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Disk App Simplifies Cleaning Up Your Mac's Hard Drive

Mac: There are quite a few handy tools for analysing your Mac’s disk space, but they’re all pretty complex. Disk App simplifies things to make it easy to clear up space on your hard drive.


Build A Time Machine Backup Server With A Raspberry Pi

Time Machine is the built-in service in Mac OS X that makes backups super-easy, and Apple’s Time Capsule makes the whole process even easier. Unfortunately, Apple’s official hard drive solution is a bit pricey at $349. Raymii shows how to build one with a Raspberry Pi.


Use Text-To-Speech Functions For Better Proofreading

Most of us know you should read something out loud when proofreading, but we may miss critical errors. We insert words we think are there, but aren’t, because we wrote it. Using the text-to-speech function on your device will help prevent your internal autocorrect from missing errors.


A Beginner's Guide To Automating Your Mac With Keyboard Maestro

Macs have all kinds of useful automation tools, but Keyboard Maestro is easily the most powerful among them. It lets you automate almost any repetitive task you do on your Mac — from opening web pages at a specific time to rating iTunes songs — with just a little bit of set up. Keyboard Maestro is a little overwhelming at first, so let’s get familiar with how it works and make our first macro.


Keep Your Mac's Old RAM After Upgrading

Upgrading RAM in a computer is such an easy affair that most of us just do it on our own. If you’re on a Mac, you’re probably also upgrading your RAM from third-party suppliers. MacIssues points out that if you’re adding RAM from someone other than Apple, it’s worth holding onto it for a bit.


Use Image Capture To Quickly Clear Out Your iPhone's Camera Roll

If your iPhone’s camera roll is getting a bit out of hand and taking up a lot of space, you’ll need to mass-delete at least some of those photos. The Sweet Setup reminds us that the quickest way to do that on a Mac is with Image Capture.


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.