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Gemini: The duplicate finder

Find and remove duplicate files from your Mac with the help of Gemini app.

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A great free app that is worth the money if you just want to remove the duplicate files with the touch of a button.  At this moment in time, the program costs about $10 USD for one licence.   

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Posted by on August 13, 2015 in Technology

 

Disk Inventory X

Disk Inventory X, disk usage utility for Mac OS X

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I don’t know why something like this isn’t part of the Mac operating system anyway, but it is definitely needed to understand where your hard disk space is being used.

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Posted by on August 13, 2015 in Technology

 

These are the answers to all of my questions…

Because at least once a month I am trying to introduce some new technology or device to someone or a group of people, this chart is so fitting.  My latest questions were about “the Seesaw app“.  Now I know the answer.  Although I would still ask a few more questions, given it presents excellent features and could be a game changer.

 
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Posted by on August 12, 2015 in Technology

 

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Lifehacker Pack for Chrome: Our List of the Essential Extensions

Google’s Chrome browser is packed full of an incredible amount of extensions that add all sorts of functionality. It’s tough to sift through the store to find what’s useful though, so let us save you some time with this collection of the best Chrome extensions.

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I could have used the Lazarus app a few times. Honey for finding discount codes, Disconnect for blocking third parties cookies, The Great Suspender for ensuring Chrome is not using all your RAM, and Adblock are all some great apps recommended here.

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This Chart Shows Why You Shouldn’t Trust Just One Scientific Study

We’ve all seen news stories that claim a “new study” has come out that shows some new thing causes or prevents cancer. In case you needed a reminder not to trust just one study, this chart demonstrates the spectrum that single studies can fall on. How to Determine If A Controversial Statement Is Scientifically True.  Every day, we’re confronted with claims that others present as fact. Some are easily debunked, some … Read more Read more

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Ahh, using ‘facts’ to sway an argument.

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How to Pick the Best Light Bulbs for Every Room in Your House

Lighting is a subtly powerful thing. It can impact everything from your sleep schedule to your brain power. So it’s understandable that you want your home, the place you presumably spend a big chunk of your life, to be lit nicely. But there are so many different options to choose from. Here’s a basic guide to get you started. Blue Light May Be Better Than Coffee for Boosting Brain Power Blue Light May Be Better Than Coffee for Boosting Brain Power Blue Light May Be Better Than Coffee for Boosting As you probably already know, caffeine, especially when taken at the right time, boosts alertness… Read more Read more

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General or Ambient Lighting, Task Lighting, Accent Lighting…Colors, Rooms, Bulb types, Brightness, and Appearance are all things that we may not consider when putting lighting into our homes, businesses, and places of frequent.

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This Graphic Helps You Pick Your First Programming Language

When you’re first getting started learning to code, one of the hardest choices can be picking which programming language to start with. This graphic can help you choose by comparing options based on application, potential salary, geography, and more.

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I have had many students come to me and ask this question.  In doing research I would find partial answers, but this infographic excellently sums up the answer.

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