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Wednesday, 18 March 2015 16:00

Mac Apps I can't live without

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Groovesquid is a Java based, crossplatform, probably open sourced mp3 Grooveshark downloader. Since


Grooveshark Downloader (Chrome Extension)



Grooveshark Downloader


Grooveshark Downloader is the easiest way to download songs from Grooveshark directly to your computer. You can download any song on Grooveshark, with multiple simultaneous downloads.



Submariner is an app to connect to your subsonic server.

Monday, 02 March 2015 08:00

Apple Keyboard Symbols

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Ever wondered what those funny symbols mean when you read about an Apple keyboard shortcut? 


 Apple Keyboard Symbols

Sunday, 01 March 2015 08:00

The most useful OSX keyboard shortcuts around

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If you are like me and find using the touchpad or mouse too slow and cumbersome for repetitive tasks, here are the most useful keyboard shortcuts that I use.


Mac Keyboard

Command + Tab + (Shift) 

Pretty much the same as the Windows version of Alt + Tab, it cycles you through your open programs. Use the addition of the shift key if you want to cycle in the opposite direction.


Command + ` + (Shift)

If you would like to cycle through your multiple open windows. I use this a whole lot with my browser.


Control + Tab + (Shift)

If you would like to move between the tabs of your browser, this is another handy shortcut.


Command +  Option + Control + Eject 

Use the keyboard combination of Command + Option + Control + Eject to instantly shut down your Mac. (And I mean instantly — make sure you've saved any open files!) This is a great time saver because it bypasses the shut-down counter that you get when using Apple menu > Shut Down (shown above). You can also put your Mac to sleep by pressing Command + Option + Eject.


Control + D


One thing that really irked me when I switched from Windows to Mac was the Windows delete key , the Mac's "Delete" key doesn't actually function as the delete key does in Windows. The "Delete" key on the Mac instead functions as a backspace. To remedy this, you can instead use Control + D in any text area on your Mac to delete from the front of the cursor.


Command + Control + D


When reading or writing, Ioften need to quickly look up the meaning of a word, OSX has a really nifty built in dictionary that solves this issue. It has save me a ton of time having to open up a browser window to look up a definition. With your mouse cursor over top of the word you'd like to look up, press Command + Control + D. A dialog will then pop up with the word defined by the built-in Mac OS X dictionary.


Command + Shift + 4 + Space Bar


To grab just a one-window screenshot, press Command + Shift + 4, then when the crosshairs appear, press the space bar. The cross hairs will change to a picture of a camera that can be placed over top of the window to be captured and clicked. The resulting window-only screenshot will appear on your Desktop.