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Free OmniFocus for Mac from Now Till End of Jan 2013

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OmniFocus for Mac is now free at Omni’s website till end of January, right when the OmniFocus 2 will debut. This is extracted from the recent post on the Omni Blog,

“I also want to make sure everyone understands that the OmniFocus 2 debut on January 31st is not when OmniFocus 2 will be shipping! That’s just the first time the app will be shown in public. Following the debut, we’re planning a limited private test period (which you can sign up for), followed by a wide open public test—and then (finally!) when we’ve evaluated everyone’s testing feedback and think it’s ready, we’ll ship the app. If this sounds like it might take a while… yes, it probably will!

So, if you’re looking to purchase OmniFocus today, what should you do? Should you wait for OmniFocus 2?

Well, first of all, there’s no reason to wait on purchasing the iPad and iPhone apps—as I’ve noted above, they’re not the editions which are getting a major upgrade this year.

But if you’re looking at purchasing the Mac app, it would be quite reasonable to wait until after the OmniFocus 2 debut so you know what’s coming before you make a decision. To make that wait easier for everyone, we’ve decided to post a temporary license key so you can all use the app between now and then without having to make a purchase:

License Owner: Waiting for OmniFocus 2
License Key: KXKN-ZJDB-EJCX-LZHW-CFBF-QFC 

(Just copy and paste both the License Owner and License Key into the appropriate fields.)

I hope you’re all looking forward to OmniFocus 2 as much as I am! And that this temporary license key makes the wait a little easier.”

Source – Omni

January 17, 2013 Posted by | Apple, Applications, Mac, Productivity | , , , | Leave a comment

Apple iTunes 11 Launching Today?

Image from Cult of Mac

Rumours on the street says that there is a good chance that Apple is launching the new iTunes 11 today, this according to Wall Street Journal.  So guys, check your Macs for updates, if any.

Source – Wall Street Journal

November 29, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Applications, iTunes, Mac | , , | Leave a comment

Physical Comparison Video on MacBook Pro 13-inch and 15-inch With Retina Display

Source – SlashGear

October 29, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Mac, MacBook Pro, Retina Display, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

Major Evernote Revamp for Mac This Week – 29 October 2012

Evernote 5 for Mac is a complete overhaul of the application itself and there is over 100 new features (no kidding) implemented in this upgrade. It features a brand new sidebar, a better notes list with snippet and cards view, a grid view listing notebooks for better notebook management, integration with atlas and maps, a more powerful search engine and integration with Mountain Lion notifications.

The beta will be launched this week, 29 October 2012, check out the following video for some of the hot features. For full features listing, hop over to Evernote’s What’s New Page, link here.

Source – Evernote

October 28, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Applications, Mac, OS X, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

First Look Videos of the New Evernote Skitch

Source – Evernote

September 20, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Applications, iOS 5, iOS 6, iPad2, iPhone, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod, Mac, Video | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Screencast – How to Launch Apps Like a Pro with Launchpad

Launchpad lets you quickly see every application that is installed on your Mac. It also lets you search, organize, launch, and if downloaded from the Apple App Store, delete applications. Let’s have a look at Launchpad and see how it can make managing your apps easy and fun.

Source – mac tuts+

September 16, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Applications, Mac, OS X, Tips and Tricks, Video | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Snippets of 1983 Macintosh TV Commercial Resurfaced

This video resurfaced all over the web yesterday and it’s all over the place, check it out if you haven’t seen it.

Source – ahertzfeld

August 12, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Mac, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

Three New Apple Olympics Commercials


Mayday – An Apple Genius shows a fellow passenger how easy it is to make great home movies with iMovie. All before the tray tables are returned to their upright position.


Basically – An Apple Genius points out there are a lot of things that separate a Mac from an ordinary computer, like great apps that come built in.


Labor Day – An Apple Genius shows a soon-to-be father all the amazing things he can make with iPhoto.

Source – Apple

July 29, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Mac, Video | , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Look At The Nifty MiniDrive – Alternate Storage for Your MacBook Air/Pro?

10 more days to go and the Nifty MiniDrive have generated over US$300,000 in pledges on Kickstarter.  Is the Nifty MiniDrive the true alternative storage solution for your MacBook Air/Pro? Watch the following video and judge it yourself.

Source – Nifty MiniDrive

July 23, 2012 Posted by | Accessories, Kickstarter, Mac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Video | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Apple Released Software Update for MBP & MBA Increased Power Consumption

July 19, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Mac, MacBook Air, News Related | , , , | 1 Comment

Scrivener – 20% Discount Code

Always wanted to get a decent writing tool for my mac and Scrivener (US$44.99) been on my shopping radar for quite some time.  Tonight as I was writing up my blog post for CNET Asia, this urge came back and I googled it to see if there’s any discount code out there.  Thank God I found a 20% off coupon off S. M. Worth’s site.  So, if you’re like me, in for a really nice writing app, check out Scrivener.

Source – Literature and Latte

March 8, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Applications, Blogroll, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Productivity | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Look Video on OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion

Source – mwittchow

February 17, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Mac, OS X, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

First Look at Cobook – Easily The Best Mac Address Book App

The name of the game is social network integration and Cobook seems to be the smartest address book app for Mac users. The app features -

  • Just type in an email, phone or other piece of info and Cobook will sort out where to put it.
  • Connect your social network accounts and Cobook will automatically look up pictures, companies, phone numbers
    and other contact details.
  • Integrates with other Mac apps seamlessly. Synchronizes with OSX Address Book and other devices via iCloud.

Cobook from Cobook on Vimeo.

LifeHacker did a review on the app couple days ago and according to them the pros and cons are -

“Cobook understands what you’re typing based on its format, whether you’re searching or adding new information to a contact. If you type in a phone number that doesn’t exist it’ll offer to create a new contact. If a contact is listed, it’ll offer to add whatever information you’ve put into the search field. Cobook just knows what you’re trying to do. This makes it super easy to find and update your contacts.

On top of that, Cobook pulls data from Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to updated your Address Book without any effort on your part. This saves a ton of time because your updates will involve adding notes more so than it will involve adding phone numbers and addresses.

All in all, Cobook automatically updates your address book for you and makes it much easier to perform an manual updates you need to make yourself. Plus it’s free, and we love apps that both cost nothing and also happen to be pretty amazing.”

whilst the cons are -

“Because Cobook’s interface only lives in the menubar, this poses a few problems. First and foremost, if you want to view contact information while you’re typing in another window, you can’t really do that because clicking away from Cobook will hide the interface back in the menubar. Additionally, Cobook can really only live in one location and can’t be resized. While I like having it tucked away in the menubar, it can be problematic on occasion and it would be nice to be able to switch to a moveable window when needed.

Because Cobook syncs with your social media accounts, you’re letting it change you address book based on what other people input into their profiles. Most of the time this is great because you don’t have to update anything at all, but you also can end up with more information than you want or a different information than you need. This isn’t Cobook’s fault, but it’s something to be aware of when using an app that uses data you don’t control to change the data you do.”

I just installed the beta for myself and will add more of my thoughts to this quick review, what are yours? You can download the beta here at their website.

Source: LifeHacker

February 15, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Applications, Mac, OS X, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

Free Mac App – CleanGenius Pro

Is your Mac running a bit slow these days, or maybe clouded with tons of junk files, caches and useless log files…well, for a limited time, the great mac app, CleanGenius Pro is free on the Mac App Store.

EaseUS CleanGenius Pro is a system cleanup utility to clean up junk files, monitor disk space, quickly access and eject volumes, making your MacOS run faster and perform better. It covers all the features of CleanGenius Free and provides more: ejecting all mounted drives by one-click, set customized disk space value to raise alarm and Reveal in Finder to show the item. This professional Mac cleaner helps users to perfect Mac in all directions.

New Features in CleanGenius Pro 2.0:

  • Uninstaller to completely remove the unwanted applications.
  • New and Intuitive interface.
  • Reveal in Finder to show the found item in Finder.

Source – EaseUS

January 29, 2012 Posted by | Applications, Mac, Software | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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