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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.

Create Webpages Five Times Faster Using the Bluefish Editor [Cross-Platform]

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Create Webpages Five Times Faster Using the Bluefish Editor [Cross-Platform]

Websites are now powered by blog platforms like WordPress, or WYSIWYG editors like Kompozer, but the bottom line is that most hardcore web designers will always find it necessary to pop open a text editor to tweak the style a little bit here, or to realign the template a bit more there. I think that text editors are going to be around for a very long time.

21-10-2011
Create Webpages Five Times Faster Using the Bluefish Editor [Cross-Platform]
New Trojan For Mac Disables XProtect Auto Update [News]

Mac

New Trojan For Mac Disables XProtect Auto Update [News]

A Trojan recently made the rounds for Mac that appeared to be an update for Flash, but was actually a piece of malicious software called Flashback.A. Apple has since updated XProtect to block this dangerous piece of software from infecting your Mac, but the bad kind of hackers will not be stopped, and they brought out an even more malicious piece of software.

20-10-2011
New Trojan For Mac Disables XProtect Auto Update [News]
10 Mac Tools That Every Student Should Make Use Of

Mac

10 Mac Tools That Every Student Should Make Use Of

It’s next to impossible these days to attend school and not use a desktop or laptop computer. While all Mac computers provide essential tools or applications (including Mail, iCal, TextEdit, and Preview) to help students stay organized and get assignments done, there are a slew of free and practical third-party tools that every Mac-owning student should make use of.

19-10-2011
10 Mac Tools That Every Student Should Make Use Of
Why RAR Is Better Than ZIP & The Best RAR Software Available

Windows Linux

Why RAR Is Better Than ZIP & The Best RAR Software Available

RAR files are smaller, easier to split and easier to recover than ZIP files. These three features mean RAR files are better than ZIP, even though ZIP files are far more common. If you use the Internet often then, in all likelihood, you’ve more than once downloaded a ZIP file. A ZIP is basically a compressed folder you can download as a single file.

13-10-2011
Why RAR Is Better Than ZIP & The Best RAR Software Available
Boost Your Professional Appearance By Using These Point Of Sale Apps [iPad]

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Boost Your Professional Appearance By Using These Point Of Sale Apps [iPad]

Say you’re a photographer, graphic designer, contractor, entrepreneur, or anyone with an iPad who uses invoices to collect payments on goods and services. First you use your awesome tablet device to show off your amazing portfolio of work, and then when your client agrees to hire you, you switch to your well prepared invoice app to help you make your final point of sale in a very professional manner.

07-10-2011
Boost Your Professional Appearance By Using These Point Of Sale Apps [iPad]
Fritzing – The Ultimate Tool For Sketching Out Electronics Projects [Cross Platform]

DIY Linux

Fritzing – The Ultimate Tool For Sketching Out Electronics Projects [Cross Platform]

Despite sounding like an alcopop, Fritzing is actually an incredible bit of free software you can use to create circuit and component diagrams for use with rapid-prototyping electronics boards such as the fantastic open-source Arduino. As such, it’s open source, entirely cross platform and well supported – you can almost guarantee that it can be used on any Arduino project to show you how to wire things together using it.

07-10-2011
Fritzing – The Ultimate Tool For Sketching Out Electronics Projects [Cross Platform]
Growl 1.3 Now On Sale In The Mac App Store [News]

Mac

Growl 1.3 Now On Sale In The Mac App Store [News]

Growl 1.3, a classic formerly free third-party notification application, is now on sale in the Mac App store for $1.99. With Growl on your Mac you can always know what’s going on with other applications on your system. It can tell you, for example, when you get new Twitter mentions or direct messages and when content is added to your Dropbox.

05-10-2011
Growl 1.3 Now On Sale In The Mac App Store [News]
FileBot Makes Managing Your Movies, TV Shows and Other Media Files A Breeze

Mac Windows

FileBot Makes Managing Your Movies, TV Shows and Other Media Files A Breeze

Quickly rename your video files, find subtitles and so much more. If you use your computer to watch TV shows, or any kind of video, you should really check out FileBot. For TV episodes in particular, poorly named files may not be recognized by your media center of choice. FileBot is fast, stable and cross platform. Even better is that it does more than just rename files.

05-10-2011
FileBot Makes Managing Your Movies, TV Shows and Other Media Files A Breeze
Download & Try Aurora 9 – A.K.A. Firefox 9 – For Free [News]

Browsers Mac

Download & Try Aurora 9 – A.K.A. Firefox 9 – For Free [News]

The folks over at Mozilla have released Aurora 9, which will eventually go on to become Firefox 9. Simply head over to their website and download the latest release and give it a try. Obviously, this isn’t a final version, so there will be some bugs hidden in there. That said, this is a great way to see what is coming in Firefox down the line.

05-10-2011
Download & Try Aurora 9 – A.K.A. Firefox 9 – For Free [News]
The Best 5 Amazing News Apps for the iPad

Mac

The Best 5 Amazing News Apps for the iPad

One thing I’m sure I don’t have to tell you is that news is changing. Everything from the way information is reported down to the way it’s consumed has undergone a change in recent years, and it has led to a more personalized news experience that takes place in real-time. The fact that anybody in the world can go on a network like Twitter and report news has a lot to do with this.

27-09-2011
The Best 5 Amazing News Apps for the iPad
Check Out MPEG Streamline For Basic Video Editing & Converting [Cross-Platform]

Windows Linux

Check Out MPEG Streamline For Basic Video Editing & Converting [Cross-Platform]

In the world of home video editing, it seems like you are either forced to settle with the standard editors that are already provided on your system, or you’ll have to fork over a few dollars just to buy something decent (even items such as Sony Vegas Movie Studio or Adobe Premiere Elements). With that in mind, there are a few free video editors available in the land of Internet

20-09-2011
Check Out MPEG Streamline For Basic Video Editing & Converting [Cross-Platform]
How To Partition An External Hard Drive For PC Usage [Mac]

Mac

How To Partition An External Hard Drive For PC Usage [Mac]

As you may know, Mac formatting and PC formatting for external hard drives are totally different. Granted, it’s possible you may already know how to partition an external hard drive DIY-style. Furthermore, your hard drive may already come with onboard software that does it for you. However, let’s take a look at how to do so.

19-09-2011
How To Partition An External Hard Drive For PC Usage [Mac]
How To Change The Apple ID On Your iPod Touch/iPhone

Mac

How To Change The Apple ID On Your iPod Touch/iPhone

An Apple ID allows you to obtain apps, iTunes downloads and more, which is required to get the full mobile experience if you own an iPhone or iPod Touch. After all, how can you not? If you want to actually change your Apple ID by either changing your current ID or switching to another existing ID, read on.

19-09-2011
How To Change The Apple ID On Your iPod Touch/iPhone
3 Light & Simple Ways to Take Screenshots in a Snap

Windows Mac

3 Light & Simple Ways to Take Screenshots in a Snap

Taking screenshots is something everyone needs to do once in a while. There are numerous screen capture tools out there – some very powerful and costly, and some lighter and cheaper. But let’s face it, most of us don’t need to use screenshots professionally. We just need a lightweight and simple tool that won’t slow down the computer and will simply do what it’s supposed to – take screenshots. Here are 3 free, simple and lightweight tools that do just that.

19-09-2011
3 Light & Simple Ways to Take Screenshots in a Snap
Get 100+ Cool Infographics On Your iPhone (or iPad)

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Get 100+ Cool Infographics On Your iPhone (or iPad)

Information graphics—popularly called, infographics—are the coolest and most eye-catching ways to present research studies and other statistical data. But if you are an avid infographics reader like I am, you may have found it difficult to view presentations on your computer screen. So I knew,eventually a smart developer would produce an app specifically designed for downloading and viewing them on a mobile device.

19-09-2011
Get 100+ Cool Infographics On Your iPhone (or iPad)
Students Can Now Create Wi-Fi Hotspots For Free With Connectify [News]

Windows Mac

Students Can Now Create Wi-Fi Hotspots For Free With Connectify [News]

Connectify is offering free accounts until October 15th to students with .edu addresses, allowing them to set up free Wi-Fi hotspots for their devices. Students can sign up for the service for free and receive their Connectify Pro license by using their .edu email address.

16-09-2011
Students Can Now Create Wi-Fi Hotspots For Free With Connectify [News]
Why Windows Is The Way To Go: A Microsoft Fanboy’s Perspective [Opinion]

Windows Mac

Why Windows Is The Way To Go: A Microsoft Fanboy’s Perspective [Opinion]

Everywhere I look these days, I see people proclaiming the wonders of Mac and Linux. Well, I’m a die-hard Windows user, and have been one ever since the days of Windows for Workgroups 3.11 . One kind of blog post I don’t really see often enough is “why Windows rocks”. I’m going to try to explain why exactly I stick with Windows, even though I can easily switch to Mac or Linux.

15-09-2011
Why Windows Is The Way To Go: A Microsoft Fanboy’s Perspective [Opinion]
5 Reasons Why You Might Not Want to Upgrade to Lion Just Yet [Mac]

Mac

5 Reasons Why You Might Not Want to Upgrade to Lion Just Yet [Mac]

With Mac OS X’s latest release, Lion, it seems that the sceptics are feeling quite vindicated about now. In fact, many users are deciding that maybe “just waiting a little longer” is the best move after all. Sure, we’ll probably all upgrade eventually – but not just yet. Here’s why so many of us are still using Snow Leopard.

09-09-2011
5 Reasons Why You Might Not Want to Upgrade to Lion Just Yet [Mac]
iBooks Vs. Kindle – Which Is Better? [iPad]

Mac

iBooks Vs. Kindle – Which Is Better? [iPad]

A while ago I wrote a post about places to find free books for the iPad. In that post, I compared the iPad to designated eReaders and expressed the opinion that it’s not a worthy substitute. Following some comments on the matter I tested the iPad again as a regular vessel for eBooks and was surprised – it does provide quite a good experience.

08-09-2011
iBooks Vs. Kindle – Which Is Better? [iPad]
dupeGuru Finds Duplicate Files [Cross Platform]

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dupeGuru Finds Duplicate Files [Cross Platform]

Quickly find duplicate files on your hard drive, so you can delete them and save precious storage space. You’ll be surprised how much of your storage is used to house the same files twice. There are many ways you can end up having duplicate files. Whatever the cause, dupeGuru can help you find duplicates so you can delete them.

08-09-2011
dupeGuru Finds Duplicate Files [Cross Platform]
Create Step-By-Step Instructional Documents With Screenshots & Annotations Using Clarify [Mac]

Mac

Create Step-By-Step Instructional Documents With Screenshots & Annotations Using Clarify [Mac]

There will never be a shortage of screen capturing applications, but Blue Mango has produced an app that stands out amongst the rest. Similar to its flagship professional application ScreenSteps, it has released the beta version of an application called Clarify, for when you want to produce step-by-step instructional documents.

07-09-2011
Create Step-By-Step Instructional Documents With Screenshots & Annotations Using Clarify [Mac]