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    April 10th, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

    Have you had the experience of checking into a B&B equipped with a TV, cable or satellite box, perhaps a DVD  player and Videotape player, and then be confronted with a table top full of remotes and a page of instructions?  Just what you need after several hours of driving, dreaming of a few days … read full article

    Reducing file size of PDFs

    April 5th, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

    One challenge with PDFs created by some apps,  by scans, or by saving a document as a PDF using the universal “Print/Save as PDF” command, is that sometimes the resulting files can be VERY big. Really large file sizes are not usually a result with text documents, but files containing images can sometimes be surprisingly … read full article

    Using Mac OSX Preview to manipulate PDFs

    March 28th, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

    The Mac OSX Snow Leopard Preview application does more than just open image files. It is also a much more flexible way to look at PDFs than using Adobe Reader. This short video shows a couple of tricks that are easy to do to manipulate a PDF, or create a new PDF document from 2 … read full article

    LogMeIn – Remote Access to your Mac

    March 24th, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

    So you have a desktop Mac and a MacBook for when you are traveling. You suddenly realize the file you need is on your desktop Mac at home. You are a MobileMe subscriber so you try “Back-to-my-Mac” – and as usual it does NOT work. Why? Because “Back-to-my-Mac” is VERY dependent on the router settings … read full article

    OSX Leopard’s “Secret” scanning app!

    March 16th, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

    Tip of the day. If you are running OSX Snow Leopard and have an all-in-one print/scan/fax/copy machine, like for example the excellent Canon MX850, you have a very flexible document scanner at your disposal.  A tiny little app is in your Application Folder called “Image Capture”. Open it and all compatible devices connected by USB, … read full article

    Follow us on twitter

    March 15th, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

    You can now find us on Twitter! We’ll be posting both info about West Hill House and nearby activities, and occasional Mac Computer Tips & Insights.

    Mac Computer Tips & Insights

    March 12th, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

    As many of you know Peter, in his spare time, is a Certified Mac Consultant. As we have noticed that a large percentage of our guests are also Mac users, we thought you might be interested in some non-techie useful tips and insights from time to time. As this part of our blog will be … read full article