Virginblue4
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Brand New IMac - Apps/tips?

Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:53 pm

Hello everybody,

I just received my brand new late 2012 fully maxed out iMac and I must say I am absolutely loving it! It is my very first Mac. It's unbelievable how fast these things are!

I just wondered if there are any good apps people recommend? I have downloaded flightradar24, pages and pixelmator so far.

Also, any advice at all on anything?

Many thanks,

Jordan 
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RE: Brand New IMac - Apps/tips?

Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:16 am

Depending on your interests there is a huge range of software available.

Start with the App Store - normally the blue circle with the A in the middle on your dock.

Check on the Featured, Top Charts and Categories options on the top of the window. That lets you get a lot of exposure to the wide range available to you. BTW, nothing wrong with checking out "Free Apps" to see if there is anything interesting.

I use Google Earth from time to time, Bento is a simple, easy to use database made by FileMaker. Evernote, Stickies, etc.

Most of all, just look around and play around.

And have fun!
 
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RE: Brand New IMac - Apps/tips?

Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:10 am

I must say I'm quite jealous! I ordered my 27 inch on 2/16 and it's still processing. Estimated ship date isn't unil 3/14 - 3/21. It will be my first ever Mac, so I'll be looking for as many tips as possible as well.
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RE: Brand New IMac - Apps/tips?

Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:20 am

That all depends on how much memory you bought it with; I you got it with the standard 4 GB of RAM installed, I would definitely get on "Mac Connection" and order two more 4 GB, KTA---MB 1333/4g memory modules; It will cost far less than most software, and will increase the usefulness of the machine about three times; if it did come with 4 GB installed, it will be installed as two, 2 GB modules, and using 2 of the 4 slots available; if you ever need to go to the 16 GB maximum, you'll need to remove the pair of 2GB modules, and replace them with two more 4 GB sticks like the first two;

I've already added the two more 4 GB's to mine, and it make ALL the difference; (and it's cheap to do, and takes all of about 5 minutes and a screwdriver to do it.

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RE: Brand New IMac - Apps/tips?

Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:38 am

Must admit I'm a little miffed with Apple at the moment, this pissing contest Oracle over Java has annoyed the crap out of me, I can't use internet banking at home anymore, my bank uses a java applet for loging in. Other than that really happy with the mac just wish I hadn't given away the old windows laptop.
 
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RE: Brand New IMac - Apps/tips?

Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:21 pm

Thanks for the replies. I am very familiar with OS X so I know how to use the app store etc loI. I was more asking for apps that you use daily and couldn't imagine not having them on your Mac because they are so useful.

And the standard on the iMac is actually 8GB. I have upgraded it myself to 24GB.


And I ordered my iMac on January 25th and it only arrived 2 days ago. Was the longest wait of my life 
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RE: Brand New IMac - Apps/tips?

Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:18 am

Quoting kiwirob (Reply 4):
Must admit I'm a little miffed with Apple at the moment, this pissing contest Oracle over Java has annoyed the crap out of me, I can't use internet banking at home anymore, my bank uses a java applet for loging in.

So you'd prefer it if Apple simply ignored the massive security holes in Java which are already actively exploited by criminals – particularly on the computer you're doing your banking with??

Your bank is jeopardizing your security with such an outdated and risky online service.

It is much safer to use a dedicated, Java-free banking application instead of a browser. Browser-based banking sites are the primary attack target for criminal hackers, and even web servers of banks have been infected with malware.

Java is still highly dangerous in its current state:
http://www.h-online.com/security/new...-current-Java-version-1814716.html

This has absolutely nothing to do with a "pissing contest". It's about Oracle dragging their feet about a horrendous series of vulnerabilites in Java and Apple being proactive about protecting their customers. Apple has proceeded to block unpatched older versions of Flash as well for the same reason, by the way. But at least for Flash there is a newer version – and especially ClickToFlash.
 
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RE: Brand New IMac - Apps/tips?

Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:55 am

Quoting virginblue4 (Reply 5):
I was more asking for apps that you use daily and couldn't imagine not having them on your Mac because they are so useful.

I use SplashID on both the MacBook & iPhone.

I also use BookPedia (http://www.bruji.com) for keeping track of my books (both Mac & iPhone) It also comes for CDs, DVDs and Games.

Because of some medical issues I have OsiriX on the Mac & iPhone for imaging.

I have Parallels and WinXP for an app for my autopap. You might find Parallels useful if you want to pull up some old app from years back. Might even be able to get an old version really cheap.

And Evernote, which you probably already have.

And I use both Reader & Reading List in Safari a lot.

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