Hexcellent news: the Mac color panel can finally speak hexidecimal


Yep, you #FF0000 that right. I know, it #0000FF me away too.

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SSDs in older Macs are slower, but still pretty freaking fast

blogEntryTopperSATA II, SATA III, 6GB/s, 3GB/s -- here's what you need to know if you're putting a new SSD into your older Mac. WhatSATA you say? Click-a through to find out. I'll make it fast.
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Focus: find your flow with Ocean Waves


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Writers do a lot of getting ready to think about focusing on things. Anything that can help firewall our attention is appealing, and there are many concentration-enhancement apps. I'll be reviewing several for Mac and iOS in future posts. They're always fun to play with, but I'd like to share one that works for me: Ocean Waves, from Katsura Shareware.
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aText: aTerrific text expaaander at aGreat price

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A text expander will make your Mac life so much easier. And if you're coding, even more so much easier. aText is terrific, and it's a serious bargain. Curious? Allow me to expand on that.
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Upgrading to an SSD? You need Trim Enabler, PDQ.

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Replacing a conventional hard drive with a solid state drive (SSD) will amaze you. It will transform your Mac. But if you add a third-party SSD, there's an essential function that will affect the life of your drive. It's called Trim, and enabling it is tricky. Unless you have Trim Enabler. Then it's one simple click that can help save your SSD.
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Hex Color Picker just saved my CSS



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I'm kicking myself and throwing a party. I've been doing hex colors the (very) hard way, and just discovered a simple tool to make it (very) easy.
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Mac fix: what to do when your Wi-Fi won't turn on

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Occasionally, my beloved Macbook Pro gets the hiccups. One in particular is that the wifi disconnects, then won't turn back on. If you've seen the dreaded empty wi-fi signal in your menu bar, and can't turn it back on, I have good news. The fix is actually pretty simple.
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