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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.

How To Automatically Pause Your Music When You Unplug Your Headphones [Mac]

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How To Automatically Pause Your Music When You Unplug Your Headphones [Mac]

Set iTunes (or any Mac music player) to pause every time you unplug your headphones and play when you plug them back in. BreakAway is a simple app for Mac that prevents you from filling a room with your music when you unplug your headphones. If this sounds familiar, it should: my iPod shuffle used to automatically pause when I unplugged my headphones.

22-12-2012
How To Automatically Pause Your Music When You Unplug Your Headphones [Mac]
No Remote? No Problem. Use Chrome to Control Your XBMC Media Center

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No Remote? No Problem. Use Chrome to Control Your XBMC Media Center

Use Chrome to completely control XBMC. Whether you want to browse and play your media or send a video you’re watching on your laptop to your media center, a variety of extensions and tricks lets you control everything about your media center from Chrome. Are you hosting a YouTube party? You can use your laptop to send videos to your TV, meaning there’s no crowding around a tiny screen or dealing with on-screen keyboards and mediocre search results.

19-12-2012
No Remote? No Problem. Use Chrome to Control Your XBMC Media Center
5 Easy Ways To Create Diptychs & Other Photo Collages Without Photoshop

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5 Easy Ways To Create Diptychs & Other Photo Collages Without Photoshop

A diptych consists of 2 images displayed side by side, and can often be a creative and attractive way to tell an even more elaborate story with your images. While with a little bit of effort, you can create a diptych or photo collage using Photoshop, there are now web-based, desktop and mobile options that make the process a lot easier. Each of the options below offer users a different experience.

19-12-2012
5 Easy Ways To Create Diptychs & Other Photo Collages Without Photoshop
Get The Most Out Of iTunes 11 With These 10 Tips

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Get The Most Out Of iTunes 11 With These 10 Tips

A few of these tips are work-arounds for features Apple left out in iTunes 11, like iTunes DJ, while others point out a few new handy features you might overlook. iTunes is not a perfect media player, and it still may be a little confusing for some users, but the key to getting the most out of iTunes is to focus on the features you need and ignore the ones you don’t, as I heard iTunes expert Kirk McElhearn once say.

15-12-2012
Get The Most Out Of iTunes 11 With These 10 Tips
Recover Accidentally Deleted Files From Any OS With PhotoRec [Windows, Mac, & Linux]

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Recover Accidentally Deleted Files From Any OS With PhotoRec [Windows, Mac, & Linux]

In June I switched over from a combination of Windows and Linux to pretty much using OS X solely, and being largely familiar with Windows software (and painfully aware of the lack of many Linux alternatives) I had to replace a few oft-used programs with Mac-friendly alternatives. At some point I realised I was bereft of a file recovery tool and it was at that point I discovered PhotoRec.

14-12-2012
Recover Accidentally Deleted Files From Any OS With PhotoRec [Windows, Mac, & Linux]
Unzip Any Archive Using The Unarchiver [Mac]

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Unzip Any Archive Using The Unarchiver [Mac]

Quickly extract practically any compressed file on the planet. If you’re a Mac user, and Apple’s default unzip tool is struggling to open an archived file, it’s time to install the ultimate tool for the job: The Unarchiver. With support for seemingly every compression format known to man – and a couple not yet discovered – there aren’t many files it can’t open.

13-12-2012
Unzip Any Archive Using The Unarchiver [Mac]
An Apple (Ad) A Day: Top Ten Commercials You’re Likely To Remember

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An Apple (Ad) A Day: Top Ten Commercials You’re Likely To Remember

Apple is a company that you either love or hate; there’s very little middle ground. This is because you either buy into the company and its culture or reject it outright. Seeing as I don’t own a single Apple product I guess I belong to the latter group. However, even I, as a supposed hater, have been exposed to Apple’s marketing machine over the last three decades. And while the ads haven’t persuaded me to buy anything from the company, some have left a lasting impression.

13-12-2012
An Apple (Ad) A Day: Top Ten Commercials You’re Likely To Remember
Your Guide To The Awesome New Features Of iTunes 11

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Your Guide To The Awesome New Features Of iTunes 11

Apple recently released the 11th version of its popular media player iTunes, and its re-design and new features have gained lots of praises from critics of the older versions of iTunes who found the player bloated with features, and difficult to browse. The new version is still a cross-platform Mac and PC player, and it contains nearly all the features of the previous version of iTunes.

12-12-2012
Your Guide To The Awesome New Features Of iTunes 11
How Does The Apple Retina Display Work? [MakeUseOf Explains]

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How Does The Apple Retina Display Work? [MakeUseOf Explains]

These days, people are crazy about the Apple Retina Display. Supposedly, it does wonders! A completely non-pixelated screen? Who would have ever thought?! However, many questions loom the supposedly revolutionary technological advancement. Is it really non-pixelated? Howe exactly does it work? Fortunately, I’m here to answer nearly all of the questions you have about how the LCD Retina Display itself works.

12-12-2012
How Does The Apple Retina Display Work? [MakeUseOf Explains]
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