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

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

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

Reggy – On the Fly Regular Expression (Regex) Testing

I know what you’re thinking, why should I care about Regular Expressions? I failed in math and don’t like Simple or Advance expressions, so why would I care about regular ones? Well now is your chance to learn something, and it doesn’t really have anything that you will recognize that deals with math… well maybe. Anyhoo, Regular Expressions or Regex for short, are snippets of symbols that represent the type of content you would like to find within a given body of text or string. They can be very handy, and are extremely useful for developers that are trying to parse... 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

Tweet Like a Pro with Canary

The internet is alive with tweets on Twitter from people of all shapes, sizes and persuasions. This micro-blogging phenomenon seems to be an all consuming past time for some people. Even I find myself hungering for the opportunity to send out a nice little 140 character or less message about what I have gotten myself up to. But then I find myself with a little bit of a conundrum, What is the best way to share all those little bits of wisdom with my friends, and stay up to date with what they are all doing? If you find yourself with the same problem then look no further! Canary is an... Read More

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