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How To Use A Mac: A Guide For Windows Computer Users
How To Use A Mac: A Guide For Windows Computer Users
by Michael Gorzka
Edition: Paperback
Price: $19.97
14 used & new from $7.47

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Written by an experienced Windows and Mac computer instructor, August 4, 2008
I wrote this book to enable experienced (and not so experienced) Windows computer users to quickly and painless make the transition to the mac platform.

Bill Gates' mantra during the development of Windows was "Make it like the Mac!"

Therefore the two operating systems are not nearly as worlds apart as you might think.

Although Macs are quite frankly better (and more fun to use) than Windows computers, both types of computers work pretty much the same way.

If you can use a computer keyboard and point and point & click the mouse, you're good to go with a new Mac computer.

Some of the people I have helped with their new Macs assumed that they needed to install Windows so that they could use their printers and existing windows programs.

Chances are you won't need to do this! If you have a USB printer / digital camera / scanner, your Mac will be able to recognize them without any need for additional software.

Also, if there is a Windows computer program that you need to use, chances are there is a Mac equivalent for it.

If you have any questions about any of the material presented in the book, please email me. I'm usually able to respond within 24 hours.
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How to Scan, Edit, Organize & Print Your Digital Photos With Google Picasa - Windows Vista Edition
How to Scan, Edit, Organize & Print Your Digital Photos With Google Picasa - Windows Vista Edition
Price: $19.97

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Designed and Created by an Experienced Computer Instructor, August 4, 2008
Instructional DVD which demonstrates how to use the Google Picasa program to edit, caption, enhance, and email digital photos.

Table of Contents

- How to download and install the Google Picasa program
- How to buy and attach a scanner to a Windows Vista computer
- How to scan physical photos
- How to import photos from a digital camera
- How to put captions on photos in your Picasa photo library
- How to edit your digital photos
- How to add "effects" to your digital photos
- How to save email photos to your photo library (covers Gmail and Windows Mail)
- How to email photos from your Picasa library
- How to print your digital photos

Recommended Prerequisite: Windows Vista Survival Guide.

ADDITIONAL COMPUTER HELP DVDs

More Help for the Computer Shy, printed manuals, eBooks, and DVDs are available from Amazon.com

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Help for the Computer Shy founder Michael Gorzka has been teaching 'computer shy' adults how to use personal computers (both Macs & PCs) and various software & Internet applications since 1997. He has incorporated what he has learned from his teaching experiences into his computer help DVDs and manuals.
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Brother HL-2170W 23ppm Laser Printer with Wireless and Wired Network Interfaces
Brother HL-2170W 23ppm Laser Printer with Wireless and Wired Network Interfaces
13 used & new from $40.65

43 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Wireless Printer - Fantastic Tech Support (Mac User), July 1, 2008
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I couldn't get it to work either with my Airport Express Network.

I followed the instructions in the manual but my iMac (running Leopard) couldn't "see" the printer on my Airport Express Network.

Emails to tech support initially went unanswered.

I finally called tech support (thinking it would be a waste of time) but they were incredibly helpful --- I was only on hold for a few moments!

We got disconnected but the Brother tech support guy called me back ---- twice!

Here's where I went wrong:

1) I didn't download the Leopard drivers from the Brother Website.

2) I entered the wrong info about my Airport Express (write down your wireless network settings before you start the installation).

3) I didn't click the Airport icon on the menu and select "Setup" from the drop down menu.

4) I didn't "add" the wireless printer after the installation was complete.

Now it works perfectly and the USB cable has already been sold on eBay.

The print jobs have been excellent --- very clear and crisp.

The printer itself is compact with no extending paper trays.

I'm very impressed with this printer and with Brother tech support. Highly recommend this wireless printer.

PS
This computer can be "reset" if you need to start all over again (as described in the manual).
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Apple Wireless Keyboard Kit MB167LL/A
Apple Wireless Keyboard Kit MB167LL/A
10 used & new from $31.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great keyboard - money well spent, May 31, 2008
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As another reviewer noted, you can't really appreciate how small and thin this keyboard is until you see it in person.

It took some getting used to as I have some pretty big paws. I kept hitting the wrong keys at first.

But after a hour or so of typing, I got with the program. I'll never switch back to a larger keyboard.

The other apple keyboards really do seem large, bulky, and dowdy in comparison!

The keys feel great underneath my finger tips. They're responsive but not overly sensitive.

I've already noticed an increase in my productivity as keyboarding is now a more enjoyable experience.

This keyboard saves a lot of space on my desktop and is actually a nice accessory --- it looks really cool just sitting there! Plus another wire is out of my life!

Pairing with my iMac was extremely quick and easy. The iMac "found" it almost immediately.

The top keys are different now but I think their functionality as been improved.

I hardly ever used the number pad anyway so I don't miss its presence.

Packaging was stylish as always but seems more minimalist now. I guess Apple is getting greener =)

I recommend getting a Keyboard cover skin for it. I hardly know it's there and it protects the keyboard from dirt, spillage, and cat hair.


How to Use a Mac: a guide for windows computer users
How to Use a Mac: a guide for windows computer users
Price: $19.97
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5.0 out of 5 stars About this DVD, April 4, 2008
How to Use a Mac: a guide for windows computer users

This Mac computer help video has been designed and created to get Windows computer users up to speed with their new Mac computers as quickly as possible.

Mac Computer operations are compared and contrasted with corresponding Windows computer operations throughout this instructional DVD.

NOTE: This instructional video can be watched on Televisions with DVD players and on computers which have DVD Drives.

FREE DVD UPDATES

This Mac computer help video never gets out of date! Free updates to this DVD will be made available on the instructor's web site.

(The instructor will also answer Mac computer questions by email.)

HOW TO USE A MAC TABLE OF CONTENTS

- The Apple Keyboard & Mouse
- Basic Mac Computer Operations
- File Management
- How to Customize Your Mac Computer
- How to Surf the Web on a Mac (Internet Explorer vs. the Safari Web Browser)

ADDITIONAL MAC COMPUTER HELP DVDs

Mac Computer Basics, (More) Mac Computer Basics, How to Surf the Web on Your Mac, and Okay, I Bought a Mac! Now What? are also available through Amazon.com

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Help for the Computer Shy founder Michael Gorzka has been teaching 'computer shy' adults how to use personal computers (both Macs & PCs) and various software & Internet applications since 1997. He has incorporated what he has learned from his teaching experiences into his computer help DVDs and manuals."


Online Dating for the Computer Shy - a step-by-step guide for computer beginners
Online Dating for the Computer Shy - a step-by-step guide for computer beginners
Price: $24.97
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5.0 out of 5 stars Online Dating for the Computer Shy, April 2, 2008
This instructional DVD was designed and created for computer beginners by an experienced computer teacher and author.

No previous computer experience is necessary!

This a two disk set that teaches basic computer skills in addition to how to navigate and use online dating websites. Email and online dating photos are also covered.

Match.com is used for demonstration purposes but the basic concepts that we describe and demonstrate in this instructional video apply to other dating websites as well.
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How to Surf the Web on Your Mac Computer: a step-by-step guide for using the safari web browser
How to Surf the Web on Your Mac Computer: a step-by-step guide for using the safari web browser
Price: $19.97
6 used & new from $1.44

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How to Surf the Web on Your Mac, March 20, 2008
This instructional video discusses how to surf the Web on a Mac Computer

This Mac computer help DVD provides visual demonstrations and step-by-step instructions to get you (or your "computer shy" friends) up to speed with the Apple Safari Web browser as quickly as possible.

NOTE: This instructional video can be watched on Televisions with DVD players and on computers which have DVD Drives.

In this Mac computer help DVD we cover basic web browsing operations such as how to visit web sites using Safari; how to use the Safari toolbar, bookmarks and menus; how to scroll up and down web pages using the Safari scroll bar and the keyboard; and how to start and close the safari web browser.

More advanced Safari operations are also covered including: how to access the Safari Preferences Window; Tabbed web browsing; how to search Google directly from the Safari Window; how to 'autofill' a web form; how to view the usernames and passwords that you have saved in Safari, how to view and clear your Safari web browsing history; and how to switch to an 'RSS' view of a web page.

Time saving Safari keyboard shortcuts are also demonstrated.

FREE DVD UPDATES

This Mac computer help video never gets out of date! Free updates to this DVD will be available at [...]

HOW TO SURF THE WEB ON YOUR MAC COMPUTER INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO TABLE OF CONTENTS

- Getting started

- Safari Tools, Menus, and Bookmarks

- Safari Tabs

- Safari Web Forms

- Safari Tips and Tricks

ADDITIONAL MAC COMPUTER HELP DVDs

Mac Computer Basics, More Mac Computer Basics, and Mac Computer Applications are also available from Amazon.com.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Help for the Computer Shy founder Michael Gorzka has been teaching "computer shy" adults how to use personal computers (both Macs & PCs) and various software & Internet applications since 1997. He has incorporated what he has learned from his teaching experiences into his computer help DVDs and manuals."
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Internet for Seniors: a step-by-step guide for the computer shy
Internet for Seniors: a step-by-step guide for the computer shy
Price: $19.97
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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars about this internet instructional video, March 7, 2008
Internet for Seniors: a step-by-step guide for the computer shy

This instructional video has been designed to give computer shy seniors a non-technical and easy to follow introduction to the World Wide Web.

This computer help DVD provides visual demonstrations and step-by-step instructions to get you (or your computer shy friends) up to speed with using the Internet as quickly as possible.

Internet Explorer 7 is used for visual demonstrations but the web browsing concepts that we cover in this computer help DVD will also apply to other web browsers such as Opera or Mozilla Firefox.

NOTE: This Internet instructional video can be watched on televisions with DVD players and on computers which have DVD Drives.

BASIC WEB CONCEPTS AND WEB BROWSER OPERATIONS ARE CAREFULLY EXPLAINED AND DEMONSTRATED

Topics in this Internet computer help DVD include: web browser and web page basics; how to use Internet Explorer to visit web sites and 'browse the web'; how to add web pages to your favorites; how to set the Internet Explorer 'home page'; how to print web pages (without wasting ink and paper); how to use Google to find information on the world wide web.

FREE DVD UPDATES

This Windows computer help video never gets out of date! Free updates to this DVD will be available at [...]

INTERNET FOR SENIORS INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO TABLE OF CONTENTS

- Introduction to the Internet

- Getting Started with Internet Explorer 7

- Internet Explorer Tips and Tricks

- How to use Google to Find Information Online

- Web Page Printing

ADDITIONAL WINDOWS COMPUTER HELP DVDs

This computer help video has been designed and created for computer beginners but A SENIOR'S GUIDE TO USING A COMPUTER (available from Amazon.com and CreateSpace.com) is a recommended prerequisite.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Help for the Computer Shy founder Michael Gorzka has been teaching "computer shy" adults how to use personal computers (both Macs & PCs) and various software & Internet applications since 1997. He has incorporated what he has learned from his teaching experiences into his computer help DVDs and manuals.
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Email for Seniors: a step-by-step guide for the computer shy
Email for Seniors: a step-by-step guide for the computer shy
Price: $19.97
8 used & new from $1.97

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars About this email instructional video, March 7, 2008
Email for Seniors: a step-by-step guide for the computer shy

This instructional video has been designed to provide computer shy seniors a gentle and low key introduction to using email on a Windows XP computer.

This computer help DVD provides visual demonstrations and step-by-step instructions to get you (or your computer shy friends) up to speed with Email as quickly as possible.

NOTE: Google Mail (Gmail) is used to visually demonstrate how to use web-based email but the basic email procedures that we cover in this computer help DVD will also apply to other free email services such as Hotmail and Yahoo.

NOTE: This instructional video can be watched on Televisions with DVD players and on computers which have DVD Drives.

BASIC EMAIL OPERATIONS ARE CAREFULLY EXPLAINED AND DEMONSTRATED

In this computer help DVD we cover: how to set up a free web-based email account (one that can be accessed from any Internet computer); how to send, receive, and forward email messages; how to view and save email pictures; how to attach pictures to email messages; how to delete email messages; how to retrieve email messages from the email trash; and how to move email messages between folders.

Real world comparisons are used to explain key email concepts.

FREE DVD UPDATES

This Windows computer help video never gets out of date! Free updates to this DVD will be available at [...]

EMAIL FOR SENIORS INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO TABLE OF CONTENTS

- Introduction

- How to sign up for a free email account

- How to send, receive, and forward email messages

- Basic email operations

- How to save email pictures to a folder on your computer

- How to attach pictures to email messages

- Where to go from here

ADDITIONAL WINDOWS COMPUTER HELP DVDs

This computer help video has been designed and created for computer beginners but A SENIOR'S GUIDE TO USING A COMPUTER and INTERNET FOR SENIORS (both available from Amazon.com and CreateSpace.com) are recommended prerequisites.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Help for the Computer Shy founder Michael Gorzka has been teaching computer shy adults how to use personal computers (both Macs & PCs) and various software & Internet applications since 1997. He has incorporated what he has learned from his teaching experiences into his computer help DVDs and manuals.
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Word Processing for the Computer Shy: A Guide for Computer Beginners (Part One)
Word Processing for the Computer Shy: A Guide for Computer Beginners (Part One)
DVD ~ Michael Gorzka
Price: $19.97
5 used & new from $14.93

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars About This Word Processing Computer Help DVD, February 15, 2008
Word Processing for the Computer Shy (Part 1): A Guide for Computer Beginners

#1 in the "Word Processing for the Computer Shy" series.

Learn about word processing in the comfort and privacy of your own home!

NOTE: This computer help DVD can be watched on Televisions with DVD players and on computers which have DVD Drives.

In this instructional video, we cover basic word processing operations such as creating & editing documents; formating documents; and saving documents.

The FREE word processing program 'OpenOffice Writer' is used for visual demonstrations but the basic word processing techniques that we cover in this computer help video will be equally helpful to Microsoft Word users.

FREE DVD UPDATES

This Windows computer help video never gets out of date! Free updates to this DVD will be available at [...]

Word Processing for the Computer Shy

Table of Contents

- Meet Open Office Writer

- Computer mouse tips

- How to start the program

- The writer program "window"

- How to get started

- How to spell check your documents

- How to save documents

- How to format documents

- How to open documents

- How to edit documents

- Where to go from here
ADDITIONAL WINDOWS COMPUTER HELP DVDs

The first instructional DVD in this series is called: 'Computer Comfort'. It is available from Amazon.com and CreateSpace.com.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Help for the Computer Shy founder Michael Gorzka has been teaching "computer shy" adults how to use personal computers (both Macs & PCs) and various software & Internet applications since 1997. He has incorporated what he has learned from his teaching experiences into his computer help DVDs and manuals."
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