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.

Close the Java Security Hole in Many Browsers

As we noted earlier, there's a rather large security hole with Java in Web browsers in all versions of OS X. Because of the way Java applets work, you can be...

In Search of IPhone Games for Kids

A few weeks back, I approached Macworld's iPhone reviews editor with what I thought was a great idea. Being the father of two young children--one just turned...

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Organize Pages' Customized Templates

If you use Pages, you're probably familiar with its ability to save a customized document as a template. Just set up the file as you'd like it to look for your...

Application Wizard Makes Program Switching Easy

I'm a big fan of software that extends the capabilities of Mac OS X and the Finder. Application Wizard is one such program, though it does so much, it's...

First Look: Chromium Browser for OS X

As noted here back in February, Google's Chrome browser for OS X is still in the works. At that time, all we had was one little screenshot. Things have...

Use Hot Screen Corners With Modifier Keys

OS X has a trifecta of what I call "screen-modifying" features--Exposé, Dashboard, and Spaces--that are controlled by the aptly-named Exposé & Spaces System...

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Pointer Remote for IPhone

The App Store now features a number of different apps you can install to control your Keynote or PowerPoint presentations. I have already reviewed Keynote...

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Digging Into Apple's OS X 10.5.7 Update

Tuesday's release of OS X 10.5.7, the latest update to the Leopard operating system, weighed in at 449MB on my MacBook Pro; the combined updater (which will...

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Create a Standalone Video Playback Widget

In a recent hints blog, I described how to play Flash games in Dashboard. This trick uses Safari's Web Clip feature to create a Dashboard widget showing just the...

FireWire Saves an IMac From a Failed 10.5.7 Upgrade

When a new OS X update is released, I'm often the one who digs into it for Macworld, attempting to see what's new and different. Such was the case with the...

Choose the Dictionary for Spotlight's Definitions

When you run a Spotlight search in OS X 10.5 (using the Spotlight icon in the menu bar), the system will return dictionary entries in addition to the matches it...

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TechTool Pro 5

Micromat's TechTool Pro 5.0.4 is the latest version of the company's venerable troubleshooting and data recovery toolkit. TechTool Pro packs a ton of tests and...

How to Use a Pool of Time Servers

As I mentioned in my Solve an obscure Back to my Mac issue blog entry, it's possible to configure OS X's time servers to be a bit more robust than just relying...

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Speed up IPhoto '09 Operations on Some Macs

If you're trying to use iPhoto '09 on older pre-Intel hardware and/or if you have a very large photo library, you may have noticed that many face-related...

Solve an Obscure Back to My Mac Issue

Here's a quick debugging tip if you're having trouble getting Back to my Mac (one of the MobileMe features in OS X 10.5) to start up. You click the Start button...