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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.

4 Surprising Ways To Encrypt Your Data

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4 Surprising Ways To Encrypt Your Data

Encryption is often considered the playground of geeks alone, but it doesn’t have to be. Encryption just means that information is scrambled and you can only access the real information with a special password or key. On an Internet where we don’t want our credit card numbers and other sensitive data exposed to prying eyes, encryption is an important tool.

05-12-2012
4 Surprising Ways To Encrypt Your Data
How To Use iOS & OS X Sharing & Highlighting Features For Special People In Your Life

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How To Use iOS & OS X Sharing & Highlighting Features For Special People In Your Life

The Apple ecosystem is not only about synchronizing data and using multiple Mac accounts, it also includes features and apps useful for those special people and VIPs in your life – people for whom you don’t ignore their emails or phone calls, and for those you probably share photos with. There are several iOS and OS X features and apps that you can use to highlight those special people in our life

05-12-2012
How To Use iOS & OS X Sharing & Highlighting Features For Special People In Your Life
Three Ways To Tweak Hidden Settings In OS X

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Three Ways To Tweak Hidden Settings In OS X

When you don’t want your computer to work as it would out of the box, you can start playing with the system preferences. This allows you to tweak the settings to adapt your computer to your specific way of use—you make it fit in your office habitat. Using the command line, or one of several third-party tools, you can tweak hidden settings in Mac OS X. We’ll go over these below, in growing order of complexity.

03-12-2012
Three Ways To Tweak Hidden Settings In OS X
Dodgy MacBooks & Scratched iPhones: Is Apple King of Customer Support?

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Dodgy MacBooks & Scratched iPhones: Is Apple King of Customer Support?

Misplaced brand loyalty – or brand disloyalty as it sometimes manifests itself – is a game I gave up on long ago. Speaking from experience, buying or ignoring a certain company’s products “just because” without duly considering the real pros and cons is a mug’s game. Apple have arguably one of the best regarded customer service records of all large-scale technology manufacturers. Of course there are horror stories.

29-11-2012
Dodgy MacBooks & Scratched iPhones: Is Apple King of Customer Support?
Practice Piano Scores The Fun Way With Synthesia And Your Keyboard

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Practice Piano Scores The Fun Way With Synthesia And Your Keyboard

Computer-aided learning, although not always a substitute for a music teacher, gives you the feedback you wouldn’t get from a plain old piano book. Moreover, gamification can make practice easier, and a lot more fun by introducing elements usually found in computer games. There are many ways to describe Synthesia, which is a free application available for Mac OS X and Windows computers.

26-11-2012
Practice Piano Scores The Fun Way With Synthesia And Your Keyboard
Know How Long It Is Till Something Using The Dashboard Countdown Widget [Mac OSX]

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Know How Long It Is Till Something Using The Dashboard Countdown Widget [Mac OSX]

Always know exactly how long it is until…something. The countdown dashboard widget for Mac is a fun way to obsessively keep track of the exact seconds until the greatest events in your life – or anything else. Clocks tell you what time it is now. Calendars help you know what’s coming up next. What’s the use of a countdown if you have both of those things? Context.

21-11-2012
Know How Long It Is Till Something Using The Dashboard Countdown Widget [Mac OSX]
Introducing the Newly Designed Evernote Notes & File Storage System [OS X & iOS]

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Introducing the Newly Designed Evernote Notes & File Storage System [OS X & iOS]

When the Internet becomes part of your day-to-day workflow, resources for storing and managing mountains of data become absolutely necessary. And that’s been the goal and purpose of the free and popular cross-platform notebook service, Evernote. Since it was launched back in 2008, Evernote has become a leading online and software service for writing and collecting notes and notebooks, creating voice memos, clipping full webpage and webpage excerpts.

19-11-2012
Introducing the Newly Designed Evernote Notes & File Storage System [OS X & iOS]
3 Ways To Manage Display Settings In Mac OS X Mountain Lion

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3 Ways To Manage Display Settings In Mac OS X Mountain Lion

With Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Apple introduced a number of changes; some small, some big. One of those tiny changes that impacted my workflow most is the disappearance of the menu bar display menu. Before the update, ticking off a checkbox in the Mac OS X display preferences pane would introduce a nifty display icon in the menu bar at the top of your screen. That menu bar icon is now gone.

19-11-2012
3 Ways To Manage Display Settings In Mac OS X Mountain Lion
Adium – The Ultimate Instant Messaging App [Mac]

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Adium – The Ultimate Instant Messaging App [Mac]

Start using the best instant messaging client out there for Mac. It’s called Adium, it connects to everything and there’s no reason for not using it. Okay, there’s one reason – Adium does not support Facetime. But if that’s not an issue for you, Adium is a piece of software you should install. Combine all of your conversations into one great interface, then customize that interface to work exactly the way you want it to.

17-11-2012
Adium – The Ultimate Instant Messaging App [Mac]
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