I am absolutely wild about my new MacBook! I have spent nearly the entire morning playing around with it and learning some of the features — in fact it is almost Noon and I’m still in pajamas.
I’m normally not a fan of tutorials. I learn by doing (and making lots of mistakes). But the Apple tutorials are very well done and I have found out how to import my photos as well as CD’s. I had previously tried to get my photos loaded but could only do one at a time, which was very time consuming. I think I will be able to get them all off a flash drive now, and there are so many ways I’ll be able to organize them. Same with the CD’s – all I have to do to get my music on iTunes is to play a CD and import it. I went to the iTunes store looking for Bluegrass, and while I could find lists of individual songs to buy, I couldn’t find a way to get a preview as I can on Amazon. If any Mac users know how to do this I would appreciate the help.
All in all this is one fantastic machine! I can’t say I think it will come as easily to me as to a younger person who has grown up with this sort of technology, but I’m catching on fast enough to please myself. It is ironic – when I got the computer and took a look at what is available I thought to myself – I won’t ever use iPhoto, or iTunes, etc. Now I can’t wait to get started with them. I just love it when I occasionally break out of my old dinosaur mode.
It is surprisingly mild today but I understand we are going to have torrential rains this weekend – something about the remnants of a hurricane sweeping up to the northeast. I am perched on the edge of a hill – hope it doesn’t wash us away.