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Archive for January, 2010

Batch resize images with Preview in Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6

Expensive software like Photoshop is not necessary to resize large groups of pictures all at once. Mac OS X’s Preview application gets the job done just as easily for free! Resizing a bunch of images can be a tedious and time consuming…

Batch resize images with Preview in Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6
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Every Spotlight keyboard shortcut a Mac user needs to know

Spotlight – Mac OS X’s fantastic system-wide search tool – helps find files, launch applications, make basic calculations, look up definitions, and more. Best of all, it can do all that without ever needing input from a mouse. Whether…

Every Spotlight keyboard shortcut a Mac user needs to know
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Manage multiple iTunes & iPhoto libraries on the same computer

Since Apple software such as iTunes and iPhoto uses libraries to organize content, you may think you’re limited to just one per user account. It turns out these programs can actually manage multiple libraries at the same time. When most…

Manage multiple iTunes & iPhoto libraries on the same computer
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3 very handy, lesser-known iPhoto ’09 tips for casual users

While snooping around iPhoto ’09 I recently discovered a few things I never really noticed before. Find out how to compare photo edits, filter items to be imported, and copy location information. I’m admittedly not an iPhoto expert…

3 very handy, lesser-known iPhoto '09 tips for everyone
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Solution to Finder “Error code -36” in 10.6 when copying folders

Users of Mac OS X Snow Leopard, specifically those running 10.6.2, are experiencing a widespread problem related to copying directories to Windows-formatted volumes in Finder. I recently got a new USB flash drive…

Solution to Finder
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Make a bootable USB flash drive to run & repair Mac OS X

Although Macs are reliable machines, they are not exempt from hiccups. All you need to do is carry around a single USB flash drive to be ready for situations the require you to diagnose, repair, or experiment with Mac OS X…

Make a bootable USB flash drive to run & repair Mac OS X
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Year in Review: MacYourself’s 20 most popular posts of 2009

It was the most successful year in Apple’s history and MacYourself’s first full year on the web. To celebrate the conclusion of 2009, let’s take a look at the most-viewed articles this past year. You just may have missed a few gems!

Year in Review: MacYourself's 20 most popular posts of 2009
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