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If you think different, watch this page closely. You’ll find the best software for doing pretty much anything with your Mac, guides to some of Apple’s lesser-known features and tips that will turbocharge your OS X workflow.

Fed Up With Skype? Here Are 6 Of The Best Free Alternatives

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Fed Up With Skype? Here Are 6 Of The Best Free Alternatives

Five years ago, if you would’ve asked me for recommendations on a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) program, there was only one program available: Skype. If for whatever reason you no longer want to use Skype, then rest assured in knowing that there are plenty of alternative programs out there. They may not be as polished or prevalent as Skype, but they certainly get the job done. And best of all, every program on this list is absolutely free!

Joel Lee September 7, 2012
Fed Up With Skype? Here Are 6 Of The Best Free Alternatives
VoiceMac: Send And Receive Texts From Your Mac Using Google Voice

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VoiceMac: Send And Receive Texts From Your Mac Using Google Voice

Use Google Voice’s SMS functionality like it’s a chat program on your Mac. VoiceMac is a free Mac desktop client for Google’s free, USA-only phone service, and it offers you the SMS interface you’ve been looking for. There’s an official Google Voice app for iPhone and another for Android, but so far Google hasn’t released an official desktop app for Mac, Windows or Linux computers.

Justin Pot September 5, 2012
VoiceMac: Send And Receive Texts From Your Mac Using Google Voice
Paragon NTFS For Mac OS X Review

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Paragon NTFS For Mac OS X Review

One of the drawbacks when switching from Windows to Mac is the lack of native NTFS support. You can read from NTFS volumes with no problems, but writing is another story. Luckily software like Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X exists to restore the missing link and make your NTFS volumes useful again. The software costs $19.95, has already been updated with full support for Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8).

Tim Brookes September 4, 2012
Paragon NTFS For Mac OS X Review
Notee Helps You Keep Your Schedule Synchronized To Desktop Or Web [Windows / Mac OS X]

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Notee Helps You Keep Your Schedule Synchronized To Desktop Or Web [Windows / Mac OS X]

Another area where Evernote isn’t as effective is if you’re looking to keep a schedule. Natively, Evernote doesn’t support any calendar integration or agenda features, so I’d recommend other software. The tool that I’m going to show you today, Notee, can’t be put on the same elite pedestal as Evernote but it manages to pick up where Evernote falls a little short.

Craig Snyder September 2, 2012
Notee Helps You Keep Your Schedule Synchronized To Desktop Or Web [Windows / Mac OS X]
3 Top Cross Platform DJ Apps To Get Your Party Started

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3 Top Cross Platform DJ Apps To Get Your Party Started

I’ve got a thing for vinyl, especially white labels. If it’s dusty, dubiously labelled and going for a couple of dollars then I absolutely have to buy it. Digital DJing takes some of the fun out of the pastimes associated with DJing, but then again it also adds another layer of accessibility that manual turntablism doesn’t have. Today we’ll be taking a look at some of the best solutions around, with some impressive free options and slightly more advanced paid solutions too.

Tim Brookes August 30, 2012
3 Top Cross Platform DJ Apps To Get Your Party Started
Nitroshare: Easily Share Files On Your Network Between Multiple Operating Systems

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Nitroshare: Easily Share Files On Your Network Between Multiple Operating Systems

It’s not hard to set up home networking, including file sharing, in Windows and OS X Lion includes a quick file-sharing feature between Macs. If you want to quickly share a file between computers running two different operating systems, however, things can get complicated quickly. Not with Nitroshare. This program gives you a box you can drag any file or collection of files to. Pick a receiving computer and you’re basically done: a speedy transfer will begin

Justin Pot August 29, 2012
Nitroshare: Easily Share Files On Your Network Between Multiple Operating Systems
How & How Often Do You Back Up Your Files? [You Told Us]

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How & How Often Do You Back Up Your Files? [You Told Us]

Digital formats are a brilliant innovation let down by one fatal flaw: If anything bad happens – be it theft, failure, or natural disaster – to the physical object housing the data, then a lifetime of work (or more likely your whole music and movie collections) can literally be lost forever.
This is why backing up your digital data is so important. This prompted the question in last week’s We Ask You querying your methods for preventing that possibly cataclysmic loss happening to you.

Dave Parrack August 29, 2012
How & How Often Do You Back Up Your Files? [You Told Us]
What’s AirPlay, And How To Use It In Mac OS X Mountain Lion

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What’s AirPlay, And How To Use It In Mac OS X Mountain Lion

Imagine you want to play your favorite album in Spotify. Naturally, you’ll be hooking your computer up to a better sound station. But what if you’re lying in bed, or sitting on the couch? Ideally, you’d just stream the music to your speakers. Streaming your content locally, between devices, is where AirPlay comes in. With Apple’s latest operating system release — Mountain Lion — it’s easier than ever.

Simon Slangen August 27, 2012
What’s AirPlay, And How To Use It In Mac OS X Mountain Lion
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