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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 macOS workflow.

PDFStacks: Managing, Reading, and Searching Your PDFs Made Easy [Giveaway]

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PDFStacks: Managing, Reading, and Searching Your PDFs Made Easy [Giveaway]

If you have amassed several hundred or thousands of PDF documents like I have, you probably have experienced the challenge of managing and accessing them in various folders on your computer. Since I have gone practically paperless in my day-to-day workflow, an application like PDF Stacks ($39.00) is one I should have started using a long time ago. We’re giving away 25 copies of PDF Stacks for both PC and Mac. Find out how you can win one after the review.

25-02-2013
PDFStacks: Managing, Reading, and Searching Your PDFs Made Easy [Giveaway]
Forismatic: Relax For A Moment With Inspirational Quotes [Mac]

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Forismatic: Relax For A Moment With Inspirational Quotes [Mac]

Forismatic is designed to be inspiring without being a time sink. Its core functionality – showing you a single inspiring quote without completely covering up your work – is simple. But the app implements this functionality in three different ways: as a transparent overlay of your work, as a menubar popup or as a timed overlay encouraging you to reflect as long as possible.

16-02-2013
Forismatic: Relax For A Moment With Inspirational Quotes [Mac]
The Beginners Guide for Getting Started With Mac and iPhone Applications

Mac iPhone and iPad

The Beginners Guide for Getting Started With Mac and iPhone Applications

The purpose of this article is to introduce you to the basic ways to browse and download apps for your Mac, iPhone, iPad, and/or iPod touch. If you are an experienced user of Apple devices, you might want to pass this article along to beginners who might be bugging you about where to find the best and most popular apps for their Apple device(s).

16-02-2013
The Beginners Guide for Getting Started With Mac and iPhone Applications
3 Great Menu Bar Apps to Stay on Top of Your RSS Feeds [Mac]

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3 Great Menu Bar Apps to Stay on Top of Your RSS Feeds [Mac]

For me, RSS feeds are the ideal way to keep up to date with all the websites I’m interested in – a centralised news-pool, so you don’t have to check your browser every five minutes just to stay on top of the news. Google Reader does a great job organizing your RSS feeds, and Reeder wonderfully integrates Google Reader on your Mac. There’s no shortage of ways to access those RSS feeds, but part of the problem remains.

11-02-2013
3 Great Menu Bar Apps to Stay on Top of Your RSS Feeds [Mac]
Skype For Mac: Video Call All Your Friends, Apple-Style [Mac]

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Skype For Mac: Video Call All Your Friends, Apple-Style [Mac]

There are already a few articles on MakeUseOf about the features available for Mac’s Skype such as its group video client, experience-enhancing tips, and even some shortcuts that you may not know about. However, we’ve never really talked about the app itself. Overall, Skype for Mac is an app that performs in a solid manner, and I have a feeling that I will end up using it time and time again.

06-02-2013
Skype For Mac: Video Call All Your Friends, Apple-Style [Mac]
Everything You Need To Know About Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts

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Everything You Need To Know About Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts

No matter what operating system or program you’re using, keyboard shortcuts are a tool you can use to make things quite a bit easier for yourself. Simply not having to take your hands off the keyboard can save you lots of time wasted by reaching for the mouse. This is why learning keyboard shortcuts for the systems you use every day is so vital to productivity.

01-02-2013
Everything You Need To Know About Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts
Master FTP File Transfers On All Of Your Sites With FileZilla

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Master FTP File Transfers On All Of Your Sites With FileZilla

A large number of FTP clients of old had hiccups when it came to large file transfers. The apps experienced the usual timeouts that you would expect when the computer sits there for 15 to 30 minutes, transferring massive files. More recently, noticing so many positive reviews around the web for FileZila, I decided to take a closer look at what the latest iteration of the software had to offer. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised.

31-01-2013
Master FTP File Transfers On All Of Your Sites With FileZilla
How To Turbo Delete Your Files [Mac]

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How To Turbo Delete Your Files [Mac]

Computers are awesome machines for storing data and precious files. However, we should keep in mind that there are security risks associated with the data stored on any computer hard drive — be it Mac or PC. Though files on a Mac can be deleted via the trash can, it does not mean trashed and deleted files are removed from the computer’s directory. This article covers the default method for securely deleting files.

28-01-2013
How To Turbo Delete Your Files [Mac]
Click&Clean: Extend Your Browser Beyond The Privacy & Security Defaults

Windows Linux

Click&Clean: Extend Your Browser Beyond The Privacy & Security Defaults

Security and privacy are becoming more and more important to understand, yet it seems that the methods of understanding them hasn’t really followed. In addition, neither has the ability to easily manage your computer in a way to make it more secure and private. We have a lot of articles here on MakeUseOf that help you with that, however there is also a tool that makes this process much easier to do too.

24-01-2013
Click&Clean: Extend Your Browser Beyond The Privacy & Security Defaults
Use Your WiiMote As A Mac Gamepad With WJoy

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Use Your WiiMote As A Mac Gamepad With WJoy

Do you want a gamepad for your Mac, but don’t want to buy yet another controller? Use your WiiMote as a gamepad with Wjoy. This app doesn’t enable motion controls on your Mac, but it does let you use your WiiMote as a simple gamepad – perfect for games and even emulators if that’s what you like to do. Not everyone knows it, but the WiiMote connects to the Wii using Bluetooth – and there’s nothing stopping you from using the WiiMote with any computer that uses Bluetooth.

23-01-2013
Use Your WiiMote As A Mac Gamepad With WJoy
Why Your Eyes Hurt Using a New iPhone, iPad Or iMac

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Why Your Eyes Hurt Using a New iPhone, iPad Or iMac

The Apple LED screen is a common source of complaint among consumers. Many new iPhone, iPad, and Mac users have reported that it causes eyestrain and general discomfort, yet if you look around on the Internet, you can’t find much backing for the problem. Apple itself hasn’t offered a solution, and some people think that it’s even some kind of conspiracy.

22-01-2013
Why Your Eyes Hurt Using a New iPhone, iPad Or iMac
4 Ways to Keep Your Mac From Falling Asleep

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4 Ways to Keep Your Mac From Falling Asleep

Most of the time, using the computer means staring at the computer screen, one hand clasped around the mouse, the other standing ready at your keyboard. However, a lot of us use our computer for more than just Internet browsing. We use it to convert video, render images and compile code. Sometimes, we even use it to charge a cellphone. At times like these, you won’t necessarily be sitting behind your computer, eyes fixed on whatever relevant process indicator.

21-01-2013
4 Ways to Keep Your Mac From Falling Asleep
Recognizing Danger: 5 Warning Signs Showing Your Mac Has A Problem

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Recognizing Danger: 5 Warning Signs Showing Your Mac Has A Problem

It’s safe to say that the Apple Macintosh computer is a great piece of hardware with a fantastic operating system, but it’s definitely not impervious to errors. Sometimes it acts funny, and because continuing on with our day is more important than actually getting something fixed, we’ll ignore it. After all, it’s a Mac, right? It’s invincible! The god of all personal computers (yeah, right).

17-01-2013
Recognizing Danger: 5 Warning Signs Showing Your Mac Has A Problem