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

Rearranging Spaces – Keep Mission Control Under Control

If you are like me then when you set something up, like the “Spaces” on your Mac, then you want them to be setup the same way when you go to use them the next time. But in Mac OS X Lion (and presumably Mountain Lion) apple had a seemingly brilliant idea, have Mission Control take care of rearranging spaces for you based on your most recent/frequent usage. So initially this process must have seemed like a feature not a bug to the developers. But when an average user like myself starts using spaces and finds that the spaces that I had so carefully arranged for themselves are not... Read More

Top 12 Free Icon Search Engine Resources

Whenever I write one of these posts or work on a web dev project. I am always hunting for a free icon that represents the product, project or post that I am working on. This task could be very hard if it were not for these great resources. But be prepared for fits of joy as you access the tools that are now within your reach. These Free Icon Search Engines can help you easily find the design icons that you need for your project. At the same time they readily help you determine what the license details are for each icon. They make it much easier to create license compliant projects than it... Read More

Disable Dashboard in Mac OS X

Now you might be thinking why would I want to Disable Dashboard in Mac OSX? Well heres a bit of history… When Apple released Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger) one of the bold new features that it had rolled into it was the “Dashboard”, a quick and easy to access part of OS X that could quickly give you access to a calculator, or help you know what the weather is, or even play a fun little game. The possibilities were virtually endless, and there were lots of available developers to create Dashboard “Widgets” since the widgets were essentially just HTML and Javascript bundles... Read More

Virtualbox – Run Windows on Mac and Linux on Mac for Free

You can do virtually anything on a Mac that you can do with a PC, Office Suites, Photoshop, Programming, Itunes, etc… But every once and a while there is something that comes up that requires a machine running Windows, or possibly even Linux.  And for those infrequent occurrences you can keep a separate computer lying around to use for those random purposes, or you could run some Computer Virtualization Software, so you can run windows on mac and linux on mac. Virtualization has been around for a while and has really driven the quest for putting more and more cores in a single... Read More

Full Hard Drive – Top 4 Free Utilities to Help You Take Back Your Disk Space

We’ve all seen it, the dreaded “Your Startup Disk is Almost Full” Warning in OS X, which means you have a full hard drive. When that happens there is always the scrambling which we all do, to try and make some more space, or find out what files are our biggest Disk Space Hogs. This is not always an easy task, sometimes we may delete many user files only to find that it has made little difference on the full hard drive. This is usually because some application has been caching away files in a library and the average user has no idea where to go to find it. Today we are... 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

Quicktime Video Codecs – Perian – Your Video Swiss Army Knife

There are a few utilities that I count as must haves on the mac. And Perian is one of them, whenever I start using a new mac it is one of the first utilities that I ensure is loaded so that all my Quicktime Video Codecs are available for use. So what is Perian, and why does it’s icon look similar to a swiss army knife? Well the short answer is that like a swiss army knife it is an indispensable tool. Perian allows you to easily enable many new Quicktime Video Codecs, many (if not most) of which are not natively supported on the mac. But this quicktime component ads some more... Read More

New Version of Browser Blocker Released

After several emails and comments from users wondering how to easily clear out the options in the plugin, we have added a Clear Options button in both the Simple and Advanced control interfaces. This should allow any users that are experiencing issues with the plugin to easily clear out the settings and start from scratch. Additionally some comments and FAQ’s were added to the Readme file that should help with the usage of the Browser Blocker Plugin. Have fun, and enjoy blocking browsers. Download Browser Blocker Get Additional... 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

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