Aug 07

10app

Over at  Stack Social there’s a great deal running.

Stack Social have put together a bundle of 10 Mac apps from various developers, you choose the price you want to pay.

For me personally  the only app in this bundle really worth paying for was WALTR. (It lets you put any movie easily onto your iPad. A few readers have suggested it in comments here. WALTR is usually $29). If nothing else it’s a cheap way to get WALTR.

There’s also Crossover which lets you use some (not all) Windows apps on your Mac. I tried using it with Windows Explorer to browse the web and it didn’t work! RapidWeaver might be useful (RRP $89) if you do website design.

Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for a full list of all the apps.

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Nov 12

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Some PC users complain that mail messages forwarded from Apple mail come out blank, with the entire message as an attachment. This can be caused by either the Microsoft mail server the person is using, or a bug in Outlook Express on their Windows PC.

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Feb 09

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Here’s how to share a pages document with a PC user. Continue reading »

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Sep 01

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There are so many movies coming round in junk emails these days that you may be happy you can’t play WMV or AVI files on your mac. But just in case you do need to actually look at one, here’s how.

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Jul 30

 

I was recently given a keynote presentation which contained a movie. When I played the presentation the sound worked but the movie was blank. It turned out the movie was not in a format that Quicktime could play. There are many such formats. When I tried to play the movie in Quicktime I got an error saying ‘The document could not be opened. The movie is not in a format that QuickTime Player understands.You may need to install additional software to open this type of file.’ 

Here’s what to do.
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Mar 03

The safest way to save a movie from a Macintosh computer that you want to transfer to a PC is to save it as an AVI file. The problem is (as pointed out in the comments below!) is that the latest version of Quicktime cannot save AVI’s. To save an AVI file you’ll need to use Quicktime 7, AND you’ll need to upgrade it to quicktime pro which you can do here for US$30.
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Sep 14

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To lodge my e-tax I have to run windows XP on my mac (using Virtual box) but needed to print it via a printer shared from my mac. I assume this will work sharing from any OS X mac to any Windows XP.
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Apr 25

If you keep getting sent .docx files and can’t open them in Word 2004, Microsoft have a free converter available here:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=6B9238E1-CF69-48C4-BF2D-C4A8ACEEE520&displaylang=en

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