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Archive for 2009

Trash won’t empty? The ultimate guide to deleting stubborn files

Mac OS X occasionally gets hung up on stubborn files and refuses to easily delete them. If you can’t empty your Mac’s Trash, try some of these techniques to get rid of those nasty errors and clear out the junk. As a Mac user…

Trash won't empty? The ultimate guide to deleting stubborn files
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Prevent spam text messages from getting to your AT&T iPhone

Are you and your iPhone victims of SMS spam? Text messages sent as mass emails from a computer can be blocked so you no longer constantly get bombarded with advertisements and junk. Although mobile phone spam isn’t…

Prevent spam text messages from getting to your AT&T iPhone
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How to password protect & encrypt a USB flash drive for Macs

We all carry around USB flash drives in our pockets or on our keychains. What if it got lost or stolen and somebody suddenly had access to all of your personal files? Password protect your flash drive to avoid taking that chance…

How to password protect & encrypt a USB flash drive for Macs
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Holiday gift ideas: 12 Apple-related books, manuals, and guides

As much as Steve Jobs says people don’t read anymore, there sure are a lot of books out there about him, Apple’s history, and their products. Give the gift of knowledge this year and help someone learn more about the world’s greatest…

Holiday gift ideas: 12 Apple-related books, manuals, and guides
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Prevent pixelated picture, no audio during iChat video chats

Poor video quality and dropped connections are common complaints about iChat’s video conferencing feature. When it works, it’s one of the best things a Mac can do. When it doesn’t, it’s a frustrating nightmare. A few months ago I noticed my mid-2008…

Prevent pixelated picture, no audio during iChat video chats
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Free Giveaway! Show iCal events on the desktop with iDeskCal

Isn’t it tiring always having to open iCal to take a quick glance at your schedule? With a program called iDeskCal, this problem no longer exists. You can view a nice list of events (and To Do tasks) right on your Mac’s desktop. A couple weeks ago I realized…

Free Giveaway! Show iCal events on the desktop with iDeskCal
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Holiday gift ideas: 11 convenient iPhone and iPod accessories

With just a few weeks left before Christmas, the holiday shopping season is flying by. If you’re trying to figure out what to get for an iPhone or iPod owner, here are 11 ideas to point you in the right direction. Apple’s portable…

Holiday gift ideas: 11 convenient iPhone and iPod accessories
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Change default font in Office 2008’s Word and iWork ’09’s Pages

Mac users have a dilemma! The platform’s two most popular word processors are pre-configured to use fonts people generally do not want to use. Folks who need Times New Roman to be the default font have to do some tweaking. One of the most…

Change default font in Office 2008's Word and iWork '09's Pages
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Holiday gift ideas: 10 Mac software titles anyone would love

As promised, the 2009 MacYourself Holiday Gift Guide continues with a list of quality Mac software. Computers are only as good as the software that runs on them, so surprise the Mac lover in your life with one of the following titles! Apple geeks tend to want to keep up with the latest…

Holiday gift ideas: 10 Mac software titles anyone would love
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5 Mac mouse-related utilities that alter acceleration, add features

Some Mac users, especially those that come from the Windows world, are bugged by OS X’s mouse acceleration curve. A number of developers have created software utilities to alter this behavior. To provide some background information…

5 Mac mouse-related utilities that alter acceleration, add features
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Holiday gift ideas: 9 affordable Mac hardware accessories

‘Tis the season to freak out about gifts and who is getting who what for the holidays. To help ease the stress, we’re launching a weekly shopping guide with gift ideas for the Apple product owner in your life. Nothing shows…

Holiday gift ideas: 9 affordable Mac hardware accessories
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MacGraPhoto: Get 7 Mac graphics applications for less than $40

Apparent Software has put together an enticing bundle of 7 high-quality graphics programs for the price of one. MacGraPhoto is a two-week special offer made possible by the participation of 7 great Mac developers. Special deals like this aren’t normally…

MacGraPhoto: Get 7 Mac graphics applications for less than $40
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