Dan Moren, one of our faves over at Macworld.com, has an excellent and succinct explanation of how to work magic, i.e. control a Mac remotely. Well, it’s not really true magic, like touch-sensitive iPads are, but you still feel a wonderful and slightly creepy feeling as you watch the mouse traverse the screen of a computer 2 floors or 2,000 miles away. Requires no additional software as it comes native to all Macs.
It’s not too techy and though it’s not useful for everyone, anyone whose seen this trick who found it to have practical applications was very anxious to try it out. It sometimes doesn’t work (for reasons iSensei can’t explain) but it usually does. Also, you might have problems accessing your computer at work if the IT Dept there has erected security barriers to prevent this kind of “invasion” into the company network. Doesn’t hurt to try (though if it lands you in jail, do NOT call iSensei to bail you out).
Thanks again to Dan Moren and Macworld.com. Be sure to check some of the hundreds of FREE useful tips available on the site. Just head to the HELP & TIPS section.
OK gang, the old “i” has been sweating over this one for more than a month. And we think you’re going to get a lot of use out of this feature. iSensei’s calling it “Geekspeak Explained” and though much of this isn’t really that technical, it is an area where a number of people have a lot of questions (“What’s this for? What does this do?” etc). Here we cover all the major computer concepts that you’re likely to run into (or maybe should!) while working in the Mac/Apple bio-structure.
You’ll never again be caught offguard at a cocktail party when someone asks: “Do you prefer IEEE 1394 or Thunderbolt aka Light Peak for data transmission?” Trés Embarrassmont!
There are about a million different photography apps out there, right? Maybe 2 million? Now most of them are primarily for the iPhone and everybody seems to have their favorite and iSensei is no different – except his choice is better and it’s called SNAPSEED. It’s a sweet piece of work that puts most of the photo apps to shame, in our most humble opinion. One of the nicest things about it is that it has an iPhone app, iPad app and a Macintosh program so you can really get a feel for using it frequently in different environments. What makes it so great, you ask? Good question, little ones! Read the rest of this entry
Surely many of iSensei’s followers experience the same less-than-ideal web experience as he when it comes to type size online. Even on his own site, the preset styles appear to his wizened eyes as a “bit” too small. BUT, relief is actually easily obtained.