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Oh, Coda, you sexy thing!

written by Daniel Angel for the Geeky section

14 Oct 2009

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My long quest to find a good text editor is over (at least for the Mac). Panic’s Coda has been the subject of much buzz lately, and lemme tell ya, it deserves all of it … and then some more!

Seriously, this is the best text editor currently available for Mac. This comes from someone who’s tried everything: from everything the world of F/OSS has to offer to many of the proprietary solutions. I had been stuck with Dreamweaver for over a year now and I hated it, but I kept it because it was the lesser of all evils. Then I started hearing about Textmate and how wonderful it was. I tried it. No Dice … at least not for me. Read on!

Disable MacBook Pro’s Trackpad Zooming

written by Marc Katsambis for the Geeky section

23 Sep 2009

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For anyone who owns the new unibody MacBook Pro, you may have noticed the ability to zoom in and out on a webpage when using the trackpad. I noticed this almost instantly when I first got my new laptop, as I was used to resting my ‘clicking’ finger on the button whilst I used my opposing finger to move around and navigate the pointer. However, with the new unibody body… (urggh) the trackpad has, like all good* Apple Mouse products, integrated the buttons into one seamless ‘mouse zone’, which looks really sleek but for those who find it hard to break a habit, the new look and functionality of the trackpad has made it near impossible to surf the net without inadvertently zooming in and out within a web page, making it extremely irritating to browse the web. Read on!

The Cons of iTunes 9.0

written by Marc Katsambis for the Geeky section

12 Sep 2009

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For the record, I think iTunes is a fantastic app. It’s got a ton of great features, allowing me to keep my music collection organised, categorised, alphabetised, genre-ized, artwork-ized and numerated! It also allows me to listen to streaming radio, create party mixes (thanks Genius), download pod/vodcasts and share my media over my network – just to mention a few.

However, since the latest release of iTunes 9.0, it seems Apple has neglected a couple of features and in some instances, completely abandoned them. Read on!

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12 Fantastic and Inexpensive Mac Apps I Can’t Live Without

written by Marc Katsambis for the Geeky section

25 Aug 2009

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For those who don’t know me personally, I’m a particularly particular guy. I like to be organised. I like things to be in their place. I like items on my desk to sit at 90 degree angles and I like my filing Title Cased and colour labeled depending on the project’s status. In a nutshell, I like things just so. It’s a little OCD, I know, but I like it that way :)

So when it comes to the day-to-day tasks, I wanna make sure I’ve got a practical and efficient solution to make my day run smoothly. I want applications that improve workflow, increase productivity and generally making the tedious things a little less tedious. Below, (in alphabetical order :P) is a list of apps that I can’t live without. Read on!

Interior Design for the Graphic Designer

written by Marc Katsambis for the Geeky section

28 Jul 2009

Are you so completely infatuated with your profession that you cannot bare to leave the office and part with your shiny Mac and Adobe software? Perhaps you just love PMS 032c so much, that you must incorporate it into your domestic life?

Well, now you can. Thanks to some very clever folk on the Interweb, you can now decorate your home with some of the very elements that you use, all day, everyday at work.


Mac Dock Icons, RSS Feed and Chat Pillows

Throwboy's RSS Cushion

These handcrafted cushions made by Throwboy are the perfect way to showcase your geeky-ness to family and friends.

Made from 100% fleece and stuffed with polyester fibres, you can purchase any one of these comfy cushions, including Mac OS X Icons, RSS Feed Icon and Chat Speech Bubbles for $29USD. Read on!

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