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Oodles of Great Ways to Manage Email

If there’s one daily chore that cries out for automation, it’s managing your email inbox. Fortunately, there are all kinds of tools—some built into Mail.app itself, others from third-party vendors—that can help you do just that. In my latest (collaborative) Macworld article, seven of us – myself, together with colleagues Christopher Breen, Katie Floyd, Dan […]

Beware Huge Caches with BitTorrent Sync

I’ve been using the excellent BitTorrent Sync app to keep some folders synchronized across my two Macs. I work mostly on my Mac Pro, but also do some work on my MacBook Pro. Also, when I write books and articles, I generally do the screenshots on the MacBook Pro, because it has a retina display. […]

Make the Cursor Larger in OS X

I use one of Apple’s 27″ Thunderbolt displays (which I wish they would update to retina) on my desktop. Given the size of the display, I found that it was easy to lose track of where the cursor is. There’s a little-known setting in OS X that lets you change the size of the cursor […]

Use the Mac App Store Debug Menu

This isn’t new, but my son stumbled on something today. His Mac App Store app displays a Debug menu. When I looked this up, I find traces of it as far back as this 2011 post on the Red Sweater blog. Daniel Jalkut’s article ends with this statement: “Enjoy it while you can. I’m sure […]

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