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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Hourly News: exactly what it says, and that's perfect

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(iOS, Mac) Hourly News is a dead-simple app that does one thing: it plays the latest updates from a list of news sources, one after another.

And, that's it. You could stop reading now, but I hope you don't, because I'd like to point out a few things that make this app awesome.
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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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iOS: Read reviews before you update an app

Add this to Tech Lessons You Learn the Hard Way: before you update an iOS app, always check the rating and read recent reviews.

It's easy to get excited when there's an update for a favorite app, since we all want to have the latest version of everything. But sometimes that can backfire, and an "update" may take away features you depend on, or drastically change an interface you love.
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