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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...

Sleep Your Screen With a Script

Sometimes it'd be nice to be able to put just your Mac's display to sleep, without knocking out the entire machine. For example, say you've scheduled a backup...

Optimize Wireless Reception From a Distance

Ever need to optimize the reception at a specific point on a wireless network? If so, the following tip from MacOSXHints.com reader ALT147 could help.

DVD-ripping FAQs

Whenever we write about applications such as HandBrake or RipIt, we get comments asking about whether ripping your DVDs to enjoy in a different format is OK to...

Dell 3330dn

Dell's 3330dn monochrome laser printer may not look exceptional, with its compact footprint, low price, and rather basic feature set. But it offers impressive...

Apple Tweaks OS X 10.6.3 With Stability Update

Apple has released Mac OS X 10.6.3 v1.1, what is essentially an update to its recent update for Snow Leopard. It contains a typical round of stability...

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Our IPhone OS 4 Scorecard: How Apple Fared

The features Apple has promised in iPhone 4.0 tackle much of what we're looking for in the next version of the company's mobile operating system. But there are...

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Apple Reveals the New IPhone OS 4.0

Apple previewed its new updated operating system for the iPhon

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7 Features We'd Like Apple to Add in IPhone OS 4.0

With all the sound and fury over Apple's latest creation, the iPhone may have begun to seem like the Jan Brady to the iPad's Marcia. But Apple deftly followed up...

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Omni Group's IPad Apps Put Graphing at Your Fingertips

The Omni Group, producer of many a popular OS X productivity application, has announced the availability of two new iPad apps that let your fingers do the...

Apple iPad in Action: Is it Just an Oversized iPod Touch?

Jason Snell, Macworld's Editorial Director, demonstrates some of the iPad's features and apps, including Marvel Comic's new app.

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