OS X Quick Tip: Get .Mac for $79.99

Why pay $99.99 for .Mac when you don’t have to? A reader tipped me off to this a few weeks ago, and I have foolishly forgotten who (sorry about that)…but if you purchase Apple’s .Mac service from Amazon, instead of Apple, you get for the discounted price of $79.99. That’s $20 bucks off! With all Read more…

OS X Quick Tip: ZOOM in and out of OS X

One cool OS X tip that not everyone seems to be aware of is its zooming capabilities. You can actually zoom into your screen in the same way you can zoom into documents in Photoshop or any Word Processor. There are two different ways to do it. If you’re using a Macbook or Macbook Pro Read more…

New Leopard Build features some Visual Changes

LoopRumors has a look at some new cosmetic changes to Leopard that were revealed in the latest build that has been seeded to developers. There is a new separator in the Dock that I like… And the System Preferences Icon has been updated to match the iPhone Settings icon… For more, take a look at Read more…

OS X Quick Tip: Copy and Paste File Names

If you click on an Application and press Command+C you typically copy the entire App. If you’re just trying to email the name of an Application or add the name to a Document, it’s not going to work becuase the entire Application is going to get copied to that locatioin….but, there is a way to Read more…

OS X Quick Tip: High Quality Skype Video Calls

If you make video calls with Skype on your Mac, you know that the video, by default, is pretty low quality. You can fix this, however, pretty easily. First make sure you have Skype version 2.5.0.85 or newer. Make sure you don’t have Skype open, then navigate to “~/Library/Application Support/Skype/yourskypename/” Find the file called config.xml. Read more…

OS X Quick Tip: Quickly Change your Desktop Image w/ Safari 3

You can change your Desktop background image in a variety of ways…most of which require you to launch your System Preferences an use the Desktop Preferences panel, but – with Safari 3 – there is a much quicker way to do this. Simply take any image that you want to use for your Desktop Image, Read more…

OS X Quick Tip: Advanced PDF Options

It’s very easy to save to PDF in OSX, but did you know there are advanced options that allow you to encrypt, compress, and even save the PDF as a Post Script file? Just open any program that allows you to Print, and select File>Print. In the lower third of the Print window you will Read more…

OS X Quick Tip: Clean up your Dock using Folders

Your Dock can get out of hand quick. Sure you started out innocently enough, but then all of the sudden you had 25 Apps in there, and you only use a few of them with any regularity. There is a quick and easy way to clean this up, however….in fact, there are two ways. The Read more…

OS X Quick Tip: Secret Screen Capture Clipboard Copy Trick

Ok, you probably already know how to capture and image of your screen with your Mac. It’s Command-Shift-3. That will leave an image on your desktop, you can even hit Command-Shift-4, and get a little crosshair to select only a portion of your screen and do the same thing. BUT…if you’re like me, and you’re Read more…

OSX Quick Tip: Create Multipage PDFs in a Snap with Preview

UPDATE: This is a Leopard Only Tip. Sorry about that. Creating a multipage PDF document can be a pain in a program like Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop or Lineform. It almost always requires some kind of work around, but there is a much simpler way to create multipage PDF documents on your Mac. Simply open Preview, Read more…