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MacAddict May05: iLife Secrets, iWork, Convert Video Files, Quicktime, Skype, iPod, Ergonomic Keyboards, Memory Media Cards, Mac Mini, Mac Reviews

MacAddict May05: iLife Secrets, iWork, Convert Video Files, Quicktime, Skype, iPod, Ergonomic Keyboards, Memory Media Cards, Mac Mini, Mac Reviews

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A BETTER MACHINE. A BETTER MA¬AZINE.
Insider Secrets:
4
Expert Tips
4
Power Plug-Ins
4
Bugs Debugged
REVIEWED:
B
iWork ’05 productivity suite
B
Olympus Evolt E-300 SLR
B
Treo 650 phone and PDA
B
HP Business Inkjet 1200d
 APPLE’S NEW
B
 POWERBOOKS
 
…and 13 more
HOW TO:
 
B 
Convert PC VideoFiles to QuickTime
B 
Use Skype to ChatWhile Gaming Online
B 
Turn Your iPod into aLinux Voice Recorder
Our experts explain how to exploit iLife’s powers—and how to quash its quirks!
 ERGONOMIC KEYBOARDS
 Your keyboard isout to get you—here’s your defense.
MAC MINI HACKS: RAM, DRIVES &
OVERCLOCKING! 
105
MAY 
2005
 
MA
2005
NO.
105
•VOLUME
10
•ISSUE
5
a better machine. a better magazine.
03
52Ask Us
We show you how to make Yahoo and Hotmail get along with Mail, train you how to breakthe password protection on encrypted PDFs, and teach you what to do with those annoyingexpired demos that just won’t go away. We’ve even got a sewing tip this month!
how to
54Max Out Your Mac mini
 You may like your Macmini just the way it is, butour resident mad scientist (and
How-To
 editor) knows secret ways to unlock itshidden potential–some of which arecrazier than others.
by Niko Coucouvanis
59Convert PC VideoFiles to QuickTime
Sick of running into WMV and AVI fileswhenever you want to watch a video?Here’s how to translate alien videoformats into something QuickTime canunderstand.
by Johnathon Williams
60Put Linux on Your iPod
Prove your supreme geekery to theworld by installing everyone’s favoriteopen-source operating system on your personal music player. Make a penguinproud!
by Alex Handy
61Use Skypeto Chat WhileGaming
Typing’s so 2004. You can
 speak 
withyour friends in World of Warcraft andother online games by using Skype, apowerful, simple-to-set-up online voice-chat app.
by Chris Barylick 
May 2005
03
features
03
26
Untwist Your Wrist
Too much typing turning your mitts into twisted talons? Hereare some keyboards that may helpsave your wrists. Just don’t get tooself-conscious—some of them lookkinda funny.
by Jake Widman
32
Tanks for Your Memories
Don’t know xD from SD? Wondering where to shove your MemoryStick? Our field guide to media cards will help you keep your digital-camera storage options straight.
by Fredric Paul
16
 Understanding iLife ’05
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Can’t make the five apps living in Apple’s new creativity suite get along? Our experts answer questions and give advice about common GarageBand 2, iPhoto5, iMovie HD, iDVD 5, and iTunes issues.
by Shelly Brisbin, Brad Miser, AndrewTokuda, and Johnathon Williams
 
04
CONTENTS
a better machine. a better magazine.
March 2005
04
 
every month
May
 
2005
04
WIRELESS MINI
Upgrading a Macmini’s RAM, harddrive, and opticaldrive is a simpleprocedure that most people can do athome. Adding AirPort and Bluetooth,however, requires parts that only anauthorized Apple representative cansupply—and install.
From “Max Out Your Mac mini,” p54.
BRAKE BEFORETURNING
Tight corners aregreat places toimprove your time inany MTX: Mototraxrace. The trick is topress the clutch (or let up on the gas)just before a turn, then punch it aboutmidway through the turn.
From
Reviews
, p49.
iMPROVISE
Need a low-budget microphone? Apple’sin-ear iPod headphones work in a pinch.
From “Put Linux on Your iPod,” p60.
FIND & REPLACE BUG
Be careful when using iWork’s Find &Replace. It puts your replacement wordwherever your cursor is located before itseeks out the first instance of the word.
From
Reviews
, p36.
QUICK TIPS
FROM THIS MONTH’S ISSUE
463842
 
41 4944
08
Editors’ Page
Our editor in chief discovers that Apple’s marketingdepartment is far too modest.
10
Get Info
There’s an iPod out there with your name on it—maybeit’s one of the new 4GB and 6GB iPod minis. One of themis even less than $200 (guess which one). Also, theiPod Case of the Month gets fuzzy, how to fix SoftwareUpdate, helpful AppleScript books, why the accordion iscool again, and more.
35
Reviews
38 12-inch PowerBook G4
notebook 
38 15-inch PowerBook G4
notebook 
38 17-inch PowerBook G4
 notebook 
50 AirPlay
 iPod FM transmitter 
42 Business Inkjet 1200d
inkjet printer 
45 Call of Duty: United Offensive
first-person shooter 
46 Callisto mk II
 speakers
40 Carrara 4 Pro
3Dsoftware
46 DJ Console
 audio mixer 
41 Evolt E-300
camera
50 H-D70 FlipUp
camera-LCD sunshade
48 iDive
video-management software
36 iWork ’05
 productivity suite
49 MTX: Mototrax
dirt-bike racing game
50 Picture Rescue
 media-card utility 
44 Primatte Chromakey 2.0
Photoshop masking plug-in
48 The Mouse BT
Bluetooth mouse
49 TrayDock 
 hard-drive enclosure
44 Treo 650
 phone and PDA hybrid 
47 VerticalMouse 2
ergonomic mouse
51
The Hot List
We’d spend our own hard-earnedmoney on these products.
78
Log Out
78
Letters
Our readers tell us their blogsecrets, show us their crafty iPodcases, and—best of all—sharetheir cookies! Also, one astutereader uncovers a disc-designconspiracy worthy of 
The X-Files
.
79
Contest
Win a set of ProSticks poweredspeakers from DVForge and haveyour neighbors call the cops onyour next party.
80
Shut Down
Apple’s mass-marketpenetration is complete.

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