Stop in the Middlebury bookstore today and check out the newly reduced Macbook for $800! A great way to make the shift to Apple without breaking the bank!
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I see Students, Faculty and Staff almost every week who have lost data from a failed hard drive on their Mac or PC due to not backing up that important data- those papers, photos, theses, music, even book’s they are in the process of writing. I cannot stress enough how important it is to utilize the free back up space we have here on campus. It is equally important to remember to back up on a regular basis.
Since LIS worked so hard on updating Middfiles, I thought it would be a good ideas to remind Apple users how to put the Middfiles shortcut in your dock for a quick back up of all your important work. Click on the link below to connect to the server. Then type smb://middfiles.middlebury.edu/middfiles into the server address box. When the Middfiles folder is up and you can see the title as Middfiles on the Middfiles folder, drag the icon next to that title to your dock next to (but not in) the trash icon in your dock.
Now you are ready take on the task of backing up starting with just a click on the icon in your dock!
We still have complimetary printers that have not gotten picked up yet! If you have purchased a Mac here in the bookstore and have not picked up your printer, come stop by to get it!
these are just a few of the different Spring Break destinations we’ve heard people chatting about now that they’re back at Midd! We hope that everyone feels re-energized and ready to jump right back into Spring Semester to finish it with a bang! Anyone go anywhere interesting? Anyone have an great break stories to share?
There are creatures of habit out there who just know what is best for their Mac to help protect it from scratches, getting dirty or gooey! We get plenty of Mac’s in here for repair whose owners are clearly not the “creatures of habit” a fore mentioned. The Mac’s are scratched, dented and grungy or the keyboards are encrusted with unknown particles. These Mac’s have a shorter life and die an early, sad death. To help preserve the life of your Mac, new or otherwise, keep it in a Neoprene or Case and get a keyboard cover to keep the crumbs out when your cramming during finals in a few weeks!
Inevitably, we get a few Students (Faculty and Staff too) who come in saddened or distressed that their Mac is “dying” during finals weeks due to issues related to liquid damage that may have been thwarted by a keyboard cover. Often liquid can “destroy” the logic board which will rust up due to any liquid nearing it.
We sell keyboards in many colors including clear which makes it almost impossible to see one is the doing the job of saving your Mac! Find them on the link below!
Apple’s newest iPad with the new A5X Chip with Quad-Core Graphics has arrived!! All that technical talk actually means better graphics with more pixels and a little “power brain” (the A5X chip) that drives power to all of the 3.1 million pixels to deliver outstanding graphics. The response time of using your finger-tips to control everything is faster because of the Quad-Care graphics processing power. Our Demo Models should be arriving by the end of the week so you can try them out for yourself to see the difference. until then, i am including a link below that shows a close up of just how beautiful the graphics are.
We recently had a Switching to Mac Workshop for those Mac users who needed to brush up on their Mac skills and for others who needed help from the bottom up, the beginners or the want-to-be Mac owners looking for some lessons before they entered into the new frontier of the Mac OS X simplicity. We were told it was very informative.
The next day however, I was approached by an attendee who needed more in-depth help. I showed some basics with our Mac’s at the Apple Desk in the Bookstore and then sent the individual to Mac 101- the Grand Tour Introduction. You can actually start with Mac 101 which is a Getting Started with Mac tutorial assistance link provided by Apple. There is also a Mac 101- Mac Essentials which includes helpful pictures.
After you’re more comfortable with the basics, you can visit Mac 101- All Work and Play for help with different applications like TextEdit, Safari, File sharing, iChat, VoiceOver and many other fun apps. So for those of you out there, who would like more tutorial instructional assistance, just follow the links provided for a look into the other world, allusive to some, the world of Mac OS X.
You can learn more tips like this if you can make it to the Switching to Mac Workshop- Wednesday, March 14th at the Davis Family Library Rm 201 from 1:00-3:00.
Try this step-by-step instruction for those who want to change the system language in the Mac OS X.
Changing the system language in Mac OS X
Step 1. Click on “Apple Logo“, and then click on System Preferences
Step 2. In System Preferences; click on the International icon.
Step 3. At the right hand side of the window, look for a flag with “Languages & text” beneath
Step 4. Change the system language from English to Simplified Chinese (or any language you choose). Do this by dragging the Simplified Chinese on top of English.
To see the changes right away without logging out by clicking on the red button to close the International settings first:
Step 5. Click on the “Apple Logo”, and then click on Force Quit Finder:
Step 6. Select Finder and click on the Relaunch button:
Step 7. Click on the Relaunch button again:
Step 8. Now you should see the changes
I retrieved this from the link below which includes pictures!: