Tacts for IPhone

The iPhone contact manager Tacts looks to improve upon what you get with the built-in Contacts app. And TernTek MayArt's $2 app delivers better support for...

LaunchBar 5 Adds Clipboard History, More

The one utility that I need above all else is Objective Development's now venerable LaunchBar. That sentiment may sound an awful like Jason Snell's when he wrote...

Herald of Your Email

Mail.app by itself is a rather bare bones email client. However, there are a bevy of utilities for it that make it rather capable. One of my favorite such...

Snow Leopard Can Once Again Growl

Being the operator of your computer is like being the captain of a ship: you need to be aware of what's happening on your boat in order to steer it right. Well...

Creative Text Expanding

Another utility in my essential arsenal is TextExpander. As a long time TypeIt4Me fan, I've always had something installed to reduce repetitive typing (as well...

Dial Phone Numbers From LaunchBar

One utility I simply can't live without is LaunchBar--It gives me immediate access to the data I care most about. In particular, I've always loved its Address...

Safe Sleep and the 'White Screen of Death'

Going hand in hand with my earlier observations about the MacBook's sleep battery usage, I gave myself quite a scare by leaving my MacBook asleep unplugged for...

Can a MacBook Replace a 12-inch PowerBook?

About a month ago, I finally had to let go of an old friend. After a couple years of propping him up, it was time to retire...

VeriSign App Turns IPhone Into Security Device

It seems oddly appropriate to talk about security today. Between malware and identity theft, everyone has more to think about...

Macworld Expo Is for Romantics

There's been some angst about attendance for next year's Macworld Expo. Apple won't be there. Adobe wasn't there this year. ...

Upgrading RAM in Apple's White MacBook

Reader Dan wrote in for advice about upgrading to a new white MacBook. He found himself puzzled when it came to the memory...

Keys Any Way You Like It

If there's a place where Windows has always had an advantage over the Mac, it's in supporting esoteric peripherals. Take the...

IPhoto Knows Fluffy's Face Too

You probably think of your cat as a person. He has his own personality and quirks, even if you don't understand them. It...

Monitor Your Mac From Your IPhone

iStat has been one of my favorite widgets since the inception of Dashboard. Along with the ever-useful Easy Envelopes and...

Sling Cofounders Leave the Company

One of the more exciting announcements at Macworld this year was Sling's addition of HD support for Mac as well as a version...