James Cull
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    The Beginner's Guide to Using TeX in OS XTex icon
    TeX is a wonderful and very versatile typesetting system that can be used to write almost anything – from reports to letters and even more complicated documents such as books and posters. This tutorial will show you the basics of TeX – how it works and how you can create a nice, simple document with very little effort.Read More…
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    How to Run Windows on Your MacApplewindows2
    Ever since Apple switched to Intel architecture back in 2006, Macs have been able to run Microsoft Windows natively without any kind of emulation software, such as Microsoft Virtual PC. Why would you want to use Windows, I hear you scream, when OS X is a perfectly good operating system? Well, you might have some software that only works on Windows (specialist software, for example) or you may just fancy a change from OS X. Whatever your reason, let's see how you can get Windows up and running on your Mac.Read More…
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    How To Sell Your MacApplestore
    Back in July, I wrote a complete guide on how to buy your first Mac – from selecting the exact model to customization possibilities and any recommended accessories to go with it. Today, we're going to be looking at the opposite: how to prepare and ready your Mac for selling. There are quite a few things that you need to be aware of before you bid farewell to your trusty companion. Let's see what they are.Read More…
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    How To Give Your Mac A CheckupCheckup
    Believe it or not, your Mac is a bit like your car – it does require service every now and again. Just like you'd take your car to the garage every 6 or 12 months for a mechanic to tinker around with it, your Mac requires a little TLC, although I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that you don't have to take it to a garage. In fact, you don't even have to make an appointment at your local Genius Bar – there are plenty of ways of checking your Mac's performance right from the comfort of your own house. Let's find out what they are.Read More…
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    Meet the Mac: OS X for First TimersMeetthemac
    So you've decided to take the plunge and bought a Mac? Well first of all, congratulations! You'll soon find that owning a Mac really is an enjoyable experience and that the Mac really does adapt itself to you and your working habits. In this tutorial, we're going to look at OS X from an absolute beginner's point of view and cover the important bits that you need to know in a concise format, so you don't have to sift through endless books and web tutorials.Read More…
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    10 Terminal Commands That Every Mac User Should KnowTenterminalcommands
    The Terminal in OS X is often, in my opinion anyway, an overlooked area of the operating system. Most newcomers to Macs look at it with fear, as the sight of anything code-related or advanced is enough to put them off for life. Fortunately, you don't have to be scared of Terminal and think of it as a feature just for the tech-minded. Knowing some basic Terminal commands can really enhance your experience of OS X. So, for all the beginners out there, here is my pick of the top 10 Terminal commands that every Mac user should know.Read More…
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    How To Choose Your First MacBuyingamac
    Buying a Mac is a fairly easy experience given the relatively limited range of models (especially when compared to buying a PC), but there are still quite a lot of options out there (with regards to customization possibilities and which model to choose). So for those of you planning to purchase your first Mac computer, here is my advice on how to go about it.Read More…
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    The Complete Beginner's Guide to Switching from Windows to OS XSwitch from windows to mac 200x200
    Making the switch from Windows to OS X can be a pretty daunting task, especially if you've grown up using one system for your entire life. But migrating across to OS X doesn't have to be difficult. Given the range of Mac programs now available and the better compatibility with existing Windows peripherals, such as mice and keyboards, it is a lot easier to do than it used to be, especially since the switch over to Intel-based systems.Read More…