Normally, when you use the volume and brightness keys on your keyboard to adjust those output levels, your adjustments are made in whole steps on a scale of 1 to 10. But there's a keyboard shortcut that lets you adjust them more finely--and that keyboard shortcut has returned in OS X 10.7.4.
Need a program icon or an image from a template? You can easily access all of an application's graphical elements with this hint.
The iTunes Guy answers questions about video and iTunes.
If you plan to dictate often and want a comfortable, flexible solution, and, especially, don’t want to wear a headset, the SpeechWare USB 6-in-1 TableMike is the best choice out there.
Stop animated GIFs, take advantage of Safari's downloads pop-up, and shrink Google Chrome.
When you launch Downloads, you'll see all the items in your Mac's Downloads folder, whether they are at the top level, or buried deep inside folders. This handy app keeps all of your downloaded items neat and organized.
The iTunes Guy answers questions about smart playlists.
Wish there was a simpler way to print documents, create archives, or add spotlight comments to project files? Kirk McElhearn shows you how to make automating your Mac as simple as putting a file in a folder with these three great Folder Actions.
You can tweak Mail so the badge on its Dock icon displays the count of only those messages you really care about.
Use OS X's Folder Actions feature to automatically get an alert when files are added to a specific folder, change the Finder labels when you put them in a folder, or unzip archives. Here’s how Folder Actions work, and how you can use them to save time.
In this installment of our Three-Minute Tech series, Kirk McElhearn shows how noise-canceling headphones work.
If you scroll to the end of a page or document in many apps in OS X Lion, there's a brief bouncing effect. If you'd like to get rid of that bounce, it's just a Terminal command away.
The iTunes Guy answers questions about metadata, sorting, and sharing.
Here’s a quick look at the types of audio compression used and how they work.
There are plenty of ways to share photos you take with your iPhone with your Mac, but none of them are especially quick or convenient. But here's a clever way to do it.