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How to Automatically Mute Spotify Commercials
Friday, July 29, 2011 12:29 PM
Spotify is one of the coolest streaming service and since they offer full music access to free users it makes it even better. Full access to the music comes at a price for free users, they have to listen to commercials that disrupts your playlists. The ads tend to be louder than the music, most of the time, and in general are just annoying. Of course you could... Read More...
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SecureHome - Turn Your Mac into a Home Security System
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 12:17 PM
What does a home security system really do for you? It makes a lot of noise and calls the police, who show up 30 minutes later because they get security system calls all the time. SecureHome can make a lot of noise and contact you, who can then call the police, and it only cost $1. SecureHome is an application for your Mac that uses the built in microphone to... Read More...
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Ingamium - Adium Plugin that Lets you Chat While Playing Games
Thursday, July 21, 2011 12:31 PM
Have you ever been playing a game on your Mac in full screen and get an IM? You either have to ignore it, quite the game, or exit full screen mode if the game supports it in order to respond. InGamium is a plugin for Adium, a popular free multi-client chat application, that allows you to view and respond to IM's without quitting or exiting full screen mode... Read More...
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Wraparound - Wraps your Screen for an Edgeless Computer Screen
Monday, July 18, 2011 12:47 PM
This is a bit of an odd application but I thought it was worth mentioning. Wraparound is a free utility that wraps your screen so if you were to moved you mouse to the bottom of the screen it would reappear at the top and like wise on the sides. Application also wrap so if you were to move an application off to one side the application would appear on the other... Read More...
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Magic Launch - Customize What Applications Open File Types
Monday, July 18, 2011 12:05 PM
Magic Launch is a preference plane application that allows you to setup rules as to which applications will open certain file types. Snow Leopard allows users, on some file types, to specify which application you want them to open in, but others you can't which can be rather frustrating. Magic Launch allows you to specify any file type to open an any application... Read More...
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Bean - Fast and Clean Word Processor
Friday, July 15, 2011 2:36 PM
I do my fair share of writing so I spend a lot of time in word processors. I started out using Microsoft Word and then moved on to Open Office and then all the way down to TextEdit where I have been for a while now. The reason for the switch was simple, Microsoft Office and Open Office are too memory intensive and cluttered. They tend to crash or freeze if memory... Read More...
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Cdto - Changes your Terminal Directory to Current Finder Folder
Friday, July 15, 2011 11:39 AM
From time-to-time I have the need to navigate to a folder using terminal. I'm not exactly a wiz at using the terminal so navigating folders, especially ones with special characters in them, can take time and be a real pain. Cdto is little application that sits in your finder window. When you click it, it opens a new terminal window and changes the directory... Read More...
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GrooveApp - Free Unofficial Grooveshark App and Remote
Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:51 PM
Grooveshark is a great music streaming service but it's stuck in your browser unless you pay for the premium service that allows you to download and use the desktop app. GrooveApp gives you a menu applet the allows you to control Grooveshark with your media buttons as well as a window which it loads the player into. So you basically have the full Grooveshark... Read More...
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Spotify is Here - How to Get a Free Account Without an Invite
Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:20 PM
Spotify has finally made it's way to the US but you don't have to wait for an official invite or invite code to get in on the action. Spotify, for those of you who don't know, is a very popular Swedish music streaming service which is huge in Europe. It has been a long time coming and offers millions of songs that you can stream from your computer... Read More...
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Cocoon - Easy, Free, Secure, and Private Firefox Browsing
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 2:08 PM
Cocoon is a Firefox plugin that uses a SSL-encrypted tunnel and tools already built into Firefox to create a secure and private browsing experience. You know how everyone makes such a big deal about the "S" on the end of HTTPS? That "S" stands for secure which is a in fact a server side SSL encryption, cocoon gives you that same protection... Read More...
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QuickAppsMBI - Quits All Applications with one Click!
Monday, July 11, 2011 10:50 AM
Have you ever been in the middle of doing something and need to restart your computer for some reason like, for example, installing updates? You have to close everything and once the computer restarts you have to go and relaunch everything. QuickAppsMBI makes this easy by allowing to you to close all applications with one click and relaunch them at a time of... Read More...
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Skype 5.2 for Mac Adds Screen Sharing to Group Calls
Wednesday, July 06, 2011 1:26 PM
Skype 5.2 for Mac now has screen sharing for group calls as well as one-on-one calls. Screen sharing has been a feature of the Mac version of the popular peer-to-peer web calling service since 2009. It wasn't until now that you could share your screen during group calls as well, allowing more than one person to see your screen. Group calling is unfortunately... Read More...
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Chuck - Free Super Lightweight Application Launcher
Wednesday, July 06, 2011 11:53 AM
Application launchers are used to start applications quickly. You don't want to go digging through your application folder each time you want to launch an application, and likewise you don't want to clutter your Dock with every application you have on your computer. People have been using applications like Alfred and Quicksilver for years but even these... Read More...
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PC vs. Mac – Microsoft's New Comparison Website
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 10:39 AM
Microsoft just launched a website comparing PCs and Macs. According to their new comparison website PCs are better at Having fun, Simplicity, Working hard, Sharing, Compatibility, and Choice. I can't say that I agree with them on all fronts being an Apple fan, but some of the claims are just ridiculous. In the having fun section of the website they claim... Read More...
AppWall – Free Screensaver with iPhone App Icon Wall
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 2:12 PM
I thought this was a pretty cool screensaver, it's an wall of App Store apps icons like at WWDC. You may have seen something similar in the Apple Store window displays. I know talking about screensavers is is a bit archaic, but if still use one or care about what saves your screen when you are absent then this is a pretty cool one for you Apple fans out there... Read More...
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