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MacJournal 5.1

If you want to organize and record your thoughts, have them all in one place, and keep them private, there's nothing better on the Mac than MacJournal.

Font tips: Printing type samples

If you have to choose and compare fonts, the best way is to print a type specimen book. Here are some resources you can use for the best results.

Photoshop's 20th: inventors reunite for documentary

It's Photoshop's 20th birthday today, and Adobe has published a documentary bringing together the four creators of the original version.

Mac Pro Audio Update cuts performance lag

Last week, Apple rolled out an update for recent Mac Pro models that tackles a performance issue for users running multiple applications in Mac OS X 10.6.2. Our tests found that Mac Pro Audio Update 1.0 effectively removes the performance lag you might see if you're trying to perform a task while also playing a song in iTunes.

Bugs & Fixes: Troubleshooting Aperture 3

A week after Aperture 3's release, Apple has already posted more than two dozen Knowledge Base articles on the various problems you might encounter with the new version. Ted Landau runs through potential Aperture pitfalls and how you can get around them.

Expo: Animation education

If you attended Macworld 2010, you probably noticed the short animated videos produced by San Francisco Bay Area kids. In case you missed them or them or didn't make it to the show, here's another chance.

ShrinkIt shrinks your PDFs

ShrinkIt is a free utility that uses OS X's built-in PDF-processing functionality to reduce the size of many PDF files with no loss in quality.

Create a splash screen for your iWeb site with Keynote

Want to create a neat opening animation for your iWeb site? With Keynote '09, you can create a snazzy QuickTime intro for your own site.

Researcher: Rogue PDFs account for 80 percent of all exploits

According to ScanSafe, vulnerabilities in Adobe's Reader and Acrobat applications were the most frequently targeted of any software during 2009, with hackers' PDF exploits growing throughout the year.

Jon Landau on the iPad and the 3D film industry

Macworld UK catches up with high-profile movie producer Jon Landau (Avatar, Titanic) to talk about the iPad and the move towards mobile digital devices and 3D in the home.

SpinArt for iPhone

SpinArt offers all the fun of the original childhood art project, but none of the messy paint or frustration of cutting the perfectly sized paper squares to fit on the spinner.

Expo Notes: Mac music tools on display at Macworld Music Studio

The Macworld Music Studio stage at last week's Macworld Expo featured a variety of guest musicians who demonstrated how to use a number of powerful music tools and features on the Mac.

InDesign: Resize image, frame at same time

An easy way to resize images and their frames in InDesign.

Focus on PDF conversion

Recosoft, specialists in PDF conversion software, released a new product and an upgrade just in time for Expo.

Macworld 2010: PhotoPresenter 4 and PDF2Office for iWork

In this video from the show floor, Jackie Dove looks at two programs: PhotoPresenter 4, a tool that lets you create animated slideshows; and the debut of PDF2Office for iWork, which lets you covert PDFs to Pages- and Keynote-formatted documents.