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deals

Bundle of 10 Mac Apps

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Over at  Stack Social there’s a great deal running.

Stack Social have put together a bundle of 10 Mac apps from various developers, you choose the price you want to pay.

For me personally  the only app in this bundle really worth paying for was WALTR. (It lets you put any movie easily onto your iPad. A few readers have suggested it in comments here. WALTR is usually $29). If nothing else it’s a cheap way to get WALTR.

There’s also Crossover which lets you use some (not all) Windows apps on your Mac. I tried using it with Windows Explorer to browse the web and it didn’t work! RapidWeaver might be useful (RRP $89) if you do website design.

Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for a full list of all the apps.

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Windows

What to do if your Macintosh email is being received as a blank document for PC users

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Some PC users complain that mail messages forwarded from Apple mail come out blank, with the entire message as an attachment. This can be caused by either the Microsoft mail server the person is using, or a bug in Outlook Express on their Windows PC.

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email

How to Share a Pages file with a Windows user.

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Here’s how to share a pages document with a PC user.

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DVD movies

How to watch different movie formats on your Mac (eg AVI or WMV) using VLC player.

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There are so many movies coming round in junk emails these days that you may be happy you can’t play WMV or AVI files on your mac. But just in case you do need to actually look at one, here’s how.

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movies Presentations

How to play any kind of movie on a mac including AVI files

 

I was recently given a keynote presentation which contained a movie. When I played the presentation the sound worked but the movie was blank. It turned out the movie was not in a format that Quicktime could play. There are many such formats. When I tried to play the movie in Quicktime I got an error saying ‘The document could not be opened. The movie is not in a format that QuickTime Player understands.You may need to install additional software to open this type of file.’ 

Here’s what to do.

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DVD movies software

How to save a movie for playing on a PC

The safest way to save a movie from a Macintosh computer that you want to transfer to a PC is to save it as an AVI file. The problem is (as pointed out in the comments below!) is that the latest version of Quicktime cannot save AVI’s. To save an AVI file you’ll need to use Quicktime 7, AND you’ll need to upgrade it to quicktime pro which unfortunately is no longer available.

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advanced networking

How to share a printer from OS X to Windows XP

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To lodge my e-tax I have to run windows XP on my mac (using Virtual box) but needed to print it via a printer shared from my mac. I assume this will work sharing from any OS X mac to any Windows XP.
Here’s how to do it.

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software

How to read a docx file in Word 2004

If you keep getting sent .docx files and can’t open them in Word 2004, Microsoft have a free converter available here:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=6B9238E1-CF69-48C4-BF2D-C4A8ACEEE520&displaylang=en