Tips, Tricks
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> How to Enable Safari Cookies

There are some choices to make when enabling Safari cookies.

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> How to View Safari Cookies

Some tweaking is required to view the contents of Safari cookies inside the browser.

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> What's in a .car?

The .car file format is an image asset catalog.

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> Chrome's History Unsafe

Chrome has a bug that may reveal parts of the browsing history after using the delete function.

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> A Quick Look at DTrace

Recently I heard about a technology called DTrace. What's it all about?

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> Change Notification Banner Display Duration

Notification Center announcements come either as banners or alerts. Alerts generally require some kind of user interaction, but banners slide in and out after a short three seconds - that's the default, that is, and you can change it.

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> Solving Safari's Smart Search Problem

Smart Search can be a cool thing: While you type in the address bar, your browser suggests sites that it thinks fit your search intent or align with your browsing history. Even more, it can pre-load those sites it deems most likely to entertain you. There are drawbacks, though.

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> The Complete List of Unknown Spotlight Search Keywords

You are a Pro. You know how to use Spotlight, Apple's renowned search tool, in the dark. Hit cmd-space, enter two or three letters, ready, return, go! But are you really a Pro?

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> Quartz Debug Secret Options on Mavericks

Since upgrading to Mavericks, I'm missing some of Quartz Debug's options. What has happened?

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> Promo: Perfect Effects 8

onOne Software is giving away its one-stop photo effect software Perfect Effects 8 for free.

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> Mail Not Fetching New Emails

All of a sudden, Apple's Mail has stopped receiving new mails for your accounts. You can still send email, though, and you haven't changed anything in the account configuration (seriously!). What's going wrong?

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> How to Activate Bluetooth Without a Mouse

Your Mac doesn't seem to find the Bluetooth mouse. You don't have an old-style mouse with a USB cable at hand. Is there another way to activate Bluetooth?

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> Google Chrome slow on Mavericks?

Since your upgrade to Mavericks (OS X 10.9), Google's Chrome browser takes much longer to load pages. You haven't changed anything else, and Safari works just fine. Is there anything you can do?

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