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Welcome to My New Sponsor: Moom

I’d like to welcome my new sponsor, Moom. Or, more correctly, Many Tricks Software, whose useful window-organizing utility for Mac OS X, Moom, is a hugely popular Mac utility. With Moom, you can resize, organize and manage windows using the mouse or keyboard, setting up windows to fill your screen, or choosing specific sizes and […]

Apple Now Providing Demo Version of Final Cut Pro X, Mac App Store Only App

Apple has updated Final Cut Pro X, the much-derided recent version of its video editing software, and is now offering a downloadable demo version. For an application sold only through the Mac App Store, this is certainly a Big Thing. Many people – from users to developers – have complained about demo versions of apps […]

Why Use VueScan?

I just got a new scanner – a Canon CanoScan LIDE210. I’ve used Canon scanners for many years, and have always been satisfied, but my current (now previous) scanner, an LIDE70, was about six years old, and relatively slow. I want to scan some books, and I wanted something that is faster. The LIDE210 claims […]

My Latest Book: Take Control of Scrivener 2

Have you ever used Scrivener, the word processor for creative writers? If you have, you’ll want to check out my latest book, Take Control of Scrivener 2. In this ebook, you’ll take a creative voyage with Scrivener 2, a unique and popular content-generation tool. Scrivener supports wordsmiths of all types, and it’s designed especially for […]

Another Addition to My Backup Plan: the ioSafe Solo

A few months ago, I wrote an article for Macworld about how I back up my data. I pointed out that I’m a belt and suspenders guy when it comes to backing up data, and that I even have a fireproof safe in my basement “just in case.” Following that article, a vendor wrote me […]

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