Several people have recently inquired about browsing the web without leaving evidence of the sites they’ve visited. Are more people suddenly afraid they’ll be caught peeking at naughty websites? Well, maybe, but the recent surge in anonymous web-browsing has more to do with the fact that people are trying to hide their online holiday shopping […]

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Here’s a simple Mac Treat that will make you look like you’re a power user. You know that standard image you see when you boot up your Mac? Well, you can change it—no Terminal commands involved—whether you want it to suit your personality, identify your machine or just because you’re bored. 10.5 Leopard and 10.6 […]

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I love me some Time Machine. It’s the easiest way for the average Mac user to reliably back up their computer. Since it’s the easiest backup method, it’s also the most likely method to be used, which is a good thing. Apple writes: “Time Machine automatically makes incremental backups every hour, every day, copying just […]

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There are several easy-to-use solutions for emailing very large files (files that are larger than 20MB.) Dropbox and YouSendIt are among the most popular solutions. However Apple’s MobileMe service has an excellent, easy-to-use service for uploading and emailing large files. If you already use MobileMe (or are considering using it) I recommend giving this a […]

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In the spirit of all addicts in recovery, “My name is Ed and I am a serial demo software downloader.” I can’t help it. When I hear of a promising or interesting new application for my Mac, I rush online and download it. In the past week alone, I have downloaded demo versions of iStopMotion, […]

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This is our 100th Mac Treat. It took us slightly over two years to reach this milestone. Mac OS X has thousands of features—many that aren’t obvious to new and even experienced Mac users. We started posting short Mac Treats to reveal and explain these features, as well as to promote best Mac practices. We […]

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Did you know that it’s possible to burn to one CD or DVD multiple times? The trick is to use the “Leave Disk Appendable” option in Disk Utility, located in the Utilities folder on every Mac. First step is to create a folder and fill it with the stuff you want to burn. From there, […]

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True story: a few years ago, a school had purchased fifty brand-new iMacs with the LCD display on the swivel neck. Soon after they were set up in the computer lab, a well-intentioned but misinformed maintenance person used a strong ammonia-based cleaning product on them. Unfortunately, this permanently marred the displays with an opaque, cloudy […]

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