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Donationware Cold Turkey restricts access to Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Outlook, Solitaire, and any other sites and programs you choose, and at times you set. Free app Focus Booster takes a kinder, gentler approach.
If you never use your Caps Lock key in OS X, you can disable or even repurpose it.
Fortify your browser, opt out of location tracking, and use a virtual private network to hide your IP address.
The donationware ClamXav and the free Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac combine real-time protection, automatic updates, and on-demand malware scanners to help prevent infections.
Whether you prefer details, lists, thumbnails, or icons, making sure Windows Explorer always displays your files and folders in the view of your choice is more difficult than it should be. Freeware alternatives to Explorer may be just the ticket.
Our utilities update report is a column on updates for Mac utilities that have been released in the past week, which include maintenance utilities, file handling tools, and some system monitors.
Our utilities update report is a list of updates for Mac utilities that have been released in the past week. This week there are updates for maintenance and benchmarking utilities, as well as a couple of filesystem utilities.
There are many times when in troubleshooting your Mac, it is useful to see what files on the system are being modified. For instance, if you are having difficulty with some system preferences and know what preference files are being used to store the system settings, you can further troubleshoot the problem by manually editing the files or removing them. The problem with doing this is that sometimes you can't easily find the files that are being modified.
Jeffrey Friedl's photo-export tools have a new option: the ability to warn photographers when they set JPEG quality needlessly high.
When it comes to troubleshooting the Mac, there are many cheap and some expensive utilities you can buy to get the job done; however, there are also some very robust free options out there.