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Are You Insync?

by Barbara J. Feldman September 22, 2010

Similar to Dropbox, Insync creates an always-in-sync folder that copies files to and from the cloud. But Insync also syncs Google Docs and Gmail contacts to your local machine. With 1 GB of free cloud storage, Insync is free for individuals and businesses with fewer than six users. Insync works with both Windows and Mac […]

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Launch Applications Quickly with Launchy

by Barbara J. Feldman March 10, 2010

Launchy is an open source Windows and Linux utility that lets you quick start applications with just a few keystrokes. Forget your start menu and the icons on your desktop, Launchy hides in the background until you hit ALT-SPACE. Then just enter a few letters of the program you are looking for, and hit enter […]

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Using Dropbox for File Synchronization

by Barbara J. Feldman January 27, 2010

Dropbox is a simple-to-use file synchronization utility that uses the cloud storage to sync files across multiple computers, whether they are Mac, Linux or Windows based. In fact, not only can you access your private or shared files from any computer where you’ve installed the Dropbox utility, you can also access them via a browser […]

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Five Great Screencasting Tools

by Barbara J. Feldman November 24, 2009

A screencast is a video of a computer screen, and can be a useful tool for demonstrating software, teaching or training. I’ve used Camtasia for years, but it is expensive. I’ve also heard great things about Jing, which is available in both a free and a pro version. To learn more, Lifehacker Jason Fitzpatrick lists […]

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Is Single Tasking the New Multi-Tasking?

by Barbara J. Feldman June 23, 2009

Are cluttered to-do lists, multitasking, and unlimited browser tabs taking their toll on your productivity? Some experts are calling single tasking (focusing on one task at a time) “the new multitasking.” If you want to give it a try, NowDoThis offers a new twist on the old fashioned to-do list. Type in a list of […]

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Should You Power Down Your Mac?

by Barbara J. Feldman May 19, 2009

Is shutting off your Mac at the end of the day better than putting it to sleep? Although many Windows refugees prefer to power down, Gary Rosenzweig of MacMost explains that sleep is better in most situations because it uses very little power and makes for very speedy start ups.

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