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I am on my Mac for about 80% of my waking day, and I drift to sleep thinking of cool things I could do with my Mac. That means that I purchase many things online. It is convenient and usually cheaper, but you do have to wait for the package to show up. Enter Delivery Status, a very cool widget from...

November 27th 2006 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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If you are like me and have a burning desire to check on your stock portfolio compulsively throughout the day, there are many options in the world of Dashboard widgets, Apple's own included stock widget amongst them. But I just downloaded the Fidelity Market Monitor - a natural since I have accounts...

November 6th 2006 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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The Whoopee Cushion Widget serves no useful purpose, but it made me smile. Clicking on the Whoopee Cushion, once it is safely ensconced on your Dashboard, does exactly what one would expect it to. Do I have to spell it out for you people? OK, here's a hint, the widget's tagline is, 'Click on the Who...

October 18th 2006 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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October 9th 2006 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Have you ever wanted to give a scurvy dog a piece of your mind, but you just couldn't find the right phrase? Those days are long gone, thanks to the English to Pirate Translator widget.With one press of a button you'll be spouting pirate just like Bluebeard.

October 3rd 2006 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Whilst I was attending school my teachers assured me that I would use the math I was learning in my day to day life. They lied. I can't remember the last time someone asked me to get the volume of a pyramid, or what the cosine of 12.3234 was.Since I am but a mere blogger PEMDAS isn't all that useful...

September 20th 2006 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Oh, yes I am. If you like a little NFL mixed in with you OS X, check out 2006 NFL by Kelly Phillips. It's a Dashboard widget that breaks down every game of the 2006 NFL season. Flip it over, and get each team's win/loss record, sorted by conference and division.If you just want to focus on a single...

September 6th 2006 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Who says that widgets need to be useful? Certainly not Curious Media, the creators of Mr. Alligator. Mr. Alligator sits in your Dashboard and waits to be clicked on. When someone clicks on him a random sentence, pulled from words in a database, is displayed. Mr. Alligator can also speak the phrases...

August 28th 2006 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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I run a number of personal blogs, and like all bloggers I am obsessed with statistics (who doesn't want to know how unpopular their thoughts about their cats are?). Google Analytics is a great, free service from Google that gathers a number of stats from any website onto which you add Google's magic...

August 23rd 2006 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Monkey Business Labs and Photojojo are offering Picture Framer Deluxe, which usually costs $5, for free. Why are they doing this? Free publicity, I imagine.If you are looking for a Dashboard widget that can cycle through your iPhoto library, or your Flickr stream then you can't do better than this d...

August 21st 2006 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Looks like even Dashboard is getting in on this 'spaces' concept with MultiDash - a workspace manager for your Mac OS X 10.4 widgets. Flipping the widget over allows you to create separate workspaces, and it simply records which widgets are open, complete with a screenshot, when you create the works...

August 12th 2006 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Steve didn't make any note of Leopard server in his Keynote, which is a little sad. I can imagine all the engineers who work on the server OS waiting, hoping that Steve would note all the cool new features. Sadly, they were out of luck but unlike Steve I will mention one of the new features, namely...

August 7th 2006 at 5:15pm 0 Comments