With the upcoming release of a new version of Windows, many people are taking a firm look at the computing world. Quite a few people who’ve been on the fence about Apple products are making the decision to give it a shot. However, what they often lack are tips and tricks to help them migrate to the platform. Apple products are both powerful and user friendly. However, much of the functionality can be hidden at first.
One of the biggest things that a new user needs to understand is the System Preferences panel. If someone is used to Windows, this is similar to the Windows Control Panel. The user can find System Preferences under either Apple’s desktop operating systems, or their mobile devices. While the layout will be different depending on the device, the general nature of it remains the same. A user will go there and be able to customize their experience with the operating system. Everything from font choice to networking options can be changed or added within the System Preferences.
Next, one needs to understand the nature of Apple’s integration. (more…)