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Hands-on: IFTTT for iOS automates your online life

iOS has often paled in comparison with OS X in terms of its automation power, but the new IFTTT app from the eponymous Web service allows you to easily set up workflows on your iPhone.

Missing Spaces? TotalSpaces could be the cure

If you long for Snow Leopard's Spaces feature, BinaryAge's TotalSpaces may restore the capabilities you miss in Mission Control.

What to do about a failing hard drive

You happen to fire up Disk Utility and -- whu oh! -- you see that your hard drive has failed a diagnostic test. What do you do? Don't panic, says Chris Breen. But start planning for a replacement drive.

Mac Gems: Startupizer takes control of login items

Startupizer supercharges OS X's Login Items list by letting you determine the order in which login items load, as well as configure conditions that determine whether each item loads.

Mac Gems: OneSafe gives 1Password some password-saving competition

There's no shortage of password managers for OS X, but Lunabee's OneSafe, like the popular 1Password, sets itself apart with a smart feature set and impressive usability.

Review: Hard as it tries, Chatology can't overcome Messages flakiness

Flexibits's newest Mac app is Chatology, which attempts to improve on searching your Messages logs. Unfortunately, the app seems to have contracted some of Messages's own flakiness.

Mac Gems: Keyboard Maestro 6 is a genius at repetitive tasks

If you find yourself typing the same text strings over and over, navigating to the same file-locations, or running through the same menus, you need to try Keyboard Maestro.

Mac Gems: iStat Menus is a standout app for monitoring your Mac

Bjango's iStat Menus 4 does a better job than the competition when it comes to showing you what's going on inside your Mac.

Mac Gems: Eye-Friendly is a handy resolution switcher for Retina MacBooks

Eye-Friendly's keyboard shortcuts and multiple-display support make it a nice resolution switcher for Retina MacBooks.

Review: Make a visual display for your data with Status Board for iPad

If you need to display and update data on a regular basis with a minimum of difficulty, it's unlikely that you'll find anything better at handling that task than Status Board.