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Merging PDF’s to create a single file using Preview

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Mac OS X allows you to create PDF files easily from any Mac Application that allows you to print. However you might not be aware that you can also merge PDF documents into one file using the Preview utility.

The PDF file format is an open standard for document exchange (PDF stands for Portable Document Format). The file format was created by Adobe Systems in 1993. It’s often used for ...

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iA Writer – Minimalist, distraction free writing [Review]

 

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For me, one aspect of being more productive, is to avoid distractions. Word Processing packages are great, if you need all those advanced features, but I have found a simple text editor is a great way to focus on what you are writing, without having to worry about the layout. I wanted something that allowed me to concentrate on writing, rather than get distracted by fiddling with font ...

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Foxconn Hacked – Passwords posted online.

This news was first announced by 9to5 Mac;

 

 

Foxconn is one of Apple’s key suppliers for products like the iPhone and iPad.

Rather embarrassingly for Apple amongst others was their choice of password to Foxconn’s online procurement system ‘foxconn2’. Not exactly the most secure password they could have chosen. I bet the individual who created that password might have some awkward questions to answer at Apple.

Foxconn data Extract

Even more chilling is this comment ...

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Writing efficient emails

We send and receive many emails each day. Sadly we receive too many that are poorly written. These create more unproductive time as we try to wade through long indecipherable text, to work out what the sender is trying to say or ask for. The purpose of this article is to take a look at some of the steps to enable us to write better constructed emails.

Should you send an email at all ?

So many times I have seen people ...

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1Password Review

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Why do you need 1Password?

In today’s online world, people have many sites that they register online accounts with, banks, web forums, product support, online shopping sites, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, etc.  As you add more sites it becomes more difficult to remember different user accounts and passwords so many people end up reusing the same user name and passwords. They often choose easy to remember passwords, ...

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Searching in Mac Mail OS X 10.7 Lion

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In a previous article I talked about the productivity benefits that come from slimming down the number of Mail folders you use to store your mail messages. These days searching is so much quicker than trying to remember in which folder you saved a particular message. The new Mac Mail client in Lion OS X 10.7 ...

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Dropbox – Must have Mac App

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Dropbox is the magic sauce that can synchronise your files between your Macs, iOS Devices, Windows Machines and other smartphones. It also allows you to ;

  • Share files and folders with other users
  • Backup your documents
  • Get back to an earlier version of your file
  • Gives web access to your files when you are away from your Mac or PC
  • Provides a robust syncing solution to 3rd Party applications as well.

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Use Mac OS X Speech to proofread your documents

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How many times have you written a document or drafted an email, read it through, thought it was ok, pressed the send button and then notice that you typed a word twice or made some other error that you missed? I have done this more than I like to be honest. Did you know that your Mac can proofread the text and read ...

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A simple manual To Do form

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While there are some great task management applications for the Mac, like Things and OmniFocus, sometimes a simple manual system can help you better manage you tasks. Or it could be part of a manual capture system, that you can use to enter into your task management App when you have time.

I developed ...

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TextExpander – A must have Mac App

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One way to become more productive is to take as many shortcuts as you can, lets face it typing the same thing over and over again can get boring fast. TextExpander from Smile Software ($34.99) manages repeated typing for you. TextExpander lets you create extended text entries (which it calls snippets) that are automatically entered for you ...

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