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The Winter Bloom Desktop (Lifehacker)

Posted by Alan Henry at Lifehacker

We’ve seen some great OS X desktops featuring GeekTool, but you don’t need it to tweak your Mac’s desktop into something that’s even cleaner, or at least a little more personal. That’s what reader DJDC did with this great-looking Snow Leopard desktop. No fancy Geeklets, just a clean, consistent look and a wallpaper that brings it all together. More »

How Can I Be Productive Without Everyone Else Piling On More Work? (Lifehacker)

Posted by Alan Henry at Lifehacker

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Reader Notifier Turns OS X’s Notification Center into a Feed Reader [Mac Downloads] (Lifehacker)

Posted by Alan Henry at Lifehacker

OS X: Reader Notifier is a free utility that pulls in your Google Reader subscriptions and drops them in OS X Mountain Lion’s Notification Center, essentially turning that hidden pane into the most inconspicuous newsreader ever. More »

Amelita Puts Useful Commands and Actions in Your Mac’s Menubar [Mac Downloads] (Lifehacker)

Posted by Alan Henry at Lifehacker

OS X: Amelita is a Mac utility that adds a number of useful actions to your menubar, like the ability to quickly change desktop backgrounds, copy images to your clipboard, add multiple senders to your address book with one click, and even combine multiple files into a single PDF, to mention a few. More »

Moving On When A Service You Love Shuts Down: How to Find A Replacement and Migrate Your Data [App Discovery] (Lifehacker)

Posted by Alan Henry at Lifehacker

Nothing’s more heartbreaking than when one of your favorite services—one you rely on every day—announces it’s shutting down. It’s a pain, but you don’t have to just accept it. Here’s how you can find a replacement that doesn’t suck. More »


Desktop Tidy Automatically Keeps Your Mac Desktop Clean and Organized [Mac Downloads] (Lifehacker)

Posted by Alan Henry at Lifehacker

OS X: Desktop Tidy is a tiny menubar utility that keeps your desktop organized by automatically cleaning up your desktop every day. They’re not gone-the app automatically moves them into a searchable folder—click the Desktop Tidy icon in the menubar to open them, browse different file types, and more. More »


Transform Your Backyard Grill into a Cold Smoker [DIY] (Lifehacker)

Posted by Alan Henry at Lifehacker

If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at smoking meat, fish, or cheese but didn’t want to drop the cash on a backyard smoker, you can always try building a stovetop model or hacking your own using Alton Brown’s method, but this technique from our friends at Food52 uses the grill you already have in your backyard. With a few tools, you can transform it into a cold smoker, ready for anything you want to influse with delicious smoky flavor. More »


Burner Generates Disposable Phone Numbers for Perfectly Private Calls and Text Messages [Video] (Lifehacker)

Posted by Alan Henry at Lifehacker

iPhone Only: Burner generates short-term, disposable phone numbers for voice calls and SMS messages, and then masks your outgoing calls and messages behind that number. If you’ve ever wanted to call or text someone but didn’t necessarily want them to have your phone number—like a potential roomie you met on Craigslist, someone you just sold an old PC to on eBay, or even an annoying ex, this app is for you. More »


The Science Behind Why Power Naps Help You Stay Productive and Creative [Video] (Lifehacker)

Posted by Alan Henry at Lifehacker

If you’ve tried taking naps in the afternoon and found yourself feeling groggy after waking—if you manage to force yourself back out of bed—you may just be going about them all wrong. Even if you don’t work in a job where napping is acceptable, there’s a very clear reason why the best naps are the ones that are usually around the half-hour mark. Here’s why. More »


Eve Trains You to Use Keyboard Shortcuts [Mac Downloads] (Lifehacker)

Posted by Alan Henry at Lifehacker

OS X: Keyboard shortcuts are great: they can save you tons of time and effort—assuming you know them all. If you don’t know every keyboard shortcut under the sun, Eve is an OS X utility that teaches them to you. Every time you perform a function or command with the mouse for which there’s a corresponding keyboard shortcut, Eve will display the shortcut on screen so you’ll learn it and remember to use it next time. More »


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