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Archive for 2008

Eltima Software: Restore lost FLA projects and optimize SWF files

Web designers and new media professionals who work with Adobe’s Flash multimedia platform would be doing themselves a huge favor by checking out the high quality tools provided by Eltima Software. Eltima Software offers two extremely…

Eltima Software: Restore lost FLA projects and optimize SWF files
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Organize your iPhoto library by batch changing titles and dates

Most people (myself included) are guilty of connecting their digital camera to their Mac, quickly throwing the most recently taken images into iPhoto, and then going on their merry way. As easy as that is in the moment, it will come back to bite…

Organize your iPhoto library by batch changing titles and dates
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Watch & download high definition YouTube videos on your Mac

YouTube, the world’s most popular video-sharing website, has recently introduced the ability to upload 720p high definition videos. Here’s how you can view and — even better — download them to keep on your Mac. Traditionally, the video quality…

Watch & download high definition YouTube videos on your Mac
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12/21/08: Top 5 Apple news stories & headlines of the week

The sky fell this week. Christmas was cancelled by Apple and apparently Steve Jobs is getting ousted a second time… according to the out-of-control rumor mongerers, at least. Reality is a crazy thing, though. Why report the truth when you…

12/21/08: Top 5 Apple news stories & headlines of the week
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How to fix a Software Update stuck at “Configuring installation”

Apple has released a Knowledge Base support article that details a fix for an issue that causes Software Update to freeze in the middle of an installation for users running Mac OS X versions 10.5 – 10.5.5. The problem stems from a bug that allows…

How to fix a Software Update stuck at Configuring installation
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Use iPhoto’s built-in tools to order last-minute printed holiday gifts

It’s coming down to crunch time this holiday season and, since gift-giving is already difficult to begin with, the pressure is on. No worries… you can put that extensive iPhoto library to good use and order Apple’s professionally printed products…

Use iPhoto\'s built-in tools to order last-minute printed holiday gifts
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12/14/08: Top 5 Apple news stories & headlines of the week

It was a fairly slow news week overall in Appleland. No juicy new products, but there were rumors galore about a DRM-free iTunes Store and the imminent 10.5.6 update coming sometime during the week. Alas, none of it was true. Someday…

12/14/08: Top 5 Apple news stories & headlines of the week
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MacBook owners rejoice: Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter soon

An upcoming video adapter will allow new unibody MacBooks and MacBook Pros to be connected directly to high definition television sets. Since Apple introduced the new aluminum MacBooks and MacBook Pros a couple months ago, there…

MacBook owners rejoice: Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter soon
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How to copy your Time Machine backups to a new larger drive

At some point, unless you are an extremely light computer user, most people will outgrow their Time Machine disk and need to migrate to a bigger one. Here’s how to do it without losing your backup history. As a Time Machine disk drive…

How to copy your Time Machine backups to a new larger drive
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12/8/08: Top 5 Apple news stories & headlines of the week

There was a slew of nonsense being spread throughout the media about outdated Apple support articles and soon-to-be-crushed Mac clones this week, but somewhere in that mess of paranoia and drama there were more important stories to…

12/8/08: Top 5 Apple news stories & headlines of the week
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Useful tips for working with and customizing your Mac’s Dock

Whenever someone who’s new to Mac OS X uses the Dock for the first time, they’re always intrigued. At first it’s a love affair based on eye candy alone, but the Dock offers much more than just good looks. Once rookie Mac users actually…

Useful tips for working with and customizing your Mac\'s Dock
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Spell-check in a snap using Mac OS X’s contextual menus

One of the key productivity tools I use on a daily basis is the dynamic spell-checker built into the contextual menus of many Apple-made applications. Say you’re typing a document in a text editor such as Pages or TextEdit and you happen…

Spell-check in a snap using Mac OS X\'s contextual menus
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