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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 ...
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Using an iPhone as a Remote Video Recorder from a Mac

I want to film my puppies, but when they see me, they do not act naturally. Does there exist any app for iPhone/Mac that allows me: to see on the Macbook what my iPhone camera "sees" via WiFi? to ...
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Voice Modulator Software

I am looking for a voice modulator software that runs on OS X and converts a voice into scrambled and distorted sounding audio (like the ones in the movies).
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Adobe Creative Cloud: Mac App Alternatives? [closed]

A couple of days ago Adobe announced that its Creative Suite Software is to be rebranded as Creative Cloud, the development of its creative suit line will come to an end. Whilst Adobe CS6 will still ...
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iPhoto 8 alternative

I kind of like iPhoto 8, but it's unmantained, is there an alternative that: runs on 10.6 imports iPhoto library (events, albums, Facebook albums, hidden photos), and works more or less like iPhoto ...
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How to batch edit jpeg images

Is there some elegant way to edit the brightness / contrast of a batch of images? I need to be able to see a real time preview of the effect of the brightness / contrast change on at least one of the ...
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app or webapp for learning touch type on iOS with Apple wireless keyboard

Is there good iOS app for learning touch type with Apple wireless keyboard ? Or web app that support iOS.
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Is there a software that can visually highlight focused windows more?

I do web development on my Mac and I tend to have lots of windows open. Even per application, I tend to have multiple windows opened (ie a Terminal window for tail -f error logs, one for ssh, and one ...
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Should I use Automator or another program for repetitious tasks?

I have 100s of images to save out in a different format for a project that I am working on. And the problem is I have to do them one at a time, so I am wondering if there is some way to record the ...
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Client software for playing Go?

My son and I plan to learn to play Go together. Internet servers like KGS for Go are quite active and common, but the usual CGoban client (written in Java) has various problems. I'm trying to avoid ...
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Is there a free analogue clock that displays in the dock?

I would like to have an analogue clock displaying right in my OS X dock. The default clock in the menu bar is too small for me, and it is obviously impossible to drag it into the dock. If possible, ...
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Full screen enabled ipad to windows streaming VNC

I'm streaming my windows desktop with Splashtop Streamer to my iPad. However it doesn't support full screen windows apps. Are there any apps which does support full screen windows apps?
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Are there any to-do-list-creating apps that allow for persistent task lists in Notification Center? Does Apple's iOS even allow for this?

Apple's iOS Reminders.app has the great functionality that it can list reminders in the Notification Center 24 hours in advance of the actual alert time. This is very useful, since it allows one to ...
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What software can play FLAC files and has basic playlist support?

What are options to play FLAC files and have playlists on OSX? I've not seen a way to make iTunes play them natively, songbird looks terrible with retina display and same goes for clementine. I just ...
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How to disable battery charging?

From the pmset man page: POWER SOURCE ARGUMENTS -g with a 'batt' or 'ps' argument will show the state of all attached power sources. […] Certain Apple battery calibration tools may ...
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Mail.app: How can I archive the “smarts” of Smart Mailboxes?

I have certain Smart Mailboxes in Mail.app (Mountain Lion, Version 6.3 / 1503) which help me find invoices for my tax declaration. I only need them once a year and would like to archive them for the ...
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Is there any Cloud Storage GUI for Mac?

On my iPad, I have GoodReader, as well as ReaddleDocs, and both allow me to connect to a large assortment of Cloud Storage providers. On my Windows machine, there are the Cloudberry Lab assortment of ...
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What OS X Timer Application emulates the functions of iOS's stopwatch (clock) app?

I am searching for a OS X Timer/Stop Watch application which provides functionality to start or stop a timed counter? Something that looks and works just like the iOS Stopwatch and Timer function ...
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Manage /etc/hosts from menu bar

Some years ago, I recall a menu bar application that would allow you to activate/de-activate host entries in /etc/hosts. I can't seem to find it via google. Anyone have recommendations?
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How to use a PDF in a presentation

I have to make a little keynote tomorrow, and I have all the slides saved as PDFs. I will be using a projector as a second screen to my laptop. What's the best way to transform this long PDF document ...
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iPad app to convert multiple photos to a single pdf

Does anyone know an app to convert multiple photos from the iPad Camera Roll into a single PDF? Alternatively, an app that lets you take photos with the iPad camera and saves them into a single PDF ...
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What Yammer clients available on the Mac?

People in my new job seems to like Yammer. I'm aware that Yammer has a desktop client for the Mac, but I find the interface rather unappealing (version 300222 of the Adobe Air client is not responsive ...
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How can I create plaintext files with Markdown syntax and convert them to PDF format?

I am very much a novice at this, so please bear with me. I'm intrigued by the idea of using Markdown. I want to be able to write my stuff in a plaintext editor on OS X and iOS and save it in Dropbox ...
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How to monitor network traffic on a router from a Mac?

A company have a High Speed internet connection (30 MB/s) witch is enough for 10-15 computer. But for a week, there is almost no bandwidth "left" just taking the email take a long time or failed. ...
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A calendar embedded in OS X desktop that allows me to cross off days I workout - does something like this exist?

I'm getting into an exercise routine and in the past I've found it helpful to cross off the days tha I do exercise on a calendar. It occurred to me that I spend far more time looking at my macbook ...
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TODO manager with hierarchical TODOs?

I use KDE4 on my Linux machines, one of the tools I use a lot is KOrganizer. I love its TODO list which supports hierarchical (nested) tasks. Could someone recommend a similar application for Mac? If ...
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Is there an app to convert a video to HTML / JS / JSON?

Apple's site does some neat tricks on their pages to display videos encoded as a JPG file and then decoded and rendered in a canvas element (see ...
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Diary App which supports Tags with values

I am looking for a diary app, which supports tags with values. Which means I can define custom tags, and with each entry I can add tags and define values for it. Example: 01/01/2013 had a great ...
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Apply “Floating/Translucent Window” to all existing sticky notes?

If I have a large number of sticky notes on my desktop, each of which a varying permutation of "Floating/Translucent Window", is there a way to "Select All" stickies and apply the ...
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Do any OS X twitter apps integrate well with Notification Center?

I'm looking for an app to let me keep the twitter integration from OS X (where I can tweet from Notification Center (hereafter abbreviated NC)) but also have my mentions from NC open in the app as ...
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What RSS reader software runs on iOS, Andriod and OS X for someone used to Google reader?

What software and service functions similarly to an RSS reader which will sync between my Macs, iOS devices, and Android devices? I am looking for a web view similar to Google reader as well as ...
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How can I do a full text search of plaintext files in my DropBox folder?

I understand that Spotlight will search the full text of files in any folder and will show files that contain instances of the searched text. But I would also like to see highlighted instances of the ...
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Is there music library software for OSX that works like Picasa does to replace iPhoto?

I'm kinda new to OS X, but loving it. I have decided to replace iPhoto with Picasa and want a replacement for iTunes that works more like Picasa. There are just some apps that really get on my ...
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Is there an iPad text editor that supports c and Objective C and has an elegant dropbox sync solution?

I've been using Textastic and the Obj-C support is great but the Dropbox connection is kind of like firing blind — there's not really a way to tell whether the server or the iPad has the latest ...
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Is there a tool that allows for changing the time in a GPS file?

I have a GPS tracked stored in a GPX file. Now I'm looking for a tool that allows me to set the start time of the track and the duration, and the tool should automatically evenly distribute the ...
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Encrypting sensitive data on Mac + Windows

I've been a long-time Windows user, using a utility called AxCrypt to encrypt sensitive documents which holded sensitive info (bank passwords, credit card numbers, etc). I had an encrypted Excel ...
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Presentation software for ipad which works also on windows 7 laptop for remote control

Very soon I have a presentation at school. and would like a suggestion regarding the application for iOS which can I use for the Powerpoint presentation. I would like an app that allows me to change a ...
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Key logger/watcher suggestion

I'm thinking my Mac in for repair again and last time I lost data. Can someone suggest a key logger or watcher so I have a bit of granularity in terms of what the repair guy is doing..
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iTunes MiniPlayer replacement

I finally was forced to upgrade to iTunes 11 in order to upgrade my iPhone's operating system. I think I can get a reasonable replacement to iTunes DJ with smart playlists, but the one thing that is ...
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iPad App — Mirror Video over Bluetooth?

I'm looking for a very specific iOS app. A universal app would be preferable, but iPad only would be fine. I'm looking for the ability to control one or more device's video playback from another ...
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Buying an used iPhone 5 - how do you make sure it is in top notch condition?

Is there a battery of tests I can make, in order to evaluate battery life, if calculations per second are all normal, signal reception... etc.? Basically, just to test the condition of the phone.
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Google Talk Client for iOS

is there a Google Talk (gChat) client for iOS that: does not prevent messages showing up in other clients does not alter or send messages, add signatures or other spam?
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Do any OS X apps ease Search and Replace across multiple files?

I'm looking for an OS X tool which allows me to search and replace a search string in multiple files. The requirements are the following: Search and Replace Search by regular expression Search ...
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Parental filter which blocks Tarot and other Black magic

I am searching for a closed source or open source (MacPorts) internet filtering which blocks Black magic (for example Tarot) web sites. Very important that this also works with Russian language ...
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Best way to remotely/offsite backup a Mac Mini file server? [closed]

I'm procuring a Mac Mini 10.8 server for a small workgroup (6 Macs) and want to ensure that the files stored on this server are backed up properly and offsite. Anyone have any recommendations? I've ...