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Mac Malware and Better Passwords

Malware: Recently malware struck Mac users on a wider scale than ever before. Malware, defined as malicious code and encompassing viruses, trojan horses, and spyware, is something Windows users have been vigilant about for a long time, but has been mostly nonexistent on the Mac.

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Keyboard Shortcuts

Did you know you can be much more productive by using keyboard commands instead of moving the mouse? Each time you take your hands off the keyboard, even if it's just to move to the mouse, it slows you down. 

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Spring E-Waste Recycling Events

The Lower East Side Ecology Center is holding more e-waste recycling events in April and May. In all 5 boroughs, this time!

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Hold Off on OS X 10.6.7 Upgrade

While our usual advice is to install Apple updates when they are offered, it appears that Mac OS X 10.6.7 update has caused problems for a few users, particularly users of the newer MacBook Air computers.

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New iPad, MobileMe Upgrade

The New iPad: We just got our new iPad 2, along with the magical magnetized cover. Our first impressions: While it's definitely thinner and lighter than the original iPad (plus it has the 2 cameras), this model isn't revolutionary.

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Watch Movies from the Internet on Your Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and TV

So you want to watch movies from the internet on your Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch? Or on your TV?

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New Year's Mac Checkup

Start the new year off right by making sure your Mac is healthy! Here is our list of some things to check for:

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Electronics Recycling in NYC in January 2011

The Lower East Side Ecology Center has scheduled numerous e-waste recycling events for January. Here they are, broken down by borough (sorry, Staten Island):

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Apple Products Buying Guide

Last month, we gave you some tips on where to get some cool tech gifts. And our blog is showcasing one gadget gift every day from December 1st through 24th. (Go to the blog to see the posts you missed; sign up on the blog homepage to get every new blog post in your email inbox.) Today we've got some suggestions of what Apple products might be appropriate for different kinds of people at various price points.

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Where to Buy Cool Tech Gifts

Last year's holiday newsletter had a list of 5 places to get great tech gifts, both in NYC and online. The stores on last year's list:

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Spy Shops



Here is this year's list of 5 different stores, some in New York and some online only.

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