Blog Archives

Making Windows and Mac Play Nice [Companion Piece]

How to Get Mac OS X’s Best Features on Windows

More »







Open Hidden Menu Options with the Shift and Right-Click Shortcut [Shortcut Of The Day]

Right-clicking on a file or folder brings up a context-sensitive menu, but sometimes that menu doesn’t show all your options. Hold down the Shift key when you right-click to find hidden but useful commands like copying a file path or expanding the Send To options. More »







MPlayerX Is a Powerful, Intuitive Video Player for Mac that Almost Puts VLC to Shame [Download Of The Day]

Mac OS X only: If you’re tired of QuickTime X’s minimal approach to features or VLC’s clunky, not-so-pretty interface, free app MPlayerX brings a smooth, easy-to-use player to OS X with support for multiple video formats. More »







Scrollbar Search Highlighter Colorizes Firefox’s Scrollbar when You Search on a Web Page [Downloads]

Firefox: If you use Ctrl+F to sift through long web pages often, Scrollbar Search Highliter saves you from constantly clicking “next” by highlighting, on the scrollbar, where every instance of a word is found, Google Chrome-style. More »







Create an Apple ID in iTunes Account Without a Credit Card [ITunes]

iTunes: People often get confused when they go to create an Apple ID in iTunes, only to find that a credit card is required to proceed (even if they weren’t planning on purchasing any apps). Oddly enough, whether or not iTunes will give the option to choose “None” for a credit card will depend on how the account is created. More »







Widen the Active Tab in Firefox to Make It Easier to Read [Firefox]

Opening a lot of tabs in Firefox can compress them so small that you don’t know what each one is. This CSS tweak will enlarge the active tab, so you can at least always see what page you’re working on. More »







Top 10 Micro-Apps for Windows and Mac OS X [Lifehacker Top 10]

Your Windows system tray and Mac OS X menubar have become prime real estate for highly functional micro-applications that provide easy access to information, settings, and tasks. Here are our top ten favorites for both Windows and Mac. More »







mSpot Ups Its Streaming Music Storage to 5 GB [In Brief]

mSpot, the stream-your-own-music service that covers Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS, has raised the online storage for its free accounts to 5 GB. It is, of course, a challenge to Amazon’s Cloud Drive/Cloud Player debut, but mSpot does have more developed apps, both in uploading and mobile streaming, than Amazon at the moment. [mSpot] More »







How to Add Syntax Highlighting to Google Chrome [Downloads]

This one’s for the programmers, scripters, and tinkerers: Chrome extensions Syntaxtic! and Code Highlight add syntax highlighting for viewing code in your browser. More »







Download the Entire Archive of Nasa’s Astronomy Picture of the Day with One Command [Command Line Hacks]

Nasa’s Astronomy Picture of the Day archive is a packed with awe-inspiring, high-resolution images of space that, incidentally, work great as desktop wallpapers. But NASA doesn’t offer an easy way to grab everything. Command-line tool wget to the rescue! More »







WP Like Button Plugin by Free WordPress Templates