Apple has changed the way calendars sync in Mavericks. It’s nicely integrated now. Here’s how to sync your Apple Calendar with a Google calendar. Continue reading »
I have recently discovered a couple of free websites that convert Microsoft publisher files to PDFs. You can then open, read and print the pdf file on your Mac.
Here is how to access any of your Gmail contacts from the Apple OSX Address Book . I personally don’t think this is a great feature because I like to keep all my contacts in one place – Apple’s address book. But if you have contacts in your online gmail account and want them on your OSX address book, this might be handy. Continue reading »
Web pages generally do not automatically appear on search engine results pages. To make your site appear in google and other search engines you need to manually add your site to their index. This is called submitting your site to a search engine. You don’t have to pay to do this – it’s free. Read on to find out how to submit your site to Google.
Despite their differences, Apple and Google do work well together when it comes to email. Gmail is free and it has great spam protection. But the Gmail web interface is a bit clunky. Apple mail is very nice to use and you can set it to use a Gmail account. Here’s how to use Gmail from Apple’s mail app and also how to set up Gmail on your iPhone or iPad.
A very simple way to share your calendars across multiple macs and your iphone or ipad is to use Google calendar. The Google calender service is the easiest and most flexible free shared calendar service that I’ve found. Here’s how to set it up on a macintosh computer.
A domain name server (DNS) is like the phone-book of the internet. Every time you enter a webpage in your browser, it looks up a DNS to find out where the website is before it goes there. Open DNS and google offer a free DNS service, but how do you know if it’s any faster that the one you have?
Your ISP will provide you with some numbers to put in your System Preferences/ Network / DNS Server. It’s probably best not to touch these, but here is how to find the best settings if you want to change them.
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