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During the summer of 2008, I was using my MacBook Air outside on a very hot (102°F in the shade) day when I noticed that the laptop seemed to have slowed down to the point that it was almost unusable. Fortunately, I had installed iSlayer's iStat, and I was able to tell at a glance that one of t...

April 27th 2010 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Geeks love to try out new applications, but hardcore nerds (like me) like installing new utilities.At first glance, CheckUp by App4Mac is a system monitor. Use it to keep track of your processor(s), RAM, disks, network activity and processes. But that's just the beginning.The UI is very nice. Each s...

September 4th 2008 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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What fun are your utilities if you can't dress them up, right? The Iconfactory has released four new skins (or "jackets") for iPulse, their system monitoring tool (I personally like Scarab). With iPulse, you can monitor disk usage, CPU usage, system load, motherboard temperature and a lot...

March 21st 2006 at 12:00pm 0 Comments