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Mac memory management tips for the rest of us.


Web Browsers on the Mac | Switching to Safari 4

So, After a couple weeks of extremely slow Firefox usage I’m finally switching over to Safari 4.0.2.  Their newest update really is quick and the layout of the window is a little better than their beta, specifically how the tabs are below the address bar instead of above the address bar. And for all of […]
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Time to personalize – screensaver time

All you Mac users – go grab a screensaver! Or two… or forty. The screensaver “Strands” is my favorite: 40+ Eye-Catching Mac Screensavers
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Teaching Microsoft on a Mac

I was watching a session from MIX09 this morning titled “Deep Dive into Microsoft Silverlight Graphics.” The session was hosted by Seema Ramchandani and surprisingly (though, not too surprisingly) she was conducting the session from her 17″ MacBook Pro. She’s teaching the intricacies of a Microsoft product from the comfort of Mac. Wonderfully ironic! The […]
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Quick Tip: free up space in Mac OS X by removing printer drivers

If you’re looking to free up a little bit of space you can safely delete all of the printer drivers that come installed on your system by deleting all the folders in /Library/Printers.  Should free up about 3 GB of space.  Safe and effective.
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Mac Security: Lock your Mac without logging out

My new favorite way to lock my Mac: /System/Library/CoreServices/”Menu Extras”/User.menu/Contents/Resources/CGSession -suspend This is a simple command that can be run from Terminal.  You get a cool animation from your desktop to the lock screen, and you can’t get back in without the password.  If you want to learn how to use Automator and set it […]
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