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
Tutorials
  • Computer Skills
    Two More Ways to Create an OS X 10.9 Mavericks USB DriveMavericksusb400
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    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
    50 Things You Probably Didn't Know About OS X MavericksMavericks400
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    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
    How to Use Your Mac to Time-Shift Your Television ViewingGia400
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    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
    How to Become an OS X Screenshot WizardScreenshots400
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    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
    How to and Why You Might Want to Partition Your Mac's Hard DriveHdd400
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    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
    How to Format Your Mac's Hard DriveHdd400
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    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
    How to Flash an SD Card for Raspberry PiRpisd400
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    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…
  • Computer Skills
    Preparing for OS X 10.9 MavericksMavericks400
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    Apple announced the latest version of it’s OS X operating system, on the 10th June 2013, at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco. In a departure from the current naming system of big cats, the next iteration of OS X, being 10.9, will start a new naming convention taken from places in California. OS X 10.9 will be known as Mavericks, named after the popular surfing location. In this tutorial, I will examine best what you will need to do to ensure that you Mac is ready for upgrade, from OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, to OS X 10.9 Mavericks when it is released this autumn.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Friday is Pi Day! (And Arduino)Rapi400
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    Our new site Tuts+, of which Mactuts+ is a part, is all about helping people learn.  We're passionate about helping people and we have a team of authors all wanting to impart their skills, knowledge and tips. This helps our readers become more proficient in what they do, learn new things and make suggestions to us. Now we're taking Computing a step further with a foray into electronics with Raspberry Pi and Arduino tutorials.Read More…
  • Business
    Ecommerce Platform Choices for Beginners1 ecommerce platform choices
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    Ecommerce is big business. Scratch that, calculated to be worth £121bn (around $186bn) back in 2010 and growing to £221bn (around $340bn) by 2016, it’s safe to say that ecommerce is massive! Ever since my very first online purchase, from the UK to cdnow.com in the USA back in December 1995, I always knew that ecommerce was going to be big business, even if I didn’t fully realise it at the time. Despite having some exposure to ecommerce, in the late nineties, through my employer, it wasn’t until five years later that I set up my first ecommerce business. It wasn’t particularly easy back then but, in comparison, it is relatively simple for you to do today. Do you have an ecommerce idea you're toying with? If so, now is a great time for you to start your ecommerce based business.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    How to Become a Writer for Mactuts+Writeforus 400
    Are you addicted to all things Apple? Are you an Apple Mac evangelist? Do you love to help others? Do you like to share your tips, tricks and encyclopaedic knowledge of OS X? If this sounds like you, then you might just be the perfect candidate to contribute tutorials and quick tips to Tuts+. We’re constantly on the look-out for new regular authors and contributors, so read on to discover more…Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Mac mini Media CentreMediacentre400
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    According to analysts – Gene Munster, of Piper Jaffray, in particular – Apple is soon to launch a revolutionary Apple TV device. Don’t mistake this for another Apple “hobby”; it’s not going to be a set-top box. This is going to be the real-deal, Siri-enabled, iCloud-attached, iOS-controlled, large flat-panel to dominate your living room! Apparently. But since Gene has been banging on about this for three years or more (Apple has it’s “hobby”, and Gene has his), the Mac mini makes for a pretty good media centre in the meantime. In this tutorial, I’ll examine some of the possibilities and options for making a Mac mini into a media centre.Read More…