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I was wondering what Mac users in Missouri are using their Macintoshs for?  Do you use them just one the weekends, or every day?  Do you use your Macs only at home, at work, or maybe both??  Are you a switcher like me, or have you grown up using Macs from the beginning?  What kind of extra equipment do you have for your Mac, and how do you use it to make you time on your Mac better?

 

Please leave a comment about how you use Macs in your life, and what are some of your favorite things to do on your Mac!!

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I have used my iMac just about every day since I brought it home in January, 2008!!  Now I'm a switcher, but I wish I had been there with Apple from the beginning.

 

Usually the first thing I do after getting home from work is to open iTunes, and see if I have any podcast episodes to download.  I browse through the store while they download, and then I go to the internet!!  I love surfing the web, and now I can do it in three different ways.  Yes I have three browsers: Safari, Firefox, and now Chrome.  I love Firefox, and really do miss some features, and the decore!  I used Safari exclusively for about the first 6 months I had my iMac, until I found Firefox.  A friend told me she really liked Chrome on her PC, so I thought I'd give it a try.  I'm amazed at the speed, I never thought the other two were slow until I used Chrome. I've used Chrome mostly for the last month & a half, but still have both Safari, & Firefox.  Sometimes I just like to open different thing in a different browser at the same time!!

 

I mainly bought my iMac for Photography, and even though I haven't done as much of it as I would like, it has performed above expectations!!  I like the ease of uploading pictures to iPhoto!!  Now I'm still using iPhoto '08, but I find it very good!  I've recently started using some of the editing tools, and have been blowen away!! Photoshop, even PS Elements, has seemed very intimidating when I've looked at it in the past.  But iPhoto has been pretty easy to get the basics down.  And scrolling through pics with the Magic Mouse in Full Screen just blows me away!!  I'm looking at getting a more in depth photo editing programe, and I'm going to try the demos of both Lightroom, and Apature.  I have a Wacom Tablet that sadly has seen hardly any use beyond setup.  I guess it's because I'm not sure if I can use it with iPhoto?  I will try to use it more in the future.

 

Also earlier this year I was very fortunate to buy a used 22" original Apple Cinema Displays!!  I'd wanted on of these displays even longer than I seriously wanted a Mac!  I got a great deal on it from a guy in Fayetteville, AK, and I'm enjoying the extra desktop real estate!!  I almost always have windows open on both the Cinema Display, and my iMac. Things I throw over to the Cinema Display are: iTunes, the dictionary, Quick Time Movies, IM windows, Chat Room windows, extra browser windows, and anything I need a little extra space for!

 

Well I've said a lot about how I use my Mac, now tell me how you use yours!!  :-)  :-)

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