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Open winmail.dat files on a Mac with TNEF’s Enough

Here’s something I get asked about often: What do I do when I’m expecting an attachment in an email, but all I see is a file called winmail.dat? Luckily it just involves a simple, small download of an app called … Read

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How do I find out if my old software will run on Lion?

Much has been written on Lion, the latest version of Mac OS X, since its release last week. As Apple pushes forward with new technology, it’s leaving some legacies behind–notably, the ability to use software built for the PowerPC processors … Read

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Turn web apps into desktop apps with site-specific browsers

As companies like Google (and, uh, us) work to move software to “the cloud,” your web browser increasingly becomes the go-to place for editing documents, networking with friends and colleagues, checking e-mail, and so on. It’s easy enough to maintain … Read

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TenFourFox gives your old Mac a new web browser

When Apple made the transition to Intel processors in 2006, it meant that, ultimately, support for older Macs would be phased out–namely, those using the G3, G4, and G5 lines of PowerPC processors. Now, in 2011, almost all software being … Read

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5 useful features in Miro 4

As mentioned a few days ago, my current favorite app for finding and converting video, Miro, has recently been updated and includes some nice new features. Here’s a look at what I like about Miro (and what I recommend you … Read

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Apple’s official support on removing Mac Defender malware

I don’t personally know anyone who fell for the Mac Defender malware, but if you or someone you know did, please read the official Apple support document on how to remove it (and how to avoid installing it in the … Read

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Using Skype 5 on a Mac? Update now to address a major security issue

Last week, a huge security hole was discovered in the latest version of Skype for the Mac. Older versions of Skype and versions for Windows were not affected by this. In order to keep your computer safe, you should apply … Read

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5 e-learning development tools

Once upon a time, developing media-rich e-learning required expertise in a multimedia authoring tool like Adobe Flash. That’s no longer the case, as several products now make it easy to develop highly interactive, visually pleasing computer-based learning systems without heavy … Read

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5 tips for technology early adopters

Say you’re following tech blogs like Lifehacker, TechCrunch, ReadWriteWeb, or Wired’s Gadget Lab, and you’re drooling over the next iPhone, Photoshop, or Facebook “killer.” Congratulations, you may just be an early adopter! The term brings to mind long lines outside … Read

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5 more sources of free online tutorials

You don’t need to hire someone to show you how to use that software you’ve just installed, or that shiny new gadget you just picked up. There are countless free tutorials available online for just about any tech project you … Read

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