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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.

Schedule A Shutdown In OS X With These Tools [Mac]

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Schedule A Shutdown In OS X With These Tools [Mac]

Computers often pose a dilemma of power consumption. You’d like to do batch jobs like downloading, system repair or back-ups at night, when you aren’t bothered by it. Then again, it seems a bit wasteful to keep your computer running all night long, especially if it should finish its work in an hour or three. Sure, it’s easy that way, but it’s also an incredible waste of energy.

04-03-2013
Schedule A Shutdown In OS X With These Tools [Mac]
PDFStacks: Managing, Reading, and Searching Your PDFs Made Easy [Giveaway]

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PDFStacks: Managing, Reading, and Searching Your PDFs Made Easy [Giveaway]

If you have amassed several hundred or thousands of PDF documents like I have, you probably have experienced the challenge of managing and accessing them in various folders on your computer. Since I have gone practically paperless in my day-to-day workflow, an application like PDF Stacks ($39.00) is one I should have started using a long time ago. We’re giving away 25 copies of PDF Stacks for both PC and Mac. Find out how you can win one after the review.

25-02-2013
PDFStacks: Managing, Reading, and Searching Your PDFs Made Easy [Giveaway]
What Is a MAC Address & Can It Be Used To Secure Your Home Network? [MakeUseOf Explains]

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What Is a MAC Address & Can It Be Used To Secure Your Home Network? [MakeUseOf Explains]

Network structure and management have their own lingo. Some of the terms thrown around will likely already sound familiar to you. Ethernet and Wi-Fi are largely self-obvious concepts, although it may require a little bit more effort to understand the intricacies of the different Wi-Fi standards. Knowing the meaning of these terms, and grasping the underlying concepts will help you to get a better grip on your own home or office network.

25-02-2013
What Is a MAC Address & Can It Be Used To Secure Your Home Network? [MakeUseOf Explains]
Forismatic: Relax For A Moment With Inspirational Quotes [Mac]

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Forismatic: Relax For A Moment With Inspirational Quotes [Mac]

Forismatic is designed to be inspiring without being a time sink. Its core functionality – showing you a single inspiring quote without completely covering up your work – is simple. But the app implements this functionality in three different ways: as a transparent overlay of your work, as a menubar popup or as a timed overlay encouraging you to reflect as long as possible.

16-02-2013
Forismatic: Relax For A Moment With Inspirational Quotes [Mac]
The Beginners Guide For Getting Started With Mac And iPhone Applications

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The Beginners Guide For Getting Started With Mac And iPhone Applications

The purpose of this article is to introduce you to the basic ways to browse and download apps for your Mac, iPhone, iPad, and/or iPod touch. If you are an experienced user of Apple devices, you might want to pass this article along to beginners who might be bugging you about where to find the best and most popular apps for their Apple device(s).

16-02-2013
The Beginners Guide For Getting Started With Mac And iPhone Applications
3 Great Menu Bar Apps To Stay On Top Of Your RSS Feeds [Mac]

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3 Great Menu Bar Apps To Stay On Top Of Your RSS Feeds [Mac]

For me, RSS feeds are the ideal way to keep up to date with all the websites I’m interested in – a centralised news-pool, so you don’t have to check your browser every five minutes just to stay on top of the news. Google Reader does a great job organizing your RSS feeds, and Reeder wonderfully integrates Google Reader on your Mac. There’s no shortage of ways to access those RSS feeds, but part of the problem remains.

11-02-2013
3 Great Menu Bar Apps To Stay On Top Of Your RSS Feeds [Mac]
Screenhero Enables You to Share Your Computer Screen With Anyone [Mac]

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Screenhero Enables You to Share Your Computer Screen With Anyone [Mac]

Working collaboratively on projects involving computer software, or helping people troubleshoot problems on their computer is common practices these days. We have published articles about several software programs that enable Mac and PC users to share their screens via a network or online. As the demand for screen sharing increases, the software and features for doing so should improve.

09-02-2013
Screenhero Enables You to Share Your Computer Screen With Anyone [Mac]
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