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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.

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

Windows Mac

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]

Mac

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]

Mac

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

iPhone and iPad Mac

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]

Mac

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]

Mac

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]
Skype For Mac: Video Call All Your Friends, Apple-Style [Mac]

Mac

Skype For Mac: Video Call All Your Friends, Apple-Style [Mac]

There are already a few articles on MakeUseOf about the features available for Mac’s Skype such as its group video client, experience-enhancing tips, and even some shortcuts that you may not know about. However, we’ve never really talked about the app itself. Overall, Skype for Mac is an app that performs in a solid manner, and I have a feeling that I will end up using it time and time again.

06-02-2013
Skype For Mac: Video Call All Your Friends, Apple-Style [Mac]
Everything You Need To Know About Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts

Mac

Everything You Need To Know About Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts

No matter what operating system or program you’re using, keyboard shortcuts are a tool you can use to make things quite a bit easier for yourself. Simply not having to take your hands off the keyboard can save you lots of time wasted by reaching for the mouse. This is why learning keyboard shortcuts for the systems you use every day is so vital to productivity.

01-02-2013
Everything You Need To Know About Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts
Master FTP File Transfers On All Of Your Sites With FileZilla

Linux Mac

Master FTP File Transfers On All Of Your Sites With FileZilla

A large number of FTP clients of old had hiccups when it came to large file transfers. The apps experienced the usual timeouts that you would expect when the computer sits there for 15 to 30 minutes, transferring massive files. More recently, noticing so many positive reviews around the web for FileZila, I decided to take a closer look at what the latest iteration of the software had to offer. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised.

31-01-2013
Master FTP File Transfers On All Of Your Sites With FileZilla
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