Connor Turnbull
Connor Turnbull is a part-time writer covering the technology industry and part-time web designer from the United Kingdom. Connor previously wrote for AppStorm where he covered Android and Google news.
Latest Posts
  • Computer Skills
    Networking
    AirPort Utility ExplainedAirport utility
    In this tutorial, I'll show you the basics of AirPort Utility, setting up an AirPort base station from scratch and how to configure or restrict access.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Roundups
    Improve Your Web Design Workflow With Mac Computer Skills TutorialsMac computer skills roundup thumb
    Though the Web Design section here at Tuts+ is your home for all resources concerned with this fine art, we're joined by literally thousands of other tutorials on alternative topics. Many of these are pretty relevant so, in this roundup, we're going to take a look at some posts from our Mac Computer Skills section to see how they can help refine the workflow of Mac-equipped designers.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Synchronization
    iCloud Keychain Explored and ExplainedKeychain
    Alongside the release of OS X Mavericks, Apple introduced iCloud Keychain, a utility for saving passwords and credit card information to synchronise them across multiple devices in a secure manner. In this tutorial, I will show you how to set up your iCloud Keychain, getting it up and running across all your compatible devices.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    OS X
    Preparing Your Mac for a PresentationKeynote preview image
    The days of needing Windows to run an effective presentation are over. With great tools and accessories for running multiple displays — even when one of those displays is a projector — OS X is a great option for your next presentation.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    OS X
    The OS X Document Model Explored and ExplainedPages retina
    If you've switched from Windows, the way OS X handles the saving and storage of documents can be confusing at first. In recent iterations, OS X has introduced tools for easy duplication and version control. It has new means of storing documents--through iCloud--and has changed options you're used to seeing, such as Save as. In this tutorial, I'll show you the uniquely different document model, in OS X, and how to use some of the options that you may not already be familiar with.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    OS X
    OS X System Recovery: Explored and ExplainedOsxrecovery retinathumb
    There may be a time, in the life of your Mac, where you need to restore or recovery your machine, either to try and solve problems you've encountered or simply clean house and start from fresh. In this tutorial, I'll show you through the various options for restoring or recovering your Mac and the process of bringing your Mac back to a clean, healthy state.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Media
    How to Keep iTunes in Sync Between Two MachinesItuneslogo400
    Shipping preinstalled as part of OS X, iTunes is, for me, the hub of all my music, video and other media content. iTunes not only handles the organisation and playback of my media, but also keeps track of metadata like play counts, ratings and smart playlist qualifiers such as last played date or whether a track's in my most played. This information, unfortunately, is tied to a specific iTunes library meaning multiple installations don't share and sync with each other by default. If you use Boot Camp on your Mac, swapping between the two operating systems with a desire to iTunes can create problems if you're keen on keeping an accurate and up-to-date library. In this tutorial, I will show you two ways of keeping your iTunes library independent of commitment to just one operating system and ensure it constantly stays up-to-date.Read More…
  • Web Design
    User Experience
    Best Practices for Designing Effective Banner AdsAd effective retina
    If you’ve ever been online — which, if you’re reading this, I assume you have — you’ve probably encountered a banner advertisement or two. These typically come in the form of a prominent image on the page, although the exact size, positioning and content can differ drastically.Read More…
  • Web Design
    User Experience
    A Beginner's Guide to Designing Ad-Friendly WebsitesAd guide retina
    Advertising has always been big business and, these days, the Internet plays a massively important role. By 2011, advertising revenue on the Internet surpassed that of cable television in the United States and, the following year, estimates put US Internet advertising revenues at $36.57 billion.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    OS X
    Improve Your File Organisation With Finder in MavericksFinder tabs and tags retina
    Finder first saw the light of day alongside the original Macintosh File System, as part of Mac OS System 1, in January 1984. Nearly 30 years later, Finder has changed radically to its current iteration as part of OS X 10.9 Mavericks. With the release of Mavericks Apple introduced several big new features to Finder, including tabs in Finder windows and a universal system for tagging files. In this tutorial, I'll will look at Finder, in Mavericks, and show you how to improve the way you organise your files.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    OS X
    A Guide to Special Characters on Your MacSpecial characters thumb retina
    Your Mac's keyboard likely comes equipped with keys for all your most commonly-typed characters, such as your local alphabet, numbers and a range of common punctuation and basic symbols. OS X has, however, the power to input well in excess of the characters residing on those eighty, or so, individual keys through a handy system of virtual input and substitution. In this tutorial, I will show you exactly how easy it is to access special characters in OS X.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Productivity
    Getting Started with Google Cloud PrintCloudprint thumbnail retina
    You've successfully moved into the twenty-first century and foregone printing for the majority of your day-to-day tasks. However, like us all, you're left with one or two reasons that fervently determine you must keep that ink-guzzling machine going. Once upon a time, you needed to actually needed to plug in a cable to print but the advent of WiFi printing and services like Google Cloud Print, that's no longer the case. In this tutorial, I will explain Google Cloud Print and how to get it up and running with your printer before checking out how to actually use it to print wirelessly and remotely.Read More…