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Easy visualization with Daisy Disk

Daisy Disk is the perfect example of one of those tools that should be built right into OS X. It's the latest in disk visualization utilities -- software that scans your hard drive and lets you know which files are being hard drive hogs (in my ca...

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Ask TUAW: Taming unruly windows, updating OS X, booting from an SD card, and more.

We're back with another edition of Ask TUAW. This time around we've answering questions about how to resize windows too big for the screen, "compulsive" updating, booting from an SD card, Open GL in Snow Leopard, and more. As always, your suggestion...

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Make your display's gamma in Leopard match Snow Leopard

John Gruber mentioned in a recent post about Apple's Snow Leopard list of Enhancements and Refinements that one of the small adjustments to Snow Leopard will be that the default gamma on displays will switch from the typical 1.8 value to 2.2, which i...

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Terminal Tips: Rebuild your Launch Services database to clean up the Open With menu

Problem: Some piece (or pieces) of rogue software have cluttered up your Open With contextual menu, which you can see by right-clicking or control-clicking any document in the Finder. This problem seems to be most prevalent with virtual machines th...

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Is the Mac OS X 10.5.7 update causing you grief?

Against my better judgment, I always download and install Mac OS X updates immediately. That has never caused an issue with any of my Macs until now. Since I installed 10.5.7 literally minutes after hearing about its release, I have been experiencing...

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Keep track of your dogcow with Clarus

We've talked about pet management software before on TUAW. It's software that allows you to keep track of important information about your companion animals, including when the next vet appointment is, what medications they're taking, names and addre...

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OS X 10.5.7: The hidden fixes

I really didn't have any complaints about the latest Mac OS update. It went smoothly on 3 Macs, and I didn't hear any complaints from friends or associates. While many people moan about things that didn't get fixed, I'm somewhat concerned about the ...

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Mac 101: Supersize your icon views

Welcome back to Mac 101, our occasional series of tips for new and novice Mac users. Over the past 25 years, icons may have become ubiquitous almost to the point of fading into the visual background; still, the little pictures that began in 32x32 ...

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New Safari beta update

Gee, quite a day for Apple software updates. Apple has put out an update to Safari beta 4, and the Leopard version requires OS X 10.5.7 which was just released today. There is also a version for Tiger that requires OS X 10.4.11 and security update 20...

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Ask TUAW: tracking your iTunes purchases, quitting processes, doing a clean OSX install and more

Once again, it's time for another edition of Ask TUAW: the place where we try to answer all of your Mac and Apple-related questions. This week we're taking questions about tracking your total iTunes purchases, forcing processes to quit, doing a clean...

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Reports: Mac OS 10.5.7 release imminent

Update: EA has noted that The Sims 3, due in June, will require Mac OS 10.5.7. At least we know it will be by then. Several outlets are reporting today that Mac OS 10.5.7 is due to drop any time now. Build 9J47 was released on Friday, less than a wee...

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Contactizer 3.7 adds Dayboard, other enhancements

Contactizer, the personal information management application from Objective Decision, LLC, has been updated to version 3.7. The update, which applies to both the Pro and Express versions of Contactizer, includes over 20 new features. One of the mo...

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Foxmarks brings free bookmarks syncing to Safari

Foxmarks, the popular bookmark syncing service for Firefox, has now come to Safari. The service is designed to make it easy to keep your browser bookmarks synced when using different computers, by linking each browser to your own online repository. ...

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Ask TUAW: Removing printer drivers, renaming partitions, running your Mac with the lid closed and more

Once again, it's time for another edition of Ask TUAW, where we try to answer all your Mac and Apple-related questions. This week we're taking questions about keeping your Mac laptop running with the lid closed, removing unwanted printer drivers, ren...

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First Look: LogMeIn Ignition

This post is a first for me in that I'm typing (or tapping) it in on an iPhone using our Blogsmith CMS. No, there's not a Blogsmith iPhone app that I'm aware of, and I'm not using Safari on the iPhone to pull up our web portal. Instead, I'm controlli...

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MacMods of the Year for 2008 announced

MacMod.com has announced their honorees for the best mods on Macs that they saw last year, and you can see all of the hacks and mods over at their site right now. Most of the mods are case modifications, like the very slick iPhone custom, and the "...

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