How To Setup The Ultimate Multi-Platform Writing Environment With Simplenote

How To Setup The Ultimate Multi-Platform Writing Environment With Simplenote

I’ve just watched a beautiful animation titled “The Secret of Kells”. I’m not going to spoil anything by telling you the story here, but I can tell you that the movie described how hard the process of writing a book was back in the middle age. It required top notch craftsmanship to write each and […]

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The Quick Way To Cut And Paste In Mac

The Quick Way To Cut And Paste In Mac

As much as I love Mac, there are things that I still miss from my old Windows days. One of them is the ability to quickly cut and paste items from the Finder. It’s not because Mac doesn’t have the ability to cut and paste, but it’s because some things work differently in the different […]

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MDownloader: Easier Files Downloading From File Sharing Service

MDownloader: Easier Files Downloading From File Sharing Service

Those who use file sharing services on a regular basis know only too well that downloading files from these services can be a very daunting task. But most of us stuck in this “hate ’em but need ’em” kind of relationship and can’t break free. Luckily, others hate the problem as much as we do […]

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How To Automate Your Housekeeping Task On Mac With SmartShuno

How To Automate Your Housekeeping Task On Mac With SmartShuno

Managing files must be one of the most basic activities on every computer and yet also the most time consuming one. You create many different kind of folders and group different kind of files accordingly. Maybe you still can enjoy the first few hundred files, but at some point the whole process turns into an […]

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7 Shortcuts To Optimize Your iPhone Usage

7 Shortcuts To Optimize Your iPhone Usage

The more advanced a device is, the more complicated the usage would be. Computers and smart phones are no exception. That’s why people invented many kinds of shortcuts to optimize the usage. If you own an iPhone – one of today’s smartest phones, or have interest to it, you might wonder whether there are shortcuts […]

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5 Free Application Launchers For Mac That Is Not QuickSilver

5 Free Application Launchers For Mac That Is Not QuickSilver

The first thing that most people will notice when they use Mac for the first time is the existence of application launchers. Even though similar idea also appears in the Windows world, it seems that the usage is not as heavy as within the Mac realm. As far as I know, most Windows users still […]

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How To Tag Movies For Your Portable Multimedia Player Easily With MetaX

How To Tag Movies For Your Portable Multimedia Player Easily With MetaX

Are you a commuter? How much time do you spend everyday on the road between your home and your workplace? I know many commuters who allocate 3-4 hours of daily traveling time, and I think it’s safe to say that most people use up at least 1 hour of their daily precious time commuting. The […]

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How To Set Up And Manage Parental Control On Mac

How To Set Up And Manage Parental Control On Mac

It was almost noon and the sun shines a little bit too bright that day. I was waiting for the red light to turn to green in that busy intersection when a tired-looking newspaper boy offers me the half-priced morning edition. The headline struck me: Facebook Murder in Australia. The green light and loud inpatient […]

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Improve iTunes with GimmeSomeTunes – part 2 [Mac only]

Improve iTunes with GimmeSomeTunes – part 2 [Mac only]

In the previous article about GimmeSomeTunes, we’ve seen how convenient it is to have this app along with iTunes. As long as your computer is connected to the net, GimmeSomeTunes will automatically fetch the lyric and cover art for the currently playing song. But that is not its only ability. There are other features that […]

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Improve iTunes with GimmeSomeTunes – part 1 [Mac only]

Improve iTunes with GimmeSomeTunes – part 1 [Mac only]

I love music. It’s a part of life that I can’t live without. As a Mac user, I use iTunes to manage my music collection and I don’t think I’ve found any other music manager and player better than iTunes. I’m sure that most people’s music collection are coming from various source with different standard […]

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Manage your clipboard items in Mac with Shadow

Manage your clipboard items in Mac with Shadow

I use Cut, Copy and Paste commands a lot, and computer’s basic clipboard ability to hold only one item at a time really annoys me. That’s why one of my must have applications is clipboard manager. It allows me to copy as many items to my heart content without having to worry about losing any […]

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Skitch – Powerful Screen Capture Application for Mac

Skitch – Powerful Screen Capture Application for Mac

I never thought that I would find screen capture utility as one of my indispensable tool. But I do. So it’ only natural that I keep on searching for the best alternative to fill in my need. Once I’ve settled with Jing, a nice multi platform screen capture app. Then one of my Mac-user friend […]

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7 Useful Little Things in Snow Leopard That You Might Not Know

7 Useful Little Things in Snow Leopard That You Might Not Know

After about two weeks meddling with the latest Mac OS X: 10.6 Snow Leopard, I found several nice little improvements that might be useful for other users. I’ll keep on looking because I’m sure that there are more, but let’s see what we’ve got in our treasure box so far.

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What’s New in Snow Leopard? Technologies Review of Snow Leopard

What’s New in Snow Leopard? Technologies Review of Snow Leopard

If there were awards for the boldest announcement in personal computing history, maybe the introduction of Snow Leopard in WWDC 2008 would win. Apple’s Bertrand Serlet stated that the latest and greatest Mac OS X would have 0 new features. In the world where new features are always the major selling points of every new […]

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Things to prepare before upgrading your Mac to Snow Leopard

Things to prepare before upgrading your Mac to Snow Leopard

Don’t judge the book by the cover. That statement might be the perfect analogy of what I feel after upgrading to the latest OS from Apple – Snow Leopard. At first glance, everything looks the same as the previous Leopard – as beautiful, but nothing new. (And honestly, I was expecting a little bit drama […]

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Google Quick Search Box: A Great Alternative to Quicksilver

Google Quick Search Box: A Great Alternative to Quicksilver

There are only few applications so good and useful that people mistakenly thought it’s a native part of the OS. For Mac OS X, Quicksilver is one of the few. With the correct plugins, this application launcher can be expanded into almost anything that users need; from text editor to clipboard manager. But despite the […]

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Mac – Customizing Growl to The Fullest

Mac – Customizing Growl to The Fullest

There are great applications that can do many things, and there are also other great applications which can only do one thing but do it best. Growl falls into the second category. I’ve installed this great app a long time ago and totally forget about it. Yet it works flawlessly in the background while I […]

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How to Download RSS Content Automatically in Mac

How to Download RSS Content Automatically in Mac

One of the internet activities that I love most is downloading. The feeling of about to get something new from the Internet reminds me of the nostalgic feeling of waiting for the postman to deliver a package from my overseas penpal. Thanks to the RSS technology, you could get automatic notifications of some regular downloads […]

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How to Convert Your Video Easily in Mac with Evom

How to Convert Your Video Easily in Mac with Evom

The world of videos is the perfect example on how impossible it is to monopolize a format. This is of course a good sign of open market. The problem is, there are too many cases that users have to go few extra miles just to be able to watch a video on their chosen gadget. […]

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Automatically Rate Songs in Your iTunes – Mac Only

Automatically Rate Songs in Your iTunes – Mac Only

In my personal opinion as both Mac and Windows users, iTunes is the best music player I’ve come across. The simple yet intuitive interface alone is enough to make me ditch other players out there. And there are many other powerful features which hides behind the simplicity of the appearance. One of the iTunes features […]

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Movist – Soon To Be The Best Mac Movie Player

Movist – Soon To Be The Best Mac Movie Player

Most of the Mac people that I know don’t go out looking for a movie player because Mac OS X bundled with one of the best out there – QuickTime. You can make QuickTime more irreplaceable by perfecting it as described in this article. But that doesn’t mean that there are no alternatives. But there is […]

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How to Work Without Any Web Distraction In Mac

How to Work Without Any Web Distraction In Mac

The Internet is like a coin with the good on one side and the bad on the other. It makes our life easier by providing us with tons of information and acts as the medium to connect to the world, but at the same time it often distract us from the immediate task at hand. […]

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Manage Your MP3s In Mac with Tagr

Manage Your MP3s In Mac with Tagr

Collecting music in this era has become much easier. People don’t have a big room with wall shelves full with cassettes and discs anymore. Instead, almost everything has been converted to digital file and is tucked inside a digital storage. Saving real storage space, searching time and eliminating the pile of dust. On the other […]

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Archicad 12: Heavy-duty Virtual Building Application

Archicad 12: Heavy-duty Virtual Building Application

Archicad is one of the few software that I consider “heavy”. Not only in the download size – around few hudreds megs, but also in what it can do, the computer resource it consumes, and of course its price tag. The software will assist the user in designing and presenting “Virtual Building” starting from line […]

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Keep Your File List Fresh – Mac Only

Keep Your File List Fresh – Mac Only

Here are three among many things I really hate about files downloaded from the internet: – sometimes they use extremely crazy name such as “ad724bcb-0e34-b538-b712-1e4cc553c114.flv” or “ix5rba2UjXQ.mp4″ (They are real names, I didn’t make them up). – sometimes they are saved not with the date they were downloaded but with the date they were created. […]

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Three Free Clipboard Managers for Mac

Three Free Clipboard Managers for Mac

Ask anybody who uses computer what command he/she uses most and you will likely have Copy, Cut and Paste among the tops. Basically, everytime you Copy or Cut an item, it will be stored in the clipboard to be put wherever you do the Paste command. These are extremely useful, not only for text-related activity […]

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How To Perfect Your Quicktime In Mac With Two Simple Tools

How To Perfect Your Quicktime In Mac With Two Simple Tools

Could you – a normal computer user like me – list down all the multimedia formats available today? It’s a rhetorical questions and everybody knows the answer. There are tons of formats out there, each with the fanatic followers. And there are also tons of multimedia player designed either for a specific of general formats. […]

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Two Alternative PDF Readers For Mac

Two Alternative PDF Readers For Mac

Despite the many competitions, we can safely say that the default electronic document format accepted by the mass is “portable document format” or more known by the abbreviation: PDF. One of the reasons I was glad to switch from Windows to Mac is the support for PDF. Creating and viewing PDF files are second to […]

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Mac: Switching Your Windows Easily With Witch

Mac: Switching Your Windows Easily With Witch

How many applications do you open at one time on you Mac? One? Not likely. Ten? Possible. My MacBook white always runs at least three applications at a time, with several windows for each and a constant switching among them. I’m not much of a mouse person. I prefer to use keyboard and shortcuts whenever […]

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OnlyWire: One Bookmark Tool to Rule Them All

OnlyWire: One Bookmark Tool to Rule Them All

One of the trends of Web 2.0 era is bookmark sharing through social sites. Whenever someone finds something interesting in the web, he/she will then bookmark it using one of the bookmarking service and allows the bookmark to be shared with others. This is one of the most powerful way for a site to be […]

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Moving Data From The Old Mac To The New

Moving Data From The Old Mac To The New

We all know that Apple is one of the companies which (in)famous for their hobby to constantly release mouth-watering products. Those fanboy whose will strength is not that strong would always be tempted to constantly replace their belongings with the latest breeds. The problem is, when you switch your machine(s), you also have to move […]

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Calq: A Quick Calculator At Your Fingertips

Calq: A Quick Calculator At Your Fingertips

I don’t know about how everybody else work, but I am the kind of person who always need to do quick calculations. From a simple “how much is the change” or “how much should I pay for everything” to something like “how much IDR (Indonesian Rupiah – my country currency) should I pay for this […]

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