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Organise Your Tasks With Eisenpower For Mac 1

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Organise Your Tasks With Eisenpower For Mac

I have reviewed one or two different Mac apps for organising your life. The previous app was a simple one called Clear. Today is another unique app called Eisenpower. Its another task based app for making sure you do everything in your life that you mean on doing. It is slightly different to other applications in that there are four panels in which you place your task, things to do first, items to schedule, items to delegate and finally items you plan on doing but will never get round to going to them.

Show The Latest iTunes Track In Mountain Lions Notification Centre 1

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Show The Latest iTunes Track In Mountain Lions Notification Centre

If you use iTunes you may want some method of displaying the latest tracks, you can use an app like SkipTunes, which runs from the menu. Today, however, I am going to show you a free solution which shows you the latest playing track within notification centre. Its a great way of showing the latest tracks in a small popup menu. If you use iTunes and want to see the latest tracks I recommend you download this free app.

Create Your Own, Unique iPhone Wallpapers With Ensoul App 0

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Create Your Own, Unique iPhone Wallpapers With Ensoul App

Your iPhone wallpapers says a lot about you. Is it of a swanky car, a loved one, or that awesome tip to Timbuktu? Which ever picture you choose it is always good to have to well taken and looking good to match your phone. This is where Ensoul comes in. It is a Mac app designed to make sure your iPhone wallpapers look good. It takes your images, allows you to apply effects and the ability to line them up with your device and then export them directly to your phone. It makes making cool iPhone wallpapers a breeze.

Removing Duplicate Right Click Open With Items In Mountain Lion 3

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Removing Duplicate Right Click Open With Items In Mountain Lion

When you right click on any item (excluding Folders) in Finder you have the option to pick which applications you want to open the file with. For example with a text file you could open the file in TextEdit, Word and Pages to name a few. Depending on the type of file you are selecting you may have the option of a couple of applications to choose from, or many. Every so often this menu gets cluttered with duplicate items. It doesn’t happen very often but it is really annoying when it does. This tip is going to show you how to remove the duplicate items.

Day One – Journal App For The Mac 0

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Day One – Journal App For The Mac

Journals were a popular way of keeping record of various day to day activities. I remember starting one at school, although I cam to believe that they were just used to spy on us. However, journals have been bought into the modern age with Day One. It is designed as a modern way to record your daily thoughts, images and other day every day. It takes the old diary format of writing, and adds a modern Mac twist to allow you to keep a record. Its a great, well designed app, and if you love writing and journals this is the app.

Tab Between Interface Buttons In Mountain Lion 0

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Tab Between Interface Buttons In Mountain Lion

The title of this post is a little bit brief on the topic I am going to cover. When you see a dialog box in Mountain Lion on your Mac, you normally have many options. These usually appear when you want to quit an app and have to save a document. Today’s tip is going to show you how to tab between these options. This is so you can press tab to move between the options in the dialog box. Its called full keyboard access and allows you to use the tab key to move between a variety of different items in the dialog boxes that appear.

Create Photo Collages With Choco For Mac 0

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Create Photo Collages With Choco For Mac

We take pictures by the dozen. With the advent of cameras in phones and other devices, we generate hundreds of pictures. Although we print them out and post them to sites such as Facebook, its also cool to display them in a different manner. Collages are a fun and interesting way of displaying photos, allowing you to group pictures together for an event and print them out in one go. I remember making them at school and always liked what I made. Today we are going to bring this into the digital age with Choco, a Mac app especially built for designing collages with your favourite photos.

Customise The Login Screen In Mountain Lion 1

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Customise The Login Screen In Mountain Lion

Yesterday I talked about adding a small amount of system information to the login screen in mountain lion. This afternoon I have been doing a bit more digging and have two more techniques. One is to add a message to the bottom of the screen. The second is a login window banner, most notably to be used as a policy banner in which users can accept the terms of using that Mac. They are only simple changes but add a certain amount of functionality, especially if you need them.

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