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Archive for 2009

Toggle time totals, precisely scrub playback & volume in iTunes

By taking a few minutes to play and click around in iTunes, users can discover some interesting things hidden within Apple’s media management software. I think it’s safe to say a majority of us use iTunes to organize and play our music, among other things…

Toggle time totals, precisely scrub playback & volume in iTunes
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3-Finger swipe gestures in Finder, Mail, Preview, iMovie, & more

Apple is running full steam ahead with integrating Multi-Touch into Mac notebooks. For the past couple years, they’ve shipped trackpads capable of advanced gestures – such as the versatile 3-finger swipe – that make everyday tasks…

3-Finger swipe gestures in Finder, Mail, Preview, iMovie, & more
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Quote selected text, include original attachments in Mail replies

Replying to messages is obviously a major part of the email process. In Apple’s Mail software, there are a few things users can do to make replies easier to compose now and more convenient to find later on. Mail is a program that many…

Quote selected text, include original attachments in Mail replies
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Push media to iTunes 9 with “Automatically Add to iTunes” folder

An unheralded new feature in iTunes 9 gives users a place to queue up music and video files to be added to their iTunes libraries without the program even being open. As usual, Apple has done a good job of advertising the major highlights…

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Nifty ways to minimize & un-minimize windows in Snow Leopard

Expanding on some features already in previous versions of Mac OS X and also introducing new ones, 10.6 Snow Leopard offers users more ways to work with minimized windows. As mentioned at the end of MacYourself’s article…

Nifty ways to minimize & un-minimize windows in Snow Leopard
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Free Giveaway! Cram for Mac, a study tool that actually works

Whether you’re a student, an employee-in-training, or just someone trying to learn a new subject, studying can be a bore. Cram for Mac helps the situation by offering a fun and interactive way to learn. I’m admittedly terrible with…

Free Giveaway! Cram for Mac, a study tool that actually works
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Take steady photos on iPhone, send full resolution via email

A simple tidbit can help you take steadier photos on your iPhone and avoid common camera shake problems. In addition, there is a way to email full resolution copies of your photos instead of scaled down versions. The iPhone is probably the most used camera phone…

Take steady photos on iPhone, send full resolution via email
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Review: Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter with digital audio

The long-awaited new product from Kanex – a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter that supports audio – is finally available for sale. We got our hands on one early and have been giving it a workout for the past week. If you’re interested…

Review: Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter with digital audio
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How to use WiFi and Bluetooth on an iPhone in Airplane Mode

When you’re traveling with your iPhone, you occasionally need to turn off the cell network receiver by enabling Airplane Mode. Although this setting turns off all radio signals, WiFi and Bluetooth can be re-enabled individually. As its name…

How to use WiFi and Bluetooth on an iPhone in Airplane Mode
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Hidden files & Quick Look in Snow Leopard’s Open/Save dialogs

The latest version of Mac OS X includes a couple important enhancements to Open/Save dialogs. While these mini windows are not quite as full-featured as real Finder windows yet, they’re getting there. I rarely say this, but Windows beats Mac OS X in the…

Hidden files & Quick Look in Snow Leopard's Open/Save dialogs
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Easily resize panels in Finder’s column view to fit long file names

When navigating through directories in Finder’s column view, file names often get truncated because they don’t fit in the default column width. Once you know the tricks that follow, that will not longer be a problem. It’s been..

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How holding the Option key unleashes features in QuickTime X

Now that we’ve all had some time to get used to QuickTime X in Mac OS X Snow Leopard, let’s dig a little deeper into the new software. One way to do that is simply to press the Option key. It’s always fun to find little goodies that reveal…

How holding the Option key unleashes features in QuickTime X
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