Gear Guide: For Your Entertainment

Shopping for someone who loves movies, music, or TV? (Who isn't?) Here are eight suggestions for Mac-friendly gear they'll love

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Mac User Gear Guide

Shopping for someone who owns a Mac this year? We've got a few suggestions, from laptop decals to a smartpen that records audio.

Gear Guide: For Mac Users

Shopping for someone who owns a Mac this year? We've got a few suggestions, from laptop decals to a smartpen that records audio

The New MacBook Air: A Hands-On Look

Here's a visual look at how the new MacBook Air compares to previous models and to regular MacBooks.

Automatically Log out Idle Users

OS X's Fast User Switching makes it easy for multiple users to share one Mac. But it does have one flaw: If several users log in but then don't log out, you can...

Filter Text With Shell Commands

The bash shell has a bunch of commands for processing text--things like sort (which can sort lines in a text file), tr (which you can use to convert uppercase to...

Show Flagged Messages on Your Desktop

Flagging messages in Mail is an easy way to mark them for follow-up. But it's also easy to forget to check your Flagged folder in Mail. MacOSXHints.com reader...

Essential IPad Apps: Nine Free Favorites

Our look at iPad apps that deserve a place on your device started out with the best apps money can buy--11 essential iPad offerings that are among our favorite...

Essential IPad Apps: 11 Paid Favorites

Your iPad decisions don't stop once you've settled on either the 3G iPad or the Wi-Fi-only model. There's also the not-insignificant question of what apps...

Create a New File in the Finder

The Finder provides some easy ways to create new folders. (Control-click and select New Folder, select File -> New Folder, or press Command-Shift-N). But it...

Prevent Excessive Resyncing in ITunes

Owners of iPod shuffles have long had the option of converting songs to a lower bit-rate--128 Kbps--when they sync with iTunes. Lower bit-rates makes for smaller...

Add a Word-count Tool to TextEdit

TextEdit is a nice, lightweight text editor, but in at least one sense it's too lightweight: It doesn't have a word-count feature. MacOSXHints.com reader...

Follow Renamed Folders in the Finder

MacOSXHints.com reader motees was annoyed by a quirk in the Finder: Whenever he created a new folder in List View (sorted alphabetically), either by selecting...

Save Mail Messages in Text Files

You can, of course, save the contents of a Mail mailbox as an archive. But the messages in those archives can only be read if you import the archive back into...

A Month With the IPad: Surprises and Disappointments

Given the amount of hype that preceded the iPad’s release, it’s hard to believe that it would bear any great surprises not touted by Apple or that it could...