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Multiple copies of the same .plist name in preferences folders

Applications in OS X save preferences to property list (.plist) files in various preferences folders; however, sometimes multiple copies of a specific plist file may accumulate in the same folder.

By February 16, 2011


Lockfiles and other plist file subtypes in OS X Lion

If you browse through the user library in OS X Lion, you may see a number of .plist.lockfile files in your preferences folder. Here is what these and other plist subtypes are all about.

By August 17, 2011


How to access a hidden autocorrect keyboard bar in IOS 5

Turns out you can conjure up an Android-like autocorrect keyboard bar in iOS 5. Here's how....

By November 10, 2011


How to enable iOS 5's hidden panorama camera

Yesterday a hidden feature in iOS 5 was revealed: a panoramic camera. A jailbreak method already exists to enable this hidden gem, but for those who shy away from jailbreak, there is another method to enable panorama mode.

By November 9, 2011


AppleScript Fun: Automatically changing Safari's downloads folder

Here is a fun approach for automatically changing Safari's downloads folder to an external drive that uses AppleScript. If you like scripting on a Mac then this may be for you.

By September 2, 2011


Apple reportedly testing 4G LTE in iOS 5 beta builds

Code pointing to LTE has apparently been found in the latest developer builds of iOS 5, leading some to believe that Apple is "field testing" the 4G technology.

By August 22, 2011


Rumor: Carriers testing 4G LTE iPhones

BGR uncovered evidence of at least one carrier running LTE tests. Could this be a sign that a 4G iPhone 5 is imminent?

By August 15, 2011


Q&A: MacFixIt Answers

MacFixIt Answers is a weekly feature in which we answer questions e-mailed in by our readers. We welcome alternative approaches and views from readers and encourage you to post your own suggestions in the comments.

By March 24, 2011


Not all plists are created equal: Be cautious with what you delete

Since preferences are recreated by applications upon launch, the recommendation to remove preference files is relatively harmless; however, do not misinterpret these recommendations to mean any plist may be treated this way safely.

By January 21, 2010


Troubleshooting sound volumes in OS X

The OS X sound system is relatively simple and should be pretty straightforward to configure, but sometimes odd problems can occur and audio may stop working. Here are some troubleshooting steps to help tackle this problem.

By February 11, 2011