Mac Widgets For Web Designers

Here is a pretty lengthy list of dashboard widgets for developers and web designers who work on the Mac platform. I was not aware of Image Shackle and ColourMod; take a look to see if any of these will make your professional life easier. We have done many, many lists of Firefox extensions that can […]

Is Fantastical A Better Calendar For OS X?

If you’re a Mac user looking for a simpler calendar solution to make you more productive, take a look at Fantastical. Click on menu bar icon, type event, done. You can use it with Outlook, iCal, Entourage, as well as Google and Yahoo! Calendar too.  I won’t join the legions of iCal bashers here but […]

Tip For Preventing Your MacBook From Waking In Transit

If you have a MacBook, here’s an excellent tip on how to prevent it from waking up when it is in sleep mode until you hit Return, simply by adding one command in Terminal. By doing this it won’t wake when it gets jostled in transit, and you won’t remove it from your bag in […]

Run Single Windows Applications On Your Mac With Wine Bottler

I’d heard of the free application WineBottler, but never got around to taking a look at it. Over at, Joshua Johnson has a fast explanation/tutorial on how to use WineBottler to run single Windows applications on your Mac (Internet Explorer would come to to mind if you are a web developer) without having to […]

How To Use Macfuse

MacFUSE allows you to extend Mac OS X’s file handling capabilities. It’s basically an interface that lets the OS see almost anything as a filesystem, and it has a lot of potential uses. The variety is such that I thought a post on how to use Macfuse by way of some existing examples would have […]

Adium Goes 1.0

Adium, my favorite IM client on the Mac has just gone gold with version 1.0. This update features over 600 new features/bug fixes. Most notable though is the great new look and better contact status notifications.  I would imagine that you have heard of Adium already but if you are a frequent user of Instant […]

Clean Up Your Mac’s Desktop

I’ve seen a few links to a neat little OSX utility called Backdrop that essentially hides all of your desktop icons with either a solid color or image. This is useful when you want to record a screencast or if you are giving a presentation and want to hide the cruft on your desktop. Although […]

Make an ISP on a Mac

ISP on a Mac is a great series of articles that will show you how to compile all the software required to turn your Mac into a full fledged web host. Instructions are easy to follow and cover installing Apache 2, PHP 5.x, MySQL 5, Postfix for mail and spam filtering. What make this series […]

Boot Camp or Parallels?

The Notbook Review has a very thourough review of both methods for running Windows on a Mac which has OS X installed, called Boot Camp or Parallels ? The article aims to give you enough information to determing which way is the best way for you to proceed. This is one of the most-asked questions on a lot […]

Building a $200 OSx86 Mac

Here is a good hack article… Building a $200 OSx86 Mac shows in great detail how to build a very cheap “Mac”! Never thought I would ever write that, but it appears to be true!  If you have a child or young friend who’s already showing interest in hardware hacking it’s hard for me to […]

Mac Browser Smackdown

Ars Technica has posted a good article reviewing the available browsers on Mac OSX. Titled – Macintosh Browser Smackdown – their study shows some really interesting results.  Okay, it’s not like there will ever be a definitive answer as to the “best” browser for everybody on a Mac, but I believe it still is instructive […]

Finally – Kazaa for Mac!

Poisoned is a Mac client for the popular Kazaa peer-to-peer file sharing network. Poisoned is a free download for Mac OSX 10.2 Poisoned uses the giFT daemon which is capable of facilitating the communication between the end user and specific filesharing protocols (namely gnutella and FastTrack). This means that when you use Poisoned, you are […]