Will Mac or PC Matter in the Future?

What type of computer do you use? It’s a questions that been asked now for the past two decades and even more so since Steve Jobs unveiled the first iMac bringing the Macintosh into our homes and making it a household PC and not just an industry machine.

In the ten years since the introduction of the iMac, we’ve seen Apple and the Mac grow in leaps and bounds. But hardware isn’t the only one thats expanding. Software is growing and maturing with our needs also. As applications have gotten more powerful computers have grown to meet that need but software is now moving in a different direction, hence the question will the type of computer matter in the future?

The Winds of Change
But times they are a changing, with broadband access widening and speeds increasing, being online is now more than just surfing the net. When once you either used Microsoft Office on either the PC or Mac, ‘Cloud Computing’ has now given us the ability to do such tasks online without a thought of operating systems. Social networks work the same, we can all converse regardless of our computer preference, online data backup is becoming a daily occurrence and even the powerhouse Adobe has thrown their hat into the ring with Photoshop Express, an online image application.

That Age Old Question?
Of course there’s no dispute we’ll always need our computers and more importantly superior operating systems for the more hard cord of applications. But certain applications are moving towards being completely independent of the age old question Mac or PC? Many have already made the move online one being the accounting application Quickbooks. Instead of physically loading software on their computer users can now simply login online for all the same features and even more advantages.  and others are already online only, Google being the first to jump to mind with their suite of productivity tools.

So, will the Mac or PC debate still rage on in 10 or 15 years? Well we’ll just have to wait and see on that one. I know which side of the fence I sit on and if you take a look at the name of this blog it should be obvious to you too. But if you really have to ask, OK.

In the similar words of a competitor “I Am A Mac”.

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iPhone App Development Made Easier

Create iPhone App’s in minutes. That’s the promise  My App builder is making. For a mere $29 a month we can turn out as many applications as our imagination can conjure. Sounds wonderful but could it really be that easy or is that just the skeptic in me?

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Mega Software Giveaway

There’s another mega-giveaway this week from mac.appstorm.net, with 10 copies of Forklift and 5 copies of Flux up for grabs. That’s a total of over $750 of software!

Full details and to enter for a chance to win..

1TB Hard Drive going for a steal.

For anyone looking for extra storage I found this amazing deal on Buy.com today. I don’t know how long the special price lasts so if you’re interested act fast.

Fantom Drives G-Force II 1TB eSATA\USB 2.0 Hard Drive 16MB Cache 7200rpm – Features NTI Shadow 4 Backup Software – Includes eSATA cable!! $80.99 with Free Shipping.
Fantom Drives G-Force II 1TB eSATA\USB 2.0 Hard Drive 16MB Cache 7200rpm – Features NTI Shadow 4 Backup Software – Includes eSATA cable!! $89.99 with Free Shipping.

How To Use Twitter

Here’s a Hulu video on ‘How To Get Started on Twitter’

http://www.hulu.com/howcast-how-to-use-twitter

If you’re not within the United States but would still like to view Hulu videos, visit our lesson on LearnMacsOnline to find out how.

How To Put Folders In Your Dock

I got an email from someone asking for help in finding their Downloads folder which was once in their Dock but is now missing. They knew the Trash hasn’t been emptied but yet it was nowhere to be found.

First off, don’t worry. Losing icons or folders from your dock is nothing to worry about. The icons you see in the dock are just an alias of the application and can pulled out at anytime disappearing in a puff of smoke. If you haven’t seen it, give it a try. It’s fun the first couple of times : )

The dock is laid out with applications to the left of the separator line and folders to the right.

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Now, getting back to the Download folder. To find it again, go to your user folder and you’ll find it in there among the Desktop, Document and other folders that you may have created on your mac.
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To get that folder back into your dock again, click on the folder and drag it down to your dock. (This also works for any application icon) When you hover it over the folders that are already there a space will open up allowing you to drop the folder onto the dock. (See image 2)

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Once the folder is back in the dock, to change it’s appearance from Stacks to Folder, right click / control click on the folder to reveal the folder menu and choose ‘Display as Folder’ (See image 3)

You should now once again have your downloads folder back in your dock.

Another article that may be of interest:

Customize your dock with the help of third party software

Visit LearnMacsOnline.com for more tutorials

Apple TV update adds support for iPhone gestures

Owners of Apple TVs and iPhones or iPod Touches will be especially interested in the update that was quietly released today for the Apple TV.

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