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You Can Now Test Android Apps On Mac With BlueStacks

Bluestacks for Mac is now out of Alpha, with an official release of the Android Desktop player for Mac.


Enable TRIM For Third-Party SSDs In OS X With A Terminal Command

For whatever reason, Apple hasn’t allowed you to enable TRIM (one of the best ways to maximise the life of your solid state drive) on third-party SSD drives. Now, you finally can, no third-party app required.


AppleCare Will Now Replace Any Battery Below 80% Health

Whether you have a Mac laptop, an iPhone, iPad, iPod or Apple Watch, that Applecare+ is starting to look like a better deal: Apple will now replace any battery that’s worn down to 80 per cent capacity.


Disconnect From A Wi-Fi Network In OS X Without Turning Off Wi-FI

If you’re one of the people who’s having trouble with Wi-Fi in OS X Yosemite, you’re probably pretty sick of toggling the Wi-Fi on and off. OS X Daily points out a better option.


Nekoze For Mac Uses An Adorable Cat To Improve Your Posture

OS X: Odds are you could probably improve your posture a bit while you work, and Nekoze is a fun little app that will help you do it. Nekoze takes the form of a cat that keeps an eye on your posture while you sit at your desk. If you slouch too much, the cat will flash a warning on screen, telling you to sit up straight.


Display Avatars In Messages For Mac With This Toggle

iPhone 6 (and 6 Plus) users get a handy little avatar in Messages so they always know who they’re talking with. Finer Things in Tech points out you can add that same avatar in Messages for Mac with a single toggle.


Atom, GitHub's Official Editor, Releases First Stable Version 1.0

Windows/Mac/Linux: Atom, GitHub’s free text editor, has been toiling away in beta builds for a while now. Today, it’s officially available as a stable version.


Add A Recent Applications Folder To Your Dock With A Terminal Command

If you tend to use a lot of different apps, it’s nice to have a running list of your most recently used. iMore points to a nifty Terminal command that adds a recently used menu to your dock for easy access.


Switch Between Three Calculators On OS X With A Keyboard Shortcut

Mac: The calculator on OS X is pretty simple at first glance, but there are two additional calculators built into that you might not realise are there: a scientific calculator and a programmer calculator. OS X Daily reminds us that you can switch between them with a keyboard shortcut.


Gestimer Quickly Creates Reminders From Your Mac's Menubar

Mac: We all need to be reminded of things throughout the day, but setting up a series of alerts and tones isn’t always the best. Gestimer is a Mac app that sits in your menubar and lets you quickly create short-term reminders by just dragging down on the icon.