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Adam Engst No comments

Firefox 3 Bounds Forward

Firefox 3, the latest version of the Web's second most popular browser, looks like a significant upgrade, with features like bookmark tags and increased performance making Adam wonder if it deserves to be his default browser.

Jeff Carlson No comments

QuickTime 7.5 Addresses Security Concerns, iMovie and iDVD Updated

Apple has released QuickTime 7.5, which fixes a number of security issues, along with iMovie 7.1.2 and iDVD 7.0.2, which provide unspecified compatibility and bug fixes.

Adam Engst No comments

Mac OS X Snow Leopard to Focus on Performance, Not Features

Although most of what was discussed during the WWDC keynote revolved around the iPhone, Apple did let slip a few details about the next version of Mac OS X - code-named Snow Leopard. Don't start looking for new features, though, since Snow Leopard is instead aimed at being one fast cat.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

Back to My Mac Communicates Faults in 10.5.3

Although Apple doesn't mention anything about it in Mac OS X 10.5.3's release notes, Back to My Mac has been enhanced with the addition of troubleshooting messages that give hints to why the remote access service might not be working.

Adam Engst No comments

Tip: See Dictionary Definitions in Real Time

By pressing a couple of keys, you can run your mouse pointer around the screen and see dictionary definitions of each word you point at. Try it, or watch Adam's screencast demoing the feature.

Adam Engst No comments

Security Update 2008-003 / Mac OS X 10.5.3 Fix Flaws

Mac OS X 10.5.3 fixes numerous security vulnerabilities in Leopard, and Security Update 2008-003 addresses those and more for Tiger.

Adam Engst No comments

Mac OS X 10.5.3 Update Resolves Numerous Issues

If you've been suffering from wonky issues in Mac OS X 10.5.2, check out the just-released 10.5.3, which resolves all sorts of problems. Be prepared for a big download!

Matt Neuburg No comments

Psyching Out Time Machine

The continuing saga of one man's valiant efforts to take control of his backups.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

Back to My Mac Leads to Recovery of Stolen Mac

Curses, foiled by Back to My Mac, I say, twirling my moustaches! Two men are arrested for theft after a stolen laptop with Back to My Mac enabled the computer's owner to take pictures of the alleged burglars.

Mark H. Anbinder No comments

Latest iMacs Offer Faster CPUs and Nvidia Graphics Option

Apple has refreshed the consumer desktop iMac line with faster Intel Core 2 Duo processors and availability of a high-end Nvidia graphics card.

Adam Engst No comments

Take Control News: Find 200+ Tips in the Mac OS X Hints Superguide

In this ebook, Macworld's Rob Griffiths, editor of, presents a cornucopia of over 200 tips to help you maximize your mileage from Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. The book covers a wide range of topics and experience levels, from basic tips anyone can implement to power user tweaks employing Terminal, AppleScript, and Automator.

Adam Engst No comments

Apple Releases Various Firmware Updates

If you have a MacBook Air, or a recent MacBook, MacBook Pro, or iMac, Apple has a firmware update for you that supposedly improves stability. But that's all Apple's saying.

Rich Mogull No comments

Should Mac Users Run Antivirus Software?

Antivirus software may not be the answer for most Mac users, but some of you will need it, and all of you should follow these security precautions to reduce your chance of becoming infected by malicious software.

Adam Engst No comments

Take Control News: Updated Help for Switching to the Mac

Tired of helping the huddled masses switch from Windows to the Mac? Help is here in the form of a significantly updated "Take Control of Switching to the Mac," by Scott Knaster.

Angus Wong No comments

Bedding Down with a MacBook Air

The MacBook Air is the sleekest Mac yet, making it ideal for use in bed, but does it meet the needs of a mobile professional? Angus Wong isn't giving up his MacBook Pro just yet.