Readers offer their best tips for fast forwarding videos in QuickTime, easy smartphone docks for your desk and car, and clever uses for hair clips.
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Use a Two-Finger Swipe to Fast Forward in QuickTime X
Deantastic shares yet another multitouch gesture for MacBook users:
You can move two fingers horizontally across your Mac's trackpad to fast-forward through a video in QuickTime.
Make a Smartphone Dock out of Business Cards
Chet shows us his take on DIY smartphone docks:
My coworkers liked my new smartphone cradle I made and suggested I send it over to you. All you need is a few business cards—works great and fits all devices.
Use Hair Clips to Keep Cables Neatly Coiled
Jshiaf shows us another way to store cables of all types:
I use hair claw clips to coil various cables (USB, audio, power etc) into neat coils, handy for storage and use. Same can be used to combine several cables into harnesses. The advantage is that you can unclip or clip them back whenever you need, and they are cheap (I bought these in a hair accessories store for about 50 cents a dozen).