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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.
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.
Turns out you can conjure up an Android-like autocorrect keyboard bar in iOS 5. Here's how....
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.
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.
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.
BGR uncovered evidence of at least one carrier running LTE tests. Could this be a sign that a 4G iPhone 5 is imminent?
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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.
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.