Rob GriffithsSenior Contributor, Macworld

Former Macworld Senior Editor Rob Griffiths founded Mac OS X Hints. He's now master of ceremonies at Many Tricks Software.

VirtualBox 3.1.2

The latest version of VirtualBox supports multiple CPU cores and accelerated DirectX graphics in Windows. But its biggest advantage compared to other virtualization apps is price: It's free.

Parallels 5 (build 9308)

Parallels 5 is a feature-rich and speedy virtualization solution that does an excellent job with DirectX and OpenGL video acceleration.

Fusion 3.0.1

VMware's Fusion 3.0.1 adds many new features, including a full-screen toolbar, improved DirectX support, 64-bit native core, and a modestly revised interface to what was already a very good virtualization solution.

Clear just one Recent Items category

Learn a simple way to clear out one category (Applications, Documents, Servers) in the Apple Menu's Recent Items section without clearing the other categories.

What key features will a tablet need before you buy one?

Rob Griffiths discusses three features he'd like to see on the rumored-to-be-true Apple tablet in order for it to find a spot in his home.

New ways to navigate column view Finder windows in 10.6

Learn how to use new keys to move up and down a folder hierarchy in Snow Leopard without losing your currently-selected file.

Watch smaller-resolution movies at their native size in Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard's QuickTime Player won't display smaller movies at their native resolution. Learn a few different ways of working around this limitation.

Recover apparently-vanished messages in Mail

Learn one possible method to restore messages that have gone missing -- not ones that you've deleted, but messages that really should be there, but simply aren't.

Intego clarifies VirusBarrier X6 renewal pricing

New information on VirusBarrier X6 renewal pricing changes a recent article about Intego's auto-expire policy on VirusBarrier X6.

Does auto-expiring security software make sense?

The latest version of VirusBarrier stops working after 12 months unless you repurchase it. At first glance, this sounds absolutely terrible ... but is it really all that bad?

Make 10.6's List Stacks look like Grid Stacks

Use a Terminal command to change the behavior of List Stacks in Snow Leopard so that they behave like Grid Stacks: Folders won't open in slide-out menus on mouseover, and instead must be opened with a click or press of the Return key.

Set digital camera auto-import options in Snow Leopard

Learn how to control what happens if you use Snow Leopard's new auto importer feature to automatically import photos from your digital cameras.

SSDs and the MacBook Pro

Rob Griffiths discusses the Wintec Filemate 48GB ExpressCard SSD and demonstrates how to install it in the MacBook Pro.

Set background color for selected text in TextEdit

Learn how to set the background color for selected text (instead of the entire document) in TextEdit

Use mouseover highlights in Snow Leopard's Stacks

Learn two ways to see mouseover highlights when using grid and fan view Stacks in Snow Leopard.