Feb 12

keyboard

Here’s how to customise your own Keyboard shortcuts for any OSX application menus. Continue reading »

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Jan 29

spotlight

Spotlight has been round for years but if you’re like me you may not be using it as well as you can. Here’s an example of a recent search I did that might help you learn some  features of spotlight. Continue reading »

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Feb 16

Quicksilver is the first app I install on any Macintosh and I’m lost without it.

With Quicksilver you press the Apple key once and a window appears on top of everything else. From this window you can pretty much do anything:  launch an app, find a file, find a contact, email someone, you name it.  Here’s how to get it going…

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Nov 27

I’ve been using 1Password for about 3 years now,  it’s great. A password manager remembers all your web login usernames and passwords on every blog and website you visit. It can generate a random password for you, giving you a different password for every site you need to login to. Continue reading »

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Jul 07

"I'm getting heaps of spam, ever since I put my email address on my webpage. Is there a way to stop it?"

 

Once you are receiving spam it’s hard if not impossible to stop it coming to you, all you can do is ignore it (block it). But there are ways to reduce the amount of spam you get before it starts coming in. Continue reading »

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Nov 21

If you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch you’ll want the latest information available on each one as well as on your Macbook and iMac, whether it be at work or home.  There are a number of ways to synchronise different kinds of information, here’s my suggestions as to the best solution for each area that needs syncing.  Continue reading »

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Nov 01

You probably know about Apple-C ‘copy’ and Apple-V ‘paste’ where you can select text , ‘copy’ it and then ‘paste’ it somewhere else,  but have you ever wanted to copy two things then paste them both? For example, a username and a password, or a VISA card number and an expiry date.

Or what about wanting to go back to that thing you copied 5 copies ago and paste it again… Enter Jumpcut. It allows you to this and more. Continue reading »

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Jun 27

notepad

My search for a good notetaking app has been a little on the obsessive side, but to me, the one thing a computer should be able to do well is take notes. I have spent 2 years on this one. I’m talking about an application where I can make a short note to myself and come back later and find it easily.

The combination of Notational Velocity on the mac, synced with Simplenote on the iphone, is for me the winner.
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Apr 18

things
1. To integrate things and ical, look here. This will put all your things next and today items into ical.

2. To integrate mail with things, use this script. Place it in your mail scripts folder (User/Library/Scripts/Applications/Mail), or put it anywhere and use the free beta version of Mail Act on from here or you can download the latest full verion from here). It will take the current email and turn it into a things todo without you even leaving mail.

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May 07

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This Logitech presenter is great. After using the ATI remote wonder for a year or so, and a Microsoft cordless mouse also, I’ve done a bit of research, and came up with these little units as the as the best in my opinion. They are $79 at Officeworks and have all the features you need…

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