Category: MacBook / OS X

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Get yourself some 4TB NAS!

Over the last few weeks I have been researching NAS-drives for central backups. The Apple TimeCapsule initially sounded promising, but not really relevant in my case, as I already have a wireless-N router. So I stumbled across the Synology CS407:...

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OS X: Snow Leopard is coming (10.6)

On the heels of OS X 10.5.3 Apple has already started seeding the next version of OS X to developers: When released, Snow Leopard will include out-of-the-box support for Microsoft Exchange 2007 built into Mail, Address Book, and iCal. Snow...

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OS X: Quick Look – preview your files

It goes without saying that by now I have become a converted. If you are running OS X, you might not know about the Quick Look function: You can preview a selected file (or series of files) without opening it...

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OS X: Spotlight is your quick calculator

Every day I find something new in OS X which makes me wonder, why this could not have done in any operating system. Every OS has nowadays a full-index search. Microsoft’s Vista-search just sucks, as I have never been able...

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OS X: DB Solo – master your databases

I stumbled across DB Solo the other day when in dire need to quickly compare database-schema’s and data. Watching our DBA’s compare schema’s in VI and Notepad gave me an instant headache. This is where DB Solo comes in –...

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OS X: Delicious Library

Another cool application for us Apple-fans: Have you ever loaned a book or DVD or an expensive gadget to a friend, and forgotten which friend? And then bought another? With Delicious Library you just drag any item onto any friend...

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OS X: MacBook Air – multi-touch trackpad

The MacBook Air includes an oversize trackpad with multi-touch technology. You can pinch, swipe, or rotate to zoom in on text, advance through a photo album, or adjust an image: The new gestures work in existing Apple applications such as...

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OS X: GPS software for your Mac

Here is the deal: You have this fancy GPS device but all the software is for Windows. Not so with Garmin GPS devices – their software is fully functional on Mac OS X. I have been able to upgrade the...