Archive for the 'Mac OS X' Category

Useful Twitter Tools for Mac & iPhone Users

Sunday, March 1st, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 16:13

After one week using Twitter I’ve decided which apps I’ll be using in the future with this micro blogging service: Safari140 – Twitter extension for Safari with auto-shorten for long URLs and a great shortcut: ^T I’m using Tweetie as my iPhone Twitter client. It’s just great! Decided to use Twitterrific and Safari140 on my […]

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Switch Leopard’s Spaces With Your Mouse

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:26

The creator of the iChat add-on Chax released a tool to switch your Leopard spaces by moving your mouse to the edge of the screen called Warp. Great for moving windows to a different space.

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Leopard: Spaces Tips

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 18:42

Apple’s latest Mac OS X incarnation comes bundled with a handy feature called Spaces which is essentially a virtual desktop manager. While being common knowledge that F8 activates spaces for switching and dragging windows between them, the following is little known: While in the overview mode (F8) you can just press the number of the […]

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Remove iChat Glossiness in Leopard / Fix ICQ With iChat 4.0

Monday, November 5th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 19:06

iChat Matte 2.0 removes the gloss from iChat 4.0’s chat bubbles. Chax is now Leopard compatible and fixes ICQ/HTML bug and thus makes iChat 4.0 usable. Refer to the Chax blog for the latest version.

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Plasma Pong

Sunday, May 20th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 11:44

Plasma Pong is a very interesting and fun variation of the video game classic PONG. The basic rules are the same and also the controls aren’t that different. As a quick reference (so you can instantly start playing) a list of the additional mouse controls: Hold the left mouse button to shoot plasma Hold the […]

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A Blizzard on Your Mac Desktop

Thursday, December 28th, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 02:26

While waiting for the first snow to fall in Germany I’ve discovered some neat free Mac apps that help you satisfy your snow hungry eye and mind… LotsaSnow The LotsaSnow screensaver for Mac OS X renders beautiful snowflakes falling down your screen. You can decide between a gradient background colored with your favorite color and […]

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Your iSight is (not) Spying on You

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 20:12

Quartz Composer — the groundbreaking graphics development environment that allows you to explore the incredible power of the graphics stack of Mac OS X Tiger as Apple puts it — can also use your iSight camera’s input and manipulate it in different “groundbreaking” ways. Although older than a year this manipulation technique is still very […]

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Ambient Noise Reduction in Mac OS X 10.4.8

Monday, November 13th, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 00:53

While looking at the System Preferences of my new MacBook Pro C2D running Mac OS X 10.4.8 I’ve noticed an option called Ambient Noise Reduction (Sound preferences) to reduce all that noise you don’t want on your recordings or in your audio/video chats. I couldn’t remember to have seen this option before and checking my […]

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Migrate to a New Mac in 10 Steps

Saturday, November 11th, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 21:35

This article describes the preparations I made in advance to the migration from my old PowerBook G4 (Aluminum) to a shiny new MacBook Pro C2D (both running Tiger) and the steps required to migrate your data. It is intended to help you prepare some things while waiting for your new Mac to arrive and to […]

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