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We are going to assume that, like others, you are spending a good amount of time discovering tips and shortcuts for the new Mac OS. This is not unusual with any operating system, whether it’s Windows or Mac. A lot of people, as you probably realize, have fun “playing” with a new operating system. People who don’t like digging in to the nuts and bolts of their new operating system, patiently wait until someone else explains it all. Which is fine! We, and others like us, enjoy doing this “work” and are happy to post it online for sharing with everyone else. And so, this is the spirit in which we share with you these great and helpful Mac OS tips to aid you in working faster.

Have you noticed how much has changed in the Finder’s search function of the Mac OS Lion? This feature was fine the way it was before the introduction of Lion, but now there is more flexibility.

If you want to search in a particular file, you can now use more specific filters to help you. It’s an interesting function. Locations suggestions will pop up as you enter your search terms. You will have various questions to answer concerning your search parameters, etc. This is a feature we really appreciate. It will make searching with Finder search easier and quicker. Do you have an address book? Most of us do have two or more, and having the ability to combine them all would be very useful. Many people will appreciate images that you have, especially when added next to your entries. You can link images with addresses using Faces and Address Book. These are components of iPhoto and part of the OS X Lion operating system. So when you are doing your contacts, you need to click on Faces and then double-click on the image you want. The iPhoto library will have the person that you are seeking. Then you simply choose the image, and you can also change the image dimensions as necessary.

As you know, we’ve had the ability to copy files between locations with ease. Even though this feature is very useful, and is frequently used, there are aspects of it that can lead to annoyance. What irritates people is that, at times, they don’t want the file they are copying to remain in the original location.

The outcome now, when you use Command C and V from your keyboard to copy and paste files, is not the same way it was before. The process now is that, after you copy the file, you will actually be moving it without leaving a copy behind. When you use this method, it conveniently lets you keep your hands on your keyboard, which a lot of people prefer. But just remember that you are totally moving it, so do not think it will be in several places.

In this article, you have learned some Mac OS tips, that should help your computer usage be faster. Everything that helps make life more efficient is very worthwhile since most people are way busier than they should be. There are many things that can be learned and used, but so far the surface hasn’t even been scratched with what is out there for you to learn.

It’s essential to get on the web. You’re not obligated to use the internet for personal reasons. Many aspects of the internet are strictly for fun. It’s a different story when it comes to your business, though -this is one area where you do need to be online. You don’t need a multi million dollar website, or anything close to that, but you do need a website (or some equivalent web presence). Unlike years ago, your potential clients and customers are not going look through the yellow pages to find you. They go online and the more they find about you online the more likely they will be to buy from you or hire you!

Have your business put on Google’s Business Listings. When people perform searches for nearby businesses, they should be able to find your business because this is a gadget offered by Google that places your business on their Maps. You can either choose to use a really comprehensive listing for your business or just share the basics of it. Minimally, you should provide your contact info, address and hours of operation. Adding an image of your storefront (or logo) is a great way to help people find your business when they decide to come visit you. Some people will do “search nearby” searches on the Internet for their neighborhood and you would be amazed by the number of people who stumble upon your business that way.

Having a Facebook page is absolutely essential. You probably think that Facebook is for kids and people who simply want to waste time on the Internet. This is true of one point.

It is easy to publicly and directly talk to your customers online with Facebook. It certainly has come a long way. What you want to do is create a Facebook page so that you can tell people about it. Then they can “like” you, and more people can find out about you and your business. On your website, put a link to your Facebook page to get traffic there.

Having a Twitter account is extremely important. Twitter can be difficult to get into if you don’t have a lot of experience with being social online. It can feel like you’re on the outside looking in. You have to get involved, even if you don’t know how to work it just yet.

You need to tweet about your business once a day if possible. It will be tempting to tweet once an hour, particularly in the beginning, but you should resist the temptation. You can learn so much about Twitter, and how it can help your business. You just need to find it and learn it as fast as possible. It’s about reading and applying the information that you locate.

Gone are the days of having the option to not do something on the Internet. You must have one. Businesses that do not sell anything online still have some type of social media or website presence on the web. Willing customers actually come your way? For your business to succeed, you have to have an Internet presence. You need to also realize that you or your company might vanish, but the Internet is here to say.

Printer cartridges were not cheap years ago and the price is only going in one direction – up! There are many reasons why this has been happening including the ever-increasing price of petroleum. Petroleum is the base ingredient of most plastic compounds and many common items use its by-products. However, don’t despair. There are quite a number of ways you can save money on the cost of your ink cartridges. There are different methods – creative and otherwise – and you can pick whichever method you prefer. With that in mind, here are 3 money-saving strategies you can employ when you have to buy a new ink cartridge.

If you are printing something, color ink should only be used when printing the final copy. When you print business documents, sometimes there will be color components. Your color ink cartridge should never be used if you are printing documents that do not have color in them. For personal copies of your own records, if the document has color, then go ahead and use it. In that case, since the copy is staying with you, then use black and white ink only. This will preserve your color ink cartridge, allowing you to save money in the long run when not using it.

It’s your responsibility to research the different printers when you are in the market for one. This is of utmost importance when you are looking at brand name products. Two things to take into consideration are the model number and type of printer cartridge the printer uses. The downside would be if the printer can only be used with one model of printer cartridge. So you will always have to replace your spent ink cartridge with the one specified, and it will probably cost a lot. In today’s marketplace you will discover several different types of printers, and you will also find that they all do about the same thing. So just look for the features and quality you want as well as being able to use different model number cartridges. This will give you more choices when you need an ink cartridge and help you cut back on your costs.

We’ve all run into the situation where we have purchased a product that was more expensive because it had a popular brand name. The parts for many products are included in this situation with brand name parts costing more. Take into consideration generic replacement ink cartridges and apply the same logic to their use. Take the time to do some comparison shopping and read some actual reviews written by users. Like with anything else, there are some generic brands that are more reliable. Some of these cartridges will be of poor manufacture; however, others can be comparable with brand name products. It’s worth the effort to try to save money on replacement ink cartridges for your printer, especially if your printing needs are heavy. Anyone who has a need to print out their computer work, whether a business or a home-based person, should find ways to save money on replacement printer cartridges.

By now you have no doubt heard about that age old debate between computer users: Windows vs. Mac OS. This isn’t anything new and both systems have their pros and cons. This doesn’t mean that they are identical, though, and the truth is that you are probably going to be better served by one system over the other. Take a look at the features of both Windows and Mac that we will show you in this article and then make up your mind for yourself.

You shouldn’t choose windows, if you are really worried about security. If you are a Windows user, then you already know about computer viruses. For some reason, users of a Mac are less likely to get a virus, but mainly the majority of people are using Windows. Spyware and malware have the same type of results. It will cost extra time and money, when you have a Windows OS, because you will have to have an anti-virus software, and it will need to be updated regularly The threats will be much fewer when you have a Mac, but it is still wise to take precautions. When you reveal your own data to a scam artist or hacker, you are causing security issues by your own actions, and you should always remember that. There are many issues that would never happen, if you used common sense, and it doesn’t matter what computer.

Aside from price, the main advantage of Windows is that it gives you more choices and the ability to customize. In terms of Mac, you only have one company: Apple. PC computers, on the other hand, are manufactured by all sorts of companies from the huge and easily recognizable to the small and rarely seen.

The advantage of this is that you can build a PC piece by piece if you want. You can go online, for example, and buy a custom system, which not only allows you to save money, but also ensures that you’re only getting exactly what you need. Macs come with plenty of their own benefits, but buying one pretty much commits you to whatever is in the box.

You shouldn’t buy your computer totally because of the way it looks, but it is important to most people. There are a lot of people who end up getting a Mac, because they like the way it looks. High functioning products that looked nice, as well as being ergonomic, have always been the goal of Apple, and that is where their design efforts have been focused. If you were wondering why most other brands were less expensive than Apple products, this could be the reason. As long as you are willing to take the time to look, you can find an appealing computer that is Windows-based. It is important to consider, but still the design of a computer isn’t the most important factor. The above points regarding Windows vs Mac OS are just some of the things you should consider before making a choice. If you have been having a hard time making up your mind, it’s a good idea to visit one of the larger computer stores, including maybe your local Apple store if one is convenient where you live. You’ll find that it’s easier to make a final decision once you’ve gotten up close and personal with all of your options.