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Skedaddle Hides a Secret, Password-Protected File Drawer Underneath Your Mac’s Desktop [Download Of The Day]

Mac OS X: There are lots of ways to hide your files, but Skedaddle offers one that both useful and fun. It creates a secret drawer in your desktop that opens with a keyboard shortcut and a password. The app is kind enough to walk you through the entire setup process and help you test the preferences you choose. Once you’re all set, you’ll have a little hiding space for your folders and files. You can customize the size of that space as well as how items within it are displayed. While Skedaddle won’t encrypt the data it stores, it does a great job at keeping things hidden that you don’t want people to see. If you’re mainly looking to protect your privacy when others are using your computer, it’s a good app to have. More »







Skedaddle Hides a Secret, Password-Protected File Drawer Underneath Your Mac’s Desktop [Download Of The Day]

Mac OS X: There are lots of ways to hide your files, but Skedaddle offers one that both useful and fun. It creates a secret drawer in your desktop that opens with a keyboard shortcut and a password. The app is kind enough to walk you through the entire setup process and help you test the preferences you choose. Once you’re all set, you’ll have a little hiding space for your folders and files. You can customize the size of that space as well as how items within it are displayed. While Skedaddle won’t encrypt the data it stores, it does a great job at keeping things hidden that you don’t want people to see. If you’re mainly looking to protect your privacy when others are using your computer, it’s a good app to have. More »







Start Google Plus Combines Google+ with Facebook and Twitter [Downloads]

Start Google Plus is a great extension for Chrome and Firefox that lets you update Twitter and Facebook from within Google+, also adding feeds from both social networks onto your main page. We mentioned it in our Facebook to Google+ migration guide, but felt it deserved to be highlighted on its own because it’s so useful. More »







Start Google Plus Combines Google+ with Facebook and Twitter [Downloads]

Start Google Plus is a great extension for Chrome and Firefox that lets you update Twitter and Facebook from within Google+, also adding feeds from both social networks onto your main page. We mentioned it in our Facebook to Google+ migration guide, but felt it deserved to be highlighted on its own because it’s so useful. More »







Lifehacker Pack for Mac: Our List of the Best Free Mac Downloads [Downloads]

Looking for a few great, free apps to beef up your Mac? We’ve got you covered with our annual Lifehacker Pack for Mac. Here are the best OS X downloads for better productivity, communication, media management, and more. More »







How to De-iOS-ify Mac OS X Lion [Mac OS X Lion]

Mac OS X Lion was designed to bring the best of iOS to the desktop, but perhaps you don’t believe there is such a thing. If you want to get rid of all the iOS-inspired stuff found in Lion, here’s how to do it. More »







AirMusic Streams Your iPhone’s Music Library to Your Xbox, PS3, and More [App Of The Day]

iOS: AirPlay is great if you have a Mac or an AppleTV, but if you want your iPhone’s music on other devices you’re out of luck. AirMusic solves that problem by serving up your iPhone’s library on DLNA-compliant devices like the Xbox 360 and PS3, as well as some TVs and set top boxes. You can even stream to Windows Media Player. More »







Quick Solutions to Mac OS X Lion’s Most Common Installation Issues [Troubleshooting]

Operating systems were always installed by disc (or disk, if we’re looking back that far), but Apple decided to change that with Lion. That comes with some benefits, but with most firsts it also comes with a lot of buggy problems. Here’s how to fix some of the most common. More »







MagicPrefs Gives Your MacBook Trackpad (and other Multitouch Peripherals) Custom Multitouch Gestures [Downloads]

Mac OS X-only: MagicPrefs lets you create custom gestures (and override existing ones) to provide new multitouch functionality to your Apple input devices. It’s like the great Multiclutch, which serves a similar purpose, but with added power and precision that gives you serious control over even the nuances of your gestures. More »







DVDLater Saves Movies in the Theater to Your Netflix Queue [Webapp]

Sometimes there’s a movie you want to see but you don’t have time, don’t want to bother, or just don’t want to pay to see it in the theater. DVDLater solves that problem for Netflix users by making it super easy to add currently in-theater movies to your queue in one click. More »







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