Quick Tip: Type Unicode Characters Quickly

There are some Unicode characters which are useful (and fun) to be able to type. However, while some of them are readily accessible using the keyboard, most are hidden away in the Character Viewer. Here's how to use actual Unicode codes to type these special symbols.…

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Quick Tip: The Proxy Icon

The proxy icon, the small icon in a program's title bar, can perform a few handy tricks. There are many applications that use proxy icons, both Apple and third-party, such as TextEdit, Preview and Photoshop.…

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Quick Tip: ? Menu Shortcuts

Every one of us makes a trip to the Apple menu almost every day. Even though it probably doesn’t seem like much of a chore, learning a few shortcuts can't hurt and will save precious seconds every time you use this menu.…

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Quick Tip: Unresponsive Data Networks

Sometimes, the cellular data network just doesn’t want to play ball with your iPhone. It may not be immediately apparent, but you'll find out when you try to load a page in Safari, for instance, and the progress bar will get stuck in one place.…

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14 Free iTunes Visualizers

Apple’s iTunes application is perhaps the most popular app ever installed on the Mac. It’s also one of the least flexible in terms of customization. There’s little you can do to “make it your own,” so to speak. However, all is not lost for habitual tweakers like myself; the iTunes Visualizer can satisfy your need to not leave well-enough alone. I've put together a list of 14 cool (and free) Visualizers to get your started with your collection.…

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Quick Tips: iWork ’09

Having used Microsoft Office for many years, despite my utter distain for them, nobody was happier than me when Apple launched the iWork applications. For my light office application needs, Pages, Keynote and Numbers are just perfect. Here are a few tips I use to make my time in the iWork apps a little easier.…

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