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Breadboard Software?

I am learning how to do some beginner work with electronics, so I am looking for a breadboard. Now I know I can go down the local RadShack and pick one up, but in doing so, I'll spend $20 on a board, ...
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Partitioning Software

Is there an equivalent on the Mac platform to Partition Magic or GParted that will allow me to resize, move, and/or change partitions on the fly without formatting, or disturbing the data that is ...
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Looking for a mac app to design beautiful illustrations automatically and easily

Check out for example: I created these using Powerpoint on Mac, and then copying and pasting the image alone into a png and using that on a web page. What a pain and also the images look like ...
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Best CAD system for Mac [closed]

I need a 3D CAD system for Mac, but as I am student now, I haven't got the opportunity to buy AutoCAD. So, can you recommend some good 3D CAD software on Mac? I found one - Autodesk Inventor, but when ...
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Measure Mouse Polling Rate on Mac

How can I measure the polling rate of my USB mouse on OS X (10.7.5)? I am looking for something like this, but for OSX. "...a lightweight program that can tell you how often the position of your ...
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Software Recommendation for iOS app to wake Ubuntu computer with MAC Address

I have an Ubuntu media server set up. Currently, I can only wake it up remotely from a Terminal command on my Macbook Pro: alias wakeserver="cd ; ~/bin/wakeonlan -f ServerMACAddress.txt ; cd -;" ...
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Markdown editor with edit and view mode

I'm looking for a OS X markdown (or similar) editor that has an edit and a view mode. I want to view the rendered document by default and have an edit mode to change the content. Just in the way most ...
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Is It Possible To Use Desktop Mac Apps On An iPad?

Wouldn't it be cool, if you could somehow use the desktop software running on your Mac on your iPad !!! Is this possible ?
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Looking for OpenSource Cleaning / cache deleting application for Mac

In the times of small SSD harddisks, I was looking for an open source software to delete caches and other space wasters like logs, unused application remains and such on Mac OSX, and all over the web ...
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What OS X and iOS software combination tracks finances?

I was a long time Quicken user, tracking checking accounts and credit cards. I would enter all of my purchases on my phone and would sync regularly with my desktop. Two years ago, I switched to Mac ...
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Menu Bar Maintenance

I grow weary of all of the icons running in my menu bar. At this point, most of the menus on the left side are overlapped by icons from the right. Is there a good app for fixing this? I know I can ...
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Mac OS X: How to merge pdf files in a directory according to their file names

I want to merge several hundred pdf files in a directory automatically according to their file names. E.g. The files 1000.1.pdf 1000.2.pdf 1000.3.pdf 1000.x.pdf should be merged into 1000.pdf and ...
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What is the best alternative to iTunes 11 on OS X? [duplicate]

There are some old questions surrounding this topic, but the landscape has changed a bit in the last couple of years. I'm looking for some fresh answers. Why I'm looking Over the years iTunes has ...
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Software recommendation for FAST entry of equations

I'm looking for a package that does for algebra what word processing software did for writing: When I learned to type, my writing improved greatly because my fingers were closer to keeping up with my ...
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What alternatives for reporting OSX Server Web Stats do the same job as AWStats?

I need a replacement tool or script to generate stats from the logfiles OSX Server generates while it runs. I have spent way too much time on AWStats and it's had nothing but permissions issues from ...
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iTunes Match Alternative … or some way of implementing this

We’ve been using iTunes Match pretty much since the beginning, but recently my wife has turned it off and refused to re-subscribe. I’m fast getting to the same place. It just seems so unstable, ...
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Recomendations for simultaneous use interactive drawing application for iPADs

I need to tutor my nephew in algebra. He's 3000 miles away. We both have iPads. Skype or the phone can handle the voice channel. I would like an application with the following: Each of us can ...
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Merging images on mac

Say you have a picture of a dog and a cat. You want to merge parts of the dog's face onto the cat's face creating a cat-dog fusion. What MacBook Pro programs can i get for free in order to do this?
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Microsoft Publisher: Mac Equivalent?

Microsoft Publisher is an excellent piece of software on Windows. Does a Mac equivalent of Microsoft Publisher exist in its own entity ?
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Simple text editor that supports highlighting and font colours

I'm looking for a standalone (or web) application that allows for very simple text editing, but also allows for personal annotation of the text by changing script colour and highlighting. Most text ...
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Itunes says “I do not have enough access privileges for this operation” how do I fix this? [closed]

A year or so ago I was mucking around in my privacy and shared settings, trying to make it so my computer was "secure" when on a college network. Now with my fiddling i've screwed something up and I ...
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Investigating Apple Motion alternatives

I'm using iMovie, but i'm looking to replace the cheesy standard leaders. I've read that you can use Apple Motion as a standalone tool to generate leaders and tranparent animations, export them to ...
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“Watch Later” Video Service for iPhone

I regularly find articles on the internet and think “I’ll read that later”. These days I press a button, which uses Instapaper and lets me read it later on my iPhone. This works very well. However, ...
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How can I change Mac Dbl-Click on Title Bar to be like Windows

I love my Mac eternally but there is one thing I miss from my former Windows days. When I want to toggle between maximize and restore window, on Windows I would double click the title bar, and that ...
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How can I produce a high quality, spectrum-colored waveform from a music file?

Most DJ software commonly provides an ever present waveform of the full song in reasonable quality. Only in a few apps is the waveform actually colorized with a spectrum. For example: Serato DJ ...
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Vector Software for Drawing and Diagramming [duplicate]

What software is available for Mac that is good for drawing cartoons and diagrams? These are some features it should have: Edit any component easily after drawing it. Easily add and edit text ...
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Texture and Pattern generator, Alternative to fireworks

I use Adobe Fireworks for its Texture and Pattern tools to make things like this: and then i copy-paste it to Flash Professional to use there. but fireworks is so slow and buggy is there a free or ...
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Two pane file manager for Mountain Lion? [duplicate]

I recently moved from Linux to Mac, and am missing a two pane file manager. I was thinking about along the lines of midnight commander, krusader (Linux) or total commander (Windows). I installed ...
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How to clone an audio CD (including pauses between tracks) under Mac OS X Mountain Lion?

I need to clone an audio CD, including the defined pauses between tracks. Under Linux, cdrdao would do the trick for me, but I cannot get the version from MacPorts to work — it will not read ...
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What is the best torrent client for OSX? [closed]

What is the best torrent client for OSX ? utorrent, Transmission, Vuze or .... ?
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Which iPhone apps to become more proficient speaker in foreign language?

I use Livemocha but it does not work with iPhone due to the lack of Flash. Which apps are good to learn pronunciation and articulation of foreign language?
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Is there a mail application that would set the account from which the mails will be sent depending on the recipients?

I have a question similar to this, but instead of focusing on Mail.app, I am wondering if there is any mail application that can do that. Ideally, I can tag contacts/emails with different email ...
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Is office for the mac the only way I can open and save as word documents?

When apple people interact with people who use MS word, is the only way to do this by purchasing Office for the Mac or can pages make do? I believe pages can output to a format that is word friendly ...
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Software recommendations for projector titles/slides and simple visual effects at an event

I'm looking for recommendations for software to use to run companion slides and visual effects on a projector screen at a public event. Ideally, I'd like something that can: Show titles/slides ...
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Software for sorting images based on the image data (not file type)

I have a bunch of photos that I have recovered from a corrupted hard drive and I need some way to sort them because all of my personal photos are mixed in with the operating system and application ...
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How to change iTunes metadata on PC?

I'm looking for a windows compatible program that will change iTunes metadata. I'm interested in changing tags that iTunes doesn't let me change, such as making a little HD flag appear next to the ...
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App for making interactive mockup or GUI on ipad? [duplicate]

Are there any apps for iPad that let me construct a graphical user interface either wysiwyg or otherwise and play with it interactively (obviously without any application logic or data)? There are a ...
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Ditto's equivalent in Mac [duplicate]

can you help me find an equivalent clipboard management programs in OS X? I am used to how Ditto- clipboard manager (copy-paste stack) works and was unable to search for a replacement using "ditto ...
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Sort photo collection from iphone into folders by year, month and city/region

I'm using Photostream to wirelessly sync the photos on my iPhone to my computer. In time my photo collection grew bigger and bigger and since Photostream just dumps everything into one folder I'm ...
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How can I make a copy of a dvd made with imovie?

I have a movie of me skydiving, but the disk is starting to get scratchy. I was wondering how I can copy this to my hard-drive, so I can play it whenever I want. I tried the disk utility and copy the ...
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How can I display the date on actual photos taken with iPhone?

I need some photos that I have taken to be dated. The date must be displayed on the actual photo (in a similar fashion to how one would think of film photos), but I have no idea how to do this? My ...
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Are there iOS/iPad apps that work well to edit XML?

I'm surprised that a google search doesn't turn up dozens of XML editors for ipad. All I can find are generic code text editors that happen to "support" XML. Well duh. I'm looking for an ipad app ...
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Any program that can automatically split photos in one scan?

I am about to scan my photo collection. To save time, I would like to scan multiple photos at once. How can I automate the splitting of photos in a single scan?
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How can I quickly open a text file from the iPhone's home screen?

Just like you can save a URL from safari to the iPhone home screen, I want to put a .txt-file on my iPhone homescreen. I use PlainText to store my files, but sometimes search is too slow. For my ...
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Is there an app available from the App Store (iOS) to find out the LAN speed?

I'm trying to see if it would be worthwhile to upgrade my PC computer to a 5 GHz wireless adapter. The only device I own that is capable of using the 5 GHz band is my iPad. So, I'm trying to see if ...
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What's a good iPhone app for playing MP3 music?

I have an extensive collection of video game music that I like to keep completely separate from my 'regular' music (which I use iTunes to sync w/ my iPhone and the stock Music.app to play). I'm ...
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Alternative to iWeb?

It seems that iWeb is now long dead, so I am looking for alternative WYSIWYG web editors. Free or open-source would be great, but I wouldn't mind thinking about paying a small fee for a mature piece ...
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Ipad multi network chat and SMS app

Is there an ipad app for various Instant message networks and SMS? Please recommend something that's as minimalist as the iMessage app, not a big flashy mess.
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Automated transcripts of conference calls

What's the best way to get an automated transcript of a FaceTime/Skype or simple audio conference call?
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Combine sound such as MP3 to video MOV in OS X?

I need to combine a movie without sounds and a MP3 file. How can I do it in OS X? I have Adobe After Effects but it is not at all intuitive to use -- or better I need to find some button to render the ...