As someone who works with text for a living, I’m a huge fan of utilities that provide multiple Clipboards. These programs store multiple recent contents of the Clipboard, letting you paste any of them quickly and easily. There are many such utilities out there; in this week’s video, I give you a closer look at three of my favorites, Jumpcut, PTHPasteboard Pro, and LaunchBar.
If you’ve never used a multiple-Clipboard utility, seeing how these three utilities work—each provides a different set of features and takes a slightly different approach to working with cut and copied content—may convince you that you need to give one a try. Doing so could improve your productivity dramatically.
November is National Novel Writing Month, an event in which thousands of people attempt to write 50,000 words of a novel in the course of 30 days. As a once and future participant in the event, I’m a big proponent of it as a way to unlock one’s creativity and give those of us who are not inclined to run marathons or climb tall mountains a massive accomplishment to shoot for.
In this video, I give you a quick tour of the tools that I’ve used during NaNoWriMo, as well as a few other novel-writing tools. There’s also a peek at a fantastic (if brutal) productivity enhancer that blocks off your Mac’s Internet connection and forces you to get some work done.
There’s probably a study taken by some institution that shows that self-portraits are the most common type of picture taken with a digital camera. Everyone has done it-point the camera at yourself, hold it at arm’s length, try to aim the shutter at your face, and click. Aiming the shutter is the hard part, and it gets even trickier if there are two people in the shot.
With Samsung’s DualView TL225 digital camera, it’s a lot easier to take self-portaits. The TL225 features a 1.5-inch LCD on the front of the camera, so you can properly frame your self-portraits. It also has a touchscreen interface and gesture-based controls. In this video, see how the TL225 works.
In this week’s video, I delve into six more Snow Leopard tips that you may or may not be familiar with (some have been covered here in blog entries). Note that this is my second video of six Snow Leopard tips; here’s the first video. Why six? Consider it a tribute to the “.6” in Snow Leopard’s version number, though yes, we’re technically now up to 12 total.
Disasters like fires or floods are hard to imagine happening to your home, but it unfortunately does happen in real life. Normally, a hard drive (among the other items in your home) would be ruined by fire or water. That’s where the ioSafe Solo comes in. The ioSafe Solo is the black box of storage options, providing disaster protection and peace of mind by surviving situations other drives can’t.
To withstand moisture, the ioSafe is sealed in a HydroSafe waterproof package that can handle up to 10 feet of water. The ioSafe Solo also has a ceramic block for fire insulation.
In this video, I test the ioSafe Solo’s ability to withstand water and fire. I submerged the drive in some water, and then I took the drive to a place called The Crucible and turned a flame cannon on to the drive.
In this week’s video, I delve into six Leopard tips that you may (some have been covered here in blog entries) or may not be familiar with. Why six? Consider it a tribute to the “.6” in Snow Leopard’s version number.