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Mac

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.

Give Finder The Upgrade It Sorely Needs With XtraFinder [Mac]

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Give Finder The Upgrade It Sorely Needs With XtraFinder [Mac]

People are always going on about the Mac user experience; how it just works. For the most part, I agree with them. The operating system is like a smooth breeze, and most of the default applications are top notch quality. There’s really only one standard application that’s painfully lacking in power: Finder.

14-01-2013
Give Finder The Upgrade It Sorely Needs With XtraFinder [Mac]
Quickly Copy Symbols To The Clipboard With Symbol Caddy [Mac]

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Quickly Copy Symbols To The Clipboard With Symbol Caddy [Mac]

Quickly find and copy obscure symbols, then post them into any program. Symbol Caddy is among those long-forgotten class of Mac apps – the dashboard widget. Which is a shame, because it’s a widget that is sincerely useful. Imagine you’re writing about currencies, and need to compare the dollar ($) to the euro (€), and as such need quick access to both symbols. If you’re American, where do you find the euro symbol?

05-01-2013
Quickly Copy Symbols To The Clipboard With Symbol Caddy [Mac]
Satellite Eyes: Map Wallpapers Based On Your Current Location [Mac]

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Satellite Eyes: Map Wallpapers Based On Your Current Location [Mac]

See a picture of the community around you, right on your Mac desktop. Satellite Eyes is a tiny Mac download that sits in your tray, determines your current location and puts a map of your choosing on the desktop. Whether you want a minimalist outline, a satellite image or even a watercolor, it doesn’t matter – Satellite Eyes can deliver, and will automatically move every time you do.

03-01-2013
Satellite Eyes: Map Wallpapers Based On Your Current Location [Mac]
How To Automatically Pause Your Music When You Unplug Your Headphones [Mac]

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How To Automatically Pause Your Music When You Unplug Your Headphones [Mac]

Set iTunes (or any Mac music player) to pause every time you unplug your headphones and play when you plug them back in. BreakAway is a simple app for Mac that prevents you from filling a room with your music when you unplug your headphones. If this sounds familiar, it should: my iPod shuffle used to automatically pause when I unplugged my headphones.

22-12-2012
How To Automatically Pause Your Music When You Unplug Your Headphones [Mac]
No Remote? No Problem. Use Chrome to Control Your XBMC Media Center

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No Remote? No Problem. Use Chrome to Control Your XBMC Media Center

Use Chrome to completely control XBMC. Whether you want to browse and play your media or send a video you’re watching on your laptop to your media center, a variety of extensions and tricks lets you control everything about your media center from Chrome. Are you hosting a YouTube party? You can use your laptop to send videos to your TV, meaning there’s no crowding around a tiny screen or dealing with on-screen keyboards and mediocre search results.

19-12-2012
No Remote? No Problem. Use Chrome to Control Your XBMC Media Center
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