An introduction to MacLibre (OS X)

This tutorial will guide you in using MacLibre, an Open Source (free) tool that allows you to easily download and install other Open Source programs. MacLibre is particularly helpful when you get a new Mac (or wipe your existing Mac clean and start over again), as it makes installing many programs at once a snap, saving you the time of going to each individual web site and finding the files manually.. …

A neat trick to navigate with Finder

One of my former co-workers taught me this neat trick – while using OS X’s Finder, move your mouse cursor over the “title” of the current folder you’re viewing

OS X Finder tip

Hold down the Apple Key and click the title – the whole path is revealed and you can jump to a folder by selecting it.

OS X Finder tip

How to set up and use Growl

example Growl notification

This tutorial will guide you in downloading, installing and setting up Growl, a notification system for Mac OS X. Notifications are a way for your applications to provide you with new information (new email arrived, one of your IM buddies came online, a file finished transferring etc) without you having to switch from the application you’re already in… …

How to play .flac, .shn, .ape and other audio formats in OS X

In a nutshell, use Cog, an open source audio player for OS X.

Cog Features:

* Gapless playback
* Seeking
* Automatic updating
* Feedback form
* Smart shuffle

Formats that Cog supports:

* Ogg Vorbis
* Mp3
* Flac
* Musepack
* Monkeys Audio
* Shorten
* Wavpack
* Wave/AIFF

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