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Do It Like a DJ

You’ve got a muscular iTunes library, a Mac laptop, and a burning disco desire to bring music to the masses. But other than gathering around your MacBook and pressing play, or plugging into your stereo’s audio-out jack, you’re not sure how to get there. You’ve come to the right place. We’ll show you how to become a real-live DJ - without spending a dime.

  Inspired by review editor Roman Loyola’s dogged insistence on every bit of technology lasting as long as physically possible, I’ve recently decided to resist the blandishments of all new gear and get my trusty PowerBook G4 to last as long technologically possible. Or, however long I can take it before I break down and yield to the KoolAid consumed in these regions every time Apple turns on the klieg lights.

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Think you're too busy to podcast? Eugene shows you how to create the world's fastest podcast.

And Now: Deleting All My Duplicates

More iTunes fun: lightening my hard drive load by deleting the doubled, or, more stuff I shoulda thought of sooner.

3 Cures for Bad Web Design

 On the whole, Web designers and programmers are a hard-working, industrious bunch, but some seemed determined to make Web browsing as difficult as possible. When you spend a lot of time online, bad design and poor programming can start to seem like an epidemic. Here we’ve diagnosed three of the epidemic’s most persistent symptoms, and provided cures.

Get Your Bookmarks in a Row

We show you how to deal with the pain of managing your bureaucracy of bountiful bookmarks.

Can Spam For Good

Unlike the canned mystery meat, spam mail isn't easy to eradicate. But we come to the rescue with these spam-fighting practices.

Make (and Use) Your Own Green Screen

Can't afford to shoot your sci-fi thriller on location on the moon? Build your own green screen on the cheap instead, and place your actors there digitally.

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You Control lets you customize your menubar with just the items you need - when and where you need them.

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Bypass tedious and repetitive tasks in Word by creating macros that automatically do them for you - it's like setting your word-processing app on auto-pilot!