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The Growth chart of Apple Inc

The case study done by Faber Novel tells you how and why was Apple able to beat Microsoft and Google. See the growth chart below, in 2000 no one would ever had thought that Apple can grow so fast and even think of competing Microsoft or Google. “When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, […] you can often times arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions.” Steve Jobs1 At Apple Inc, they talk about Vision, Focus and Goal. Vision: Apple identifies needs and use cases to make decisions about function and technologies. Focus: Drops 20 % of non-required functionality to perfectly design 80 % of key user needs. Goal: Attention to details leads to excellence in user experience. MacMasters would soon be releasing the case study which will give you more sight on this topic. This 50 page pdf file would help you understand the power behind Apple's success. 1 Q&A:

Blog It for Safari

'Blog It' is a wonderful feature of TypePad that makes it easy to quickly post articles, photos, video, and more to your blog. Blog It for Safari is an extension for the latest version of Safari 5 (and would not work on older versions) that puts the power of Blog It right in your browser’s toolbar. Just click the Blog It button, customize your post, and publish. To try it out, first you need to update your Safari to the latest version and then simply get this extension . Once you donwload it, double-click to install, and you’re done. If you don’t already have a TypePad blog, you can create an account right from within Blog It. Safari 5 is not the end, for you, they also have support for other browsers, they also offer a Google Chrome extension and a bookmarklet .

Keyboard Shortcuts in Mac

Basic Shortcuts This is a list of shortcuts that should be hardwired into your brain. These are usually the most commonly used. Most of the shortcuts on the list are for Finder, although a lot will work in other applications. If I wrote a list for every single application out there I would be here for ever. ⌘ + Q = Quit ⌘ + W = Close window ⌘ + O = Open a file in your application ⌘ + P = Print ⌘ + C = Copy ⌘ + V = Paste ⌘ + X = Cut ⌘ + S = Save ⌘ + Z = Undo ⌘ + A = Select All ⌘ + Y or Space = Quicklook ⌘ + Tab = Cycle through windows Personally I use all of those shortcuts all of the time. It helps to remember them and use them. Most will come naturally over time. Other Shortcuts This is the list where every other shortcut resides. Have a look through and see if there is anything which is of interest to you. ⌘ + ⇧+ 3 = Take fullscreen picture ⌘ + ⇧ + 4 = Take selected area screenshot ⌘ + ⇧ + 4 + Space = Take screenshot of window or menu ⌥ + ⌘ + Escape = Bring up Force Quit window ⌘ + S

Skype 2.8 for Mac OS X - Keep in touch

World's best Skype has released ver 2.8 for Mac OS X loaded with many new features. Now you can also share your screen with somene you are on call with and experience better sound and image quality. If you are wondering what Skype is or have never heard or used Skype before, let me describe in one line. It's a program used for communicating with others via chat or a telephone-like system that allows users to talk or make video calls to each other for free. This application has recently gained much populatiry since they have launched new version for mobile devices. New features included in the latest ver 2.8 for Mac OS X are: Now insted of instructing how to work, you can share the screen & show. A really simple screen share tool. Experience better audio and video. The image resolution is better than ever. You will love it on your iMac. Download Skype for Mac OS X from here .