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FineWine
31st January 2008, 10:35 PM
Found this on Mac Rumors (http://www.macrumors.com/) tonight. It looks fairly good. Have not had a chance to really look at it yet.

Apple has added to its website with a new subsection dedicated to video tutorials called "find out how (http://www.macrumors.com/c.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.apple.com%2Ffindouthow%2F&t=1201780501)." The section includes video tutorials for Mac OS X, Photos, Movies, Web, Music, and Documents.

http://images.macrumors.com/article/2008/01/30/182135-FindOutHow_300.jpg (http://www.macrumors.com/c.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.apple.com%2Ffindouthow%2F&t=1201780501)

In all, over 30 short tutorial videos are presented along with many additional text tutorials. The videos present an addition to Apple's guided tours of Mac OS X Leopard (http://www.macrumors.com/c.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.apple.com%2Ffindouthow%2F guidedtours%2Fleopard.html&t=1201780501) and iLife 08 (http://www.macrumors.com/c.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.apple.com%2Ffindouthow%2F guidedtours%2Filife.html&t=1201780501). Similarly, Apple posted a guided tour for the iPhone even before its launch (http://www.macrumors.com/2007/06/22/iphone-guided-tour/), which in turn helped early adopters become experts with the device.

Most of the tutorials seem to be mainly aimed at the beginning Mac user, so questions not immediately answered by Apple's site may be more satisfactorily answered in our Guides (http://guides.macrumors.com/) or Forums (http://forums.macrumors.com/).

AnthoMac
31st January 2008, 11:00 PM
Thanks for the find. That page is going to be extra useful when I tutor my cousin into the world of Mac tomorrow!


Most of the tutorials seem to be mainly aimed at the beginning Mac user, so questions not immediately answered by Apple's site may be more satisfactorily answered in our Guides or Forums.
There's a few articles and friendly people here at MacTalk too!

adamd
1st February 2008, 12:37 AM
It looks great :)

Currawong
1st February 2008, 12:55 AM
Yup, and the link is at the top of my Switcher's FAQ (http://forums.mactalk.com.au/showthread.php?t=43503). :)

FineWine
1st February 2008, 03:26 AM
Yup, and the link is at the top of my Switcher's FAQ (http://forums.mactalk.com.au/showthread.php?t=43503). :)

Oops :o Missed that one :o

gehenna
1st February 2008, 07:02 AM
nice! now they just need to add a section called "beyond the basics"

Currawong
1st February 2008, 09:38 AM
What do you reckon should be such a guide gehenna?

gehenna
1st February 2008, 09:42 AM
What do you mean Currawong? What content do I think should be in a Beyond The Basics guide?

I'm not sure really. From what I can see of the content they have on the site (and iTunes) at the moment, it's geared toward the switcher...the person with little or no Apple hardware/software experience.

I'd be keen to see something along the lines of an iLife tutorial that goes beyond importing and tagging photos into iPhoto. Something that goes into step by step creating a song in Garageband. How to author a DVD from an iMovie video. Not the simple stuff but the indepth stuff that you would see on a podcast that isn't directly affiliated with Apple. The sort of things that are talked about in places like Mactalk. It'd be nice to see the developers of Mac software, and architects of the hardware, tell us the way they do things, the little tricks and nuances that they put into the software to make common jobs easier.

That kinda thing.