Category: Gadgets

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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...

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OS X: Smile – screenshot short-cuts

Taking screenshots in OS X (Leopard) is really cool (and easy) – if you know the relevant short-cut keys: Press Cmd + Shift + 3: Take a picture of the whole screen Press Cmd + Shift + 4: Take a...

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MacBook Air: The missing short-cuts

Took me a bit of research, but the Leopard Expose short-cuts are available as follows (press the Shift-key to add a cool slow-motion effect to it): Fn + F8 : show spaces Fn + F9 : show all windows Fn...