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  • How-Tos: View a program's graphics in Preview

    Whether you're preparing a presentation or how-to documents for your staff, there may come a time when you want access to a program's graphics. You may especially be curious about the images in applications like Apple’s Keynote or Pages, which include plenty of graphical elements in their themes.

  • How-Tos: Password Protect a Flash Drive

    Enddylopez asked the Hard Drives, NAS Drives, Storage forum about password protecting a flash drive.

  • How-Tos: Automator workflow of the month: Export contacts to Excel

    If you rely on Address Book to keep your contacts straight, you may be the tiniest bit disappointed that Apple’s contact management application provides so few useful ways to filter and export your contact data. Fortunately, Automator can lend a very helpful hand—particularly if you seek a way to filter your contacts and then export that filtered data to an Excel spreadsheet. Here are the steps for doing this.

  • News: Leap second bedevils Web systems over weekend

    Despite precautions by system providers, an extra second added to the official timekeeping record Saturday triggered several popular Internet services to crash over the weekend, including LinkedIn, Reddit and Quantas airline's reservation system.

  • News: Dell buying Quest for $2.4 billion

    Dell announced Monday that it is buying Quest Software for US$2.4 billion, following weeks of speculation over its interest in the infrastructure software vendor. The deal is expected to close later this year.

  • Opinion: VLC Player Beta Lands on Android

    VLC, the free media player popular for its capability to play most media formats, is now available for Android phones. You can get VLC for Android beta as a free download on Google Play, although you should wait for the final version if you’re not a power user.

  • News: Mozilla gains telco, phone manufacturer backing for Firefox mobile OS

    Mozilla said Monday that it has named its forthcoming HTML5 mobile operating system Firefox OS, gained support for it from more telcos and found two device manufacturers that intend to build phones using the OS.

  • News: Mac backdoor used in attacks against Uighur activists

    A new Mac OS X backdoor is being distributed as part of email-based attacks against Uighur activists, according to security researchers from antivirus firm Kaspersky Lab.

  • News: Dell buying Quest for $2.4 billion

    Dell announced Monday that it is buying Quest Software for US$2.4 billion, following weeks of speculation over its interest in the infrastructure software vendor. The deal is expected to close later this year.

  • News: Both IE and Chrome claim June's top browser spot

    The two most-cited browser tracking firms reported significantly different results for June on Sunday; one claimed Microsoft IE easily maintained its No. 1 spot as the other said Google Chrome extended its lead over IE.

  • News: Samsung launches S Health for Galaxy S3

    Samsung has release its S Health app for the Galaxy S3 smartphone.

  • News: Facebook Timeline Change Said to Affect Emails, Contacts

    Facebook users upset about the email addresses they listed on the social networking site being suddenly changed have something else to fret about: Altered address books and missing emails.

  • News: Chrome Rockets to Top as No. 1 Free App in iTunes

    Chrome is already the No. 1 one free app in the Apple App Store even though it has only been a few days since Google announced its browser is now available for the iPhone and iPad.

  • News: Weekly Wrap: MacBook Air tests, tons of reviews, and five years of iPhone

    This week, Macworld offered some advice, a slew of reviews, and a look back at five years of iPhone. Let's dive in.

  • News: Reports: FTC investigates Google over Motorola patents

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is investigating Google's Motorola Mobility unit to determine whether it is stifling innovation in the mobile market by refusing to license certain patents to its competitors, according to published reports.

  • News: Microsoft's Yammer buy raises questions about NewsGator's future

    When NewsGator Technologies decided to play in the nascent enterprise social collaboration market a few years ago with a product that worked only with Microsoft's SharePoint, it was making a big bet.

  • Opinion: Sabayon 9: One Linux Distro, Three Desktop Flavors

    With all the attention that tends to get heaped on Linux distributions like Ubuntu, Mint, and Fedora, it can be easy to forget about all the many other worthy contenders out there offering users a world of free choice.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Mishmash

    Apple bids adieu to its vice president of numbers, the story of how RIM failed to hit AT&T's softball pitch, and Google is crashing your MacBook. The remainders for Friday, June 29, 2012 are all mixed up inside.

  • News: Has Google done enough to keep Android phones up-to-date?

    Google announced a new version of Android this week with some impressive new features, but it's unclear if it's done enough to solve a problem that has dogged its mobile OS: fragmentation.

  • News: Google I/O Roundup: The Six Biggest Announcements

    Google's I/O developer conference is largely aimed at the people who create applications for Google's various software ecosystems or use Google's Web infrastructure, but the company also made a number of news announcements that are significant to all Google users--also known as everyone.


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