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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...]

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...]

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...]

MailMate – Creating an “Everything Today” Mailbox

My unbridled love affair with Mailmate for email continues. I created a mailbox just for today's email, both inbound and outbound with a "per user" setting. This means I can work in a view where I'm only looking at todays email. Here is a view of … [Read more...]

iTunes 11.1 and Genius Shortcut

In iTunes 11.1, I noticed that if I press the ⌥ / Alt / Option key then the back button on iTunes becomes a Genius shortcut. I use Genius a lot so I think that's cool.   The Genius icon will stay in place until you Pause / Play. Nice way of … [Read more...]

Mac OS X: Eject to Flash

One of my favourite apps to avoid using is Adobe Flash. There are large security, performance and battery life benefits. I do not have flash installed on my OS X and used When I must have Flash, I use Google Chrome because a Flash Player is built … [Read more...]

Mac OS X Glui

Screen Capture Applicaton for the Mac that replaces Skitch since Evernote trashed it. Highly recommended. Best Features: Snaps an image with minimum of fuss Fast upload to Dropbox (Skitch no longer able to upload anywhere … [Read more...]

Ergotron MX Monitor Arm Review

As part of working more hours at my desk in my home office, I've been considering ways to improve my productivity and comfort. To this end I now have a 27" and 24" Apple displays since some studies suggest that additional screen space allows for the … [Read more...]

Microsoft Word for Mac Annoyance # 2090 – Mountain Lion Incompatible

Microsoft Word for Mac 2011 is not compatible with Mountain Lion. I'm getting constant problems with copy/paste, table formatting and screen display.Microsoft claims that it is Mountain Lion ready but it's the worst performing app on my … [Read more...]