Archive for the ‘Utility’ Category

Now attached to Windows full-time by a CoRD

February 17, 2010 Leave a comment

Although I’ve used the Windows RDP app in the past, I’ve now switched to using CoRD full-time to login remotely to my Windows desktop at work.

CoRD does a great job of scaling my 1680×1050 Windows desktop monitor down to my MBP’s 1440×900 resolution.  Granted, it’s a little small, but it’s still pretty readable, so all is well.


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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Easily shrink pictures for uploading or sending

January 22, 2010 Leave a comment

for Windows

I guess that’s why they call the app “Shrink Pic.”

Basically, anytime you want to send a picture via email, upload one to a blog or share one via IM, Shrink Pic “automatically creates a temporary copy, resizes it and sends it instead.”

For instance, the below picture’s size on my hard drive is 450K.  When I insert the picture into the post (which uploads it into my WordPress storage), Shrink Pic resizes it to 52K, saving me a lot of space for more pictures!  I’ve only had Shrink Pic for a little while, but it seems to work great!  One small caveat, though.  Shrink Pic doesn’t seem to work for me when sending from Outlook 2007 running on Windows 7.  I’m going to contact the author to see what’s going on since the website says it’s supported.

Shrink Pic doesn’t modify the original, nor does it seem to change it when moving pictures from folder to folder, even if it’s something like my online DropBox account.

via LifeHacker

What’s wrong with this picture?

January 8, 2009 Leave a comment

I have recently come across not one, but two different apps for Windows that purports to run multiple anti-malware applications on your system to help flush out any baddies that might be lurking on there.

Are you feeling gipped?  I am!  Where’s the same app for the Mac?  Now I can see why the PC folks are always saying the Mac just doesn’t have all the apps Windows does.  Sheesh…

Oh, in case you have to work with a Windows PC, following are the links.  They actually do seem like useful tools.   And a big thanks goes out to our friends at LifeHacker.

Anti-Malware Toolkit

Hitman Pro

Delete the app, the whole app, and nothing but…

January 1, 2009 2 comments


Actually, when you’re ready to delete an app, you usually want to delete not only the app, but associated files as well.  Normally, if you just drag the app to the trash, you leave some stuff behind.  That’s where certain utilities by some enterprising developers come in handy to help you out.  One of these is AppTrap.  It’s the first uninstaller app I’ve put on my Mac, but so far, it seems to be working just fine.

Categories: Software, Utility

Update to iStat Pro available

July 26, 2008 Leave a comment

Get it here.

Categories: Freeware, Software, Utility

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