Aug 162016
 

By Tim Brookes at MakeUseOf.com…

Sick of dragging files into email messages whenever you want to share something? There might be a better way. Whether you want to share a single file with another Mac in the vicinity, a folder with a Windows PC on the same network, or several gigabytes of video with a friend on the other side of the world, we’ve got you covered.

Source: 9 Quick Ways to Share Files & Folders from a Mac

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Apr 192016
 

Password management is more important than ever.  I personally use 1Password and recommend most users use something on the level of a password management app.  I definitely see this as a security and productivity enhancer.  Here is a good article by Michael McConnell at MakeUseOf.com…

It goes without saying that everyone needs to use stronger passwords, and the best way to do that is with a password manager. The truth is, passwords that are hard to hack are just as hard to remember, yet even so, you really do need long and complex passwords.

Source: How Password Managers Keep Your Passwords Safe

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Jul 172015
 

One of the more substantive previews of Office 2016 for Mac.  By Gavin Phillips at MakeUseOf.com…

The shrouded veil of secrecy has been lifted from the latest edition of Microsoft Office. Excitement for Office 2016 is still lagging behind the Windows 10 enthusiasm camp, but following the July 29 release of Windows 10, attention will return to the world’s most popular productivity suite.

Source: A Microsoft Office 2016 Preview: Smart & Subtle Changes

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Feb 152014
 

A useful overview of mind mapping and a couple of product recommendations.  From Bakari Chavanu at MakeUseOf.com…

Mind mapping topics and ideas is a good way to jump start projects and tasks. Though good old pen and paper traditionally got the job done, digital applications like MindNode for Mac ($19.99) and iOS ($9.99) devices offer flexibility and features that save time and trees.

via Mind Map Ideas, Projects and Tasks With MindNode for Mac and iOS.

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Dec 262013
 

Interesting opinion by Dan Frakes at Macworld.com…

As the lucky guy who got to review the 2013 Mac Pro, I’ve spent quite a bit of time with it over the past week. You can read that review for my formal evaluation of Apple’s new flagship workstation, but one thing that struck me while testing the Mac Pro is that in addition to radically changing Apple’s professional desktop line, it also illustrates the changing face of “power-user” computing for Mac users.

via Opinion: The new Mac Pro makes the iMac the power user’s desktop | Macworld.

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