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Compare versions of a Word Document with Microsoft Word

Mar 15, 2010 - 1 Comment

You can easily compare two versions of a Word document using Microsoft Word in Mac OS X. * Launch the two documents you want to compare within Microsoft Word * Go to the Tools Menu * Select Track Changes * Select Compare Documents * Select the two documents you want to compare You’ll be shown … Read More

Download Google Books

Mar 11, 2010 - 12 Comments

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 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 - 2 Comments

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

Immediately create a new Stickies note with Shift-Command-Y

Jan 18, 2010 - 9 Comments

You can instantly create a Stickies note from anywhere in Mac OS X by highlighting the text or image and hitting the Command+Shift+Y keys. In the screenshot example, I pulled a text snippet from Wikipedia into a new Stickies note instantly by using the key combo. I use this all the time when researching and … Read More

Track the touch input of your Mac Multitouch Trackpad

Jan 8, 2010 - 1 Comment

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

Instantly Create a Stickies Note

Jan 7, 2010 - Leave a Comment

You can instantly create a new Stickies note from within Safari by highlighting text, images, or both, and then hitting Command+Shift+Y I just recently discovered this and use it nonstop now, it’s a great way to gather information, images, links, and whatever else, to keep handy for later.

Sync your Mac Address Book with Google Contacts

Dec 27, 2009 - 76 Comments

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

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 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

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

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