Drafts looks like a handy productivity app

So often I just want to jot down some text and then decide where to put it. Drafts for iOS looks like the app that fits the need. Capture and Share!

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WordPress Slider Plugin

In need of a slider plugin for a business website and a friend recommended RoyalSlider. Looks great. Anyone else using this? Is it worth the $20? The templates look nice.

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Moving your iTunes library to a new computer

I recently helped a friend with a new computer. I found this handy guide from Apple to help with moving his iTunes library from his old PC to his new Mac.

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CheatSheet for Mac

I’ve been using a Mac for years and I still find this CheatSheet helpful.

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Dashing – The exceptionally handsome dashboard framework.

Dashing – The exceptionally handsome dashboard framework..

Looks like a powerful framework for building data dashboards. Will need to investigate further when I have some time.

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iStat Pro Widget for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

iStat Pro Widget for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.

Seems to also be working with 10.9 Mavericks. Just wanted the free widget for now, but may upgrade to the full iStat Menus app some day.

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PopClip for Mac

PopClip

PopClip

This looks like a very handy tool for Mac users. PopClip from Pilotmoon.com provides more than just copy & paste when you select text. With more than 90 extensions you can translate, share on social networks or add to various note and todo applications. This handy little utility may just increase your productivity for only $4.99.

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What happens to your digital life when you die?

My father passed away recently and it has made me think about many things. Among the many topics you might imagine, one very practical area of concern, but perhaps not so critical is wondering what happens to our online presence? Everything from email accounts to social sites can become troublesome for loved ones to deal with. First step, create a mechanism to pass along your passwords. I’ve happened upon some articles that may provide some useful information about tools and methods to ease the process for others after you pass on.

Techhive recently covered a new tool from Google called Inactive Account Manager.

Lifehacker has a very thorough article about how to prepare for the inevitable. It includes all the legal and financial advice one would expect in addition to tips for preparing your digital life.

I am having a hard time reading through the article in its entirety, but perhaps I will soon.

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Set Up Your Own Private Cloud Storage Service with OwnCloud

Create your own cloud storage service that you control with a service called ownCloud. With it, you’ll get syncing files, notes, calendars, and more. The best part: it only takes about five minutes to get it set up.

OwnCloud is free and open source software that operates as a very simple way to set up your own syncing, Dropbox-like cloud storage system on your own server or web site.

via How to Set Up Your Own Private Cloud Storage Service in Five Minutes with OwnCloud.

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Text-Based Adventure Game Built Into Your Macs Terminal

Thank you Lifehacker.com for this one. You wont need to download anything here. Just type the following into Terminal, and the game will launch automatically.

emacs -batch -l dunnet

If youve never played a MUD before, you’ll find that its actually pretty intuitive. For example, you start the game standing on a road with a shovel nearby. Type “take shovel” to add the shovel to your inventory, and “go east” to walk down the road. Typing “Inventory” will show you what youre carrying, “save” and “restore” let you play through in multiple sessions, and “help” gives you some tips if youre stuck. Id also recommend using some scratch paper to map out the area as you discover it. Check out the source link for a few other Terminal easter eggs to help you kill some time this weekend.

via Discover the Text-Based Adventure Game Built Into Your Macs Terminal.

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