Posts Tagged 'OS X'

Alfred – App Launcher and More [Review]

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Alfred – Running with Crayons Ltd is a keyboard-driven productivity application, helping you launch apps and search your local computer as well as the web with great speed. One reason Alfred is a great App, is that it learns what you are searching for and next time you use the same search term it will promote it to the top of the results.

Alfred has won a number of awards, ...

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Using Keyboard Shortcuts in Lion Mail

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In the new version of Mail in OS 10.7 Lion, Apple has introduced a new Favourites Bar. This enables us to drag our favourite folders to the Favourites Bar, and use predefined keyboard shortcuts to quickly process our email.

In a recent article, I suggested that it might help your email productivity to reduce the number of folders that you use to store your messages. ...

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Time Machine Backup – Why you need it & how it works

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Think about what information is on your hard disk, in particular think about the most important information on your hard disk. In my case it’s pretty easy – I have over 10 years of digital photo’s stored on my hard disk. These are irreplaceable photo’s of my two daughters growing up. One daughter has photos from when she was first-born all the way through to her current age. I ...

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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 has some useful new search functionality ...

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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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Lion 10.7 Auto Save and Versions – New habits to learn

Lion – OS X 10.7 comes with some great new file features – Auto Save and Versions, however we need to learn new habits to use these properly as these changes may cause confusion to people who are used to using Save As to produce a new document from an older file. The purpose of the article is to explain how Auto Save and Versions work and how you get the most out of them.

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