Hacking Yosemite To Use The New San Francisco Font

Many of you who have an Apple Watch know that the Apple's preferred system font will be changing from Helvetica Neue to a redesigned version of San Francisco. Being the font of choice on the watch, it's expected to come to the next iteration of OS X and iOS 9.…

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One Simple Thing to Save Your Mac Power Brick

Most weekdays I take my wife to work at Starbucks and I'll sit in a quiet corner and get some blogging done or return some emails. I've become friendly with one of the other patrons because (of all things) the Mac. She comes in every day with her MacBook Pro,…

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Highlighting Text in Apple Mail

The one feature I've long lamented not being accessible in Apple Mail - past or present - is text highlighting. It's a crux that has kept Outlook on my Mac as I use highlighting fairly regularly for work. Luckily I found a hack that you can use to bring this…

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Fresh Air: The Weather App for iPhone You Deserve

If you've been reading my blog for a bit, you know I'm a sucker for thoughtfully designed iOS applications - especially weather apps. As creative as Apple is, they lack any kind of oomph! when it comes to creating and designing a weather app for their own phone. Fortunately, every…

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Apple Commercial Playlist Update for May 2015

New track additions to the Apple Commercial Playlist on Spotify. Unbelievers by Vampire Weekend Gold by Chet Faker I Lived by OneRepublic Running Behind by Holychild iTunes Sun's Comin' Up by Animal Fiction Change by Mapei The updated statistics for the playlist since the last update: 168 tracks (↓ 1 track,…

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The Modern Yuppie

This past Sunday, the New York Times posted a great article about the modern-day yuppie by Teddy Wayne: While there is certainly something more admirable, and typically less noxious, about those who innovate ideas and services than those who place bets and structure deals, let’s call it what it…

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Flashlight for OS X

Ever since Apple unshackled Spotlight from OS X's status bar, it's been a much better experience for search on the Mac desktop. However, I'm always looking for ways to push Spotlight farther and do more with it so I can get things done. Enter Flashlight, a free application that builds…

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DNS Crash Course, Part 2: MX Records

In this post, I'll be discussing the functionality of the MX record. "MX" stands for mail exchanger, and as you might imagine, has a big impact on how mail gets delivered. Without MX records, you'd never be able to receive email on your Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, accounts or your business…

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Switching from Tapir to ghostHunter

Over the past few months I've noticed Tapir has gotten become broken, completely trashing the ability for anyone to perform a search on my blog. I started to look into alternatives so I could keep search an integral part of my blog. Low and behold I came across ghostHunter at…

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DNS Crash Course: A, AAAA and PTR Records

I usually contribute posts to my blog to share a new concept or to review an awesome new piece of software. However, every once an a while I feel it necessary to contribute to the general knowledge of the Internet by bringing you posts like these. I plan to publish…

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