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  • AppleScripts – Edit your iTunes Play Count

    You might ask, why would I ever need to edit the play count of a song? That’s a valid question and this function is probably reserved for the more anal iTunes user but let me give you an example. Sometimes I begin listening to an artist through a ‘Best of’ Album. After a while I realise that I LOVE them and I decide to graduate to their studio albums. Now…

  • Can’t remember/find your Wifi password?

    Need to tell a friend your Wifi password but can’t remember what it is or can’t be bothered to trek to the router? Welcome Keychain access. – this little app, that comes with your Mac, knows all.

  • Combine PDFs in a click

    When applying for a job do you include your references in the same PDF as your CV? Or do you want to clean up folders that contain a trillion PDFs? Do you know how to do this, and if you do can you do it quickly? Introducing…AUTOMATOR. A powerful mac application that lets you do this (and more if you want it to).

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    All your news in one place – RSS Readers

    A chance conversation with a professor the other week reminded me of my search for the perfect RSS (rich site summary) reader. Rather than opening up 4 windows every morning to check my news I want 1. I have found a solution. So what is this RSS business?

  • On your Way to iTunes Perfection

    With the new iTunes 11 the imperative to clean up your music library is even more than it was before. Not only is album art more than necessary now but misspelt artists and albums are painfully obvious in the new grid layout, which is BEAUTIFUL when done right. This is for those of you who care. Here are 5 tips to get you on your way to a wonderful iTunes…

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    Zotero – The Essentials

    Never think about your citations and bibliography again. Zotero collects the information you need about your sources from the internet and then automatically creates citations and bibliographies in your documents. Here’s how to get started.

  • Software for Students

    Come exam time you’ll thank me.

  • The Forgotten Apple Dashboard

    It’s strange that Apple doesn’t advertise this nifty feature of its operating system anymore. It is still very much integral to the working space of an apple machine and it still makes its presence on the keyboard. There’s even a whole section of the apple website dedicated to its ‘widgets’ http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/ – there are 100s to downloads (admittedly some are not very good but many are brilliant). Located either as an…

  • Evernote, I love you

    So you’ve downloaded Evernote but its been sitting on your computer unused for the past 3 months – I know the feeling. It took me a while to invest time in figuring out how I should use this piece of software. Now I have 11 notebooks and 386 notes. I offer you my reasons to get started and how I have been able to make use of this program. Firstly,…