I find the hourly backups performed by Time Machine to be a bit excessive for my needs, and wish the Time Machine preferences offered more flexibility. My backup device is a high-capacity hard drive attached to a first-generation AirPort Extreme (802.11n), and I don’t like to ask the drive to spin up on the hour, […]

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The MacBook Air and newest MacBook Pros include MultiTouch-capable trackpads that let you rotate, resize, and gesture your way through many common tasks. For instance, you can increase and decrease font size in Safari by making a pinching gesture with two fingers on the trackpad. You can use three fingers swiped left or right to […]

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Image courtesy dvice.com The Mac vs. PC debate: it seems like a competition as old as time… (can you remember what life was like before computers??) Buying a computer isn’t always easy, and while improved cross-platform compatibility (read: Mac and PC files playing nicely) is a great feature to have in a computer these days, […]

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The Remote Disk function of MacBook Air works quite well, but not all of us have the external SuperDrive, nor another computer with optical drive and 802.11n, so the function might not be terrifically fast for you. Whenever I buy a new computer, the first thing I do is create disk images of the restore […]

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Recently with the help of David Boyd, I have figured out how to not only download custom Leopard docks but also create my own dock graphics. The day after the big release of Leopard in the Burlington store we noticed something funny with the 20in iMac. The dock wasn’t the traditional silver color, but was […]

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In the ever present quest for Mac knowledge, many Small Dog customers have been looking to books, classes and even Small Dog consultants for help. Thanks to a very informative customer by the name of Jeff Marcotte, we have discovered yet another fantastic way to further your Mac knowledge. It comes in the form of […]

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You’ve asked for it… back by popular demand are the keyboard shortcuts for OS X! We get tons and tons of requests for our OS X shortcut card. I thought I’d post the shortcuts here, so that you can bookmark this page, copy and paste them into a new document or print them out for […]

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