There are web applications that will allow you to preview what your website will look like on different browsers. You type in your website (e.g. macintoshhowto.com) and the site shows you what your website will look like in almost any browser you can think of. One such website is http://browsershots.org It’s free to use, but there is a daily limit as to how many times you can use it.
Over at Stack Social there’s a great deal running.
Stack Social have put together a bundle of 10 Mac apps from various developers, you choose the price you want to pay.
For me personally the only app in this bundle really worth paying for was WALTR. (It lets you put any movie easily onto your iPad. A few readers have suggested it in comments here. WALTR is usually $29). If nothing else it’s a cheap way to get WALTR.
There’s also Crossover which lets you use some (not all) Windows apps on your Mac. I tried using it with Windows Explorer to browse the web and it didn’t work! RapidWeaver might be useful (RRP $89) if you do website design.
Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for a full list of all the apps.
OS X has a built in application that lets you open and read pdf files. It is called Preview. If you click on a pdf file it will automatically open in Preview.
Thankfully with OS X Yosemite (OSX 10.10) it’s really easily merge 2 pdf files with the built in OS X Preview app.
From within preview you can add more pages to the pdf file. When you save the pdf file these extra pages are combined so that all the extra pages are merged with the original pdf.
This is the latest craze: google cardboard. It’s real fun. Here’s a quick introduction and how to get it working on your iPhone.
Repairing a broken OSX.
By default there is a world globe symbol next to the dictate button on the iPhone keyboard, the second key in from the left on the bottom row. I sometimes press the world globe button when I want to press the dictate button. You can remove the globe button, here’s how.
When you see a Jacki Chan movie, his hands move so fast you can barely see them. With a couple of tricks, you can search the internet so fast you’ll be a Safari Surfer Ninja. Here’s a quick way to open a new tab and start a new google search for any word or phrase on a webpage. Continue reading »
So I have one of these to give away for free, it’s brand new. If you want it leave a comment as to why you think need it I’ll pick someone at the end of the week. Continue reading »