Free iPod Battery Replacement Tutorials Available Online

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Date: Wednesday, February 14th, 2007, 07:58
Category: How-To

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Lifehacker has pointed out ipodhowtovideo.com, a series of QuickTime-based tutorials brought to you by the owner of ifixipodsfast.com.
The site provides video walkthroughs as to how to open multiple generations of iPods, swapping out components such as batteries, hard drives and the LCD screens. The videos are reassuringly shot with the owner realizing most people are a bit timid about opening up their iPod, but showing the best tools for the job as well as how to gently approach the process without leaving a scratch behind.
If you’ve had any experiences opening up an iPod and replacing is components, let us know.

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Put Your Mac to Sleep with an E-Mail

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Date: Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007, 17:46
Category: How-To

A cool trick posted on Murphy Mac describes how to configure Automator to have your Mac watch for e-mails containing certain criteria such as a specific subject or sender and configure actions such as going to sleep.
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This is accomplished by creating a simple Automator program with two actions in its workflow, a one-line AppleScript file and a rule in the Mail program. A small sleeper action for Automator will need to be downloaded and installed from Apple’s web site for the action to occur.
Configuring the action to occur takes just a few minutes with step by step instructions displayed here.
If you’ve seen any other cool tricks, let us know.

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Troubleshooting Guide for Photoshop CS3 Beta Published

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Date: Friday, December 29th, 2006, 08:46
Category: How-To

The folks over at MacFixIt have assembled a full guide, complete with workarounds and fixes, for the recently-released Adobe Photoshop CS3 beta.
The guide covers error messages, a cropping tool/rotation bug, a brush size indicator bug workaround, images opening in the wrong application, installation bugs, how to restore auto-correction, interaction with Lightroom and CS2, PowerPC plug-ins not functioning on Intel-based Macs unless Rosetta emulation has been launched and serial number workarounds for when a valid serial number is entered and rejected and what to do when the beta expires.
Adobe Photoshop CS3 is expected in 2007 and is the first version of Photoshop to be a full Universal Binary, functioning natively on both PowerPC and Intel-based hardware.
The Photoshop CS3 beta requires a Macintosh running Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later, a 1 GHz G4 or G5 PowerPC processor of an Intel-based Macintosh. 512 megabytes of RAM and a minimum screen resolution of 1024×769 are also required.
If you have have any comments or feedback on this, let us know.

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HOW-TO Replace Your PowerBook Titanium Hinges

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Date: Sunday, September 18th, 2005, 10:39
Category: How-To

Powerbook-fr has just changed its design. The brand new site has added some new articles (with numerous pictures) explaining how to replace hinges of a PowerBook G4 Titanium and how to disassemble the PowerBook 12″ Aluminum. Click through for the links…

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Make Your Own iPod nano Sleeve

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Date: Thursday, September 15th, 2005, 10:17
Category: How-To, iPod

Here’s a link to a story we just posted on how to make your own iPod nano sleeve…
http://www.macvroom.com/node/67

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PowerPage Weekend Edition: Be del.icio.us!

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Date: Saturday, September 3rd, 2005, 13:37
Category: How-To

One of most difficult things to manage on any workstation are browser bookmarks. We collect and squirrel away tidbits of useful things for rainy days only to never find them again in spite of the fancy bookmark management options we have available!
But what if you could leverage the browsing of thousands of others and share these categorizations and valuable pointers to useful data with a nice easy-to-use and simply wonderful online application designed just for that purpose?
You can!

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