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Compare Versions of a Word Document with Microsoft Word

Mar 15, 2010 - 1 Comment
DOCX files

Do you have two Word doc files that you need to see the differences between, and compare the two easily side-by-side to review changes? You can do that easily with the Microsoft Word app in Mac OS X and Windows, which is part of the Microsoft Office Suite. To quickly compare two versions of a … Read More

Download Google Books

Mar 11, 2010 - 12 Comments
download google books

Google Books is a pretty amazing virtual library filled with who knows how many books, magazines, periodicals, and whatever else you might expect to find in a brick and mortar library. Some of the books can be downloaded and saved as a PDF with just a click, others are restricted, but thats where Google Book … Read More

How to Set Up Facebook Chat in iChat

Feb 15, 2010 - 25 Comments
facebook chat ichat

Facebook recently announced that they opened Facebook Chat up to 3rd party instant message clients by using the Jabber protocol, which means you can now use Facebook Chat seamlessly from inside iChat and talk to your Facebook friends without being logged into the Facebook site.

Distraction Free Writing Space with OmmWriter

Feb 4, 2010 - 1 Comment

I’m a big fan of distraction free writing space, and so far WriteRoom has this market cornered pretty well on Mac OS X. OmmWriter looks like a worthy contender though, it’s got a beautiful unobtrusive interface and is complete with a relaxing background and subtle peaceful sound effects… if that sounds a little cheesy it … Read More

Delete pages in a PDF document

Jan 20, 2010 - 3 Comments
delete pages in pdf

You can delete specific pages from a PDF file with the built-in Mac Preview app, just select/highlight the page you want to delete and then hit the delete key. This is really useful for paring down large PDF documents if you only need a few select pages, this is bound to make any student or … Read More

Create a New Floating Stickies Note from Anywhere in OS X with Shift+Command+Y

Jan 18, 2010 - 9 Comments
instant stickies note

You may already know that you can use a keystroke to make a Stickies Note from Safari app in OS X, but did you know that same keystroke works in many more apps on the Mac? Yes, it turns out you can instantly create a Stickies note from almost anywhere and any application in Mac … Read More

Track the touch input of your Mac Multitouch Trackpad

Jan 8, 2010 - 1 Comment
mac multitouch trackpad input

If you’ve ever wondered what your Mac Multitouch Trackpad is doing, download this fun little application. It tracks multitouch input and shows you just how sensitive the multitouch surface really is, detecting up to 11 input points, and also knowing the surface area. Not the most useful app in the world it’s certainly a fun … Read More

Sync your Mac Address Book with Google Contacts

Dec 27, 2009 - 76 Comments
sync address book with google contacts

You can easily sync your Mac’s Address Book contacts with your Google Contacts, here’s how to do it: * Launch Address Book * Click on the “Address Book” menu and select “Preferences” * Click on the “Accounts” tab * Select the “On My Mac” under the left accounts * Check the checkbox accompanying “Synchronize with … Read More

VLC Player for Mac OS X may be dead

Dec 17, 2009 - 1 Comment
vlc for mac

Update: VLC has posted this clarifying the state of the VLC for Mac project, stating ‘VLC for Mac death is “greatly exagerated”‘, and emphasizing that the majority of development issues are in regards to the GUI, apparently it’s not as perilous as the web has assumed. VLC Player for Mac OS X may well be … Read More

Google Chrome for Mac hits beta

Dec 8, 2009 - 5 Comments
google chrome mac screenshot

Google Chrome is out in beta for Mac OS X and although it’s relatively barebones, it seems pretty stable and certainly is fast. I still prefer Safari overall but I am glad Google Chrome is finally on the Mac platform in a usable release. Google also announced their public Chrome Extensions set today, which was … Read More

Add 24 Hidden Visual Effects to iChat and Photo Booth

Dec 7, 2009 - 8 Comments
enable hidden photobooth effects

With a little bit of hacking and modification, you can add up to 24 additional visual effects to iChat video conferencing and Photo Booth! A reader pointed out this very cool Mac OS X mod and if you like to play around with Photo Booth or iChat effects it’s worth the effort, since it gives … Read More

How to Flip & Rotate Pictures in Mac OS X with Preview

Dec 4, 2009 - 4 Comments
rotate group preview

The OS X Preview application has a a few little known image adjustment features for rapid image orientation flipping or rotation that are quite powerful, and if you’re looking to make quick adjustments to rotate a picture or mirror vertically or horizontally the general orientation of any image file, a great Mac app to do … Read More

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