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Archive for December, 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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