Johnny Winter
A regular contributor to Mac, iPad and iPhone AppStorm sites, Johnny has been online since 1995 aiming to use the internet for the creation and sharing of knowledge for the greater good. Via setting up forums and e-commerce businesses, Johnny is an accidental podcaster and Editor of Mac Computer Skills at hub.tutsplus.com
Latest Posts
  • Computer Skills
    Electronics
    Using the Raspberry Pi Advanced Packaging Tool - APTApt get
    In order to install, update, upgrade and uninstall software--on a Raspberry Pi-- you will need to know about a tool called apt-get. In this tutorial, I explain apt-get and show you how to use in in the maintenance and use of a Raspberry Pi.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    News
    Series: OS X MavericksMavericks
    It's been four months since the release of OS X 10.9 Mavericks, the latest version of Apple's Mac operating system. It is the first time that a version of OS X has been made available, to Mac owners, free of charge and it has been estimated that one-third of Macs had been updated to Mavericks within weeks of it being launched in late October 2013. That figure is, no doubt, much higher now.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Tips & Shortcuts
    How to Install the 30 Years of Mac Computer Font on Your MacMacfont400
    Apple is celebrating 30 years of the Mac. As part of their website to mark the event, Apple has made available a rather special TrueType Font. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to download and use the special Apple font that contains the different Mac models from the last 30 years.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Electronics
    How to Install Alternative Web Browsers on the Raspberry PiPibrowser400
    If you are running the Raspian distro on your Raspberry Pi–and many people are–then the default web browser is probably your primary method for accessing webpages. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how you can optimise Midori and I’ll show you how to install some alternative web browsers and explain why you might want to use them.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Electronics
    How to Clone Raspberry Pi SD Cards Using the Command Line in OS XClonesd400
    The Raspberry Pi runs from an operating system stored on a Secure Digital (SD) card and many different operating systems may be employed. Storage is relatively inexpensive, can be created (flashed), recreated, written to and overwritten with ease. On the one hand, this is an advantage of the Pi. On the other, the experimental nature of the Pi means more time flashing SD cards. This tutorial shows you how to use a Mac to clone any Raspberry Pi SD card which is particularly useful when you have your OS set up just as you want it.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    OS X
    Knowing Your Startup Key Combinations for Intel MacsStartupkeys400 1
    Whilst the idea of the computer mouse (essentially an inverted trackball) has been around since the 1960s, many people were still using keyboards as the sole input method some twenty years on. Even after the mouse became a standard computer accessory in the mid-1980s, many programs relied on keyboard shortcuts to perform particular functions. Even with new input devices, in addition to mice and trackpads, there is still a place for keyboard shortcuts. In this tutorial, I will show you the various keyboard key combinations that perform particular tasks when starting up your Mac.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Electronics
    How to Clone Your Raspberry Pi SD Cards With WindowsRpi400
    The Raspberry Pi runs from an operating system stored on a Secure Digital (SD) card and many different operating systems may be employed. Storage is relatively inexpensive, can be created (flashed), recreated, written to and overwritten with ease. On the one hand, this is an advantage of the Pi. On the other, the experimental nature of the Pi means more time flashing SD cards. This tutorial shows you how to clone any Raspberry Pi SD card which is particularly useful when you have your OS set up just as you want it.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    App Training
    How to Create a Custom Calendar in iPhotoCalendar400
    A great way to show off the best of your photography and to create personal gifts for others is to produce a calendar of your work. This makes for a fantastic personalised present for friends and relatives alike. In this tutorial, I will show you how to quickly and easily create a calendar from your photos. Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    App Training
    How to Create a Custom Photo Book Using iPhotoIphotobook400
    Photography, for me, began with a secondhand Zenit camera and a roll of stuff called film that had to be developed before I could see the image I’d just framed. Fast-forward to recent history and now photographs are captured digitally and viewed instantaneously. Perhaps it’s the ease with which I can rattle off hundreds, if not thousands, of photos that means I rarely look at them after I’ve taken them. In this tutorial I will show you how to produce a custom book highlighting the best of your photography.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    App Training
    The Slacker's Guide to Christmas Card List NirvanaChristmascards400
    If you’re anything like me then maintaining a Christmas card list is a chore, not a pleasure, that rears its ugly head every December … and I never learn from it. Until now. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create an easy way to ensure that – without fail – you remember to send cards to all of the people on your Christmas card list.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    OS X
    Master Desktop Images in OS X MavericksDesktop400
    Pay more than fleeting attention to any Apple Mac advertising and you can not help but be struck by the incredible and engaging photography used to show off the capabilities of the screens of iMacs and MacBooks. In this tutorial, I’ll uncover some breathtaking hidden photography – that is already on your Mac – and show you how to set this as your Desktop.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Mac
    Apple's Thunderbolt Display Explored and ExplainedThunderboltdisplay400
    Originally announced in July 2011, but not shipping until the September, Apple’s Thunderbolt Display is a high-specced external 27" display for Thunderbolt-equipped Macs. At some £899 in the UK ($999 in the USA), this Apple accessory does not come cheap, but it is perhaps better equipped than you realised. Here, Apple’s Thunderbolt Display is explored and explained.Read More…