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I want to split an image into small, equally-sized tiles

I’m an artist with a stupid question, the answer to which might easy… I have need of a process that can segment an image into a specified number of equal-sized tiles, that will then go through a ...
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Looking for a drawing app that allows multiple iPads to simultaneously/collaboratively draw on the same file

I am looking for an iPad app which allows multiple iPad users to draw to the same screen/page simultaneously so that the result is displayed on a monitor, possibly via Apple TV. We intend to use this ...
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Application monitoring software?

I'm running Fiery Command Workstation on a Mac and it tends to crash every couple of days. I've been looking in the Console but it shows any events for FCW that are a few days old, not for the days I ...
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How dou you connect to a Windows IPC$ with MacOS

Once upon a time, OSX had samba, so you could do this: smbclient -W domain //pc-233/ipc\$ -U admin -c '' 2>&1 and it would tell you the remote OS or you could run other commands. This doesn'...
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How can I sync Saved searches to an external hardrive

Is there an Mac tool I can use to sync saved searches/smart folders to a external hardrive? Note: I've tried time machine but I can't include the saved searches. With time machine I can only exclude ...
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GUI alternative to ImageMagick Montage (very simple collage)

For example Instagram's pictures are quite low resolution. I normally join a few pictures together with montage (installed with brew, from ImageMagick project). montage IMG_7771.JPG IMG_7772.JPG -...
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PDF reader for Mac: stripping white background

I'm in search of a PDF reader capable of stripping the white background of a pdf page and applying a theme in place of it. For example, I use Ibouquiniste on my iOS devices: it has the capability of ...
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Visual tool for browsing LMDB files

I am looking for a program that works on Mac OS X 10.10 and can open and display an LMDB file (Lightning Memory-Mapped Database). Ideally, gratis, can also edit the file, and supports large files, ...
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iPod Nano 7 Gen: use without Windows and MacOS

I just got an iPod Nano 7gen ("iPod nano with Multi-Touch") for my birthday. I have only one laptop and it's running Linux (Ubuntu 15.04 but may move on to Debian), is there any way I can sync music ...
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Are there any iOS games that involve game theory?

The closest I found is Topia World Builder, but it's unclear to me if the predator/prey dynamic is based on game theory or is some generic algorithm. Seems this would be a simple game to implement, so ...
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Any alternatives to Quicken with auto download of transactions?

Quicken for Mac continues to suck, so I'm wondering if there are any viable alternatives. I've tried a few, but none of them are able to automatically download activity from banks ("Direct Connect"). ...
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Automatic punch hole removal for scanned PDFs

Does anyone know of a tool that can automatically bulk remove punch holes from scanned PDFs? It should really do its job mostly autonomously since it will be used on a few hundred pages. It should be ...
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What are the NitroPDF alternatives for mac?

NitroPDF is an excellent software for various kinds of formatting, merging and splitting of PDF files but it is available only for machines running windows OS. What are good alternatives for such ...
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To-Do list which could read the task on time

I'm looking for the application for OS X (Maverick), which could merge two tasks for me. One is the TO-DO list just like "Reminders". The second one is more tricky - I wish "Reminders" to read task ...
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Command-line cloud file backup?

Is there a free cloud file server for personal files with shell commands like Unix ls, cp etc. ? Along the lines cloud ls [-options] pattern cloud cp-up pattern cloud cp-down pattern My ideal would ...
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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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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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Are there any modern alarm clock software titles for 10.8?

I used to use Hanson's "Alarm Clock 2", and while it was good in that I could set alarms to only go off Monday through Friday, it wasn't very good about honoring 3 day weekends. I was hoping to find ...
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How to setup a Mac for kiosk mode video presentation?

My situation is: 2 iMacs (Lion), one displays a slide show and the other one a video. If a user comes to the iMac and wants to play the video again, he should be able to play the video with one click ...
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Filter RSS feeds on iPad

I'm looking for an app to read my rss feeds from my favourite websites but with a filtering feature by keywords. For example every article from a website that contains the word "pluto". On my mac I ...
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Lyrics for any iOS music?

There are loads of iOS apps for song lyrics, but it seems that they all make me play music in THAT app if I want to see the lyrics. But almost any iOS music app lets me see the artist and song title ...
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Flipboard-like iOS app for “reading” the whole web

I like reading stuff online, and I like flipping through "pages". There's some apps with great UIs like Flipboard, but they only work on pre-curated content. Is there any app like Flipboard that will ...
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software to create timeline from excel data for mac

I'm looking for a free or cheap product to create a timeline from an upload of an excel file, simple data (year and description). Any thoughts?
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Is there a karaoke trainer for OS X?

is there an easy-to-use karaoke training software for Mac OS X? My point is, I select the .kar file (or the vocals-only .mp3) and I sing against, then I listen to what I've actually sang? FWIW, I'm ...
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Finding iPad games that can be played over the internet

What is the best way to find new iPad games that can be played over the internet? (Not splitscreen, not bluetooth, not WiFi, only the ones that can be played over larger distances) (I know there are ...
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xmouse button control alternative recommendation

Any recommendations for an alternative to the windows application X Mouse Button Control? More specifically, I'm looking to rebind the mouse scroll up and down because it isn't supported by the ...
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Use automator to download csv-reports form a password protected website

Square Dashboard is a website for Square POS, on that website you can download sales report of the day. You need to sign in, go the a specific category, select one of the locations for the sales ...
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Smart pills reminder that considers meals as well?

I have 5-6 pills that I have to take during the day. I am amazed how bad iOS apps for pills are! For example, there is no app that: reminds me to take pill sometime before and after a meal! I do not ...
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Avoid double keystrokes for a given set of keys on OS X

I am looking for a program for OS X that can prevent the user from inputting the same key twice in less than X milliseconds. The set of keys for which this limitation applies to should be configurable....
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How to make a slideshow with audio tutorial in macbook

I joined National social service's online learning initiative program of my college. I have to make videos which uses a slideshow presentation with audio. Something like khan academy videos but ...
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“Database” report writer for Numbers?

I serve on the Board of a Baroque Orchestra and have begun helping them get organized. The management of the orchestra does not have extensive technical skills so I've endeavored to help provide them ...
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How can I test all archives files in a folder to verify if they are corrupted or not?

I have a folder that contains many files, including some .zip, .tar, .tgz, 7z, and gz files. How can I test all archive files in this folder to verify if they are corrupted or not? The folder ...
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Playing other video formats (e.g. MKV) in QuickTime

I know this is a very old question, actually from the era of Perian. When I searched for this topic around the web, everything dated back to '11 and even older. Now that Perian is no longer being ...
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Reading app that parses and syncs between Mac and iOS

I do a lot of proofreading for my job and a lot of reading for pleasure. With that said, I need something that can parse a web page, reflow a PDF, parse text from a .doc, .epub, .txt (and any other ...
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Text-to-speech: Skip words (especially HTML)

I am a frequent user of Apple's built-in Text-to-Speech. I write a lot of articles in a CMS where the formatting has to be entered as HTML. If I use text-to-speech, it reads the HTML tags. Is ...
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Create a local MS SQL Database on OSX Yosemite

I need to do some tests on a MS SQL (not MySQL) database. But without the burden of having to open a hosting account, create a remote database, connect to it, and remotely insert a million records. I ...
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Converting an SVG file, without using Imagemagick or Inkscape

I sometimes need to convert SVG files to a different format. Thus far I tried Inkscape and Imagemagick. I first tried to use Inkscape, but it failed to produce useable results (possibly because of ...
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How do I change my “Recommended Applications” list (shown after right click > open with) for a given file extension?

OSX v. 10.9.3 When I "right click" a *.kml file and go to "Open With", the list of applications does not include QGis, my favorite program for medium to heavy duty GIS work. I'd like QGis to be on ...
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Mac App to display most recently added photo to folder

Is there any Mac app to display the most recently added image to a folder? The use case is a wireless camera card that sends the images to a folder, and we would like to see the image on a monitor.
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Alternative to Keynote with better typography options?

What software are people using on a Mac to create nice-looking presentation slides, notably, with custom drop shadows on text?
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How to read the same book together on many iPads?

I would like to open a book and everyone will have the same view of the book when I turn pages, I want to work with my friends as a team. It would be cool if everyone could add notices. So how can I ...
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Web Visit Generator - Similar to JingLing

I would like to know if there is a software for Mac similar to JingLing for Windows. I am looking for a free desktop software to generate automatic visits to my websites. If you know something online ...
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Crawl live website and do a text/code search?

I need a Mac app that can crawl a live website and do a text search (and, as a bonus, a source code search) and report the results. Surely something like this exists. Help!
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Possible to Recover Files from Remote Volume?

Is there any software that will allow you to recover files from a remote volume? I have a NAS, and one of its volumes lost all its files. I can't just plug the NAS into a computer so I need to be able ...
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Are there iPhone applications like INFOMAPS?

I am looking for iphone applications like this one. What I am looking is an app that: Shows me the map, with tram stops and metro stops. And with hotspots or touristic places in the map, so that you ...
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What can I use to do decent content aware image resizing on OS X?

What can I use to do decent content aware image resizing on OS X? I know that Photoshop and iResizer are supposed to provide this, but first is quire heavy and expensive and the other one seems not ...