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Send real letters via Internet

Sometimes sending emails is not sufficient. Most people are overloaded with emails, and having a physical letter in their hands can make all the difference on whether or not they read your message. Here's how to send letters with the ease of sending an email.

ZIP and Archive viewer for OS X QuickLook

If you work with archived files (ZIP, RAR, TAR, etc.) wouldn't it be handy if the OS X QuickLook feature could show you the contents without having to open the file? Here's how to do that...

Turn off birthday notifications in Mac OS X

In this Best Mac Tip I'll be showing you how to fine-tune aspects of the Notification Center in Mac OS X. For example, we'll look at how to turn off birthday notifications which come through from the OS X Facebook integration.

Embed Existing Face Recognition Tags in Picasa Mac OS X

Picasa 3.9.x allows us to embed the face recognition data into an XMP tag on our photos. At long last. However, Google in their wisdom decided to not make this retroactive. Meaning all your existing photos will NOT have the face data embeded even when this feature is activated. Only new photos will get the desired embedding. What follows is detailed instructions on how I (and many other people) have embedded the face recognition tags into existing photos.

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