Paula DuPont
Paula DuPont is a New Orleans-based ukulele player, writer, and geek. She has six cats, but only one has a Twitter account.
  • Computer Skills
    Dictation: Let Your Mac Do the TypingDictation
    Dictation is one of the coolest new features unveiled with the recent Mountain Lion release, but with so many other exciting changes, you may have forgotten to take your new speech recognition friend out for a spin. In this tutorial, we'll walk through the setup of Dictation, where it excels, and where it falls flat.Read More…
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    Publish and Share Calendars with Calendar and iCloudIcal
    With Calendar and iCloud in Mountain Lion, it’s easier than ever to create shared and public calendars on your Mac. In this tutorial, we’ll create a calendar from scratch and walk through how to share it via email invitation as well as how to publish it publicly on the Internet.Read More…
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    Going Further with the Option Key in Mac OS XOptionkeyimg
    For the most part, the Option key sits innocuously to either side of the Command key, not getting near as much play as its merits. It can’t change case like Shift, help with copying and pasting like Command, or even just give two button mouse functionality. Nevertheless, the little Option key packs a big punch, and we’re going to put it through its paces.Read More…
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    Sync and Manage Your Contacts in Address BookAddressbook
    Your contacts are a mess. So are mine. This tutorial is going to show you how to clean them up and get everything from Facebook and Gmail into Address Book and onto your iPhone.Read More…
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    Verifying and Repairing Permissions in OS XDiskutility icon
    In this tutorial, we’ll walk through verifying your permissions and how to repair them if something is wrong. We’ll also look at how to boot to a recovery disk to repair permissions if you find yourself in real trouble. By the end of this tutorial, you’ll see how verifying permissions can be one of the easiest quick fixes for getting a smooth running Mac.Read More…
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    4 Easy Ways to Automate Your Mac's ScheduleAutomate
    Your Mac comes with lots of ways to schedule tasks, but not all of it's ready to go out of the box. Beyond automated maintenance, OS X has a lot going for it, but you have to put in a bit of elbow grease to get everything working how you want it and on your schedule. In this tutorial we'll look at four ways you can automate and personalize your Mac's schedule in OS X.Read More…