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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

How To Check The Progress Of Messages Being Sent And Received In Mail.app

When using Mail.app, you can check the progress of the email being sent and received by opening the Activity Viewer (go to Window > Activity Viewer or press command + zero on your keyboard). This is useful especially when checking the status of mail with large attachments.

You can also click on the red octagon on the right to cancel the task.

Power Mac Center August 2007 Training Calender

Disclaimer: PinoyMacLovers is not affiliated with the Power Mac Center. Please contact them directly for any questions regarding these seminars.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

How To Type The Copyright Symbol On A Mac

My StatCounter tells me that I received a visitor yesterday who was inquiring on how to type the copyright symbol on a Mac. All you have to do is press option + g on your keyboard.

You might also be interested in:
How To Type The Apple Symbol On A Mac
How To Type An Enye (or an N with a tilde) On A Mac

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Invitation: Mobile Studio Seminar

Ynzal in cooperation with the Philippine Center For Creative Imaging will be conducting the Mobile Studio Seminar:

The seminar will feature Apple Aperture and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and will show how these tools can make post-production more efficient.

For additional details, please visit: http://ynzal.com/mobilestudio.html
To register, please send an email to events [at] ynzal [dot] com

Disclaimer: PinoyMacLovers is not affiliated with Ynzal or the Philippine Center for Creative Imaging. Please contact them directly if you have any inquiries.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

The Arduous Task Of Reinstalling Windows XP

Every now and then, I am reminded why I am NOT so fond of Windows. My dad's laptop which runs on it has gone all wonky, so I decided to just reinstall the OS instead of trying to fix the numerous problems it had one by one. My intention was to erase everything and then reinstall XP. So I took out the installation discs (two recovery CDs, one software drivers CD and another one for Norton AntiVirus), did some stretches & took a few deep breaths, and began the arduous task of restoring my Dad's laptop to a decent working state. Long story short, after 3+ hours (littered with numerous alert messages, changing from one CD to another and one too many restarts), XP was reinstalled. But this would apparently NOT mark the end of my troubles, because when I checked my program files, I was surprised to see that all of my other programs from the previous installation were still there. As it turns out, I simply reinstalled Windows but did not reformat my hard drive. I suppose I only have myself to blame for expecting the whole process to be simple (or any process on a Windows system for that matter). On a Mac, if you wanted to reformat your hard drive and reinstall OS X, you run the installation disc and choose an option called "Erase and Install". It's THAT straightforward. But NOT in XP. Apparently (now that I know), you have to boot the recovery CD from the CD-ROM drive. To do this, you must power up the system, press F12 and select CD-ROM as boot device, insert recovery CD in CD-ROM drive, and press any key on the keyboard within 5 seconds once the "press any key to boot from CD" message appears. And then to format your hard drive, you'll have to press a few more keys, select partitions, remove partitions, create new partitions, etc... My point is, it's not that simple. And if you're the type of person who gets a heart attack with any alert message that pops up on your computer screen, you'll definitely have to find someone else to do this for you.

So here I am lamenting about the 3+ hours of my life wasted, all in vain because I have to do everything again hoping that things will go smoothly the second time around. But the next time my dad decides to get a new computer, I am telling him to get a Mac. He'll be much better off. And ultimately, so will I.

Friday, July 13, 2007

iBook G4 Still Available

I was doing some window shopping at Greenbelt last weekend and I came across a still-brand-new iBook G4 for sale at Avante (the electronics shop near Power Books at Greenbelt 4 2/F). I asked the sales guy how many of it they still had in stock and he said they had three left. If I remember correctly, it was the 14-inch model with the 1.42GHz processor. That was the last of the 14-inch iBook G4s which was discontinued in May of 2006, so those three remaining units must have been in Avante's stock room for a loooong time now. The price tag is Php 64,990, which to me seems way too expensive since you can get a MacBook that's more than twice as fast for around the same amount. But anyway, if any of you (for whatever reason) are still looking for an iBook G4, you can head on over to Avante. They probably still have it in stock since I was just there last week. It ain't exactly an iPhone, you know?

Monday, July 09, 2007

What Computer Should You Buy?

There's an interesting article at Macworld.com entitled What computer should I buy? I think it's a great article for those of you who are thinking of making the switch. It highlights a few of the great reasons why the Mac is a good choice, but also presents some points on why it may not be for everyone. So if you're deciding whether or not to jump into the world of Macs, go read the article, and hopefully it'll help you make a good decision.

Thanks to Roncastry for letting us know about the article.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Power Mac Center Updated July 2007 Training Calender

The Power Mac Center Flagship Store is located at Level 2, Greenbelt 3 Ayala Center, Makati City.

Tel: 729-7087 / 88
Email: training [at] powermaccenter [dot] com

Disclaimer: PinoyMacLovers is not formally affiliated with the Power Mac Center. Please contact them directly for any questions regarding these seminars.


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