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Archive for June, 2009

Keep your Mac safe from snoopers on public WiFi networks

Any time I travel and bring my MacBook Pro along there are a few things I do to keep my personal information safe from hackers. Connecting to public WiFi networks is risky, so knowing how to fend off snoopers is extremely important. Free…

Keep your Mac safe from snoopers on public WiFi networks
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Nifty Dock tricks: Add spacers, temporary magnification, shortcuts

The Mac OS X Dock is already extremely useful, but it seems there’s always something new to learn about it. Find out how to add spacers between Dock icons, temporarily reverse magnification settings, and more. The Dock needs no introduction…

Nifty Dock tricks: Add spacers, temporary magnification, shortcuts
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Back up your copy-protected DVDs for safe keeping w/ Fairmount

The problem with optical media is how fragile the discs really are. Movies on DVD can be easily scratched or damaged beyond repair, so strip away that copy protection and back them up with Fairmount! Let’s get the big disclaimer out of the way…

Back up your copy-protected DVDs for safe keeping w/ Fairmount
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3 iPhone games I can’t stop playing: NineGaps, Paper Toss, LOTL

Although I’m not the world’s most dedicated hardcore gamer, I still enjoy a little fun on my iPhone. Lately there have been 3 games I just can’t put down. Take them for a spin yourself and get addicted! Gaming has somewhat surprisingly…

3 iPhone games I can't stop playing: NineGaps, Paper Toss, LOTL
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9 of the coolest lesser-known features of iPhone OS 3.0 update

Yesterday was the long-awaited launch of the new iPhone 3GS and just a few days ago Apple released the iPhone OS 3.0 update into the wild for older devices. As expected, there are some really nifty gifties! A while back MacYourself published a compilation…

9 of the coolest lesser-known features of iPhone OS 3.0 update
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Photo Booth tips which make it easier to take pics and get goofy

One of the first things many new Mac users do is fire up Photo Booth and snap some funny looking shots of themselves. Sure… it gets old eventually, but it can still fun. Rekindle your love for Photo Booth with these tips & tricks. Just as a preliminary…

Photo Booth tips which make it easier to take pics and get goofy
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Free Giveaway! Clean up your iTunes library with TuneUp

I keep my iTunes music library very organized, but I have seen other peoples’ that are complete messes. Song titles, artists, albums, and a whole slew of other metadata is missing. TuneUp for Mac can fix that. Are you plagued by the infamous “Unknown…

Free Giveaway! Clean up your iTunes library with TuneUp
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How to put Leopard’s floating Help windows in the background

One of the most annoying things about Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard is its always-on-top Help Viewer windows. They’re constantly floating above other windows instead of falling into the background. For whatever reason, Leopard’s Help Viewer does not behave like…

How to put Leopard's floating Help windows in the background
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Improvements we can look forward to in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

At yesterday’s WWDC 2009 keynote, Apple spilled the beans on what we can expect from Mac OS X 10.6 – also known as Snow Leopard. Here is an overview of the most exciting improvements it offers! If you’re a loyal MacYourself reader (thanks for…

Improvements we can look forward to in Mac OS X Snow Leopard
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A quartet of iCal tips and tricks which make scheduling a breeze

A lot of Mac users practically live in iCal. It’s the perfect way to keep track of events, appointments, and reminders. Would you believe it can get even better with these iCal tips? Leopard’s version of iCal brought a few significant changes compared…

A quartet of iCal tips and tricks which make scheduling a breeze
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Free Giveaway! Agile Messenger, all-in-one IM app for iPhone

Being connected all the time means iPhone users love to instant message their friends on the go. Agile Messenger, which supports multiple IM protocols (such as AIM, MSN, etc.), is a great way to keep in touch. Rather than download a bunch of…

Free Giveaway! Agile Messenger, all-in-one IM app for iPhone
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Stop DVD Player from opening when a disc is inserted, plus tips

Macs are configured to automatically launch the DVD Player application when a movie disc is inserted. That’s great when you want to watch the DVD right away, but sometimes this behavior is unwanted. How do you stop DVD Player from opening…

Stop DVD Player from opening when a DVD is inserted, plus more
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