MacMost Now 483: Getting To Know Your Mac

If you are not a computer expert, you may not know some of the terms used to describe your Mac. Learn about your processor, graphics processor, memory, hard drive and other aspects of a computer.

Comments: 27 Responses to “MacMost Now 483: Getting To Know Your Mac”

    Vic
    9 years ago

    Gary how often do you edit your videos before posting them, I saw a few mistakes in this one :)

      9 years ago

      How often? Do you mean how much? What mistakes? Was something not clear in the video? They aren’t meant to be perfect. I mean, they are free to watch…

    Carlos
    9 years ago

    You do an amazing job with these videos. Thank you for your work, Gary. Please keep them coming.

    Erez
    9 years ago

    I agree – Gary, you are doing a really great work.. great website and great videos.

    Barbara
    9 years ago

    I love your videos and newsletters… I am president of a MUG group and I use a lot of the information you make available to us in our meetings and newsletters. I don’t know what I would do without your insight. Thanks a million and have a great Holiday season…..

    Claire Gehrett
    9 years ago

    I just love this site. I am learning so much from your videos…. Thank you. Ask Leo referred us to your site and I am delighted because I miss him so since I now have a Mac. Now I can keep up with Macs just as I did with my old Dell…..
    Thanks again…..

    Ernesto
    9 years ago

    Sony has a 17″ OLED monitor. This is the first in a consumer price range of € 3999,- it’s called the xel-1

    Ernesto
    9 years ago

    so thats not an lcd montitor. but a true led monitor

    barb
    9 years ago

    So happy that Leo led me to your site.
    thanks, Barb

    JOHN
    9 years ago

    HOW CAN I PUT ONE OF YOUR TUTORIALS ON A FLASHDRIVE TO USE AS A LESSON IN OUR HEMET SENIORS MAC USER GROUP?

      9 years ago

      Subscribe to the podcast with iTunes. Then grab the .mp4 file from your iTunes library.

    Mehdi
    9 years ago

    I love your videos, i have learnt many things from them, tanx Garry, great job you always do…

    Cheers from Germany

    Andrew Murr
    9 years ago

    Great Videos. However I need to know more about hard drive space. In Windows, you can scroll down to properties, and in general it shows like a cake, pink for free space on your Hard drive, and blue for space used. Can something similar be obtained on mac?

    Andrew Murr
    9 years ago

    Thank you

    Andrew Murr
    9 years ago

    I need to know about compatible firewire leads to connect my Sony Handycam to my iMac. my present firewire cable is 400, and the socket on the iMac has gone up to 800. I’ve seen in Apple Store both US and UK the Mochi 800 to 400 adapter lead. Would you suggest that I take my camcorder to a local Apple store and test the connection on one of their iMac machines to ensure I get the right lead or adapter?

      9 years ago

      If they let you test it, sure. Otherwise, you may just have to buy a cable and hope it works. Return it if it doesn’t. Or, just start a collection of cables. You’d just join the club of people like me who have a drawer full of odd cables that didn’t work out one way or another.

    Andrew Murr
    9 years ago

    I’ll go for the Mochi 800 to 400 adapter, Thanks for your help Gary

    Andrew Murr
    9 years ago

    Is there any way I can get my iMac reset to original factory settings? because I have encountered a problem with my email account with BT. As bothe the present BT Broadband Routher and previous Router when installing it, when keying in the account details provided by BT and the password, andrew 01. Just lately when I keyeed in the password. in the BT Yahoo mail field box under the email address, an error message came up, that the password was invalid. I’ve been doing ok before. So maybe if did a restore to factory settings operations, and re-install the present BT Voyager 220V ADSL voice Router. I think the problem was caused by me using thr Omnisweeper. and uninstalled the wrong stuff. I’m typing this email via a Windows computer. The Mac is connected to the Router via a Ethernet cable, even yhough I’m not operating a network of Computers

      9 years ago

      You can completely reset your Mac by using the discs that came with it — using them to wipe your drive and re-install the system. All of your data will be gone, and applications, you installed, everything.
      However, this seems pretty extreme when the only problem you are having is an invalid password for an email account.
      Why not just delete that email account from Mail and then set it up again? Or, visit the Genius Bar and ask for first-hand help.

    Andrew Murr
    9 years ago

    Where do I find the Genius Bar?

    Andrew Murr
    9 years ago

    You’ll be pleased to know that I’m back in business, I am able to send and receive emails. I disconnected the Ethernet cable from the back of my iMac, Re-installed the Mac OS.X disc on to my Hard disc. re-installed the optional updates, re-inserted the Yellow ethernet cable into the iMac. clicked onto the BTYahoo Broadband icon on the desktop, fed in my email address and password into the sign in fields, clicked on Sign in, and viola, I’m back. Thanks for your help and advice Gary

    Andrew Murr
    9 years ago

    I recently tried to pair up my Samsung mobile phone to the Mac’s Blue tooth. I succeeded, however I was confused by the fields I had to fill in E.g.
    Phone Vendor Generic ( no problem)
    Phone Model GPRS (GSM/3G (”
    Password (“)
    APN (What’s APN?) What do I Type in there?
    CiD (Not sure on this one.

    Where I stated no problem, I had no problems with the fill ins.

    Can you explain to me the APN bit

    Andrew Murr
    9 years ago

    Still am a bit confused about APN, seems a bit double dutch to me

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