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.

Does Auto-expiring Security Software Make Sense?

The latest version of Intego's VirusBarrier adds new features, and revises the interface of the antivirus application for the Mac. But lost amid the news of...

Make 10.6's List Stacks Look Like Grid Stacks

If you use Stacks in Grid mode in OS X 10.6, and you've read this hint, then you know you navigate into (and out of) folders in Grid mode Stacks using the...

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Set Digital Camera Auto-import Options in Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard addressed a long-standing complaint for those of us with multiple digital cameras--we can finally set different preferences for different devices...

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SSDs and the MacBook Pro

In this week's video, I take you on a video follow-up to my article about adding an ExpressCard solid state drive to certain MacBook Pros.

LaunchCodes

As I wrote back in September, Snow Leopard changes the rules regarding how documents you create are opened--at least for certain file types. Although the...

Manage OS X's Downloaded File Warning System

When Apple shipped Mac OS X 10.5, one of the new features was a warning about opening downloaded files (this feature is also present in Mac OS X 10.6). The first...

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Don't Send Special Keys in 10.6's Screen Sharing

I use OS X's Screen Sharing a lot--with five Macs scattered about the house, it's often the easiest way to work on another machine. In Snow Leopard, Apple...

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Add ExpressCard Solid State Drive to Some MacBook Pros

While I appreciate that the Macs of today are leaps and bounds faster than their predecessors, that doesn't mean I'm always happy with the speed of my machines...

Disable Spell Checking in Stickies in 10.6

I use the Stickies application as a catch-all for weird stuff I know I want to keep, but I'm not quite sure where I want to keep it. Eventually, I find homes for...

Batch Conversion Saves Slow QuickTime Clips

Recently, I saw an advertisement for free high definiton (HD) video motion backgrounds (in full 1920x1080 HD resolution) from Footage Firm. After visiting the...

See Path to Messages in Snow Leopard's Mail

Here's a quick tip on a new feature in Mail in Snow Leopard: the proxy icon at the top of a message window now works as it does in Finder, TextEdit, and many...

Remove Unwanted Text Shadows in IWork Programs

If you use the iWork applications, or other programs that use their own font styling features and the system-wide Fonts panel, here's a little potential "gotcha"...

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Run Stats for IPhone

As someone who looks forward to exercise by not looking forward to it, I've always got an eye open for things to make my exercise sessions more interesting...

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