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A Baker's Dozen Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Mac

Whether you're a recent convert, ambivalent veteran or one of those hardened Apple fanboys, let us remind you: a Mac, like any other computer, needs to be maintained. No, you probably don't need anti-virus software (yet), you may never have to fiddle with registry editing, and you'll likely never need to reinstall the operating system. But you may face a kernel panic, a raft of mysterious app...

Facebook Responds to User Complaints of Font Shrinkage, via Twitter

Share This week, Facebook inexplicably introduced a smaller font size to its news feed, much to the chagrin of many users. The change, which was introduced without warning, took the social network's members by surprise, and some found the Lilliputian text difficult to read. But because Facebook never formally announced the change with a blog post, or created a forum for feedback, many users were...

Cavs Owner Dan Gilbert Rages at LeBron James in Comic Sans

Let's say you've been betrayed. Someone you've dedicated the last several years of your life to just up and walks away from you. And worse still, makes sure to create a self-serving, over-dramatic spectacle as he does so. When you decide it's time to vent your frustrations, and address not only the person who stabbed you in the back but the people who were collateral damage in breakup, what font...

Slo-Mo Gadget Massascre, Origins of the Kubrick Theme

There's a load of great tech news happening out there every day, and, unfortunately, we just can't cover it all. Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. Classical music underscores slow motion destruction in Jeremiah Warren's fascinating videos. Toy cars and defunct gadgets get pummeled by hammers, split with axes, and...

Bearded Font Geeks Go (Lady) Gaga Over 'Neutraface'

We've seen a number of Lady Gaga mashups -- and while many have tickled us, we have now come to the geekiest of them all. Four typography-loving hipsters put together this hilarious cover of Lady Gaga's "Pokerface," paying homage to their favorite Neo-grotesque font: Neutraface. Apparently Neutraface, named after eminent Modernist architect Richard Neutra, is actually pronounced "noy-tra," as...

Ikea Changes Typeface, Upsets Fans

Ikea, the can-do-no-wrong Swedish purveyor of cheap designer furniture and meatballs, appears to have finally done something wrong. And it involves fonts. In a decision to change its branding, the company has gone with a new typeface to represent itself, and the move is causing quite a stir on the (to be fair, easily stirred) Internet. The new font is Microsoft's ubiquitous Verdana, which the...