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.

Create a Replacement Reload Button for Safari 4

In the final release version of Safari 4, Apple relocated the Reload button from the right side of the URL entry area to within the URL entry area, at the far...

Add a Debug Menu to Safari 4

With the advent of Safari 4, it seemed that the Debug menu was gone, replaced by the new Develop menu. As it turns out, that's not the case at all; the Debug...

Purify 2.1

Hendrickson Software Development's Purify 2.1.8 is a unique application--it's neither an in-app spam filter (as are Personal AntiSpam [ Macworld rated 3.5 out of...

Add a Weather Forecast Event to ICal

Have you ever wanted a handy, always-there weather forecast, ready for viewing at the launch of an app (be that app on your iPhone or your Mac)? Thanks to...

The No-worry Backup Plan

As our lives grow increasingly digitized, more and more valuable and irreplaceable things reside on our computers. For instance, I have 15,000 digital photos...

Make a Time-lapse Video

In this week's video, I discuss time lapse video, those fast-moving videos that convert hours and days of activity into minutes and seconds of video. I explain...

Force Links to Open in New Tabs in Safari

One of the reasons I like Firefox is that it has a built-in setting (in the Tabs section of its preferences) to force links that want to open new windows to...

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Create a Tab-switching Gesture Shortcut in Firefox 3.5

The recently-released Firefox 3.5 supports multi-touch gestures on newer Mac laptops, at least if you believe this Firefox features page. However, these gestures...

Chrome OS's Impact? It's Too Early to Tell

So Google's going to release its own operating system, Chrome OS, targeted at netbooks and those who spend most of their time on the Web.

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How to Add URLs to Address Book Records

Address Book includes a useful feature that you may not be aware of, as it's not really fully enabled by default. The feature is the ability to store a URL with...

Personal Antispam X5

Intego's Personal Antispam X5 10.5.2 is a solid anti-spam program, as long as you're using Mail ( Macworld rated 4 out of 5 mice ) or Entourage ( Macworld rated...

SpamSieve 2.7

If you're looking for the best Mac-based anti-spam solution, look no further than C-Command's SpamSieve 2.7.4. The program's filtering is highly accurate, it's...

Create Events-based IPhoto Albums With Specific People

If you use iPhoto '09 and its Events organizational feature in a true events manner--separating your photos by actual event--then you may have stumbled onto a...

HP 12C Financial Calculator for IPhone

Back in my previous life, I was a Finance guy--that's what my undergraduate degree is in, and that's how I made my living for many years. Through it all, one...

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First Look: Firefox 3.5

Hot on the heels of the release of Safari 4 comes the final version of Mozilla's Firefox 3.5. Originally slated to be a ".1" increment to Firefox 3, the number...