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
    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…
  • Computer Skills
    Keeping Your Cool With Apple Mac Operating TemperaturesTemp400
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    Apple’s Mac range of computers are, literally, the hot technology of the day with shipments of some 13.5 million portable MacBooks Pro and 4.65 million Mac minis and iMacs in the most recent quarter. Compare this with the longest decline in PC sales history and you can see what I mean. But Mac’s are physically hot, too, sometimes. If this is something about which you are be concerned then this tutorial will explain a little more about the causes, the problems and the solutions to your hot Apple.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Using an iMac as a Monitor in Target Display ModeTdm400
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    One of the things about the iMac, in fact any Apple-made display, is it’s extremely high quality image and colour-depth. It’s not that you’ll necessarily notice it immediately, but if you ever move back to a PC monitor, you’ll become acutely aware of the difference in quality. Given that the iMac has a superb display, it could be useful to share that with another Mac, on occasion. In this tutorial I will explain a little known feature, named Target Display Mode, and show you how to use it.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    How to Fix Slow and Non-Loading Webpages in SafariSafari400
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    There is little that is more frustrating than a webpage that takes a long time to load, or never loads at all. It’s even more frustrating when you’ve got one of the latest, fast Macs that is connected to a superfast broadband (or normal broadband, for that matter) connection. You can be close to tearing your hair out wondering why webpages are slow to load. If this is your experience then this tutorial may have the answer.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    The Best Time to Buy a Brand New MacImac4001
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    If you are reading tutorials on Mactuts+, or on the computing section of hub.tutsplus.com, then you’re likely either a Mac owner wanting to learn more, or you are looking to get into Macs. And why not, a Mac running OS X is an enjoyable experience that makes work that little bit easier and pleasure, well, more pleasurable I suppose? Previously, we have looked at the best places to purchase a new Mac. In this tutorial it’s slightly different in that I’ll be giving you tips on the best times to buy a brand new Mac.Read More…