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    Create quick Sticky notes

    The Stickies app built into Mac OS X isn’t for everyone, but its devotees – and I count myself among them – can’t live without it. Using the...

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    How to access Wikipedia in a blackout

    Numerous sites across the internet are going dark in protest of the SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) legislation currently before the House of Representatives,...

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    Change your Mac’s system voice

    Thanks to Siri on the iPhone 4S, people are quickly getting used to hearing gadgets talk. Your Mac can talk, too. For using your Mac everyday, there’s...

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    How to create a Gmail app on your Mac

    Fluid is an app from developer Todd Ditchendorf. It lets you turn web apps into Mac apps, by creating something called Site Specific Browsers –...

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    Partition your hard drive with data still on it

    Reader Kevin Riley has a splitting dilemma. He writes: I have a 1TB FireWire hard drive that is about a quarter full. I’d like to partition the...

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    How to sync iCloud with Windows Outlook

    Reader H. Thomas Staton is attempting to help a wayward relative. He writes: My son-in-law has a Windows PC and uses Outlook. He now has both an iPad...

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    Select and copy text in Quick Look previews

    Quick Look is a delightfully simple way to browse the contents of the files on your Mac without launching their parent apps. (Select a file, press...

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    Fixing a broken Automator workflow

    A reader who wishes to remain anonymous queries an Automator workflow that is seemingly broken under Lion. He writes: I’ve tried an Automator workflow...

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    Tip: Assign a different wallpaper to each desktop

    A feature I always wanted to see in Snow Leopard’s Spaces was the ability to assign different background pictures to each Space in order to make...

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    Fix Lion’s autocorrections permanently

    Sometimes, one person’s hint is another person’s incredibly obvious feature. In this case, I was the guy who needed a hint that – once it was...

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    Tapping into Lion

    One new feature I like in Lion is the Multi- Touch gesture to look a word up in the dictionary – three-finger double tap. However, I can’t seem...

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    Tip: Runaway process

    The Safari Web Content process – a new component of Safari 5.1 – can cause your CPU to work very hard. I’ve seen CPU percentage levels in Activity...

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    Five tips for the Tab key

    Pity the unassuming workhorse of the keyboard: The Tab key. Even the Shift key gets more respect. But just because it’s unpretentious, you shouldn’t...

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    Lengthen the life of your camera battery

    Have you ever missed a terrific photo opportunity because your camera’s battery ran out of juice? The following tips will help you extend your...

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    Add a Mickey Mouse timepiece to your dashboard

    Thanks to Dashboard’s web clipping feature, you can turn almost anything you see on a webpage into a widget. Hints reader Freethought realised...

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