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5 Ways to Improve the iPlayer

I wrote up a review on the BBC’s iPlayer a few days ago. I admit that I took a fairly negative standpoint, but didn’t provide any real suggestions for improvement. At this point I’d also like to point out that I admire the BBC for what they are attempting, the UK has been behind the […]

How to Scientifically Identify Content that’s Perfect for your Blog

Every day I seem to come across articles giving advice on finding content for bloggers. Finding inspiration, beating writers block, the usual. Some tips are obvious, some less so. They all seem to have a common theme though, go out there and find something that interests you and hope it also interests your readers. It’s […]

5 Hooks to Convert Non OSX Users

There are many reasons you may want to change operating system. Or, you’ve already made the change and you want to convince others. So beyond the techie stuff, and ignoring the oft repeated adverts and headline stats, what OSX features can you use to convert the non-believers, or as we’ll call them from now on, […]

5 Reasons to Turn on Debug in Safari

Not many people know that you can turn Safari into a powerhouse browser with a simple terminal command.  Use the following command to turn on the debug menu in Safari: defaults write com.apple.Safari IncludeDebugMenu 1 With this on (run the same command but swap the 1 for a 0 to turn it back off), and […]

5 Simple WiFi security tips

It seems as if nearly every home and business has a Wi-Fi connection these days, in fact, I can see seven at the moment from inside my house. But as Wi-Fi goes more and more mainstream, it is reaching people who may not be best equipped to set it up securely. So, in an attempt to […]

5 Quicksilver everyday tips

For most Mac uses, Quicksilver is an app that gets used heavily every day. So, in a follow up to my post on why Quicksilver is awesome, I thought I’d bring you five every day Quicksilver tips. Quick little tidbits of information that can help you every day.

5 Things you may not have noticed about Leopard

I’m sure most of you who are reading this right now have already scoured the keynote coverage from earlier today, trying to seek out every last morsel of information. Well, so have I! Strangely, the real source of information wasn’t on stage, but rather on the apple site. Out of the 300+ new Leopard features […]

5 Things you need to know about the FireFox 3 Alpha Build 5

First, a disclaimer. I’m running FireFox version 3.0 Alpha version 5 on an Intel Mac OSX. Your mileage may vary. Right, on to the interesting stuff. I’ve been playing with FireFox version 3.0 Alpha build 5, for a while and just wanted to let you all in on the Alpha experience. The fifth Alpha build […]

5 Ways to get the most out of Spotlight

I remember when Spotlight was a major selling point of OSX. This ability search your entire computer and have the results before you’ve finished typing was very impressive. This ease of use belies the power that lies within Spotlight, it really is a Google for your desktop (as opposed to Google Desktop, which is a […]

5 Top Point and Shoot Photography tips

Not all of us want, need or can afford a fancy Digital SLR camera, yet it seems many of the photography tips and sites on the internet concentrate on having such equipment. Personally, I like to take photographs but glaze over whenever someone starts talking about the technical bits. With that in mind, I’ve put […]

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