Mac OSX Apps – My Top 10 Favorite I Use Everyday

Mac OSX Apps are a part of my daily life as they are for all Mac users. But not all Mac OSX Apps are equal, some perform better, some are more useful than others, and some are just downright amazing. In this post I hope to share the Mac OSX Apps that I have found to be the most helpful, useful, and effective. Or in other words I hope to share my favorite Mac OSX Apps. My Favorite Mac OSX Apps   1: TextMate I have already done a review previously on Textmate. But it is definitely my go to app each day. As a web developer I need to have tools that help me craft code quickly and... Read More

SystemUIServer – Recover RAM

I love my Mac. it adds greatly to my productivity and abilities. But as with any system there are always little things that we each need to tweak and change to allow our systems to run optimally. For me one of those things is the SystemUIServer. I like to run apps like iStat Menus that shows me some amazing information on what my computer is doing (RAM, CPU, Disk, usage etc…), and it runs up in my menubar, os it is out of the way but easy to access. But the problem seems to be that over time the SystemUIServer process (which manages how those things display in the menu bar) keeps... Read More

Stop Your Magic Mouse From Losing Its Connection To Your Mac

I have recently been dealing with this issue, (having my Magic Mouse randomly drop its connection to my Mac) and thought that you might encounter it at some point as well. So here are a few helpful tips to get you back up and running without having your magic mouse continually disconnect while you are using it. Disclaimer: This fix worked for me but your results might be different depending on what your actual problem is. To fix this problem you first need to remove the bluetooth properties plist file (you might be able to fix the problem without performing this step, but if it doesn’t... Read More

Skype Addon Plugins – Top 5 Free for Mac OS X

Let’s face it, Skype has changed the way most of us communicate. From it’s early years it was the application that allowed many people to first cut their teeth on the usage of VOIP, albeit Skype’s own original VOIP creation. With that innovation came an almost ubiquitous usage of skype as the Instant Messanger and Audio/Video messenger of choice. And while that makes it pretty easy to get in touch with other people… is there something that helps Skype continue to stand out from the pack of so many different Instant Messaging platforms? Well strap yourself in... Read More

Get a Skype “Call Me!” Button for your Website or Email

You’ve probably seen those Skype buttons on peoples websites and emails that show their current status and let you call them by simply clicking on the button. Wether you have seen them or not you are in for a treat, simply adding a little snippet of code to your website/email will give you your choice of styles in buttons to keep you or your organization in touch with others online. To get one simply follow this link to the Get A Skype Button page at Skype.com and fill out the simple form to get the code for a button of your choice in some of the following... Read More

WordPress Plugins – The Top 3 for Website Caching

WordPress Plugins to speed up your website are essential. Lets face it we all want to have a lightning fast website. If our site visitors have to wait for more than just a couple of seconds there is a good chance that they have lost their patience and have moved on to another site… causing you to loose exposure and revenue. Finding the right WordPress Plugin for website caching can be an especially difficult issue Since wordpress is a completely dynamic content management system (CMS)/blogging platform. Every time a visitor comes to your website, the contents have to be loaded,... Read More

Pester – Don’t Miss That Important Event

Punctuality, one of the most often praised qualities in individuals, is also one of those that most of us lack. But when trying to give a good impression and make things happen, it is probably best to be on ones best behavior, put the best foot forward, and not miss your appointment with your dream client, or that great job interview. Anyway you slice it, it’s better to be on time for things, than apologizing because you showed up late. Well Pester is a nice little Mac Utility that attempts to help you make the best first impression possible. This app has a single purpose, to remind... Read More

Meteo: The Weather Man Without the Man

Let me take a moment to introduce you to a sweet new FREE app the I just recently found. Meteo (short for Meteorologist) came to my rescue after a bout with the memory hogging Dashboard Weather widgets. It just seemed like they would never give up, always seeking for a new way to take up my ram at all hazard. After complaining about how much memory Dashboard was using I found some references online to the weather widgets being the biggest culprits, so I set off on a mission to find a solution to my problem. Turns out my solution was Meteo. Not only does Meteo have some amazing features and... Read More

SQLEditor – Making Life Easier for Developers

If you are like me, you have spent many many hours creating database layouts on legal pads, notebooks, and whiteboards, only to have to recreate the layout again to actually create the layout in the database. This process can consume many hours of additional time in a development project. But thanks to Malcom Hardie we can streamline our SQL database creation process with the use of SQLEditor. SQLEditor provides the best interface that I have seen to create your database layout in a very visual format. It allows you to build your tables specifying the column types, linking with foreign keys,... Read More

Textmate: The Missing Editor for OSX

Every developer knows how important it is to have the right tools. And by having the right tools I mean a text editor. Because ultimately that is all most developers really require to get things done, Developers have been doing it for well over a half century and although the languages and methods for execution have changed, much has remained the same. For those who are fortunate enough to find themselves doing development on the mac platform, there is an alternative, which although it may not be the newest game on the block, it is one of the best all around. Sissy FauxVelopers need not apply... Read More

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