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    Beyond Terminal: 4 OS X Terminal AlternativesCathode1
    Terminal is an invaluable tool that every Mac user should explore. In the past published a number of OS X Terminal tutorials to help improve your workflows and general productivity. Though for some Mac users Terminal isn't equipped enough for their needs and these people often seek other solutions which can achieve a similar result. In this tutorial I'll cover some of the best Terminal replacements available and show how they can benefit you.Read More…
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    Taking Control of Your Browsing Experience With StylebotStylebotimageret
    Now, the best thing about the internet is that anyone can publish to it no matter what their skill level. The worst thing is that anyone can publish to the internet no matter what their skill level. In this short screencast, I take an irreverent look at a serious issue: that of badly designed websites. I examine the style inspectors in Safari, Firefox and Chrome, to demonstrate how you can improve your browsing experience. An in-depth look at the Stylebot extension, for Chrome, shows how you can make ugly websites look beautiful. Almost. Does anyone (apart from me) really visit websites this ugly? If so, this screencast if for you! Let's make ugly websites beautiful.Read More…
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    Create Your Own Vanity URL ShortenerVanityurl preview retina
    Whether you run a business or are just active on social media, chances are you share a lot of links. With so many URLs flooding into our timelines, it can be difficult to make yours stand out. You may have noticed that some people have their own vanity URL for shortened links—something that uniquely identifies content as coming from them. Creating and using a vanity URL shortener can be a valuable asset to your brand, and it’s easier than you may have thought!Read More…
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    How to Natively Boot Linux on Your MacUbuntu preview4
    Linux is not for everyone. It is, however, a perfectly acceptable (and dare I say good) alternative to Windows and OS X. It offers near-limitless control over an operating system and is available for free. Furthermore, Ubuntu, a popular variety of the open-source OS, works well on a Mac, and best of all, it can be booted natively. Read on to find out how.Read More…
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    Create Your Own Custom Extension for PopClipPopclip icon 2x
    PopClip is one of our favourite apps on Mactuts+ and one of the reasons why is its support for extensions. You can perform actions on selected text using PopClip that makes it extremely versatile, whether you want to open a link in another browser, search for the selected text in Google or add it as a to-do to Things, PopClip provides an iOS-style pop-up menu that makes doing these tasks easy. In this tutorial, I’ll be demonstrating just how easy it is to create your own extension for PopClip to perform a custom action.Read More…
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    How to Configure a Mac to Make Remote Support a BreezeIcon remote 2x
    More and more of our friends and family are getting a Mac, whether it’s as their first home computer or they’ve switched from a Windows PC. This means that, as Mac aficionados, we’re usually the first one our parents call when something isn’t working right. In this guide, I’ll show you how to set up their Mac in such a way that any remote assistance needed can be done quickly and easily. Read More…
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    How to Set Up Your Mac to Allow AirPrinting From iOSAp icon 2x
    AirPrint is a great feature of iOS that provides a simple way of printing documents from your iPhone or iPad directly to an AirPrint-compatible printer with no setup or installation needed. That’s all well and good but the number of AirPrint-compatible printers is pretty small, chances are many of us have a great printer at home that isn’t compatible. In this tutorial, we’ll explore a couple of ways to provide AirPrint to your iOS device using your Mac as well as how we can make AirPrint work even better!Read More…
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    Over 15 Cool Ways to Personalize Your MacPrefapp retina
    On days when I have nothing to do, I look around my Mac for cool features I haven’t tried before. I’m always learning more about what all those info screens in Activity Monitor mean, and you can never know enough about Terminal. Last time I had a look around, I discovered that holding the Command key and then dragging an icon on my menu bar would allow me to reorganize the order. This got me thinking: maybe there are some other cool ways to personalize things on OS X. In this article, I’ll go over a bunch of different ways that you can turn your Mac into a device that works for you.Read More…
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    How to Create a World Clock AppClock400
    Such is the nature of my role that I find myself working not only with colleagues in the United Kingdom, but with those in Australia, Europe and the United States. These multiple timezones could easily hinder the planning of conference calls; I need a way to work out a convenient time for any team to get together on a Skype call. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a Dock icon that gives you ready access to the timezones that are important to you — and more besides. Whilst there are menubar applications that do this, in the Mac App Store, my method avoids adding another icon to your (already crowded) menu bar and it does not cost anything.Read More…
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    Customizing the OS X Menu BarMb400
    The Mac OS X menu bar is a great tool for increasing your productivity, but left unchecked it just ends up a big mess. There may be icons up there for unidentified applications or icons you’d like to get rid of if you just knew how. Worse yet may be the OS X system icons, some of which you never use but can’t seem to remove without a herculean effort on your part. In this tutorial, we’ll go through the process of customizing and removing third-party and Mac OS X system menu bar icons, look at how to replace application and system menu bar icons with your own and try out a couple of third-party applications for managing your menu bar. If you don’t like the Apple menu icon, we’ll even take a swing at hiding that, too.Read More…
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    Use GeekTool to Add Your Calendar to Your DesktopGeektoolcalicon
    GeekTool is a great app for customizing your Desktop and making your workspace your own, and we’ve already covered some of the ways you can put GeekTool to work. Today we’re going to look at how to put a calendar on your Desktop with GeekTool, and because GeekTool is all about customization, we’ll talk about how to get just the calendar you want.Read More…
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    How to Calibrate Your Mac's DisplayCalibrate icon new
    Whether you work as a graphic designer, photographer or web developer - ensuring your Mac’s display is accurately representing colours can be the difference between the perfect edit and something that looks washed out! In this tutorial, we’ll explain why your display should be calibrated and the methods to do this.Read More…
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