The Power of the FORCE in Magic Trackpad 2 and BetterTouchTool

The new Magic Trackpad 2 and BetterTouchTool provide several dozen additional finger gestures for all types Mac and application related tasks. Using the power of Force gestures, you can rely less on keyboard shortcuts, and even save clicking and tapping to trigger actions. In the last year, my 5+ year-old Magic Trackpad could only hold 15% …

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The Fastest Ways to Open and Quit Applications Beyond Your Dock

When it comes to opening and closing applications on our computer, there are Mac automation tools that can either automatically launch or quit applications for you, or provide other ways of doing so beyond clicking icons in the Dock, opening the Applications folder, or using Apple’s Launchpad. Normally we have several applications, such as Safari, Mail, and …

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Should You Be Automating Tasks on Your Mac? Take This Survey

Are you a Mac user who doesn’t quite know what you could be automating on your Mac? Take the following survey to see which and how many basic Mac tasks you perform on a regular basis. Should You Be Automating?  If you click more than 10 items on the list, you definitely have tasks that you could be automating …

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Jam and Groove Better With iTunes Smart Playlists

Though iTunes gets a little more complicated with each new update, I hang in there one for primary reason: Smart Playlists! Back in the day, when I iTunes was first released, I believe in 2001, I immediately ripped all my CD collection to it, and never looked back. As my collection of albums and songs …

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