If you're finding it hard to stay focused while waiting for a swanky new Kindle to arrive in the next month or so, why not fire up the Mac App Store and check out Amazon's latest update to the desktop version?
When you find a hefty folder of files on your Mac with a name you’ve never heard of, don’t assume you don’t need it. As a rule, unless you’re completely sure, don’t delete files within the System or Library folder on your Mac unless they relate to a specific, non-Apple application. Never blindly get rid of fonts that the system uses, and never try to move your user account or any of the files within it from its original location.
If you're running room out of your hard drive and would rather not bother with the task of upgrading it, you can try relocating your iTunes and iPhoto libraries to an external drive. iPhoto’s pretty open to the idea of moving home. Simply close it and copy your iPhoto library (located in your Pictures folder) to an external volume. Now re-open iPhoto while holding down the Option key and select the library you just moved from its new location. Check all is working okay, then you’re free to delete the original iPhoto library in your Pictures folder.
The other day I was working on my laptop at home while my wife was browsing the web from hers. Our son was in the living room chatting with his buddies and listening to something catchy I’d never heard before. When I asked him for a copy, it took him a while to locate a flash drive, search his library for the tune, load the file onto the drive, and hand it to me so I could add it to my iTunes library. A few minutes later, we had to repeat the process for my wife. I thought “Isn’t this 2010? Shouldn’t there be a better solution to this problem?”