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How To Install Mountain Lion In 5 Easy Steps 2

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How To Install Mountain Lion In 5 Easy Steps

Yesterday Mac OS X Mountain Lion was released, I was very excited as it brought in a whole load of features, plus I got to play with some of the newer apps, since I didn’t upgrade to Lion. Upgrading and installing Mountain Lion is very simple and really doesn’t take much. The longest part of the process was the download stage, the actual installation and configuration is simple, something we have come to expect with using Apple products. It install Mountain Lion, you need at least Mac OS X 10.6, as the installation uses the app store.

Powerful Mac Image Editor – ColorStrokes – For Altering Image Colours 0

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Powerful Mac Image Editor – ColorStrokes – For Altering Image Colours

A while back I reviewed a neat app called Color Splash Studio, it is designed to convert an image to black and white, then allow you re-colour the image. The result is a unique image with a focal point of colour, correctly applied this can make any image unique and stand out. Today’s app Color Strokes, is the successor to that app. It still retains the main features of the previous app, the selective colour removal at its core, but has more features such as being able to add back in colour to black and white images.

Timing App – View The Time Breakdown On Your Mac 3

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Timing App – View The Time Breakdown On Your Mac

A couple of days ago I review and demonstrated a slightly different type of app, Threadwatch. This visually showed you when you used a certain app based on the CPU usage during the day. Its great at creating a cool graphic, but not very useful in terms of statistics of which app you use the most. If you want something more statistical which you can use to cut down or monitor your app usage you need an app called Timing. It monitors which apps you use on your Mac by the time spent using them. You can then use the breakdown to see how you spend your day.

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Focus App – Quickly Adjust the Focus Of An Image

I have reviewed a few different image editing apps on this site over the last year or so. All have one thing in common, they are simple, cheap, easy to use and allow novice level users achieve results comparable to those found in Photoshop. Today’s app is called Focus. It is an imaging editing app designed to do one thing, adjust and add blurring to images, it should probably be called Un-Focus. It allows you to take an image, add a level of blur to the background and admire the results as the new images have more depth and the foreground portion of the image looks sharper.

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Search Using Spotlight From Terminal

Spotlight is great, it is one of the best tools on your Mac – if not on any OS – to search for files. Today’s tip will show you how you can use spotlight within Terminal. This is useful if you have any scripts that want to take advantage of the search tool within your Mac, or you just to be able to to do. Like many Terminal tips, it can be easily called and used, and has a lot of functions if you delve into it. I am going to show you how you can get the most out of the trick.

Using Threadwatch To Visually Track Your Daily App Usage 1

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Using Threadwatch To Visually Track Your Daily App Usage

Today I am going to show you are rather cool app. Its called Threadwatch, an app designed to track which apps you are using through the day. Its a fun little application that visually shows which apps you what you are using by CPU usage. Through the day, as you use applications, the application at the front will typically use the most CPU usage. This will be tracked by the app which is then visualised.

Analog App – The Simple Image Alteration App 0

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Analog App – The Simple Image Alteration App

Altering images quickly and easily using one touch apps are all the rage. Instagram is highly popular for the iPhone and allows you to take a picture, apply a couple of quick filters and send it too your favourite social media service. Today’s app is Analog, and it is like Instagram, where you take an image you have taken (or one from the web) apply a couple of filters and borders and publish the images.

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Using The Terminal Command ‘cat’ To View The Contents Of Files

When you beging to use Terminal, on your Mac, or on another unix type system you will slowly but surely begin to use more and more files. Most of the time you would like to view the contents of the files to see what they are about and if you need to change them. Although you could use a text editor such as nano or vi, to view the files, today’s command is going to introduce Terminal command called ‘cat’ that allows you to view and open files quickly and simply without having to do anything complicated.

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