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
    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…
  • Computer Skills
    Productivity
    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…
  • Computer Skills
    News
    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…
  • Computer Skills
    Security
    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…
  • Computer Skills
    App Training
    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…
  • Computer Skills
    OS X
    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…
  • Computer Skills
    OS X
    50 Things You Probably Didn't Know About OS X MavericksMavericks400
    Mavericks, the latest major release of OS X (pronounced Oh-Es Ten), is version 10.9 of Apple’s desktop operating system. With, reportedly, over 200 new features Mavericks is no incremental update. Jonny Ive might suggest that “Apple has reimagined the operating system for the desktop”, but the truth is Apple has incorporated some of the best ideas from third-party developers and has sought to integrate some of the features of iOS (the operating system for the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad) into it’s desktop big brother.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Media
    How to Use Your Mac to Time-Shift Your Television ViewingGia400
    If, like me, you can’t find the time to watch your favourite (or interesting) BBC television shows, and the iPlayer catch-up time limits are too short, then you need Get iPlayer Automator. This ingenious app enables you to time shift your viewing indefinitely so that, like me, you can watch your programmes when it is convenient to you. Even if that happens to be months later. Get iPlayer Automator is supplied without any instructions. In this tutorial I will show you how to download and store your favourite BBC programmes beyond the time limits of iPlayer. Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Productivity
    How to Become an OS X Screenshot WizardScreenshots400
    Whether you know them as screen dumps, screen captures, screenshots, screen grabs or print screens, the process of capturing the visual information — displayed on the screen of your Mac — is a relatively straightforward process …once you know how. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how! I’ll look at ways to, easily, capture screenshots on your Mac using a little known utility on your Mac, using keyboard shortcuts and by using a third-party developer app.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    OS X
    How to and Why You Might Want to Partition Your Mac's Hard DriveHdd400
    The size of operating systems is growing, as is the size of internal storage. Luckily, the latter has grown faster and now it is possible to run two, or more, different versions of OS X, side-by-side, on the same internal hard drive. And there are good reasons for doing this. In this tutorial, I will show you how to partition and prepare your Mac’s internal hard drive such that you can boot the machine into your choice of a number of versions of OS X.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    OS X
    How to Format Your Mac's Hard DriveHdd400
    Unlike personal computers that run Microsoft Windows, it should not be necessary to completely reformat the hard drive, once a year, to reinstall the operating system. You will find that OS X is very stable in comparison, it defragments its hard drive on an ongoing basis and it does not get bogged down with additional software in the way that a Windows machine does. There may be occasions, however, when you want to reformat your Mac's hard drive. In this tutorial, I will show you how to reformat the hard drive in your Mac and reinstall OS X for that factory fresh finish.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Electronics
    How to Flash an SD Card for Raspberry PiRpisd400
    The Raspberry Pi is an incredible little computer made up of a components and connectors on an unfeasibly small printed circuit board that is approximately the dimensions of a credit card. Depending upon your intended use, your Rasberry Pi may have a keyboard, monitor and mouse added. Regardless of your intended use, you are going to need an SD (Secure Digital) card on which to install an operating system. This tutorial describes how to install an operating system onto an SD card for use in your Raspberry Pi.Read More…