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How to Listen to Internet Radio Stations

What You Need

- Mac OS 10.2 or later
- iTunes (Free,
- Links to Internet Radio Broadcasts (Free)

How to Customize Your Desktop and Screen Saver

Putting a picture on your desktop and adding your own screen saver is one of the easiest ways to customize your Mac. There are loads of free desktop pictures and screen savers available on the Internet -- just search for them! In fact, Apple has a website chock full of free screen savers.

How to Block Internet Advertising

Should there be advertising on the Internet? It depends on who you ask. Internet experts and pundits everywhere will tell you that we need advertising to support websites and foster the creation of great online content. Joe "Internet-Surfer" Sixpack and his pals will tell you that they hate animated banners, pop-up windows, and even the newfangled textual advertisements.

Who's right? We don't know and we don't care.

How to iPod Your Ghetto Ride

In the May 2007 issue of Mac|Life, there's a step-by-step article that shows you how to wire an iPod connection into your car stereo. Mac|Life's steps include removing the stereo from your dashboard and hooking up an external connector through the rear stereo port (RCA auxiliary inputs), if your car stereo has one.

How to Make a Mac Start Up Disk Image

If you're into preventative maintenance and creating backups like we are, you'll need to create a Mac start up disk image. It's an indispensable tool -- one which could save your data and prevent a lot of headaches down the road. This how-to will show you how to make an image of one hard drive and store it on another drive. This image will be compressed and will make recovery fast and easy. You will need an additional volume or a mounted shared drive with enough space to create the image.

How to Use Bluetooth Headsets With Your Mac

What You Need

- Mac OS 10.3.6 or later
- The latest version of Skype, iChat AV, or both
- A Bluetooth headset
- A Bluetooth USB adapter (If your Mac does not have Bluetooth built in)

How to Install RAM in a PowerBook G4

Installing RAM into your PowerBook G4 is the easiest way to breathe new life into your aging portable. This inexpensive upgrade can be performed by anyone in a matter of minutes, and after you're finished, your Mac will run like new!

How to Blog Using MarsEdit

MarsEdit is a low-cost application that allows you to blog anywhere, at anytime. You can write blog entries offline and post them without opening a web browser. MarsEdit works with blog services such as Blogger, WordPress, TypePad, and Movable Type.

We'll show you how to use MarsEdit in this interactive tutorial.

How to Connect Multiple Monitors to Your Mac

Everyone knows that Apple's Displays are cool - really friggin' cool - but the high price tags are not. What's a poor nerd to do? Buy a second display and connect it to your Mac. It's one of the easiest ways to trick out your Mac!

Make an Encrypted Disk Image to Secure Files

Encryption satisfies one of the most basic, fundamental human needs: The right to privacy. By using encryption, you can be reasonably confident that your files will be protected from prying eyes. This is especially important if you work on computers that are shared with others, or if you frequent high-traffic computing environments, such as computer labs.

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