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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.

5 More Cool Things You Can Do With Google Earth

Linux Mac

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
4 Reasons I’ll Be Switching To Safari 6 [OSX Mountain Lion]

Mac

4 Reasons I’ll Be Switching To Safari 6 [OSX Mountain Lion]

Until now I’ve put Safari firmly in the same box of horrible things as Internet Explorer – a sluggish, default browser that’s only purpose in life is to download other shinier and faster browsers. Safari 6 – which comes with Mountain Lion – may have just changed all that. Here’s 4 reasons I’ll be switching my primary browser to Safari, and ditching Chrome.

08-08-2012
4 Reasons I’ll Be Switching To Safari 6 [OSX Mountain Lion]
Snappy Does More Than Just Capture Your Screen [Mac]

Mac

Snappy Does More Than Just Capture Your Screen [Mac]

When writing articles, I never seem to cease making screenshots. But even though there’s a good dozen third-party screenshot tools on the market, the built-in Mac OS X screenshot tool always seemed to suffice for me. It’s simple, elegant, and it just works. A replacement screenshot utility is still far from the horizon, but you will want to augment your workflow with Snappy.

06-08-2012
Snappy Does More Than Just Capture Your Screen [Mac]
How To Dictate Writing On Your Mac: Apple’s Dictation vs DragonDictate

Mac

How To Dictate Writing On Your Mac: Apple’s Dictation vs DragonDictate

For a long time if you wanted or needed to use a speech-to-text dictation program on your Mac, your only choices were MacSpeech Dictate (now defunct) and Nuance’s DragonDictate. But with the release of Mountain Lion, Apple has for the first time built text dictation into the operating system.

06-08-2012
How To Dictate Writing On Your Mac: Apple’s Dictation vs DragonDictate
Create Professional Presentations in Minutes With Slidevana for PowerPoint and Keynote [Giveaway]

Windows Mac

Create Professional Presentations in Minutes With Slidevana for PowerPoint and Keynote [Giveaway]

Ever had a time in your life where you really needed to put together an impressive presentation? We’ve all been in that type of situation! Sure, a lot of templates exist, but sometimes they either don’t look that great or they aren’t as functional as we’d like them to be. However, with the template set for Powerpoint and Keynote – Slidevana – you get amazing graphics and legitimate functionality. Fortunately, MakeUseOf was able to get its hands on a copy of Slidevana to review, and we’re giving 25 copies worth $2500 away for free!

06-08-2012
Create Professional Presentations in Minutes With Slidevana for PowerPoint and Keynote [Giveaway]
Manage Mac OS X Icons & Themes For Free With iCondubber

Mac

Manage Mac OS X Icons & Themes For Free With iCondubber

Mac OS X is already a very beautiful operating system. Perhaps that’s why it’s so hard to customize its interface elements, especially compared to other operating systems. It’s easy to understand where they’re coming from, if you want to keep the average Mac computer from looking like one of the old MySpace profiles. On the other hand, sometimes it’s nice to be able to put your own touch on the look of your computer.

06-08-2012
Manage Mac OS X Icons & Themes For Free With iCondubber
How To Install Mountain Lion On A PC [Hackintosh]

Mac

How To Install Mountain Lion On A PC [Hackintosh]

Are you not looking forward to Windows 8? Perhaps you’re jaded by Microsoft’s decision to kill of Windows Home Server? Are you maybe tired of Windows Media Center being treated like a second class citizen? Have you got some extra PCs lying around and wish they were as awesome as your Mac? Welcome to the world of Hackintosh. Now let’s turn your PCs into Macs – Mountain Lion roaring Macs, no less.

05-08-2012
How To Install Mountain Lion On A PC [Hackintosh]
5 Highly Useful Productivity Apps And Features In The New Mountain Lion

Mac

5 Highly Useful Productivity Apps And Features In The New Mountain Lion

We covered some of the cool new features in Mountain Lion when it was first released to developers at the beta level back in February. I’ve had a chance to go beyond a first look of the new OS and discover some of the most welcomed productivity features. For me, computers are about getting things done faster and more efficiently, and while Mountain Lion may not roar, it is a great sign of things to come.

04-08-2012
5 Highly Useful Productivity Apps And Features In The New Mountain Lion
9 of the Best Free & Low-Cost Alternatives to Microsoft Office

Windows Linux

9 of the Best Free & Low-Cost Alternatives to Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office has dominated the market of text documents, spreadsheets and slide shows for years, and for good reason – it’s one of the very best. However, there’s one drawback and that is the price. Sure, it’s a relatively good investment, but for one reason or another you choose to not pay for it. What do you do? Thankfully, there are other options – and good ones.

02-08-2012
9 of the Best Free & Low-Cost Alternatives to Microsoft Office
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