Google Gear Plugin For Safari = Offline Google Docs

Google just released a Safari plug-in that makes your Google Docs available offline — when you don’t have an Internet connection. The setup process is effortless, here’s a quick-start guide: Using Safari, go to the Google Gears web site and install. After installation, you’ll notice some new menu items on the docs.google.com site: Click the […]

Use SMARTReporter to Predict Disk Failure Before it Happens

While I’ve seen SMARTReporter around for years, for some reason I never decided to use it — until now. SMARTReporter will periodically check the S.M.A.R.T. status of ATA, SATA, and eSATA drives connected to your computer (although, not firewire drives). What is S.M.A.R.T.? According to Wikipedia, S.M.A.R.T. “is a monitoring system for computer hard disks […]

Winclone Makes Cloning a Boot Camp Partition Super Easy and Free!

I never had the need to clone a Boot Camp partition — until yesterday (when I did a hard drive replacement and clone). There were several suggestions for cloning the Boot Camp partition around the interwebs, talking about complicated (well, time consuming) techniques using XP programs, re-creating disk images via boot camp, and re-installing XP […]

Afloat: Watch Full-Screen Video While Working On Your Mac

Check it out: full-screen, always-on-top, semi-transparent video with “click thru” the video looks choppy, but was smooth as usual See how it’s done…

A Quick Look at Evernote: The Searchable Online File Cabinet

I recently learned about Evernote after seeing it on GeekBrief.tv. It’s currently invite only, but I received one a few days after requesting (I also have some available, leave a comment if you want one). Evernote works with any web browser and includes a stand-alone applications for Mac and PC. But what does it do? […]

15 Features 1Password Adds to Your Web Browser

With the recent $5 increase in the price of 1Password, many people are wondering if it’s worth the cost. To help you decide, consider the following features 1Password provides that you don’t get with Safari, Firefox, Opera, or any other browser: • Fill/save multiple identities – Good for forum/online store/blog registrations; keep fake/real identities and […]

Surveillancesaver : Live World-Wide Surveillance Cameras – Video Feed Screen Saver

The name isn’t too thrilling, it’s slow to load, sometimes it only shows a black screen; but Surveillancesaver is now my second favorite screen saver (behind RandomWeb). Watch more than 400 (don’t quote me) surveillance camera video feeds from around the world – updated in real-time. This is simply a Quartz Composer file (like the […]

Tor: Super Anonymous Web Browsing for Firefox (Easy!)

Paranoid? Try Tor (free!), it bounces all your Internet activity around a network of thousands of other servers/proxies (people like you), making it impossible to track your location or activity. Tor works on Tiger and Leopard, but it’s best if you’re using Firefox (because Tor includes a one-click enabler plug-in for Firefox). Tor installation is […]

Miro : Quick review after a week (Miro+Torrents=Better than Cable TV?)

Last week I mentioned Miro, the free and open-source Internet video downloader. I’ve been using it for about a week on my Mac Mini (connected to my TV). Here are my thoughts so far: Miro + Torrents could equal a convenient and free alternative to PAYING for cable TV. In fact, they are superior to […]

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