Mac OS X Tips & Tricks

Are you looking to get the most out of Mac OS X Leopard?  The following article houses all of the information you’re ever going to need to have the optimum productivity with your Mac OS X Leopard system.  Note that some of these tips were also tested on OS X Tiger, so even if you aren’t ready to make the move to Leopard (what’s stopping you?) you can still get the function you need with the space and energy saving techniques listed in this article. 1 – Organize Photos With Smart Albums Creating a Smart Album enables iPhoto to automatically create folders based on specific photo criteria such as rating, date, title or even more shutterbug-intensive stats like camera model or focal length. Simply click the Add button located in iPhoto’s bottom-left-corner, and click New Smart Album. 2 – Push…

How to Send Big Files Online

In the past, if you wanted to send large files to friends or colleagues, you had to upload them to FTP servers or hope that you made it under the file-size limitations of the recipient’s e-mail account. But with file-sharing applications such as DropSend (www.dropsend.com), you can send large files without fear of bounce-backs. DropSend will be familiar to anyone who’s sent an e-mail attachment. The service replicates the look and feel of your Inbox by including contacts, subject lines, and text areas, but one-ups most e-mail services by letting you attach files as large as 1GB. When recipients open the e-mail, they are presented with a URL form where they can download the file. The number of times you can send a file depends on whether you sign up for a Free, Basic ($5), Standard ($9), Pro ($19) or…

Increase Browser Speed

Are you interested in getting the most out of your browser? I don’t know anyone in this day and age who will actually sit there and wait patiently for their browser to get to the same speed as their Internet connection. There are a few tricks of the trade that anyone could benefit from! An important note about this article is that I was lucky enough to find these browser tips in the March 2008 issue of Laptop Mag, full credit and copyright goes to them of course. I’ve personally used these tips and I have to say that they worked out very well for me, even my own websites are loading faster. How To Speed Up Firefox For Beginners: Install the free Fasterfox extension (found here), which puts a little stopwatch in the lower right-hand corner of the browser…

89 PC Tips – Web

Over the course of the next couple of days, I’m going to post quite a few articles in relation to the 89 best PC tips. This will include everything from Audio, iTunes, Email, Productivity, Mac OS X Tips & Tricks, Security, Travel, Video, the Web and even Media in general! This is a very well thought out and well written list originally from Laptop Mag. I enjoyed reading this article so much that I decided it was worth re-publishing. All of the original copyrights are in place, the next series of articles, titled 89 best PC tips, are completely credited to LaptopMag! The following series of tips is in complete dedication to the Web. #1 – Get More Out of Google Google does a lot more than search: Type “two dollars in yen” and find out how much a Japanese…

89 PC Tips – Video & TV

Over the course of the next couple of days, I’m going to post quite a few articles in relation to the 89 best PC tips. This will include everything from Audio, iTunes, Email, Productivity, Mac OS X Tips & Tricks, Security, Travel, Video, the Web and even Media in general! This is a very well thought out and well written list originally from Laptop Mag. I enjoyed reading this article so much that I decided it was worth re-publishing. All of the original copyrights are in place, the next series of articles, titled 89 best PC tips, are completely credited to LaptopMag! The following series of tips is in complete dedication to Video & TV. #1 – Mix In Photos and Music Create a digital trail mix of your personal media with Pinnacle’s free and easy to use VideoSpin (free…

89 Best PC Tips – Travel

Over the course of the next couple of days, I’m going to post quite a few articles in relation to the 89 best PC tips. This will include everything from Audio, iTunes, Email, Productivity, Mac OS X Tips & Tricks, Security, Travel, Video, the Web and even Media in general! This is a very well thought out and well written list originally from Laptop Mag. I enjoyed reading this article so much that I decided it was worth re-publishing. All of the original copyrights are in place, the next series of articles, titled 89 best PC tips, are completely credited to LaptopMag! The following series of tips is in complete dedication to Travel. #1 – Turn your laptop into a navigator If you work out of your car and your laptop rarely leaves your side, skip the standalone navigator and…

89 Best PC Tips – Security

Over the course of the next couple of days, I’m going to post quite a few articles in relation to the 89 best PC tips. This will include everything from Audio, iTunes, Email, Productivity, Mac OS X Tips & Tricks, Security, Travel, Video, the Web and even Media in general! This is a very well thought out and well written list originally from Laptop Mag. I enjoyed reading this article so much that I decided it was worth re-publishing. All of the original copyrights are in place, the next series of articles, titled 89 best PC tips, are completely credited to LaptopMag! The following series of tips is in complete dedication to Security. #1 – Avoid Slowdowns To protect your data, you need not only an antivirus program, but also a firewall and an antispyware program. The overhead of this…

Productivity

Over the course of the next couple of days, I’m going to post quite a few articles in relation to the 89 best PC tips. This will include everything from Audio, iTunes, Email, Productivity, Mac OS X Tips & Tricks, Security, Travel, Video, the Web and even Media in general! This is a very well thought out and well written list originally from Laptop Mag. I enjoyed reading this article so much that I decided it was worth re-publishing. All of the original copyrights are in place, the next series of articles, titled 89 best PC tips, are completely credited to LaptopMag! The following series of tips is in complete dedication to Productivity. #1 – Translate words in Microsoft word. Parlez vous francais? Habla espanol? No? Well, Microsoft Office does. The U.S. version includes spelling and grammar checkers not only…

89 Best PC Tips – Photos

Over the course of the next couple of days, I’m going to post quite a few articles in relation to the 89 best PC tips. This will include everything from Audio, iTunes, Email, Productivity, Mac OS X Tips & Tricks, Security, Travel, Video, the Web and even Media in general! This is a very well thought out and well written list originally from Laptop Mag. I enjoyed reading this article so much that I decided it was worth re-publishing. All of the original copyrights are in place, the next series of articles, titled 89 best PC tips, are completely credited to LaptopMag! The following series of tips is in complete dedication to Photos. #1 – No-Download necessary Picture Editing What Gmail did for web-based e-mail, Picnik (free – www.picnik.com) does for online photo editing. You’ll never have to leave the…

PC Performance

Over the course of the next couple of days, I’m going to post quite a few articles in relation to the 89 best PC tips. This will include everything from Audio, iTunes, Email, Productivity, Mac OS X Tips & Tricks, Security, Travel, Video, the Web and even Media in general! This is a very well thought out and well written list originally from Laptop Mag. I enjoyed reading this article so much that I decided it was worth re-publishing. All of the original copyrights are in place, the next series of articles, titled 89 best PC tips, are completely credited to LaptopMag! The following series of tips is in complete dedication to Performance. #1 – Maximize Battery Life Sure, Vista’s Aero interface is pretty, but these sleek graphics take a quicker toll on your battery life than XP ever did….