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How to Use Mac OS X Snow Leopard’s iWeb Window

Mac OS X Snow Leopard includes the iWeb application to make creating a Web site easy. All of iWeb’s features and controls fit into a single window. From the main iWeb window, you can build your Web pages [more…]

How to Change Song Information in iTunes

If iTunes can’t find your CD in the online database, or someone gives you an MP3 with incomplete or inaccurate information, iTunes lets you edit the information yourself. Most people want at least the [more…]

How to Use the iTunes Equalizer in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

iTunes is the default audio player in Mac OS X Snow Leopard. In addition to the standard volume controls, iTunes offers a full equalizer. An equalizer [more…]

How to Add a Radio Station to Your iTunes Playlists

The iTunes application in Mac OS X Snow Leopard offers a list of popular radio stations on the Web, but it’s by no means comprehensive. iTunes lets you add [more…]

How to Tag People in Mac OS X Snow Leopard’s iPhoto

Mac OS X Snow Leopard offers iPhoto 09, which includes an organizational tool called Faces that lets you tag the people who appear in your photos. The Faces category now appears in the Library section [more…]

Using iPhoto's Places Feature to See Where a Digital Photo Was Taken

Mac Snow Leopard’s iPhoto application includes a feature called Places that makes it easy to track the location where photos were taken, but it requires a digital camera that includes GPS tracking information [more…]

How to Use Mac OS X Snow Leopard’s Dashboard

One of Snow Leopard’s most popular features is Dashboard, which you can use to hold widgets and display them with the press of a button. For example, Dashboard comes complete with a calculator, a clock [more…]

How to Browse the Internet with Safari

Safari is Mac OS X Snow Leopard’s browser application. To surf the Internet, you can launch Safari directly from the Dock, or you can click the Safari icon within your Applications folder. The Safari browser [more…]

How to Change Safari's Default File Download Location

If you’ve visited a Web site that offers files for downloading, typically you just click the Download button or file link, and Safari takes care of the rest. The Downloads status window keeps you updated [more…]

How to Save Web Pages in Safari

If you're surfing the Internet in Safari and encounter a page that you’d like to load later, Safari lets you save it to disk in its entirety. (Just the text, mind you, not the images.) To save a Web page [more…]

How to Accept or Reject Cookies in Safari

A cookie is a small file that a Web site automatically saves on your Mac's hard drive. It contains information, such as your preferences or your date of birth, that the site will use on your future visits [more…]

How to Control iTunes in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Playing an audio CD in iTunes is simple. Just insert the CD in your computer’s disc tray or disc slot, start iTunes by clicking its icon in the Dock, and click the Play button. [more…]

How to Use iTunes' Music Library

iTunes' Music Library is like a master list of your digital media. To view the Music Library, select the Music entry in the left-hand column of the iTunes player. From here, you can browse the music you [more…]

How to Play DVDs in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Playing DVDs requires hardware; fortunately, virtually all Macs with Snow Leopard come equipped with the stuff that’s necessary to watch DVDs. To play DVD movies, you need either an internal DVD-compatible [more…]

How to Add Stickies in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Stickies is a special type of application window that remains on your Desktop as long as the Stickies application is running. You can use Stickies for anything that a real-world sticky note can handle, [more…]

How to Snap a Cool Photo with iSight and Photo Booth

That tiny lens at the top of the screen on your Snow Leopard MacBook or iMac is your built-in iSight camera. That means you can videoconference in style. Photo Booth allows you to snap digital pictures [more…]

How to Install or Upgrade iTunes on a Mac

iTunes comes preinstalled on every new Mac that's been sold since 2003. But if you have an older Mac, installing iTunes is easy. To manually install iTunes onto a Mac or manually upgrade the version you [more…]

How to Use Debugging Shortcuts in Dashcode

The Dashcode keyboard equivalents are particularly useful when you're using the debugger. That's because your attention is often focused elsewhere, and being able to control the debugger and its views [more…]

How to Create and Manage Dashcode Projects

Ready to use Dashcode to create widgets and Web apps? Everything you do in Dashcode is done inside the Dashcode window that's created for each project. Here are the commands you use to create and manage [more…]

How to Show and Hide Parts of the Dashcode Window

The Dashcode window is always open when you're working on a project, but you can show and hide the individual parts (panes in tech-speak) of the window. Remember that most of these Dashcode shortcuts involve [more…]

How to Use Keyboard Equivalents to Format in Dashcode

The Dashcode Format menu is full of fonts and commands to use for your projects. These fonts and commands affect selected text or, if none is selected, will affect text that you type in next. Commands [more…]

Dashcode For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Use Dashcode, a feature that debuted in Mac OS X Leopard, to create your own widgets or Web applications for your Mac computer, iPhone, or iPad. Using Dashcode is easy when you know quick keyboard shortcuts [more…]

Implementing Callbacks in Macintosh Applications

Macintosh application development uses callbacks to allow Mac OS X to execute code within your app for specific operations. If you’re creating a standard Macintosh window- or document-based app, the very [more…]

Non-Objective-C Frameworks in Macintosh Applications

Apple provides many Macintosh application development frameworks (code libraries) that your app can call to perform the thousands of operations in OS X. Many of these frameworks, such as the PDF Kit, are [more…]

C++ Code in Objective-C Macintosh Applications

Objective-C provides object-oriented features for Macintosh application development, such as inheritance and polymorphism. The language is based on the C programming language; therefore, you can use your [more…]


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