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4 Easy Ways To Stream Your Music Online

4 Easy Ways To Stream Your Music Online

A while back, Damien published a great article on How To Install And Setup Jinzora Media Server In Ubuntu. Jinzora is a great and powerful way to stream your music over the internet, but getting it set up can be somewhat complicated. Today, I thought I’d cover some of the other options that are a […]

How To Convert A DMG File To ISO

How To Convert A DMG File To ISO

The ISO file format is pretty much entranched in the PC world as THE format to use for CD/DVD disk images. The advantages of this format are plenty – It is a standard open format and tools to work with it are readily available for all operating systems, Windows, Unix/Linux and OS X. While Mac […]

How To Create An Encrypted Disk Image To Store Your Sensitive Data In Mac

How To Create An Encrypted Disk Image To Store Your Sensitive Data In Mac

If you keep a great deal of sensitive and confidential files and folders in your computer, the best way to keep them out of the public’s view is to encrypt them with a strong password. In Mac, if you want to encrypt your data, instead of installing third party encryption software, you can use the […]

How To Shrink Your Virtualbox VM And Free Up Space For Your Hard Disk

How To Shrink Your Virtualbox VM And Free Up Space For Your Hard Disk

While using Virtualbox, one thing that I have found is that the size of the VM (a file with .VDI extension) expands over time. If you have selected the “Dynamically Expanding Storage” option when first creating the VM, you will find that the file size expands whenever you install new applications in the VM. That […]

Smack Your Mac to Switch Spaces

Smack Your Mac to Switch Spaces

Back in March 2005, Apple introduced a new feature to its laptops line called the Sudden Motion Sensor (SMS) to protect hard drive with the data inside it. This feature utilizes an accelerometer to detect a sudden movement (such as falling or heavy bumping) and then quickly lock the hard drive’s head if such condition […]

A Basic Introduction To Python 3

A Basic Introduction To Python 3

A while back I was introduced to what has become my #1 favorite programming/scripting language: Python. It’s difficult for a language developer to come up with something that’s both powerful and easy to write, something that flows naturally and allows you to focus on what’s important in your code. Python does this beautifully. It makes […]

Aptana Studio: A Worthy Replacement For Dreamweaver

Aptana Studio: A Worthy Replacement For Dreamweaver

I have been a great fan of Dreamweaver. Even after I migrated to Linux Ubuntu, I still diligently use Dreamweaver (under Wine) for all my coding projects. To say the truth, running Dreamweaver in Linux with wine is not a great experience after all. At times, its performance can be lagging and the font and […]

Accessing The Built In Screen Capture Utilities In Mac

Accessing The Built In Screen Capture Utilities In Mac

After reading my recent article about screen-capture utilities for Windows, my friend asked my recommendation of the similar tool(s) in Mac and where can he download it/them. As unbelievable as it might sound, there are many Mac users who do not know that, unlike Windows, Mac OS X comes with built in screen capture utilities. […]

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 […]

MacHeist – One Cool Place For Mac Users To Visit

MacHeist – One Cool Place For Mac Users To Visit

In my recent article about Fresh, I mentioned a a little about a site where Mac users could get several good paid-softwares for free. The site is MacHeist, and I think it deserves a stand alone coverage. So, here it goes. I know the site from a friend in a mailing list, around the time […]

How To Watch Hulu From Anywhere With Hotspot Shield

How To Watch Hulu From Anywhere With Hotspot Shield

If you live in the United States then you probably won’t get the Hulu.com reference, however if you live anywhere else, chances are you know exactly what I mean.  For those not familiar, Hulu is a popular video playback site from NBC that streams many mainstream television shows right to your browser.  The biggest problem […]

Archicad 12: Heavy-duty Virtual Building Application

Archicad 12: Heavy-duty Virtual Building Application

Archicad is one of the few softwares 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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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. […]

Syncplicity – More Than Just A File Storage Solution

Syncplicity – More Than Just A File Storage Solution

While there are many sites that provide online storage solution, most of them are limited to basic upload/downloading and sharing features. If you are looking for a comprehensive online backup and file-sharing system that allows you to sync across multiple computers, then Syncplicity could be the one you are looking for. Syncplicity is an online […]

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 […]