Archive for the ‘Productivity’ Category

With my head up in the clouds…

January 24, 2010 Leave a comment

My hard drive head, that is.

With having to do work at home sometimes and studying at work sometimes and both while traveling, it was becoming harder and harder to keep data synced up between computers, even with a USB stick.  So I thought I would look into some online file storage options.  After doing a little investigating, I settled on checking out three of the many options in the Wikipedia article: DropBox, Live Mesh (beta), and ZumoDrive.

My findings and thoughts after the break…

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Web-based Photo editors

February 28, 2009 Leave a comment

I was starting to write up a post comparing web-based photo editors, but it appears that CNET has beaten me to it!  (Thanks to the awesome Lifehacker site for this link)

I do like using GIMP, but it’s still not a ‘real’ Mac app.  And I know there are some good native apps, but nothing that’s really appealed to me yet (a combo of features and ease that some, dare I say it, Windows apps have — I often use PhotoFiltre in Windows under Parallels.).   By the way, I am talking free apps here (most of the web-based editors are free, but a couple of them charge for their services…).

Anyhoo, you should be able to find an editor you like in here somewhere. 🙂

Adobe Reader 9 for Mac released

July 3, 2008 Leave a comment

From our friends at TUAW comes word that Adobe Reader 9 for Mac is now avaiilable.

I don’t know about you, but I have never had the need to install Adobe’s Reader since Apple’s Preview does a fine job for me.

Categories: Productivity, Software, Utility

Microsoft Messenger 7.01 update

June 28, 2008 Leave a comment

Normally, I’m an Adium kind of guy, but I thought I’d try MS Messenger when 7.0 came out a little while ago.  Well, now they’ve updated it to 7.01 and you can get it here.  Thanks to MacNN for the heads-up.

Categories: Productivity, Software, Web

Microsoft releases update for Office 2004

June 24, 2008 Leave a comment

And you can read all about it and get it here.

Adium updates to 1.2

January 6, 2008 Leave a comment

When I started up Adium today, it told me it had an update to 1.2, so update I did.  If you want to know what’s changed, be sure to visit this page.  Once you decide this is something you want, go here to download.

DivX Pro for Mac

December 16, 2007 Leave a comment

Hey, if you’ve ever wanted to encode videos in DivX, but didn’t want to shell out the $10 for DivX Pro?  For a limited time (they don’t say how long), you can get DivX Pro for free!  Go here to download and install.  You’ll need to give them an email address so they can send you your serial number.