs are almost perfect.  They have very low failure rates and their operating system is second to none.  Rarely, if ever, do users see a blue/gray screen of death.  For lack of a better phrase, they just work. They aren’t totally perfect though.  In this tutorial I'll identify the top five most annoying things about Macs and, more importantly, how to fix them.Read More…
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    Screen Capturing and Screen Recording Like a BossIphoto400
    Have you ever wanted to share a picture of your screen?  Or a recording of your screen and voice?  Have you ever wondered how we make these screencasts?  Well, wonder no longer!  In this tutorial, I will demonstrate two different ways to grab screenshots and two different ways to record your screen with audio.Read More…
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    How to Install and Remove Apps From the Mac App StoreMacappstore400
    Software used to be sold in stores and installed from discs.  Now, it's is often distributed electronically via the Mac App Store or the developer's own website. Sometimes both. To the new Mac owner, or one coming from Windows, the concept of a disc image may be confusing. As is an App that can't be installed because … it is from an unidentified developer. Then there's the process to uninstall unwanted apps. Installing or removing software on your Mac is done a number of different ways and this tutorial will make you a master.Read More…
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    The 5 Things You Must Know When Converting From Windows to MacApple windows400
    Converting from the Windows to Mac ecosystems can be a bit of a challenge. Some things will feel familiar, while others may not. Even the most basic of tasks have very small, but very noticeable differences.  In this tutorial I will demonstrate the five things you must know when making the leap from the Windows to Mac operating systems.Read More…
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    An Introduction to Formulas in NumbersIcon numbers 2x
    In this tutorial, I will demonstrate some basic formulas in the popular Apple spreadsheet application known as Numbers.  Using formulas in Numbers is a great way to convert raw data into useful information. Better yet, formulas allow you to know that the calculations you perform will always be accurate!Read More…
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    How to Toggle Within and Between Apps in OS XFinder tabs and tags retina
    Toggling is switching between applications or tabs within the same application using keyboard shortcuts. In doing so, you will be able to move around the Mac OS more efficiently, and get more done in less time. In this tutorial and screencast, I will show you how to quickly and easily move from program to program while keeping your hands on the keyboard.Read More…