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Macintosh buying guide 2010

Shopping for a new Mac? Here's the lowdown on Apple's offerings to help you decide which Mac to buy.

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Ten expert design tips for your scrapbooks

Scrapbooking sounds easy, but like all crafts, it's the details that count. Here are some simple rules that will make your scrapbooks shine.

Find fresh widgets for iWeb

iWeb's HTML Snippet widget can be your site's window to the world.

Living with Windows: sharing screens

Remotely controlling another system can be handy for troubleshooting, looking up documents, or running apps you can't run on your own computer. But getting that to work between Macs and Windows PCs takes tinkering.

Living with Windows: sharing files

If you have Macs and Windows PCs on the same network, you might want to share files between them. Here's how to set that up.

Create CD and DVD labels with your Mac

Do you back up files on CD or DVD? Adam Berenstain gives you some tips on how to label your discs.

Set a different background for each Space

Leopard and Snow Leopard's Spaces feature lets you configure multiple virtual workspaces; today's Hint shows you one way of configuring a different Desktop image for each workspace.

Three tips for classical (and other) music and iTunes

Are you a fan of classical music? Then check out Kirk McElhearn's tips for dealing with your music in iTunes.

Six tips for finding iTunes Store content

The iTunes Store is packed with content--so much content that it's not always easy to find music and videos you'll like. These tips can help.

Bugs & Fixes: Ringtones won't play in iTunes

A bug in iTunes 9.0.3 affects your ability to play ringtones from iTunes on your Mac. Ted Landau has the details.

Create stop-motion animation

With a Mac, camera, software, and inexpensive materials, you can easily create animated videos.

A shortcut for Googling the current Website

Google lets you restrict your search to a particular Website. Today's hint shows you how to initiate a search of the site you're currently viewing with a single click or keyboard shortcut.

Make exact backup copies of your DVDs

Want to make a copy of your wedding DVD for family, or protect your store-bought movies from sticky fingers? Here's how to make exact backups of your DVDs.

MacBook versus mini disc

Apple's quite serious when it says all but 120mm round discs are compatible with its slot-loading computers. Still, other discs find their way in.