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.

Repair Incorrect Icon Associations

Have you ever had a problem with incorrect icons in OS X--instead of seeing the proper "zipper" icon for zip files, for example, you see a FireWire drive icon or...

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Change Color of 'invisibles' Characters in Text Editors

BareBone's two text editing applications, BBEdit and TextWrangler, have the ability to show invisible characters in your documents--spaces, tabs, line breaks...

Reduce System Workload During Drive Cloning

If part of your backup strategy includes cloning your Mac's hard drive using a tool such as SuperDuper or CarbonCopyCloner, you'll want to make sure that...

Using IPhoto's Places Without a GPS-enabled Camera

iPhoto '09's Places feature lets you organize and view photos by location. If you've got a newer higher-end digital camera, it may make this process painless--if...

An Easy Way to Get the Newest Chromium Build

As I mentioned in my first look at the Chromium browser, its development is proceeding at a rapid pace, with new builds of the open-source project being created...

Set Default Duration for New ICal Events

One of iCal's annoyances is that new events are always created with a duration of one hour. There's no way to change this in iCal's preferences, and if you...

Spotlight on IPhone 3.0's Spotlight Search

With the release of iPhone OS 3.0, Apple addressed some glaring feature omissions in the iPhone's operating system. Cut-copy-paste and MMS have been two of the...

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Change the Add Bookmark Button's Location in Safari 4

One of the new features in Safari 4 is that the URL entry area is now integrated with two additional features--an "add bookmarks" button immediately to the left...

Mariner Calc 1.2 for IPhone

Back in March, I reviewed Mariner Calc 1.0 ( Macworld rated 2.5 out of 5 mice ), a program that lets you edit Excel spreadsheets on your iPhone or iPod touch. At...

Capture Output of Certain Unix Commands

Today's hint will probably only appeal to those of you learning to use the Unix side of OS X. A while back, I was trying to capture the output of the Unix...

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Two Useful IChat 4.0 Features

Here are a couple of basic little iChat features you may not have discovered just yet. I believe both of these features require iChat 4.0, which shipped with OS...

Extend Keynote's Power With OmniGraffle's Stencils

One of the things I really like about Keynote is its ability to work with images built with vector graphics (including transparency information). The big...

DailyFinance and ETrade Mobile Pro for IPhone

If you're active in the financial markets, there are many iPhone apps out there to help you stay informed and, in some cases, even execute trades. Last year, I...

Snow Leopard More Feature-laden Than Expected

Analysis: After Monday's Worldwide Developers' Conference keynote, we now know that Snow Leopard will cost Leopard users $29. What else?

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Simplify Terminal Directory Listings

As someone who spends a fair bit of time in Terminal, I'm always looking for handy timesaving Unix tips. A great source of such information is commandlinefu.com...

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