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Safari 5 has been unleashed

Jun 8, 2010 - 4 Comments

In the midst of all the exciting news about iPhone OS iOS 4 and the new iPhone 4, Apple snuck in yet another bit of innovation in the release of Safari 5. With little surprise, the most advertised of new features are enhancements to the rendering of HTML 5. Of the HTML 5 improvements, full … Read More

Configuring Xcode to use Subversion

Jun 3, 2010 - 2 Comments
Connecting to the Repository Using svnserve

Whether you are a new Apple developer or an experienced Cocoa engineer with roots in NeXTStep, you will understand the need to back up your hard work. Integrating Xcode with subversion not only allows you to back up your code, but it also enables you to keep a history of changes that you can revert … Read More

Shrink Illustrator PDF File Sizes with ShrinkIt

Apr 29, 2010 - Leave a Comment
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ShrinkIt is a handy little app that greatly reduces the file size of Illustrator generated PDF’s. Created as an internal tool, the developers over at Panic realized that PDF files saved from Adobe Illustrator were loaded with loads of extra nonsense metadata, even patterns, preview bitmaps, swatches, creating enormous PDF file sizes when they should … Read More

Change Font Smoothing Settings in Mac OS X

Feb 18, 2010 - 6 Comments
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Mac OS X 10.6 simplified the font smoothing (anti-aliasing) for Mac OS X and all apps within it, but for some the change is unwelcome. If you feel like your screen looks different, it probably does, and the change can be very profound on certain LCD displays. Using the Terminal we can adjust the font … Read More

Change the Mac Login Screen Background in Snow Leopard

Jan 25, 2010 - 8 Comments
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You can change the Mac OS X login screen background picture using a few different methods. We have covered this tip before but it was based around a few Terminal commands that might not be easy to follow for the average Mac user without command line experience. With that in mind, here are ways to … Read More

Get a free copy of Mac OS X Server for evaluation

Jan 22, 2010 - 2 Comments
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Mac OS X Server is infinitely better equipped, more stable, and just generally more pleasant than any of Windows offerings (yes I am biased, but it’s true), if you’re needing a server I highly recommend checking out Apple’s offering. Instead of shelling out the $499 for a copy though, you can get a free evaluation … Read More

Change the Dock item click-and-hold behavior in Snow Leopard

Jan 13, 2010 - 6 Comments
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Snow Leopard changed the way the Dock behaves when a Dock item has been clicked on and held down, since 10.6 it launches Expose for that specific application. You may recall how Leopard handled the click-and-hold though, which was to launch the contextual menu (the same one you get when you right-click in 10.6). Using … Read More

Change the Login Background Wallpaper on Mac OS X Leopard & Snow Leopard

Dec 19, 2009 - 11 Comments
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If you want to change the wallpaper that sits in the background of your Mac’s login screen in OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard, from the Finder hit Command+Shift+G to open the ‘Go to Folder’ screen. Type /System/Library/CoreServices/ and click ‘Go’:

Option-Click the Airport Menu for Extra Wireless Info

Nov 24, 2009 - 5 Comments
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If you Option-Click the Airport Menu you can get extended information about the wireless network you are connected to (and the ones you’re not as well), including Channel information, MAC address of the access point, signal strength, and the transmission rate. This is Snow Leopard only, if you haven’t upgraded to Snow Leopard yet and … Read More

Resize Partitions in Mac OS X with Disk Utility

Nov 20, 2009 - 23 Comments
Resize Partition in Mac OS X with Disk Utility

You can easily resize any disk partition in Mac OS X using the included Disk Utility app, located in /Applications/Utilities, and you can even resize a mounted volume. In fact, you can grow or shrink HFS+ (Mac OS X) Partitions on the fly, with the resizing done live regardless of whether the drive is internal … Read More

Drag Songs from iTunes to iChat to Easily Share Music with Friends

Nov 14, 2009 - Leave a Comment

Listening to a great song that you think everyone should hear? You can easily share music with your friends thanks to iChat and iTunes, just drag a song from iTunes into an iChat window and off it goes! This may be Snow Leopard and iTunes 9 only, I don’t recall this feature working in Leopard.

Right-click Dock App icons for extra launching features right from the Dock!

Nov 11, 2009 - 3 Comments
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This works in many versions of Mac OS X I’m pretty sure this only works in Snow Leopard, you can right-click/control-click on many App icons in the Dock to do things like: * Create a New Window in Safari * Create a New TextEdit Document * Launch a New Remote Connection in Terminal * Shuffle … Read More

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