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Repositioning windows that are off top of screen

If you’ve ever had a window end up with its titlebar above the top of the screen, you might know how tricky it is to move it. With the title bar hidden, it may seem impossible. Here’s a few easy solutions for repositioning rogue windows on OS X.

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Easily modify file permissions and ACL on OS X

Those of us who like to dig below the graphical surface of OS X often end up in Terminal hacking away with Unix commands. Sometimes it’s necessary to change file/folder permissions, and to set a file to be executable, etc. It’s easy to do in Terminal, but there’s also a nice way to do it with via the GUI using this app…

Mute Audio Ads in Spotify

It’s nice to have the free Spotify service, but what about the audio ads? They support the service, which is great. But there may be times when they are a pain in the arse.

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Save video messages on Skype on OS X

Skype on OS X (and on Windows, for that matter) does not provide a way to save video messages. From what I understand, you’ll need to pay for a pro version of Skype (according to what I’ve read in forums; it’s not something I’ve confirmed with Skype.com) for the ability to save video messages. That sounds ridiculous to me. There’s another way. I provide the simplest solution here.

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Cheap long-distance calls from OS X and iPhone, and local numbers

For about 4 years now I have been using a service called LocalPhone. For people who travel a lot and/or make a lot of international calls to and from a range of countries, it’s an excellent service. LocalPhone provides very low rates for phone calls and text messages. When you turn up in a country, […]

Mac Friendly VPN providers: HideIPVPN

There are a growing number of VPN service providers, a rapidly escalating industry after the Edward Snowden revelations about NSA spying programs. Not all VPN services are created equal, and not all are as Mac friendly as they could be. Here we will look at how HideIPVPN performs as far as Mac support, ease of use, privacy, and anonymity.

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Extract RAR files on Mac OS X

Received a RAR file and wondering the best and easiest way to extract it on your Mac OS X computer. Extracting RAR files is simple, and the best part is the tools for the job are free.