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22 Finder Hacks, Tricks and Changes 3

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22 Finder Hacks, Tricks and Changes

We all enjoying tweaking out Mac, changing the settings to get it just how we want. Today’s post is going to show you many hacks, tricks, and tips to alter your Mac, with specific focus on the way Finder operates and runs. These tricks use Terminal and a short command to change the preference settings. You can chop and change which commands you want to run. Not all commands work with Lion, however many do. If you don’t like the way a setting looks or works you can always revert them using the supplied reverse command. If you don’t want to change the settings manually I recommend you purchase an app such as MacPilot.

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Check The Battery Health On Your MacBook

If you have a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro it will come with a battery. Battery life degrades over the life time of the battery. Although there isn’t much you can really do about it, other than trying not to cycle the battery too many times, you can keep an eye on it’s health. This allows you to buy a new one, or get it replaced at an Apple shop before there is so little charge left that always needs to be tethered to the wall. This post is going to show you a couple of methods to ensure you know how healthy your MacBook is running at.

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Unclutter Your Mac With Unclutter App

Sometimes you just need to clean your desk so you can see the wood that everything is being piled on top of. Sometimes you Mac gets like this, you can have files here, files there, many Finder windows open, every so often you just need to cut through the clutter. Unclutter app, developed by the same guys that made Daisy Disk which I have previously reviewed, have developed an app to store and unclutter your life. Its a simple app that exists in the little space above your menu bar, allowing you to store files and notes and store them temporary before you find a use for them.

BodyMation App – Track Your Dieting and Weight Loss 3

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BodyMation App – Track Your Dieting and Weight Loss

I have once thought about joining a gym, but the idea of eating cakes was deemed more important. For those who have more will power and want to lose weight it is always good to track your weight loss (or gain if you are body building). If you go for a casual run or are more serious with the work out equipment, having images of your progress makes you see how far you have become. Today’s app is BodyMation, it is designed to track your progress by taking pictures of your fitness.

1Password App – The Ultimate Password Manager For Your Mac 4

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1Password App – The Ultimate Password Manager For Your Mac

Passwords are very common now a days and it is important that you use a strong password and a unique password for each application. This was OK 10 years ago when you had, maybe, two. Nowadays you have maybe a hundred passwords if you use a lot of web services. Remembering and storing all of those passwords is a bit of a hassle. This is where 1Password comes in. It is an app designed to store every password you use. Its a way of managing you passwords without having to go to all of the trouble of writing them down and ensuring that list is secure.

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List Of Ten Design Mac Apps

Your Mac has many apps to aid you in designing your latest piece of artwork. This post is going to show case ten of my favourite apps for design, including graphical design and art work. There are many apps out there to help you design what you want easily with no fuss. Macs were built on designing works of art, you can continue that fine tradition. The list is in no particular order and features both free and paid apps. If you have any favourites please leave a comment.

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View and Delete Your Download History In Terminal

When your download any file off the web your Mac runs it through a built in malware checker to ensure it doesn’t contain anything that may harm your system This is a good way of ensuring your Mac has a small amount of protection. However, your Mac records every single file you download, and the source. I believe this is a bit of a privacy risk. This post is going to show you how to access this list, and how to delete it.

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Ten Top Gadgets For Your Mac

Your Mac is awesome and Apple provide many gadgets and accessories to help you expand it functionality. I have previously posted about some great accessories you can buy for your Mac. This is along the same vain, but is all about gadgets and gizmo’s other people make that can be used with your Mac. There are plenty out there. I have posted my top ten gadgets which I think are both practical and fun. If you have a favourite I would love to hear about it. There is no particular order to the list.

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