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.

Apple Allows In-app Purchasing for Free App Store Apps

According to multiple sites, Apple has changed the rules regarding in-app purchases for App Store developers. Previously, in-app purchases were restricted to...

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Switch Between App Windows in Different Spaces

Here's a really simple Spaces tip that works in both OS X 10.5 and 10.6. As best as I can tell, this isn't documented anywhere in the help files. If you use...

Performance Update Fixes a Hard Drive Stalling Issue

If you've been feeling like your Mac's performance hasn't been up to par of late, you may be thinking that Apple's just-released Performance Update 1.0 will...

Inside Snow Leopard's Guest Account Data Loss Bug

Since Snow Leopard's release, a few users have reported a scary data loss incident related to using the Guest account. Basically, after upgrading to Snow Leopard...

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Create Mail Accounts Manually in Snow Leopard

When setting up new accounts in Mail, OS X 10.5 included a feature that would, if enabled via a checkbox, attempt to automatically set up the new account based...

Automatically Mute Sound Before Meetings

If your only Mac is a laptop, and you take it with you to meetings, classes, or other such activities, you're probably used to muting your machine before the...

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Gain More Control Over QuickTime X Playback Speeds

In OS X 10.5's QuickTime Player, it was easy to control how quickly you could fast-forward or rewind a playing movie. There were, in fact, two ways to do so...

Force Dictionary to Use One Window in Snow Leopard

One of the new "features" in Snow Leopard's Dictionary is that the built-in dictionary will open a new window for each word you define from either the Spotlight...

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Make It Even Easier to Add Media to ITunes

While the new Tunes 9 feature that automatically adds media to iTunes is pretty easy to use already--just drop an iTunes-compatible media folder on the...

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Six More Snow Leopard Tips

In this week's video, I delve into six more Snow Leopard tips that you may or may not be familiar with (some have been covered here in blog entries). Note that...

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Select Expose Windows by Name in Snow Leopard

As one who prefers the keyboard to the mouse, I'm always interested in changes to the Mac operating system that make the keyboard usable in more places. One such...

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See Selection Info in ITunes 9

Here's a quick iTunes 9 tip that may make your life easier if you burn a lot of CDs, or otherwise need to know the size of a selection in iTunes. In older...

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Control the Behavior of the Green Button in ITunes 9.0.1

The iTunes 9.0.1 update changed (again) the behavior of the green button in iTunes' window. Prior to iTunes 9, clicking this button would change the window into...

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The Real Genius of the Genius Bar

My wife and I recently purchased an iPod touch (8GB, second generation) primarily for our kids to use for games. After setting it up, however, I couldn't get any...

Associate Files to Applications in Snow Leopard

As I noted Wednesday, Snow Leopard changes the way applications and documents are associated. The original article has the details, but basically, documents will...

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