Best of Mactuts+ in February

MacTuts+ is the superb new site dedicated to teaching people how to use their Mac, and OS X, more effectively. We’ve got you covered for apps, but combine that with an in-depth knowledge of OS X and you’ll be unstoppable, limitless!

This is a quick roundup of the best tutorials from MacTuts+ in February, from Use Your Phone to Automatically Lock Your Mac When You Walk Away to How to Move Your iTunes, iPhoto or Aperture Library to an External Drive.

Best of Mactuts+

Use Your Phone to Automatically Lock Your Mac When You Walk Away

I’ve got a couple of applications that can help you out, and well go a bit further and look at how you can use AppleScripts to really tweak what your Mac does when you come and go. All you need is a phone or other Bluetooth device and we can get your Mac locking itself up in no time!

How to Move Your iTunes, iPhoto or Aperture Library to an External Drive

As Apple moves towards solid state drives for their portable range, users are having to be more frugal with their storage requirements. In this tutorial, well show you how to keep your large media libraries on an external drive and keep your portable Mac from filling up!

Master TextExpander With These Helpful Tips & Tricks

If you’re a TextExpander user, then you know that it can have a drastic positive impact on your productivity. But are you using TextExpander to its full ability or are you barely scraping the surface of what it can do? This tutorial takes a deep dive into this incredibly versatile tool and teaches you everything you need to know to become a TextExpander master.

Practical Tips For Taking Care of Your Mac’s Battery

Rechargeable batteries are in all our electronic equipment, yet we know very little about them. In this tutorial we’ll discuss the best methods of keeping your battery at its best and what to do when your battery is showing signs of age.


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