Many of us at SDE have installed the 10.5.2 update, with no problems reported. Indeed, people are reporting that their machines seem snappier. Beyond plenty of bug patches, there are also a number of nice additions to the update. 10.5.2 users now have have control over translucency in the menu bar, more options for viewing […]

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By Jimmy Brancaccio (Jimmy@smalldog.com) Wow, another week with tons of questions. Please check out the blog because it’s possible your question was answered there. Use the search function because the web page only displays some of the articles on the front page. QUESTION: I have a Powerbook G4 which I bought more than two years […]

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Trash was one of the Mac’s original killer apps. Here are a few tips to help you get more out of – and into – your Mac’s Trash. First, there are three primary ways to move files and folders from the Finder into the Trash. 1. The most common method is to simply drag the […]

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I really enjoy how easy Tiger and Leopard makes setting up RAIDs. A RAID is essentially a collection of hard drives connected together. There are multiple RAID types but I generally stick with the mirror RAID type as it works well for my purposes. To the point, one of the two drives in my mirror […]

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This past weekend my buddy purchased some software (Connect360) to let his Mac share music, movies and photos to his Xbox 360. Unfortunately he couldn’t get it to work and I had no idea what was going on in his computer. I attempted to troubleshoot the issue but without being able to see what was […]

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Uploaded with Skitch! If you host a podcast or have a large photo gallery, keeping an eye on how much bandwidth you use is probably going to be important. Bandwidth is just how much data you transfer from your .Mac account. For example, when someone views photos you’ve uploaded to your .Mac account, a part […]

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If you have 2-3 Macs with Apple Remotes in your house, then this is a great tip for you. When you go to start up Front Row you might be turning it on for all the Macs that are close by. This can get to be pretty annoying for anyone who’s trying to get some […]

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iLife does a great job of managing the digital elements of my life. I primarily use iPhoto, iWeb and iTunes, but I’ll occasionally jump into iMovie and iDVD to bring life to and to share my creations. I put a lot of faith into these applications as I entrust them with my art and to […]

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One of the great features of the iPod touch 8GB and 16GB models is the product’s ability to connect to an available and authorized wi-fi internet connection. This is great for Safari browsing and YouTubing, but it also makes it easy to buy music via the built-in iTunes Store. Talk about instant gratification—with only a […]

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