1. Help
    August 30th, 2013 by Christopher Breen
    How to tweak settings on your webcam

    Here’s the setup: you’ve purchased an HD webcam, either because your Mac doesn’t have a camera or you’re not satisfied with the camera built...

  2. Help
    May 15th, 2013 by Kirk McElhearn
    Five overlooked OS X system tweaks

    If you like to find new ways to tweak OS X, you sometimes need to look in unexpected places. For example, the Accessibility pane of System Preferences...

  3. News
    February 6th, 2012 by Dan Moren
    Apple tweaks Snow Leopard security update

    Suffering from bizarre errors related to the latest Snow Leopard security update? Apple’s already on top of things. Last week, the company released...

  4. Help
    January 19th, 2012 by Lex Friedman
    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,...

  5. Blogs
    December 9th, 2011 by Lex Friedman
    Features in Siri we want to see

    Upon first blush, Siri, the virtual assistant built into the iPhone 4S, is certainly impressive. You speak naturally, and Siri figures out what you’re...

  6. Help
    Five System Preference tweaks everyone should know

    Mac OS X’s System Preferences program is the one-stop shop for customizing many aspects of your operating system. Open System Preferences by choosing...

  7. Help
    Use mouseover highlights in Snow Leopard’s Stacks

    One of the more-popular Dock modification hints in OS X 10.5 enabled a Stack target highlight on mouseover. With that hint in place in 10.5, when...

  8. Reviews
    Mac Gems: Safari and iTunes Tweakers

    Apple’s latest versions of Safari and iTunes (4 Beta and 8.1, respectively) offer many new features, but some folks are nostalgic for The Way...

  9. Help
    More hidden preferences for Safari 4 Beta

    Shortly after the release of the Safari 4 beta, I (and apparently thousands of others across the net) extracted the text strings from the binary,...

  10. Help
    Set some missing iTunes 8 preferences

    As noted in my recent iTunes First Look, iTunes 8 contains a number of new features, as well as some interface changes. Each of these preferences...

  11. Help
    Bugs & Fixes: Dealing with CPU overloads, part one

    Your hard drive begins to chatter at a level that could compete with roomful of agitated chimpanzees. Technically, it’s called “excessive disk...

  12. Help
    How to find hidden preference settings

    While relatively simple, the Terminal commands to control 'hidden' preferences aren’t documented anywhere, so I’m often asked “just how do...

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