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How to Use Keychain to Manage Mac Passwords

Most people have multiple passwords in their computing lives. Apple helps you manage your passwords, account numbers, and other confidential info through keychain. Mac keychain is a feature that stores [more…]

How to Add Widgets to the Mac Dashboard

The Mac Dashboard provides an easy way to see and use widgets, mini-applications that grab specific information from the Internet or help with narrow but useful tasks. The typical Dashboard arrangement [more…]

How to Create Your Own Widget on the Mac Dashboard

You’re not limited to the widgets provided by Apple on the Mac Dashboard, or the widgets you find available as freeware or for a fee. You can select a portion of a Web page and create a widget that shows [more…]

Declaring Classes and Sending Messages in Objective-C

Object-oriented programming languages enable you to declare classes, create derived classes (subclass), and send messages to the objects instantiated from a class. This is the essence of object-oriented [more…]

Making an Objective-C Statement

Programming iPhone and Mac apps in Objective-C is about making a statement. You can recognize a statement in Objective-C immediately by noting the semicolon at the end: [more…]

Objective-C Built-in Data Types and New Data Types

The variables you declare in Objective-C, Objective-C data types, must be a type that the compiler can recognize. Objective-C comes with a number of built-in data types, as well as mechanisms to create [more…]

Objective-C Operators

Objective-C operators, like those in other programming languages, let you perform operations on variables (hence the name). Objective-C provides many operators, and keeping track of all of them can be [more…]

Control Statements and Loops in Objective-C

In programming, as in life, you have to make decisions and act on them. Objective-C provides control statements and loops to help your program take action. You may want to repeat a set of instructions [more…]

Objective-C For Dummies Cheat Sheet

When you write an Objective-C program for your iPhone or Mac OS X apps, all you are doing is providing a set of instructions for the computer to follow. Fundamentally, programs manipulate numbers and text [more…]

How to Edit Keynote Slide Text with Mac OS X Snow Leopard

When you create a slide presentation with Mac’s Keynote application, you can edit text to make it look appealing. Snow Leopard’s Keynote doesn’t restrict you to the default fonts for the theme you chose [more…]

What Are Mac OS X Snow Leopard’s Hub Applications?

At the heart of your digital hub is your Macintosh and Mac OS X Snow Leopard. To use and manipulate all the data that arrives at your Mac, your computer needs software, which provides instructions on what [more…]

Organize Your iTunes Music Library with Playlists

The iTunes Music Library can quickly become a fearsomely huge beastie. Each Library can contain thousands upon thousands of songs. To help you organize your music into groups, iTunes offers the playlist [more…]

Organize Photo Events in iPhoto

Snow Leopard’s iPhoto lets you organize your images by event, which is essentially a group of pictures that you shot or downloaded at the same time. iPhoto figures that those images belong together [more…]

How to Organize Your iPhoto Images with Keywords

Mac Snow Leopard’s iPhoto application lets you organize your photos by keyword, making it easy to search you image collection by category. You can also assign descriptive keywords to images to help you [more…]

How to Edit Photos in iPhoto

iPhoto includes several image editing tools that you can use to correct common problems in your pictures, such as red eye. You can use the editing tools to rotate images, retouch photos, or enhance the [more…]

How to E-Mail Photos from iPhoto 09

iPhoto 09 can help you send your images through e-mail by automating the process. The application can prepare your image and embed it automatically in a new message. To send an image through e-mail, select [more…]

How to Use QuickTime to View or Listen to Media

QuickTime is the media player that comes with Mac OS X Snow Leopard. QuickTime was created by Apple to perform all sorts of multimedia functions. Although normally associated with movie playback, QuickTime [more…]

How to Customize Mac OS X Snow Leopard's DVD Player

Mac OS X Snow Leopard's DVD Player offers several extra functions for exploring the features and content provided with a DVD movie, such as changing languages, customizing subtitles, and controlling [more…]

How to Plan Pages for Your Web Site in iWeb

iWeb is the Web site creation and editing application included with Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Every properly designed Web site has a purpose: to inform, to entertain, or to provide downloads or contact information [more…]

How to Add Elements to Your Web Page with iWeb

Snow Leopard’s iWeb application lets you design full-featured Web sites. In addition to text and images, iWeb lets you add sounds, movies, links, buttons, and more. The list of extras you can add to your [more…]

How to Uninstall Applications from Mac OS X Snow Leopard

You might no longer need an application, or maybe you need to remove it to upgrade to a new version or to reinstall it. Mac OS X Snow Leopard doesn’t have an Add or Remove Programs utility for uninstalling [more…]

How to Add Icons to the Dock in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Mac OS X Snow Leopard’s Dock functions as your command center. As such, it had better be easy to customize, and naturally, Mac OS X doesn’t let you down. You can add your own applications, files, and folders [more…]

How to Cut, Copy, and Paste in Pages for Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Pages is the desktop publishing application included with Mac OS X Snow Leopard. As with most word-processing applications, Pages lets you cut, copy, and paste any part of your document to improve the [more…]

How to Navigate and Select Cells in a Numbers Spreadsheet

After you create a spreadsheet in Numbers — the spreadsheet program offered by Mac OS X Snow Leopard — you need know how to get to the cell where you want to enter your data. You can use the scroll bars [more…]

How to Run Your Keynote Slideshow

If you have already created slides in Snow Leopards Keynote presentation application, you are ready to build a presentation slideshow. A Keynote slideshow is typically presented full screen, with slides [more…]

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