Learn how to remove unwanted, and occasionally doubled, shadows in iWork applications. This hint will also work in other programs that use both their own font styling features alongside the system-wide Fonts panel.
Run Stats tracks your speed, distance, time, and elevation changes during a run, using the iPhone's built-in GPS. When done with a run, you can view your route on a map, and charts showing speed and elevation changes over time. It's also useful for tracking travels in a car.
If you use the Page Up and Page Down keys to flip through files in TextEdit and other applications, learn how to also move the cursor location while doing so.
Snow Leopard removed some options for font smoothing, and some third-party monitors may suffer degraded font rendering as a result. This hint explains how to possibly restore the font smoothing on those monitors via a Terminal command
You can set up the Finder to securely empty your Mac's trash by default. But here's another, very simple way to securely empty the trash in Snow Leopard.
Learn two ways -- one temporary, one permanent -- to use the 10.5-style contextual Dock menus in Snow Leopard.
Learn how to enable a visual tab switcher, much like the OS X Command-Tab application switcher, in the Firefox 3.6 beta releases.
The beta of Google's browser, Chrome for Mac, is out. Rob Griffiths takes a look at what's there, what's not there, and how it all works in this First Look.
By default, when you use the contextual menu to copy an e-mail address in 10.6's Mail app, you get not only the address, but the user's name and angle brackets around the e-mail address. This hint explains how to force Mail to only copy the e-mail address.
Learn how to use an AppleScript to start a new Mail message from any application, in both OS X 10.5 and 10.6
PDFpen allows you to edit text in PDFs, insert images and make their backgrounds transparent, choose to print or not print notes and comments, highlight in multiple colors, and even do OCR on scanned PDFs.
Learn how to move the documents drawer in BBEdit from the right-hand side of the window to the left-hand side of the window.
Learn how to free a minimized window from the Dock using the Command-Tab application switcher in certain circumstances.
The new Magic Mouse includes a feature called 'momentum scrolling,' but only in OS X 10.6. However, using a simple Terminal command, you can add momentum scrolling to the Magic Mouse in 10.5.
The new Core i7 iMac is a potent machine -- so potent, in fact, that it outpaces a couple of Mac Pro models in benchmarks. It's also an incredible bargain, offering tremendous power given its price.