How-Tos

Connect Your Mac to Your Mobile Phone

Link your Mac to your Blackberry, Motorola RAZR, Palm Treo, and more.

Demystify Your iTunes Album Listings

How do you get off of perpetual scramble if you’re really an album-oriented listener?

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I've been an iPod fan since the original, but it's taken me until the iPod video - and hacking my car to add an iPod interface - to try to fix a feature that's been missing since day one. Why can't I create a sync-able playlist full of random albums, not just a bunch of random tracks? Through a little-documented feature, I can, without trying to find a custom AppleScript.

Create Your Own Digital SLR Lenses

Create tools for capturing beautiful photos without draining your bank account.

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Prevent Hard-Drive Crashes

Every columnist has written about their catastrophic hard-drive crash, so I won't bore you with the details of the one I had last week. Suffice it to say I'm doing fine, thanks for asking. I also won't harangue you about making (and testing!) regular backups - you know that already, right? (I bet Mac|Life senior editor Eugene Robinson still hasn't gotten over his loss.)  Instead, I'm going to tell you about something that could have saved my tuchus at the expense of ten minutes per month of (unattended!) Mac time. To wit: Disk Utility - it's included in Mac OS X, installed by default in /Applications/Utilities.

Flickr Faster

Fed up with the tedium of uploading images to your Flickr account? Here's how to take the pain out of photo sharing.

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5 More iPhone Tricks

After spending some time at my local mall during the official iPhone launch, I decided to saunter back to the Apple Store the following day to spend some time with the device, since I could get nowhere near it on Friday. Of course, I had seen the commercials and the keynote, and watched a few customers play with their new toys after the clock struck 6:00 p.m. but there's nothing quite like holding one of Apple's phones in your hands, sliding the unlock bar and watching iPhone's icons glide into position.

Stay Organized With Backpack

Who needs a Blackberry when you can have this Web-based organizer?

Here's something people often ask me about: how to set a Priority in an outgoing Mail message, so people can know you feel it's important - or not. 

Turn Up the Heat Under Firefox

Explore the world of application extensibility and APIs with these handy Firefox Web 2.0 add-ons.