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Apple Discontinues Application Trials

April 16, 2012 | 1 As noted by MacStories, Apple has discontinued its free trials of Aperture and iWork, directing users to the Mac App Store where the apps are available for purchase. The discontinuation of the Aperture trial is not particularly recent, as discussion forum reports indicate that it has been missing for at least a month, but the removal has gone mostly unnoticed. It is not entirely clear when the iWork trial was taken down from Apple's U.S. site, but it appears to still be available from some Read more [...]

OS X Mountain Lion Preview 2 Seeded

March 16, 2012 | Apple today seeded the second preview version of OS X Mountain Lion to developers, building upon the initial developer version released one month ago. As noted by The Next Web, Apple has also posted an extensive list of known issues alerting developers to various bugs and missing features that have yet to be addressed. OS X Mountain Lion is Apple's next major operating system version and is scheduled for release in "late summer". The release will offer greater integration with iCloud, Read more [...]

Tower, the must-have app for Git management

March 16, 2012 | Any developer knows that Git is where it's at when it comes to code management. I always use Git for managing the fun little projects I work on, but often forget the command line actions. If you have the same problem as me, Tower may be the perfect solution for you! Tower is a Git GUI for Mac. Git also put out their own Git GUI application, but I have found that Tower is more in-depth with features. Tower allows you to manage your repositories, view the status of files and if they have been Read more [...]

RadarScope for Mac Review

March 9, 2012 | 1 RadarScope for Mac is a amazing radar viewing app for OS X, pure and simple. Living in Alabama, with 37 annual tornadoes on average and 121 in 2011 alone (NOAA Stats), weather tracking and radars are very important to me. With RadarScope I can quickly view my local (KBMX) radar and all those around to see whats coming, Also available in RadarScope is storm relative velocity, 1-hour rain estimations, and storm tracks from NOAA or Allison House and many other views. In RadarScope the user Read more [...]

Gradient App Saves Time

March 2, 2012 | 1 Lately there has been heavy problems with the new CSS3 gradient syntax and vendor prefixes. Every single browser has their own prefix and now some even have two. This makes a web designer's life 100% more complex, not to mention they must write 4 or 5 lines of more code. If you are sick of trying to remember the syntax and the vendor prefixes for CSS3 gradients then the Mac app Gradient is for you! Gradient app is a new app from Jumpzero that makes CSS3 much simpler! I, personally, was a beta Read more [...]

OS X Spelling Corrections Via Keyboard

February 20, 2012 | After much searching, I have finally found a way to correct misspelled words without using the full Spelling interface and without using the contextual menu, as that requires using the mouse. For some time, I've been looking for a way to correct spelling for cases when auto-correct doesn't work. I thought it should have been easy to do. The only way I knew how to do it was right-clicking the misspelled word, which brings up a contextual menu the top of which shows suggestions followed by Read more [...]

Saving PDF’s In OS X

February 18, 2012 | Portable Document Format files, or PDFs, have become the standard for sharing documents online. While not everyone uses the same software to create documents, virtually anyone can view PDFs on their computers. if you use a Mac, you also have the ability to easily create PDFs. Saving a file as a PDF maintains its formatting, layout, and fonts regardless of the programs and fonts present on the destination computer. PDFs can be opened on both PCs and Macs using Adobe Reader, a free downloadable program. Read more [...]