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OS X: Full URL in Safari Browser on Mac OS X Sierra

This is new. Hiding URLs is a right PITA. … [Read more...]

MacOS: Getting 200MB disk emoticon bloat from Skype

I was doing a search in Houdah Spot when I realised that there are hundreds of megabytes of video files in Skype  Application support directory. On checking thes evideo files, they are MP4-encoded memes. What that actual bloody hell is that for … [Read more...]

No More Google Chrome Browser

I’m finished with Google Chrome. Its wiped my toolbar bookmarks AGAIN. This is the fourth time in six months. It still burns more battery than Safari or Firefox. The updater wastes bandwidth by updating every 60 … [Read more...]

OS X: Replace Audio Alerts With Screen Flash

I can't stand a computer that bings & bongs (no matter how fancy the audio files are or pleasing the sound) but I still need to know when something is alerting. Mac OS X has an accessibility feature that will flash the screen instead: You can … [Read more...]

Mac OS X: Boom2 is worth the money

If you listen to Youtube, Spotify or other on-line streaming service you might notice that your music is flat or boring. Thats because they stream that music at limited audio rates to reduce bandwidth - e.g. Youtube is just 120Kbps and I believe that … [Read more...]

Mac OS X: DirectLinks – Canisbos

This extension circumvents certain techniques used by Google and Facebook to track link clicks. When you click a link in Google search results, Google uses JavaScript to replace the actual link with an indirect one, which they use for click … [Read more...]

Mac OS X: LaunchBar Convert Case

This is one of my most used features in Launch Bar.   Select the text you want to convery and copy it.  Activate and type 'convert', select the conversion you want   Paste the text press enter, then copy the text Go to … [Read more...]

Musing on Apple “Spring Forward” MacBook and Watch announcements

Mulling over the Apple shindig yesterday followed by a quick read of my RSS feed this morning. Some bullet points. Apple MacBook looks good for people who need more than a MacBook Air and less than a MacBook Pro. Leap forward to remove … [Read more...]

How much will an Apple Watch cost ?

a lot. Way more than you think. Watches sell for much more than $10000 every day. Like these.   … [Read more...]

OS X:Minimal Status Bar for Safari by visnup

Brilliant. This is an extension to provide a minimal (Google Chrome-like) status bar for Safari. It also has built-in longurl support to convert those pesky and opaque short urls to long ones again.   via Minimal Status Bar for Safari by … [Read more...]