Tag Archives: mac

OSX Lion Review

Features Much like the move from Leopard to Snow Leopard, it’s hard to see immediate changes from Snow Leopard in Lion (beyond the slightly muted color pallet throughout the OS). However, spend just a few minutes actually using Cupertino’s newest version of OSX, and changes start coming out of the woodwork. Multi-Touch Right from the read more »

Gaming on non-Windows Operating Systems

Now that everyone’s gearing up for the end of the semester, I thought it would be nice to do a for fun post (though don’t forget, ITD still has office hours going on where you can practice presentations and ask questions!). Apple’s iPad isn’t the only news for Mac aficionados lately. News sources over a read more »

Word of the Week

operating system: a program that manages computer activities and is necessary in order to run other programs. The operating system manages the various hardware and software resources of a computer. Examples of operating systems include: Microsoft’s Windows 7 Apple’s Snow Leopard Linux Mint To learn more: Dictionary.com entry Wikipedia entry Webopedia entry How Stuff Works read more »

Google Chrome

My current default browser isFirefox. I like how my add-ons are set up and I’m comfortable with it. I also have Safari and Camino on my MacBook as sometimes things don’t work in Firefox, and it’s nice to have more than one browser for troubleshooting purposes here in the office. But a couple days ago read more »

Mac Antivirus

More and more, Mac users need to be aware of viruses and malware targeted at Macs. It used to be the case that Mac users didn’t have to worry as much because it tended to be Windows machines that were targeted. Today, anyone connected to the internet needs to be aware of the threat of read more »

Keyboard shortcuts

If you are used to the Windows keyboard commands and tend to remain in the Mac operating system when you use the GSLIS labs, never fear! In many cases, Macs have similar keyboard commands. For example: In Windows, keyboard shortcuts for COPY, PASTE, and CUT are as follows: CTRL+C: Copy CTRL+V: Paste CTRL+X: Cut In read more »