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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.

8 Tips For Making Great Use Of The OS X Notification Center

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8 Tips For Making Great Use Of The OS X Notification Center

With Mountain Lion came the introduction to the desktop of the familiar Notification Center, ported from its iOS origins. It’s brought even more unity between the desktop and mobile OS, and essentially replicates functionality that’s been available with third party applications for a few years now. It may not be to everyone’s taste, but it’s surprisingly customizable (for an Apple product).

22-08-2012
8 Tips For Making Great Use Of The OS X Notification Center
Sharing Your iPhoto Photos Through Email, Flickr & Facebook [Mac OSX]

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Sharing Your iPhoto Photos Through Email, Flickr & Facebook [Mac OSX]

When I want to share private family photos, I find in the long run that iPhoto is still one of the most useful ways to manage and share many of my most cherished pictures. iPhoto 9 has a few elegant free options for both sharing photos and making sure they are still around for years to come. If you’re not a heavy user of iPhoto, you may not know about its email collage feature, and its built-in integration with Flickr and Facebook.

22-08-2012
Sharing Your iPhoto Photos Through Email, Flickr & Facebook [Mac OSX]
4 Ways to Copy iTunes Purchases From One Mac to Another [OSX]

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4 Ways to Copy iTunes Purchases From One Mac to Another [OSX]

With music purchased from the iTunes Store, it’s not always clear what you can or cannot do. This is largely due to the maze of DRM restrictions, and iTunes’ design, which is obviously focused on managing your files in the application rather than in Finder. One of the things you can do – and as it turns out, quite easily – is copying your iTunes Store purchases from one Mac’s iTunes to another.

20-08-2012
4 Ways to Copy iTunes Purchases From One Mac to Another [OSX]
Aeon Nox 3.5: Beautiful And Customizable Theme For XBMC

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Aeon Nox 3.5: Beautiful And Customizable Theme For XBMC

Set up your media center exactly the way you want it. Aeon Nox 3.5 is the most recent version of what is perhaps the best theme for XBMC, and it is a rare combination: beautiful and customizable. Impressed? Keep reading and I’ll show you how this all works – and where you can find it.

18-08-2012
Aeon Nox 3.5: Beautiful And Customizable Theme For XBMC
XnConvert – Dead Simple Cross-Platform Batch Image Processing [Windows, Mac & Linux]

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XnConvert – Dead Simple Cross-Platform Batch Image Processing [Windows, Mac & Linux]

Writing for MakeUseOf means that, as an author, I get through a lot of coffee, a lot of software and a lot of screenshots. Regardless of the operating system I’m using, if I’m reviewing software, rounding up websites or showing off tips and tricks then I’m going to be including screenshots to better illustrate the product or process. I learned pretty quickly that through the wonders of batch conversion that you can save yourself precious time when it comes to image processing.

16-08-2012
XnConvert – Dead Simple Cross-Platform Batch Image Processing [Windows, Mac & Linux]
3 Tips To Make Skype More Enjoyable [Mac]

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3 Tips To Make Skype More Enjoyable [Mac]

Skype, in terms of software design, continues to baffle me. It’s beautifully designed, and most of the time it’s also charmingly easy to use, but once in a blue moon you discover these little quirks that rain on your Skype parade. It may be how the application masterfully ignores basic interface guidelines. Here are some three very basic tips to make your Skype experience on Mac OS X a more enjoyable one.

13-08-2012
3 Tips To Make Skype More Enjoyable [Mac]
4 Cool Things You Can Do With The Mac Terminal

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4 Cool Things You Can Do With The Mac Terminal

The Terminal is the Mac OS X analogue of the Windows command prompt, or CMD. It’s a tool, as you probably already know, that allows you to control your computer using text commands, as opposed to a graphical user-interface. Although using the Terminal can seem a little daunting at first, it will pay off to get familiar with it.

13-08-2012
4 Cool Things You Can Do With The Mac Terminal
5 More Cool Things You Can Do With Google Earth

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5 More Cool Things You Can Do With Google Earth

In this article, I’m going to share five really cool features I found in Google Earth. These features are perfect if you’re looking to build a new house or trying to find a place to live, going on an adventure somewhere and need to plot out accurate distances, want to send your friends impressive views of your area from a bird’s eye view, or if you’re a history or an astronomy buff.

08-08-2012
5 More Cool Things You Can Do With Google Earth
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