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Dashing – The exceptionally handsome dashboard framework.

Dashing – The exceptionally handsome dashboard framework.. Looks like a powerful framework for building data dashboards. Will need to investigate further when I have some time.

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iStat Pro Widget for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

iStat Pro Widget for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Seems to also be working with 10.9 Mavericks. Just wanted the free widget for now, but may upgrade to the full iStat Menus app some day.

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PopClip for Mac

This looks like a very handy tool for Mac users. PopClip from Pilotmoon.com provides more than just copy & paste when you select text. With more than 90 extensions you can translate, share on social networks or add to various note and todo applications. This handy little utility may just increase your productivity for only […]

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What happens to your digital life when you die?

My father passed away recently and it has made me think about many things. Among the many topics you might imagine, one very practical area of concern, but perhaps not so critical is wondering what happens to our online presence? Everything from email accounts to social sites can become troublesome for loved ones to deal […]

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Set Up Your Own Private Cloud Storage Service with OwnCloud

Create your own cloud storage service that you control with a service called ownCloud. With it, you’ll get syncing files, notes, calendars, and more. The best part: it only takes about five minutes to get it set up. OwnCloud is free and open source software that operates as a very simple way to set up […]

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Text-Based Adventure Game Built Into Your Macs Terminal

Thank you Lifehacker.com for this one. You wont need to download anything here. Just type the following into Terminal, and the game will launch automatically. emacs -batch -l dunnet If youve never played a MUD before, you’ll find that its actually pretty intuitive. For example, you start the game standing on a road with a […]

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How to create iOS device home screen icons for websites — Apple News, Tips and Reviews

I find myself occasionally needing a quick reminder on this from time to time as friends of mine wish to add this feature to their person web sites. A handy guide can be found on Gigaom.com. How to create iOS device home screen icons for websites — Apple News, Tips and Reviews.

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AnandTech – Bench – CPU

Very cool tool to compare computer hardware before making a purchase. I’m currently using it to rank video cards for a potential holiday purchase. AnandTech – Bench – CPU.

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inSSIDer – Discover The Wi-Fi Around You | MetaGeek

An open source Wi-Fi scanner. A great tool for analyzing signal strength and improving your throughput and connectivity. inSSIDer – Discover The Wi-Fi Around You | MetaGeek.

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A more productive desktop

I’m always looking for ways to simplify things I do on a computer. I also really like the idea of consolidating information to be more productive. This article from Lifehacker caught my attention as a way to present information on your desktop and reduce the time it would take to go get it (manually). Similar […]

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