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Category: Software

Pixelate part of an image in Photoshop

I recently had to update some screenshots on the StatsMix marketing site and needed to remove some personal information like API keys from the image. I wanted to just gracefully pixelate the data, keeping the image looking nice. I’d done it before, but couldn’t remember what steps to take. After a some trial and error, […]

NewsGator’s RSS feed reading clients are now free

There’s big news today in the world of RSS feeds. NewsGator has just announced that their entire suite of RSS feed reader clients (NetNewsWire, FeedDemon, NewsGator Inbox, and NewsGator Go!) are now free. On the heels on announcing a $12 million financing round last month, Greg Reinacker (NewsGator’s founder and CTO) writes about what led […]

Great deal on Mac software

I wrote a Twitter about this earlier today, but I wanted to share this great deal if you use a Mac. MacUpdate Promo currently has a deal where for $49.99 you receive a bundle of software at 91% off the retail value. As certain sales milestones are reached, additional apps are added to the bundle. […]

Highrise is launched by 37signals

37signals has launched (quietly) their latest application called Highrise, an online contact manager. Interestingly enough, I found this news via a Twitter from Mashable which linked to a post detailing the release. I just signed up for a free Highrise plan to try the service out. I’ll post my first impressions after I give it […]

New desktop applications for Getting Things Done

I’ve written before about the popular productivity concept, Getting Things Done (GTD). I’ve come across a few new tools that attempt to make GTD a bit easier. While productivity tools integrate with all types of web and desktop applications, I decided to take a look at a few new desktop applications dedicated specifically to the […]

Using Twitter as a lifeblog

When I first saw mention of Twitter, I really didn’t pay much attention to the service. My initial thought was here comes another time waster. Recently, I saw more mentions of Twitter and decided to check it out. After a brief period of use, I’m intrigued by the possibilities. Twitter is a cross between IM, […]

The Big Switch from Windows to Mac OS X

After spending most of my computing life exclusively on Windows, I’ve made the switch to a Mac. Why now? Over the years, I’ve become quite adept and comfortable in Windows. I’ve focused much of my career around Windows technologies. So why the switch now, especially with Microsoft’s Vista launching? Let me try to explain. But […]

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