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Archive for May, 2009

A few cool things you probably didn’t know about Quick Look

Using Quick Look is a fantastic way to preview files in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. But did you know there’s more to this feature than just pressing the spacebar to take a peek? You bet there is! A while back we covered the convenience Quick Look…

A few cool things you probably didn\'t know about Quick Look
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Stickies tips & tricks, Part 2: Customizing notes to work for you

Now that we’ve covered how to create and add different types of content to notes in Part 1 of the Stickies series, the next step is manipulating those notes to fit your personal preferences. Surprisingly, there are quite a few things you can do…

Stickies tips & tricks, Part 2: Customizing notes to work for you
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Stickies tips & tricks, Part 1: Creating notes and adding content

The Stickies application bundled with Mac OS X looks simple and perhaps a little too basic at first glance. A closer look, however, reveals that it’s actually a pretty cool program that can serve many purposes. Not everyone prefers to use Stickies…

Stickies tips & tricks, Part 1: Creating notes and adding content
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7 utilities to transfer music & videos from iPod or iPhone to Mac

So you’re freaking out because your Mac’s hard drive failed and all of those songs, movies, & TV shows you’ve accumulated are gone. No worries, they’re still on your iPod or iPhone and there are tools to help get them back! Aside from serving…

7 utilities to transfer music & videos from iPod or iPhone to Mac
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An overview of Mac OS X’s spring-loaded folders, plus a few tips

Although it’s considered by many to be one of the Mac operating system’s best features, not enough people take advantage of spring-loaded folders in Finder to boost their productivity. If you’re new to Macs and still learning about all..

An overview of Mac OS X\'s spring-loaded folders, plus a few tips
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Perform quick calculations & get instant definitions with Spotlight

Did you know Spotlight can be used for more than just search in Mac OS X Leopard? That’s right, it’s a multi-purpose tool that can also handle basic mathematical calculations and offer quick access to word definitions. There are a variety of…

Perform quick calculations & get instant definitions with Spotlight
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How to take screenshots in Mac OS X’s DVD Player application

Due to a limitation which prevents screenshots from being taken while DVD Player is running, grabbing frames from movies is a hassle. With a little trickery (or a different video player), that problem can be solved. You’ve probably seen the error…

How to take screenshots in Mac OS X\'s DVD Player application
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Transfer voicemail messages from your iPhone to your computer

Apple’s iPhone sports a revolutionary Visual Voicemail system, but the messages you receive are still stuck on your phone. With a cheap accessory and some free software, however, you can move them over to your Mac. Every now and then a gem…

Transfer voicemail messages from your iPhone to your computer
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Scale text proportionally in OS X with mathematical expressions

The standardized Fonts window in Cocoa-powered Mac applications is surprisingly flexible. Did you know it’s capable of scaling fonts relatively with basic mathematical expressions? In order to take advantage of this tip, you’ll need to use an application…

Scale text proportionally in OS X with mathematical expressions
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Glims: Awesome multi-function plugin for Apple’s Safari browser

Although Safari isn’t quite as expandable as Mozilla’s Firefox, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some fantastic plugins which can drastically improve its browsing capabilities. One such example is Glims — a free plugin packed with useful features. It’s not..

Glims: Awesome multi-function plugin for Apple\'s Safari browser
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Classic Apple Mac commercials that relentlessly bash PCs

Apple and Microsoft are currently engaged in an escalating exchange of barbs with their respective TV ad campaigns. Although it’s getting a lot of attention now, Apple has been bashing PCs in their commercials for decades. It’s really interesting to…

Classic Apple Mac commercials that relentlessly bash PCs
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Why are Mac users automatically labeled as maniacal followers?

The infamous “cult of Mac” has been associated with the Apple brand for decades, but now that the company’s products are getting more attention, is the whole idea getting out of control? I would say so. No matter how many people own an iPod or…

Why are Mac users automatically labeled as maniacal followers?
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