Adding Windows Media to a Mac

So you’ve just bought a Mac and you’re really excited about all the fun new features that come built in… and then while you’re transferring old files from your Windows computer, you realize that all your old music is in WMA format from the Windows Media Player and won’t play in iTunes. Arrgh. What to do?

Easy. Go to www.easywma.com and buy the Easy WMA software for Keep Reading

Help! I moved a window off my screen!

If you’ve accidentally moved a window off screen on you mac, don’t panic. It’s happened to me before as well. This usually happens when you’ve recently been working on a laptop (such as a MacBook or MacBook Pro) and had it plugged into an external display—typically 23″ or 24″ inches. (Those seem to be the most problematic for me anyway.) Oftentimes once you disconnect the external display, Keep Reading

Keyboard Shortcut For “Don’t Save”

Here’s an annoying little bug: when using most programs on a Mac, if you close (CMD+W) or quit the program (CMD+Q), you’ll get a message asking

Do you want to save the changes you made in (such and such application)?

You then have three options:

  1. Don’t Save
  2. Cancel
  3. Save

do you want to save the changes you madeAnd if you’re like me, you’re moving so fast that it’s annoying to have to find the window, and click on the “Don’t Keep Reading

iCal Can’t Verify The Identity Of The Server

So there’s an incredibly annoying error message that pops up when you try to connect iCal to a CalDAV account. It goes like this:

iCal can’t verify the identity of the server “example.com”. The certificate for this server was signed by an unknown certifying authority. You might be connecting to a server that is pretending to to be “example.com” which could put your confidential information at risk. Keep Reading

2010 Mac Gems

Ok, the end of the year is nearing, and so I think it’s time that I share my votes for the best Mac Gems of 2010.

Of course, I give full credit to the best magazine ever—Macworld—for coming up with the whole “let’s review hundreds of tiny Mac applications that third party developers and open source groups make and publish a list of our favorites” idea… but Keep Reading

Things That Bug Me About Apple Products

Sometimes, people (usually those who are sold on Microsoft Windows) like to say that Apple users are “fanboys.”

This is a pejorative term of sorts, and what a guy essentially means when he calls you a fanboy is “you just like Apple products because they’re trendy and make you look über-chic—you would never complain about any flaws because Apple can do no wrong in your eyes, and Keep Reading

My Dad Has Joined The Mac Cult

I helped my Dad buy an iMac today. That means he has now officially joined the club. I dropped it off, and he asked me “Great, so how do I set it up? …wait, you’re probably going to tell me all I have to do is turn it on, right? And that’s it? It’s that easy? No user manuals? Complicated software installs? Virus scans?”

I smiled, and Keep Reading

Yes, This Is an iPad. Now Leave Me Alone.

I love my iPad. I also hate my iPad. Here’s why.

When I need some quiet time to think, or relax, I’ll often go to my home away from home (Starbucks), pull out my iPad, turn off my phone, and start reading a new eBook I’ve just bought on web design, marketing, or something similar.

Every few minutes or so, a random stranger will walk up to where Keep Reading

Apple’s iPhone 4 Press Conference

I’m a big fan of Apple. Almost everything about the company is noteworthy. Steve Jobs is the consummate CEO for a tech company. Their products are second to none. Their approach to packaging and product design is revolutionary. They’re consistently ranked in the top 3 of every consumer satisfaction survey (including Consumer Reports). The iPhone is the coolest phone ever made. In short, Apple is awesome.

That’s Keep Reading