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Apple's Summarise Service Makes Sure You Get Your Point Across

Sometimes when we write, we often include too many details and our focus gets lost. On the Mac, Apple’s summarise service can help proofread your work to make sure you’re saying what you intend.


Batch Convert Text Files To Different Formats In Terminal

Converting texts between formats is a bit of a pain to do on a file-by-file basis, but thankfully MacIssues shows how to convert text files in bulk using a simple terminal command.


Pages Has A Hidden Steve Jobs Easter Egg

Apples’ Pages word processor is free for most Mac owners now, but still not that great (give us Word or Google Drive any day, thanks). But it does have one hidden feature that Apple enthusiasts can enjoy: the full text of Apple’s “here’s to the crazy ones” ad campagn and Steve Jobs’ commencement speech for graduates at Stanford in 2005.


Menu Eclipse 2 Dims Your Mac's Menubar To Help You Focus

Mac: Sometimes, you just need help focusing on work, and the menubar can get in the way of that. Menu Eclipse 2 dims your menu bar so you can concentrate on what you’re doing.


App Factory Turns Any Script Into A Real App

Mac: One of the nice things about OS X is the fact you can easily make tiny little apps using basic lines of code. Actually turning those snippets into an app outside of Terminal requires a compiler though. App Factory eases that process by creating the app for you.


Pomodoro One Is A Free, Lightweight Pomodoro Timer For Mac

Mac: Pomodoro timers are easy enough to find, but if you’re looking for something that’s incredibly simple and free, Pomodoro One does the job. It’s a no-frills app, but that’s kind of the point anyway.


Calibre 2.0 Adds An Editor And Book Comparison

Windows/Mac/Linux: Calibre, one of the best free ebook managers out there (and a great tool for removing DRM), released a big update this week. Calibre 2.0 includes a new editor function, comparison tool and support for Android phones on OS X.


Run Any Macro On Your Mac Remotely From Your iOS Device

Controlling your Mac from your iPhone isn’t exactly something new, but it’s been pretty limited so far. Blogger Sayz Lim shares a post on controlling all kinds of aspects on your Mac using Keyboard Maestro, IFTTT, Dropbox, Hazel, Drafts and Launch Center Pro.


Pick The Right MacBook Processor For Your Usage

MacBooks are great little laptops, and Apple offers a few different options to choose from. The Wirecutter likes the MacBook Air, but it also digs into the differences between the available i5 and i7 processors.


Desktop Pirate Hides Your Mac's Desktop Icons In One Click

Mac: Tired of the mess of icons on your desktop? When cleaning them up isn’t an option, free app Desktop Pirate can show and hide them with one click.