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The following is a guest post from Tod Maffin, one of Canada's most influential web and technology commentators. Thanks, Tod! -Ed. Air Video Server (Mac app is free, iPhone/iPad app is $2.99 or free Lite version) This is a great little app that for people who have lots of videos on their computer,...

June 17th 2010 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Every "point-oh" version of Mac OS X usually brings some small bit of pain, as I find some little utility no longer works. Snow Leopard has been no exception. I had been using the version of Screen Sharing from 10.5.4 because it had some "hidden" features which I liked. Unfortunately those "hidden"...

September 20th 2009 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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Have you ever tried to empty the Trash on your Mac only to receive a dreaded message that said the trash couldn't be emptied because a file was in use? Well, "What's Keeping Me" hopes to solve this problem with it's advanced trash-error detection technology (we kid, it's really just magic). If you...

June 19th 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Last year, we wrote about the Moody beta. This week, the folks at Crayon Room made version 1.0 available. The idea is to sort music by mood, rather than artist, album or genre.The first step is to tag your music as sad or happy; calm or intense (fortunately, you can tag many tracks at once). As you...

May 8th 2008 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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I'm definitely a big fan of iSlayer's iStat Pro widget. Whenever my older Powerbook acts a little weird, I can just pull up the Dashboard and tell at a glance what's going wrong ("Oh my, the CPU is running at 150 degrees again. Time to quit a few apps"). Now they've sent word that iStat menus, an e...

November 2nd 2007 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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I know, I know - we've been blogging so many GTD apps lately that you probably needed to create a new task list just to look through them and make a decision. iGTD, however, packs one heckuva punch, so I thought it would be worth mentioning. While it includes all the typical features one probably e...

March 31st 2007 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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The way that applications, windows and our OS behave is a subject of much debate. Toss some life-long switchers into the mix and boy-howdy, you got yourself the nerd version of a bar fight. One of these much debated behaviors between Mac OS X and Windows is how to handle switching between applicati...

January 29th 2007 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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It's the givingest time of the year, so if you're in the mood to be generous, why not donate to some of the best and most useful Mac software projects. Programs like VLC, Cyberduck, Adium and Handbrake all allow you to donate money to support the continued software development effort. Weblog Fairly...

December 14th 2006 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Remember that iPod storage calculator iLounge released? It seems Christian Chladek, maker of such other widgets as the Morse Code Translator, was inspired to provide an iPod calculator in widget form. iPodage allows you to pick your iPod model and adjust all the vital settings to do some quick and d...

November 16th 2006 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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I hope you've cleaned out your downloads directory, because we have another roundup of software for the week of 7-30-06 to 8-5-06:Shareware Pukka 1.3 - del.icio.us bookmarking utility gets private 'mark and AppleScript support Packrat 0.87 - killer offline Backpack client (probably the only...

August 6th 2006 at 3:20pm 0 Comments
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ShapeOnYou is a 3D tool for drawing and rendering basic 3D objects that can play nicely with other 3D-friendly applications like Keynote and OmniGraffle 4. It features an iWork-like inspector to give you an intuitive interface right out of the box, and it comes with over 20 shapes, as well as the ab...

August 5th 2006 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Yeah, I have grown accustomed to saving web pages as PDF's. Between Spotlight support (probably the only time I use it really) and just the cool factor of having a mostly-universal format for pages of info to carry around, the Save As PDF feature is terrific. However, the limits are you can't get th...

January 26th 2006 at 10:00pm 0 Comments