iPhoto Visual QuickStart Guide Available in PDF -- For those who have purchased my latest book, iPhoto 1.1 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide, you can now download the entire book in PDF format. As with the first electronic version, which Peachpit and I made available via Amazon before the book appeared in print, I bookmarked every page, linked all the entries in the Table of Contents and Index to their destination pages, and made all the Web links and email addresses hot. New in this version are many color screenshots, and at 5 MB it's also half the size of the previous version. For the current download location and password to the StuffIt archive (and to receive notification about new versions), send an email message (no special Subject or body is necessary) to <email@example.com>. If you order the book via Amazon or some other online service and don't want to wait for it to arrive before downloading the PDF version, just cc me on your message to the above address and paste your receipt in, so I can send you the password directly. One final request - if you've bought the book and have a moment, I'd appreciate it if you could write a short review on Amazon - they really do help. Thanks! [ACE]
Sleep (and Lock) Your Screen
When you are walking away from your computer, it's fairly common practice to start your screen saver and lock your screen. But did you know that there is a built-in keyboard shortcut in Mac OS X to sleep the screen?
Press Control-Shift-Eject and your monitor sleeps without engaging the screen saver.