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
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    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…
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    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…
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    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…
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    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…
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    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…
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    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…
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    How to Install NOOBS on a Raspberry Pi With a MacNoobs400
    If you are new to Raspberry Pi and want to get up and running without too much fuss, then NOOBS is probably going to be one of the best places for you to start. NOOBS stands for New Out Of The Box Software and it’s intention is to make the start of your Raspberry Pi adventure somewhat less daunting than it otherwise might be, especially if you are unfamiliar with the command line interface, or CLI.Read More…
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    How to Send Large Files EffectivelyPdficon400
    My first digital camera took photos that measured 640 x 480 pixels; that’s VGA resolution or 0.3MP. These photos could easily be shared via email, and they had to be as this preceded USB drives and Dropbox. Now that digital cameras are capable of taking photos of much higher resolutions, typically 10MP or more, sharing becomes a little more difficult. In this tutorial I will show a number of different ways to share large documents, such as photos or films.Read More…
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    Welcome to the New Home of Mac & OS X on Tuts+Computer thumb
    If you're a regular Mactuts+ reader, you'll have noticed something a little different today.Read More…
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    How and Why You Should Customise Your Mac's Login ScreenApple400
    If your choice of Mac is one of the MacBooks Air, or Pro, then it is likely that you enjoy using your Mac for its portability … even if that portability is just so that you can work around your home or office. The disadvantage of that portability is that it opens up the chance of loss, when you are out and about. Combined with the desirability and high resale values, your Mac is also a prime target for thieves. In this tutorial I will show you how to create a customised message, on the login screen, that may help reunite you with a lost or stolen Mac.Read More…
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    Getting the Most From Maps in OS X MavericksMaps400
    Whilst OS X 10.9 Mavericks is reported to have some two-hundred changes, over 10.8 Mountain Lion, there’s really only a handful of immediately visible changes. Apple’s new Maps application is one of the most apparent. In this tutorial, I will show you how to get the most from the new Maps app. You’ll soon wonder how you ever managed without it.Read More…
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    Two More Ways to Create an OS X 10.9 Mavericks USB DriveMavericksusb400
    OS X Mavericks 10.9 is the latest iteration of Apple’s desktop computer operating system, released to great fanfare at Apple’s Special Event on 22nd October 2013. Mavericks is distrubuted through Apple’s Mac App Store and is a digital download of 5.29GB. If you have a superfast fibre connection then this may be of little concern. Even a fast ADSL connection and the upgrade can be downloaded reasonably quickly. If you are on a slower internet connection, then this distribution model is not suiting you. In this tutorial, I will show you two ways to install OS X Mavericks onto a bootable USB drive. This is particularly useful if you have two or more Macs to upgrade as it means you only have to download the software once.Read More…