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  There are times when your Mac may not want to go to sleep, and it’s probably because of something that is running in the background preventing the OS from wanting to go to into the standby mode. If you’ve come across a similar situation the free PleaseSleep app might be exactly what you need. This is designed to counteract …

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  I’m not a huge fan of Adobe Air apps as I have stated countless times in the past, but it seems as though some of the best Twitter clients are all powered by it. The one I am talking about this time around is called DestroyTwitter, and while the interface looks extremely simplistic there are actually a …

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  I have a pretty even mix of Windows and Mac computers in my house, and from time to time I find myself wanting to remotely connect to one of my Windows machines from a Mac. That’s not a problem since Microsoft makes their own Remote Desktop client for Mac OS X, but it’s not exactly the best utility to use if you …

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  Sometimes it can be a huge pain when needing to transfer files between machines because things don’t always go smoothly. First you have to set up the shares, then you need to make sure the permissions are correct, and we can’t forget that you need to be using a file transfer protocol that each …

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  Making changes to the HOSTS file is generally something users either do regularly, or they’ve never touched it. For those of you not familiar with the HOSTS file it is basically a way to override the IP address that a domain/address resolves to. This is a great way to test out DNS changes on your machine before you make …

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  A couple of months ago I decided to stop using 1Password to manage my passwords and instead migrated over to LastPass. I would say that 1Password is a very polished password manager, but it’s just too expensive overall if you’re like me and use both Windows and Mac regularly. Having to purchase their app for both platforms is …

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I’ve found that most Mac users I talk with find the Spotlight search to be sufficient when it comes to launching apps from the keyboard, but there are also some power users that yearn for a little more.Alfred is a powerhouse for keyboard junkies, but if all you want to do is launch some apps the freeChuck (that’s a Mac App Store link) might be …

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  Some people aren’t comfortable around a Unix terminal, which can make things difficult if you’re trying to change the read, write, and execute permissions on a file or set of files. The chmodcommand can, after all, be a little intimidating if you haven’t used it before… not to mention that it can really mess up your system …

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  Last year we wrote about a free Windows and Linux tool called HTTrack that will let you create an offline archive/copy of a website. Unfortunately the app wasn’t available for Mac users, but there is a great alternative called SiteSucker that does pretty much the same thing and has a much nicer interface. The free SiteSucker app is available from the …

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  I don’t write about scripts too often, but when I saw the webkit2png Python script I thought it could be really helpful to Mac users that were looking for an easy way to snag a screenshot of a webpage using only the Mac terminal. Sure there are plenty of browser extensions that are capable of doing the same sort of thing, …

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