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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 ? So I deleted both the media-cache_v3 and media_cache_v3 directories (I need that […]

Mac OS X: Boom2 is worth the money

I recommend you buy Boom2 to improve the audio quality – especially Youtube. Works better than expensive headsets.

Mac OS X: DirectLinks – Canisbos

Apple Safari extension circumvents certain techniques used by Google and Facebook to track link clicks.

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 visnup.

MailMate – Creating an “Everything Today” Mailbox

My deep passion for Mailmate for email continues. I created a mailbox just for today’s email, both inbound and outbound with a “per user” setting.

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 reminding you that you […]

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 into it. But switching to Chrome can be made […]

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 useful). Annotations of images are quick & simple Glui

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 more productivity. Disregarding the opportunities for distraction I’ve found two […]

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 installation. This is a common, easily reproducible artifact: Of course, I  recommend that you do not use MS […]