Applications / Software

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.

Enabling Adobe Premier hardware rendering support on Macbook Pro

Do you use Adobe Premier Pro CS5, CS6, or CC on an iMac or Macbook Pro? Have you noticed video rendering takes a really long time? This may be an easy way to fix it, by enabling CUDA hardware acceleration support.

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.

Using TextEditor from the Command Line

A lot of people find the ASCII based command-line text editors (like Vim) a pain to work with. Here's a few suggestions on how to easily invoke TextEditor (or any other GUI based editor you prefer) from the command line in Terminal.

Restore File Name Label Colours in Mavericks

People who relied on color labels highlighting files and folders in Finder on per-Mavericks OS X were dismayed to discover this feature was removed by Apple, with no option for recourse. Here's an easy and free way to restore color labels (aka. tags) on filenames and folders in OS X 10.9+

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