Rob GriffithsSenior Contributor, Macworld

Former Macworld Senior Editor Rob Griffiths founded Mac OS X Hints. He's now master of ceremonies at Many Tricks Software.

Use a Built-in Shortcut to Ease Screen Sharing in 10.6

If you use Screen Sharing a lot in OS X 10.6, there are a couple ways to make it easier to connect to your Macs. First, there's ScreenSharingMenulet, which...

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Chat With Facebook Friends Within IChat

Today's tip is for all of those who use both iChat and Facebook, and wished you could use Facebook chat from within iChat. As of fairly recently, it seems this...

Quicken Essentials for Mac

I spent some time at Macworld Expo talking with Aaron Patzerr, VP at Intuit, about the upcoming Quicken Essentials, the company's replacement for Quicken 2007...

All About ScreenFlow 2

ScreenFlow--which records what happens on your screen and augments it with visual overlays and audio--is one of the Mac programs upon which I constantly depend...

A Closer Look at Google Chrome Beta 2

I'm a browser addict. There, I've said it. I'd be embarrassed to tell you exactly how many browsers are on my machine, but it's in the double-digits. If there...

Microsoft Talks Office 2011

On Thursday, Microsoft took the wraps off the next version of Office for the Mac. After announcing new compatibility, collaboration, and user interface features...

Introducing the Mac OS X Hints Superguide

When it comes to uncovering your Mac's hidden powers, there's no better resource than MacOSXHints.com, a collaborative Website that lets Mac users share their...

Enable Some Missing Snow Leopard Services

When Snow Leopard first came out, I wrote about the new-and-improved Services feature, including what seemed to be a bug regarding which Services do and do not...

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Contextual Consolidation in ITunes 9

If you have your iTunes library set to not copy media files into the iTunes Music folder when adding to your library, you're probably familiar with the File ->...

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Rotate User Images in Many OS X Apps

There are a few spots in OS X applications where you have the ability to choose a photo to use as a representation of you--Address Book and iChat are two that...

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Possibly Reduce IPhoto Launch Times

If iPhoto is slow to launch on your machine--as in taking over a minute to load, including visits from the spinning beach ball--here's a possible fix that also...

Better Command History Browsing in Terminal

Today's hint is for those who spend a fair bit of time in Terminal. If you do, you're probably aware that Terminal tracks your command history--that is, it keeps...

Virtualization: Behind the Scenes

I recently wrapped up my second (nearly) annual look at three leading Intel Mac virtualization products--VMware Fusion, Parallels Desktop, and VirtualBox--along...

One Way to Access the Mac's Boot Menu

Do you use multiple partitions on your Mac? Maybe you use Apple's Boot Camp tool to boot your Mac into Windows occasionally, or maybe you've got a Mac Pro loaded...

The IPad's Five Worst Surprises

My colleague Dan Frakes has chimed in with his take on the five best surprises from the iPad's launch. I'm in total agreement with his list--well, except for the...