Dan MillerEditor, Macworld

Dan is Editor of Macworld.

Alfred 0.8

Alfred may not be as powerful as Launchbar, Butler, or Quicksilver. But it makes up for it with a clean interface, straightforward configuration, and effective results.

View Web-page source in external editor

It’s nice to know that OS X Hints editor emeritus Rob Griffiths still visits the site, as evidenced by his posting of this nifty hint for Firefox users.

CES: VoxOx updates do-it-all communications app

VoxOx can manage e-mail, chat, social networking, phone, and fax communications; now it can do all that in a single window.

Find photos that Image Capture lost

Photos that have been deleted from your camera after a failed import can be found in a hidden folder.

Hazel 2.3

OS X's Folder Actions are a nice idea, but not always so great in execution. Hazel takes the same concept, of automatically applying actions to items in folders, and makes it both simpler to set up and more powerful.

Holiday playlists: Blue Christmas

Sometimes all that cheer and sentimentality can get tiring on the ears. To mix things up, try throwing in a few of these.

Create local hyperlinks in Numbers

One thing that Excel can do that Numbers can't: Insert hyperlinks from spreadsheets to local files. But one Hints reader found a work-around.

Holiday wish list: Dan Miller


Executive Editor Dan Miller would love to upgrade pretty much everything. Here's what's on his wish-list this year.

Office 2011: Word FAQ

We asked you to send us your questions about Word 2011, and boy did you ever. Here are the answers we've been able to glean from our own research and queries to Microsoft.

Stop iTunes after this song

Want iTunes to stop playback after the current song is done? Here's a script that'll do it.

Update Mail bundles yourself

Whenever Apple updates Mail, users howl because their Mail add-ins break. Here's how to fix those add-ins so they work with the new version.

Office 2011: Excel FAQ

We asked you what you wanted to know about Excel 2011. Here are the answers.

Key hole

Panda Security releases Mac app

One security company says it's only a matter of time before the Mac becomes a juicy target for hackers. And it has a product to sell you that'll keep you safe if and when that happens.

Apple updates MacBook Air line

Apple updates the 13-inch Air, adds a new 11-inch model, and gets rid of the hard drives on both.

iSkin Duo

Can an iPad shell be cool? This one can.