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Archive for July, 2009

Recover forgotten passwords saved to Mac’s Keychain Access

Remembering passwords can be quite the challenge, which is why many people simply let their Macs do the work and save them in Keychain Access. But what if you need to look up that password? Passwords are a pain. Let’s just get that out…

Recover forgotten passwords saved to Mac's Keychain Access
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Should Apple use CEO Steve Jobs in their TV commercials?

It’s always been something that companies have tried, but CEOs seem to be popping up in TV commercials more and more. Would it make sense for Apple to follow this trend with Steve Jobs? Steve Jobs has never been described as an “average” or…

Should Apple use CEO Steve Jobs in their TV commercials?
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Pocket Tunes Radio: Internet radio for iPhone, including Sirius/XM

While there are countless internet radio applications available for the iPhone and iPod touch, Pocket Tunes Radio is unique in that it offers satellite radio streaming and a diverse selection of other content. Developed by NormSoft, Pocket Tunes Radio…

Pocket Tunes Radio: Internet radio for iPhone, including Sirius/XM
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iPhone 3-way conference call feature not working? The fix is in!

AT&T iPhone customers may experience a problem when attempting to use the device’s Merge Calls functionality. The reason behind the issue will likely ruffle a few feathers, but the solution is fairly straightforward. After purchasing my iPhone 3GS a month…

iPhone 3-way conference call feature not working? The fix is in!
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Getting to know iChat, Part 2: Customizing & organizing your IMs

While the first part of “Getting to know iChat” included tips that make instant messaging easier and more functional, the second part focuses on configuring iChat to the user’s preferences. A lot of Mac users tend to set up iChat for accessing their IM account(s)…

Getting to know iChat, Part 2: Customizing & organizing your IMs
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Getting to know iChat, Part 1: Productivity and power user tips

Apple’s iChat application is commonly used by Mac owners, but are all of its features truly being taken advantage of? The first part of MacYourself’s “Getting to know iChat” double feature covers techniques that improve the overall iChat experience. Bundled with Mac OS X since 10.3 Panther…

Getting to know iChat, Part 1: Productivity and power user tips
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Taking screenshots in Mac OS X: A collection of tips & tricks

It’s mind-boggling how many different ways we can take screenshots – also known as screen grabs – using just the tools already bundled in Mac OS X. Who knew such a simple task could be so customizable? Screenshots are great for capturing important images, showing others how to do…

A collection of tips & tricks for taking screenshots in Mac OS X
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Kanex Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter with audio in August

The first batch of Mini DisplayPort to HDMI video adapters for unibody MacBooks started popping up earlier this year, but there was one glaring flaw: None of them supported audio. A new product slated for August will fix that. Apogee Inc., a manufacturer…

Kanex Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter with audio in August
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iPhone drama: True AT&T gripes vs. uninformed chatter, Part 2

The popular thing to do nowadays is relentlessly bash AT&T, but not all of it is warranted. In the followup to MacYourself’s first iPhone drama analysis, more sensitive subjects are addressed and brought to the forefront. Continuing the discussion…

iPhone drama: True AT&T gripes vs. uninformed chatter, Part 2
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iPhone drama: AT&T does not deserve (most of) the hate, Part 1

It’s become common practice for Apple loyalists, technology gurus, and the American media to bash AT&T and their iPhone exclusivity. When you really look at what they’ve done, don’t they deserve just a tiny bit of credit? Just like anything else…

iPhone drama: AT&T does not deserve (most of) the hate, Part 1
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Why does Apple use AAC for iTunes music instead of MP3?

There are a ton of misconceptions floating around about Apple’s use of the AAC audio codec in the iTunes Store instead of the more widely known MP3 format. A closer look reveals they’re making the right move. The biggest myth out there regarding…

Why does Apple use AAC for iTunes music instead of MP3?
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How to pair & unpair an Apple Remote w/ your Mac or Apple TV

The small and simple Apple Remote is great for navigating Front Row menus on a Mac and browsing the contents of an Apple TV, but anyone with more than one of these floating around might want to pair each remote with a device. Here’s a real life…

How to pair & unpair an Apple Remote w/ your Mac or Apple TV
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