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Archive for October, 2008

Rebuild your iPhoto library to fix common errors or missing pics

Most of the common problems Mac users have with iPhoto are easily resolved by rebuilding the program’s corrupt library. You’ll be up and running in no time. Apple’s award-winning iLife suite is known for its simplicity and ease-of-use…

Rebuild your iPhoto library to fix common errors or missing pics
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Download CrossOver Mac for free – offer only available 10/28!

The developers of the software, which lets you run popular Windows applications (including some games) on your Mac without needing to purchase a copy of Windows, are kicking their normal $69.95 price tag to the curb today…

Download CrossOver Mac for free - offer only available 10/28!
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5 not-so-obvious Finder features new Mac users might not know

Getting used to Finder for browsing files is one of the biggest adjustments new Mac users have to make after switching from Windows. Once you’ve got the basics down, check out these tips to bring yourself to the next level. You might have…

5 not-so-obvious Finder features new Mac users might not know
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Ways to turn Parallels for Mac into a lean, mean virtual machine

Users who run Windows in a virtual machine via Parallels for Mac software don’t get all the speed of a native installation (such as Boot Camp), but there are a couple ways to improve performance. When I’m running Windows XP…

Ways to turn Parallels for Mac into a lean, mean virtual machine
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Mac Marketing 101: The brilliance of Apple’s “Get a Mac” ads

Microsoft attempted to fire back at Apple’s “Get a Mac” television campaign with their “I’m a PC” ads, but have again been put in their place by the latest round of the Mac-maker’s commercials. Since mid-2006, the “Get a Mac” series…

Mac Marketing 101: The brilliance of Apple\'s \
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Keep your Mac’s volume settings (and startup chime) under control

Adjusting the volume on your Mac is pretty straightforward with the designated keys on your keyboard or the speaker icon on the menu bar. Did you know there are more helpful ways to improve your control of audio volume?

Keep your Mac\'s volume settings (and startup chime) under control
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Handy guide for Time Machine tricks and troubleshooting tips

Time Machine is a simple and intuitive program for automatically backing up your files, but sometimes it can get a little picky. Next time it throws a fit, check out these easy steps to help set it straight again. “Unable to complete…

Handy guide for Time Machine tricks and troubleshooting tips
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12 must-have Dashboard widgets for the average Mac user

Most Dashboard widgets are useless pieces of crap. With that said, a good widget can be both fun and useful. Our list of 12 must-have widgets covers a wide range of categories, which should appeal to pretty much everyone looking to…

12 must-have Dashboard widgets for the average Mac user
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Tired of reading? Let your Mac do it for you with Text to Speech

If staring at a computer screen takes a toll on your eyes, if reading that long document is growing tiresome, or if you’re just plain lazy, Mac OS X’s built-in Text to Speech feature is perfect for you…

Tired of reading? Let your Mac do it for you with Text to Speech
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Reformat your USB flash drive to access its full storage capacity

Reclaim lost storage space by getting rid of the hidden files and junk that accumulates on your USB flash drive over time. Nearly everyone has a USB flash drive for portable data storage nowadays, and for the most part they work…

Reformat your USB flash drive to access its full storage capacity
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