For anyone who gives presentations using their computer and digital projector, here are some suggestions to ensure a faultless presentation. Open your System Preferences>Energy Saver and select Power Adapter. Set computer sleep and display sleep to never and turn off all other energy saving settings. In System Preferences>Display & Screen Saver, turn off your screen saver. Make sure all needed applications and documents are installed and open properly. Plug in the laptop's power supply to ensure that you are not dependent upon your battery, and exit all unnecessary services and applications. Eliminate desktop clutter and close all your instant messenger applications. You may also want to bring some additional items with you such as audio/video cables, power adapters, extension cords, extra batteries and an extra copy of your presentation on a CD or other portable device.
iStat Nano is a system monitor widget with animated menus and transitions. Users can view detailed stats about CPU usage, memory usage, hard drive space, bandwidth usage, temperature, fan speed, battery usage, uptime and the top 5 processes. iStat Nano also shows your public IP address, which can be copied to your clipboard. Download this helpful Widget by clicking here.
If you are upgrading from Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard to Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, we recommend you download Lion DiskMaker before you begin. Lion DiskMaker is a free application programmed with AppleScript that can be used with Mac OS X 10.6 or 10.7 to make a bootable DVD or to build a USB bootable install disk of Mac OS X Lion's installation program.
Once you begin the download of Mac OS X Lion, the Lion DiskMaker application will ask you if you want to build a DVD or create a USB bootable install disk. For more information about upgrading to Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, call QuadStar at 440-546-9911
When using Apple Mail, you can search for text in all mailboxes or in selected mailboxes. You can search in the "From" or "To" address fields, the subject line, or the entire message (which includes the address fields and the subject line). Searching entire messages also searches image files and attachments. You can also search within an e-mail document by clicking Edit > Find (or Command-F), entering the text you want to find and then clicking "Next". If you select some text and move to a different part of the message, you can jump back to the selected text by choosing Edit > Find > "Jump to Selection" (or pressing Command-J).
Here are a few tips for maximizing the battery run time on your iPad and iPhone. Keep these devices out of the sun, a hot car or any other extremely hot environment. Heat significantly degrades your battery's performance. Always make sure your iPhone has the latest software from Apple, as engineers are always developing new techniques for optimizing battery performance. Other suggestions include reducing the screen's brightness, making sure the screen locks quickly, reducing or eliminating mail and calendar checking, reducing or eliminating push notification and disabling location services if you find them unnecessary. Apple has more suggestions on how to maximize the battery life on an iPad and iPhone by clicking here.