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

Think – Stay Focused on Your Work

I’m sure you’ve been there, working away on your next development project, pushing to meet a deadline for work, or writing that ever elusive thesis paper. And suddenly you notice that you have new emails, or that your friend has just tweeted some new nonsense, or that someone has just decided that they need to IM you about something, or… you get the picture. When you notice that distraction, it derails your train of thought while you direct your mental energies to reading/responding to the distraction. Then when you return to the business at hand you find that you take a... Read More

Spirited Away – Auto Hide Unused Applications

Spirited Away is a sweet little application that helps you manage distractions so that you can remain focused at all times. You’ve been there before, working hard on a project, opening lots of different windows for different applications, and pretty soon you cannot see what you are working on for all the other windows that are hanging around. With Spirited Away you can avoid getting distracted by focusing on the application that you are currently using, and it alone. How does this litte app get this amazing feat done you ask? Spirited Away pays attention to the apps that you are using,... Read More

GeekTool – Geek Out Your Desktop

GeekTool is a very unique little application, it allows you to take virtually any form of information and display it on your desktop. The default forms of information that GeekTool supports are Files, Images, and Shell Commands. This allows you to display the realtime information from any file on your Mac, like Log Files or maybe a ToDo list and similar files. With the Image Plugin you can display any image from your computer or from a URL out on the internet. And with the Shell command, you guessed it, you can display any information that you can Script, AUK and/or GREP from your command... Read More

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