Tag Archives: OS X

Shortcut: Getting a Mac to behave during presentations and conference calls

One of the best things about leaving the world of enterprise software for a small startup a few years ago was getting to use a Mac as my primary work machine. The interface is refreshingly modern, I can send and receive … Continue reading

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Give Gmail its own app in the OS X Dock, including badges and notifications

I love gmail, but it can be a bit of a pain at times since it is trapped inside of a browser tab, especially if you are using multiple gmail accounts simultaneously. Google has worked hard to improve the experience … Continue reading

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An Office 365 Home Premium subscription is not a bad deal, actually

I remember reacting with skepticism when I heard that Microsoft was rolling out their famous Microsoft Office suite as a monthly subscription for $9.99 a month. Why pay an endless subscription when you could get the same product for a … Continue reading

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Script to extract all applications installed on a Mac

Recently, I needed to extract a full list of programs installed on a couple of Macs.  What I wanted to do was get an inventory of all of the software installed on each one and then load it into Excel … Continue reading

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Solved: Editing a CSV with UTF-8 encoding on a Mac

Much to my surprise, Mac’s are horribly deficient at editing a CSV file that has UTF-8 characters in it. Someone sent me a CSV file, and I needed to make some edits to one of the columns that included adding … Continue reading

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