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The Dictionary Application (Dict App for short) is really helpful at times when you are reading an eBook / web page. I even define my own shortcut key so that when I high light a word and press “Control + Command + A”, the dictionary app will come up straight away and show me the meaning of the word that I’ve high lighted.

But there is just one little problem…the Dict App only comes with a few built-in dictionaries…for instance if I want to know the Chinese meaning of a particular word, I’ll need to search online / use something else. It would be great if I can add more dictionaries and make it the “one stop” app that I’ll ever need.

Well, it turns out that with the help of DictUnifier, you can add all kinds of dictionaries to the built-in Dictionary Application in Leopard. Take a look of my list 😉 (I only use a handful of the dictionaries, others are for my friends) (more…)

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There has been a lot of rumors and photos lately about the new Macs that are suppose to come out during MacWorld 2008 Expo. I got the specs and photos from cnBeta this afternoon: (more…)

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The Apple Remote is really useful at times when you want to watch / listen to something but don’t want to go near your computer. For me…I use it every time I have lunch in front of my iMac….I will sit far back with my lunch and use my remote controller (with the help of Front Row) to watch an episode of family guy 😀 But what if you have more than one Mac in your room / area? By default, Macs will work with any available remote, so how can we change that and pair our remote to one particular Mac only? Well, actually its very easy, and here is how:

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From time to time, we have to perform some checkups on our computers to see whether they have any problems. If you have previously use Windows, you probably got quite a few software that will help you to do the job or you simple just use Check Disk (a built-in software in Windows) to do the job. But what do we have on the Macs? Well, if you not planning to use any 3rd party software, why not give Disk Utility (a built-in software in Mac OS X) a try? Below is a step by step guide on how to use Disk Utility:

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At times I’ll found myself lost my way in the Finder (which is like Explorer in Windows) because I got use to referring to the address bar in Windows.

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Video Player / Codec

In Windows, we have things like K-Lite Mega Codec Pack that enable us to play almost anything using Windows Media Player / Media Player Classic; In Mac OS X, you have Perian, which is like the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack. After installing Perian, you can basically play anything using Quicktime Player. (Quicktime Player is just like Windows Media Player under Windows).

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For those who have used PCs @ most of their time…its quite hard to ask them to try something different, because they’ve got a whole set of software that they “feel comfortable in“. One of the questions that people ask when they saw a Mac is that:

Can I use my day to day software on the Macs?.

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