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Macworld is running a seriously sweet two-page collection of 20 tips - most, if not all, of which I haven't seen anywhere else yet. head over to Tiger Secrets: System Settings to learn such gems as how to get the System Preferences' toolbar back, customize Tiger's PDF print services, network with fi...

September 3rd 2005 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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One of my regular online haunts is Resexcellence. They've got a huge library of appearance themes for Mac OS X. While I enjoy looking at them, I've never installed any. I imagine that it's fun and satisfying to use a theme you've designed yourself, or simply one that agrees with your own aesthetic s...

September 1st 2005 at 2:15pm 0 Comments
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John Gruber of Daring Fireball fame was interviewed over at GUIdebook and it's an interesting read that you should take a look at if you ever find yourself thinking about the way Apple's GUI (graphical user interface) looks and functions. In the interview, there is much discussion about what GU...

August 18th 2005 at 8:15pm 0 Comments
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Check out this announcement over at the Skype forums: "Skype API for Mac has currently Cocoa, Carbon and AppleScript interfaces. Cocoa and Carbon interfaces are implemented in Skype.framework. The recommended way to use the Skype framework is to include it in your application as an embedded fra...

August 12th 2005 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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One of our recurring points of discussion here at TUAW seems to revolve around the age old question: If not M$ Office, then what?. Well, Matthew Russell over at MacDevCenter has put together a pretty good answer to that question with What Is NeoOffice/J (and Can It Replace MS Office): "NeoOffice/J i...

August 12th 2005 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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So, everyone is posting about OS X running on x86. Wired picked it up today. Our sibling blogs Engadget and DownloadSquad both beat Wired to the punch on it. It's even getting a lot of attention on digg. So, why hasn't TUAW posted about it yet? Well, I think we TUAWers are all suffering f...

August 12th 2005 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Whenever a new operating system comes out of the factory gates at Apple I am very excited. I can't sleep until I have installed it and fiddled with it for a few hours. However, all of that is meaningless until I know how one of Apple's famous Switchers feels about the OS.Luckily Jeremiah Cohick has...

May 30th 2005 at 12:32pm 0 Comments
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Laurie informed us a few days ago that Apple updated the DVD player in Tiger to 4.6 and made it available for download, however what about us Software Update junkies? Where was the love?Worry no more, folks. DVD Player 4.6 is playing in a Software Update near you (see what I did there?).Laurie liste...

May 17th 2005 at 9:05pm 0 Comments
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Well then, you have the makings for a very cool digital photo frame. Thomas Ricker, over at Engadget, posts the details about a fellow who had a spare G3 and a cheap monitor and combined the two (with a dollop of the photo screensaver in OS X) to create his very own digital photo frame.Cribs here he...

May 17th 2005 at 10:36am 0 Comments
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What is in this update? Apple has this to say:"The 10.4.1 Update delivers overall improved reliability for Mac OS X v10.4 and is recommended for all users. It includes improvements for:file sharing using AFP and SMB/CIFS network file servicesusing DHCP in wireless networksuser login when access...

May 16th 2005 at 8:33pm 0 Comments
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On his site, Dave Taylor has just posted an article that he originally wrote for LinuxWorld Magazine, Ubuntu Linux, Yellowdog Linux and Mac OS X, all on one PowerBook?. For any TUAW readers out there who have ever thought about installing another OS alongside OS X on your machine, for tinkering and...

May 15th 2005 at 1:07pm 0 Comments
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Have you ever wanted to have your Mac convert a document / news story into an audio file so that you can listen to it on your iPod, but didn't want to spend the money on a high cost program to do it?  Well, it just so happens that OS X has a very powerful text to speech engine that is eas...

April 27th 2005 at 1:00pm 0 Comments