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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 Add Almost Everything to Mountain Lion’s Notification Center [Mac]

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How to Add Almost Everything to Mountain Lion’s Notification Center [Mac]

Tweak the notification center in Mountain Lion to be somewhat useful, by adding notifications from the programs you care about to it. With a few tweaks you can add every Growl program to the notifications center, along with content from your favorite web sites and apps. You can even add all of your favorite TV show listings. My friend and co-host James outlined 8 tips for making great use of the notification center, and they’re all solid.

Justin Pot November 3, 2012 03-11-2012
How to Add Almost Everything to Mountain Lion’s Notification Center [Mac]
How To Set Up A Live Skype Audio Broadcast With A Chatroom [Mac]

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How To Set Up A Live Skype Audio Broadcast With A Chatroom [Mac]

Now that our little Technophilia Podcast has amassed over 500 weekly listeners (guys, we love you), we’ve been looking for ways to interacts with listeners in real-time while we record live. That’s no easy task. We’ve been experimenting with just a chatroom, but without a live audio broadcast too it’s not very compelling for people to participate. So today, I’m going to share an easy way to broadcast your Skype audio (both yours and your co-hosts) to a Mixlr stage.

James Bruce November 2, 2012 02-11-2012
How To Set Up A Live Skype Audio Broadcast With A Chatroom [Mac]
How To Clone Your Hard Drive

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How To Clone Your Hard Drive

Copy the entirety of one hard drive to another. It’s called cloning, and it’s an important process if you want to replace or upgrade the primary hard drive in your computer. Cloning isn’t the same as backing up. When a drive is cloned you have a perfect copy of everything that was on it – the operating system, the software and all of the files included. When you clone a drive you recreate its entire environment, partitions and all.

Justin Pot October 31, 2012 31-10-2012
How To Clone Your Hard Drive
Why Your MacBook Air Has No Optical Drive & 4 Reasons Why This Isn’t a Problem

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Why Your MacBook Air Has No Optical Drive & 4 Reasons Why This Isn’t a Problem

The MacBook Air is one of the thinnest and lightest computers available today; thin as your finger, and so light every computer after will feel like you’re hauling a sack of potatoes. In fact, ever since Apple set the trend with its MacBook Air, the ultrabook genre has been gaining ground in the Windows scene. But you don’t get a laptop as thin and light as the MacBook Air without making compromises.

Simon Slangen October 29, 2012 29-10-2012
Why Your MacBook Air Has No Optical Drive & 4 Reasons Why This Isn’t a Problem
How To Learn & Have Fun With Magic GarageBand [OSX]

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How To Learn & Have Fun With Magic GarageBand [OSX]

The best way to learn music is probably to learn how to play a real instrument, but if you’re like me and you don’t have the time, Apple’s popular song-producing application, GarageBand, can be useful for both the musically and non-musically inclined to have fun with music. I’m of the latter group – I know little of nothing about producing music. But when I find the time, I sometimes open GarageBand and play around with it.

Bakari Chavanu October 27, 2012 27-10-2012
How To Learn & Have Fun With Magic GarageBand [OSX]
Sort Out Your Music Collection with Tune Up for Windows and Mac [Rewards]

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Sort Out Your Music Collection with Tune Up for Windows and Mac [Rewards]

If your iTunes collection is measured in the thousands rather than hundreds, you’ll no doubt understand the need to keep it under control. The best way to do this is to correctly classify tracks, make sure things are named correctly, and avoid duplications and variation on artists or album names. Setting the correct metadata manually for thousands of songs is quite a formidable task. TuneUp makes a bold promise to do this task for you with only minimal supervision.

James Bruce October 25, 2012 25-10-2012
Sort Out Your Music Collection with Tune Up for Windows and Mac [Rewards]
Apple Introduces Fusion Drive For The New iMac And Mac Mini [Updates]

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Apple Introduces Fusion Drive For The New iMac And Mac Mini [Updates]

Apple unveiled Fusion Drive during the presentation of the new Mac products and upgrades. Fusion Drive is an optional feature that merges a 128GB flash drive (SSD) with a 1TB or 3TB hard drive — both into a single volume. It can be purchased as part of the new Macs, and in lieu of the traditional HDD or the latest Flash drives. The hybrid Fusion Drive will mean faster read and write performance for disk-intensive tasks and applications.

Bakari Chavanu October 24, 2012 24-10-2012
Apple Introduces Fusion Drive For The New iMac And Mac Mini [Updates]
Flutter Lets You Control Your Media Using Your Webcam

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Flutter Lets You Control Your Media Using Your Webcam

We’re always looking for new ways to control our electronics. Another trend—gestures and movement—can be found by looking at game consoles. Most notably, the Kinect of Microsoft’s XBox. Lacking one of those fancy Kinect cameras, Flutter lets you use your run-of-the-mill webcam to control your computer as if you were featuring in Minority Report.

Simon Slangen October 22, 2012 22-10-2012
Flutter Lets You Control Your Media Using Your Webcam
Are Your Ready For The Shortcat Keyboard Challenge? [Mac]

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Are Your Ready For The Shortcat Keyboard Challenge? [Mac]

Shortcat, which is in alpha stage of development, enables you to keep your hands on your keyboard and navigate to any part of an application, webpage, or even System Preferences controls. Using a few keyboard shortcuts to activate Shortcat will cause what are called “accessibility attributes” to be highlighted. From there you use the keyboard to activate any highlighted element.

Bakari Chavanu October 22, 2012 22-10-2012
Are Your Ready For The Shortcat Keyboard Challenge? [Mac]
How To Post To Facebook & Twitter From The Notification Center In Mountain Lion

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How To Post To Facebook & Twitter From The Notification Center In Mountain Lion

Similar to its iOS counterpart, the Notification Center (which can be accessed using the right-most icon in your menu bar, or by using a hotkey) is designed to keep track of the multitude of information broadcasted by the assorted applications installed on your computer. Apart from the expected—news about incoming emails, calendar events, and the like—you can also use the Notification Center to interact with Facebook and Twitter.

Simon Slangen October 22, 2012 22-10-2012
How To Post To Facebook & Twitter From The Notification Center In Mountain Lion
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