Recently I installed the latest version of Windows on my Mac using the program Parallels. The process was easy and it all worked. It then got me thinking what options are there for Mac users to run windows only based applications. Here are the options out there:
Video Calling which one do you use?
So you have a new machine you want to start using video calling now your on fibre broadband which one of the 2 leading plays do you use. Well you could use both they both have advantages and as technology moves on and more and more people join the ever increasing video calling network the difference between the two is very minute. Continue reading “Skype or FaceTime”
What Email app do you use on your mac?
I currently use Apple Mail, I have always used Apple Mail since I moved away from Microsoft Exchange back in 2007. I have tried out thunderbird both for windows and mac and have found it a great program. It works and the latest version looks great (mac version) The windows version (windows 8.1) is nice but there is something about thunderbird for mac which looks rather nice compared with windows. On their website they are advertising 10 years of thunderbird. So you are looking at a programme that has got 10 years of updates working with both POP3 and IMAP technologies from its infancy to where we are now.
Don’t have the money for photoshop what option is available ?
I have seen Gimp on the machine for nearly 10 years. the tastes version was painless to install and works fine. It is also free to download and install. Continue reading “Gimp”
Anyone for drinks?
“Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets you clean, repair and optimize your Mac. It is a powerful digital toolset that helps hundreds of thousands of Mac users around the world get the most out of their computers every day.” Maintain.se Continue reading “Cocktail for Mac”
Converting your DVD library to digital:
Make your DVD library digital on the network and more important working though iTunes so you have milk the cool feature in your apple TV. It has to be Handbreak. Its been around for a while and I recently got my final DVD’s converted to digital and imported into iTunes. Continue reading “Handbreak”