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.

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...

Virtualization: Which One to Use?

A little over a year ago, I wrote a story comparing the then-current versions of the three major programs for running Windows (and other operating systems) on a...

Virtualization: Performance Testing

Last year, when I did my comparison of virtualization apps for OS X, many readers told me they wished I’d done more extensive performance testing. So this year...

Find Only Exact Duplicates in ITunes

Here's a very simple iTunes hint that may come in very handy for those of you who may have duplicate song issues in iTunes. As you're probably aware, iTunes...

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What Might a Tablet's Home Screen Look Like?

Apple's still-mythical tablet has generated an incredible amount of speculation, about everything from how you'd type on it to what tasks it would be capable of...

VirtualBox 3.1.2

Since I last reviewed VirtualBox, the application has gone up one version number (from 2.1 to 3.1). In the process, it has acquired some substantial new...

Parallels 5 (build 9308)

When I last reviewed virtualization software in 2008, I found Parallels Desktop 4 for Mac effective, but saddled with a bit of bugginess and lacking some DirectX...

Fusion 3.0.1

When I reviewed the last version of VMWare's Fusion, which lets you run Windows on a Intel Mac, my only real complaints were its lack of OpenGL acceleration and...

Clear Just One Recent Items Category

The Recent Items entry in the Apple menu tracks recently-used applications, documents, and servers. At the bottom of the menu is an entry to clear all of your...

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What Features Will a Tablet Need Before You Buy One?

So Apple's apparently about to introduce something revolutionary--or at least, a new creation of some sort.

Navigating Column View Finder Windows in 10.6

One of the nice changes in OS X 10.6 is greatly enhanced keyboard navigation of column view windows in the Finder.

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Watch Small-res Movies at Native Size in Snow Leopard

One of the great disappointments in Snow Leopard, at least to me, is QuickTime X. While the under-the-hood technologies may be bleeding-edge and allow far better...

Recover Apparently-vanished Messages in Mail

Wednesday night, I tackled a project I've been putting off for, well, years: cleaning out my Mail archives. And by "archives," I really mean "messages stored in...

Intego Clarifies VirusBarrier X6 Renewal Pricing

Before I wrote about the new pricing model for Intego's VirusBarrier X6, I first contacted the company to make sure that I understood both the pricing and the...