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Finished convincing friends, family and perfect strangers alike to sign up to Dropbox -- and selfishly upping your own storage in the process. The cloud storage service has just made changes to its web-baser interface, adding drag-and-drop functionality from your folders and desktop. The feature wo...

April 6th 2012 at 5:23am 0 Comments
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j5create has updated its range of foolproof cross-device sharing accessories (prior model shown above) that bridge the gap between Mac, PC and even Android tablets through USB. The Wormhole Keyboard/MouseSwitch JUC 200 ($30) does what it says it will, sharing peripherals between devices, with t...

November 16th 2011 at 2:44pm 0 Comments
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You may remember Pinch, a drag-and-drop platformer that we featured a while back. The idea was that you dragged colored orbs around a map, navigating them through obstacles of various kinds and even combining or tearing them apart in order to line them up correctly. That game was well received,...

May 17th 2011 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Yeah, yeah, you've been dragging and dropping attachments into your emails since primordial times, but how about being able to drag files out of a message and onto your desktop? That's just the thing that Google has recently added to Gmail, courtesy of its Chrome-tastic browser. You can now snatch...

August 4th 2010 at 11:27am 0 Comments
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One of my favorite features in OS X is the ability to drag pretty much anything, drop it on pretty much anything else, and have the item be contextually useful in some other application. So pervasive is this gesture that we even waxed romantically about it some time ago. An example of this would be...

December 14th 2009 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

More Mac 101, our series of tips for new Mac OS X users. Have you ever tried to open or save a file, and you want to quickly change from the directory (folder) you are browsing to another directory? It might be simpler than you think, and it doesn't require you to go searching for the directory fro...

December 24th 2008 at 11:15am 0 Comments
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Well color me surprised - after trying a few convoluted methods for exporting some of my NetNewsWire feeds in a format that Safari could import (as RSS, not HTML links to real sites), I finally realized that either Brent Simmons and/or Apple have already done some of the heavy lifting. If you toggl...

July 30th 2007 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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In OS X, you can always toss a file onto the command line instead of laboriously typing out a complete path name because Terminal supports drag and drop. Over at Murphymac, Murphy has posted a video showing you how to create a shell script using DES3 encryption to protect your files. It takes advan...

May 22nd 2007 at 4:30pm 0 Comments