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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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I’m not an Apple fanboy, and typically I don’t complain about Apple hardware or software, because usually Apple’s products meet and exceed my expectations. However, I do sometimes shake my head in wonder about some of the obvious quirks that Apple knows exist or overlooks. I wonder what Apple developers were thinking when they built or revised some features. Below I list my top quirks, found in Mountain Lion.
The desktop is where computer users have a lot of files and program shortcuts. Over…
Do you love Reddit, but find the user interface infuriating? Try a new way to get at the best content on the web. Reditr shows you the latest posts from your favorite subreddits in easy-to-skim columns. Even better, it embeds content so you don’t need to be a tab ninja just to see what’s going on. Reddit is the most efficient way to waste your time online, but what if you could make your time wasting even more efficient?
There are numerous applications available online that protect your files by a password. But there…
Electronic media is no doubt more prevalent today than it ever has been. The Internet is at the core of it all, and because of it we have eBooks, web articles, and news from electronic magazines and newspapers. With all of this content that we are taking in, how can we manage it all? Sadly, most of us don’t. We forget that one article that we wanted to read or lose the eBook we downloaded to our computer.
In any application round-up – mobile or otherwise – about work, education or GTD, you’ll see the most advanced conglomeration of note-taking applications. Often, the applications already present on the operating system are ignored. Likely, this is because these applications generally don’t amount to much. However, on Apple products, they do. The iOS Notes app is a remarkable, capable, and easy to use application