The American Cross estimates that “every two seconds someone in America needs blood.” That’s where you come in! January is National Blood Donor Month, so we wanted to both recognize the nearly four million donors across the United States and put out a call to action. From the Red Cross: During winter blood donations often […]

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A friend recently sent me an email, questioning why his MacBook Pro with 4GB of RAM was “getting slower and slower, with an increasing frequency of the appearance of the SRWOD (spinny rainbow wheel of death).” This is something I occasionally hear about, but haven’t experienced (except for Safari randomly bogging down for several seconds). […]

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There are myriad of customization options in Mac OS X—some are in plain sight in System Preferences and elsewhere while others involve manual editing of plist (property list) files or tricking the system into thinking one file is actually another. One of the most powerful interface tweaks you can make is to the menu bar, […]

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The past few months here at Small Dog we started carrying Flip Video Cameras. These small, lightweight and power cameras can record in HD and are as easy to use as… well… your Mac. Here’s a cool modification you can make for your Flip Camera to create a wide-angle effect without having to buy an […]

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Emailing entire webpages (complete with graphics, formatting, links, etc.) is very easy in Safari. I often email entire webpages to myself to reference later—for example, recipe pages, confirmation forms, and directions. It can also be useful to email an entire webpage to a friend or client. There are two ways to do this in Safari: […]

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For about a year now I’ve been using a Mac mini at home as a consumer-level entertainment server. It’s a baseline model that I added a 320GB internal hard drive and an external 2TB RAID to. It’s a very basic setup, the Mac mini is connected to my television for video output, a receiver that […]

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My mailbox swelled to the point that the “comparing notes with server” function seen in Mail’s Activity viewer (found in the Window menu) would take almost a minute to complete. I looked into it a bit, and found that I had saved over 40,000 messages in the past few years. This included communication with customers, […]

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