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hey guys i'm new to the apple scene and i just got Imac and i just upgraded it to snow leopard, but i was just wondering if there any cool and fun stuff to do on the macs?

anything would be nice just to help out a new user


the programs could be entertaining stuff, useful stuff, or just in general fun stuff thanx guys


2nd question: as for apple tv does it cost money to use?
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First question: your mac already came loaded with a LOT of fun stuff, from Photo Booth to iChat to the iLife apps. Check them out first and foremost!

Beyond that, if you could give us some info on your areas of interest we could certainly help pinpoint some awesome stuff for you. I'll start with with a great site for freeware: FreeMacApps.com - Finder & Desktop Applications

2nd question: No. Unless, of course, you want to buy or rent movies/tv shows, which you probably will as that is a great use of it.
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Thanks for the link.

I don't really need any new software as the computer does come with cool features and software. No Junks like the PC.

iworks or Ms office for mac is a must have though.
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And don't overlook Preview - a very capable App, you can deal to photos to change, exp, saturation, hue etc etc and save in umpteen formats using export and on top of that there is Instant Alpha which is great - you can highlight, circle, lasso and use pointers on documents and pics.
I did this in Preview;


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Check this out as well - some helpful stuff here
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I've always wondered what Preview was! thanks~
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Instant alpha? I can't seem to find that! Do i need to purchase that from the Apple store?
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Here in Snow L not sure bout Leopard;


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Aww, too bad I don't have that. Is Snow L a different OS?
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Just checked wifes iMac - she is on Leopard and yes Leopard does have it - u have to load a pic before it shows.
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10.5 = Leopard
10.6 = Snow Leopard.
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Oh, Okay I'm going to try it right now.

How do I get 10.6? LOL.

Honestly, I have no idea what version mine is.

ETA: Okay, it says 10.6.2. Is that right?
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If you want to open iChat you could share your screen and i could check it for u
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I can share my screen on ichat?!
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First question: your mac already came loaded with a LOT of fun stuff, from Photo Booth to iChat to the iLife apps. Check them out first and foremost!

Beyond that, if you could give us some info on your areas of interest we could certainly help pinpoint some awesome stuff for you. I'll start with with a great site for freeware: FreeMacApps.com - Finder & Desktop Applications

2nd question: No. Unless, of course, you want to buy or rent movies/tv shows, which you probably will as that is a great use of it.
thx man for the website i like it lots of kewl programs

what program do u guys use to delete programs off the computer??
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