VMware Fusion3 brings better overall performance and a number of major new features to the virtualization app. Fusion now supports "Aero" 3D effects in Windows 7 and Vista, improves 3D graphics performance, and includes full Snow Leopard support.
Data detectors in Mail in 10.5 and 10.6 can help you create new contacts and events from dates, addresses, and phone numbers. Learn how to automatically associate notes with these new entries.
In Snow Leopard, you can use the Recent Items menu to help you quickly find where you saved a recently-used document (or application).
Snow Leopard removed a useful 'download only' option from Software Update. Learn two ways to replace that lost functionality.
Use Terminal to see which processes are using your Internet connection
Apple is now allowing developers of free App Store programs to include in-app purchasing. This should mean the end of two versions of programs—a free “lite” version and the paid-for full program—as developers can activate additional features with in-app purchasing.
Learn another method of switching between application windows for one program, when those windows are open in multiple Spaces
Performance Update 1.0, released Wednesday, fixes a problem with hard drives stalling in 2009 and late 2008 Macs.
Learn about a rare but possibly painful data loss bug involving Snow Leopard and Guest accounts.
Learn how to bypass Snow Leopard's automatic Mail account setup feature.
Use a couple of very simple AppleScripts and iCal to mute your laptop before (and unmute it after) you head to meetings, lectures, or other scheduled events.
Learn how to use more than just three (2x, 4x, 8x) playback speeds in QuickTime Player X.
In Snow Leopard, the Dictionary app opens a new window every time you look up a word in Spotlight or via the Services menu. This hint explains how to force Dictionary to use one window.
VMware Fusion 3 will ship on October 27th, at a retail price of $80 ($40 for upgrades). The new version features Snow Leopard compatibility, Aero support in Vista and Windows 7, an easy migration tool for those coming from physical Windows machines, and much more
Learn how to make it even easier to use the new Automatically Add to iTunes feature in iTunes 9.