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Kirk McElhearn is a Senior Contributor to Macworld, an occasional contributor to TidBITS, and writes about more than just Macs on his blog Kirkville. Follow him on Twitter at @mcelhearn. Kirk's latest book is Take Control of iTunes 10: The FAQ. (September 2010)

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Disinfect Your Keyboard

Keyboards, particularly those shared by multiple people, harbor huge quantities of bacteria. If you want to reduce the chances of picking up your co-worker's cold, you can disinfect your keyboard with disinfecting wipes. To avoid damage to the keyboard, be sure to:

  • Unplug the keyboard before disinfecting it.
  • Squeeze out any excess liquids from the cloth to avoid liquid dripping into the keyboard.
  • Don't let any liquid from the wipe sit for long periods of time on the keyboard.
  • Don't scrub the keyboard, just lightly wipe down. Rubbing too hard leaves behind more lint.
  • Avoid cleansing cloths that contain bleach.

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Vox 2.0: A Minimalist Music Player that Needs Work

Going In Depth on Mountain Lion’s Notifications

Take a Memo: Ten Tips for Successful Voice Dictation

Free Disrupts Telecom Market in France

Syncing iOS Devices Wirelessly with iTunes 10.5 and iCloud

Video Viewing in Lion Freezes New iMacs

iTunes 10.3 Offers Automatic Downloads and Access to Purchases

iTunes 10.2: More Than Just iPad 2 and iOS 4.3 Support

Is iTunes Bloated?

Amazon Extends Kindle Beyond United States

Apple, iTunes and France: The Reality

Spinning Around with the ShuttleXpress

A Mac User's Guide to the Unix Command Line, Part 3

Heard Any Good Books Lately?

Crosswords Online: Cruciverbalizing on the Web

Getting Inspired by Inspiration 7

A Mac User's Guide to the Unix Command Line, Part 2

A Mac User's Guide to the Unix Command Line, Part 1

Unleashing the Power of the PowerMate

Two Books on Mac OS X

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