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Weekly Utilities Update: Cocktail, Batch File Rename, QuickBoot, more...

Staff Pick: Back-In-Time

Apple's built-in interface for Time Machine is definitely eye-catching and Apple has tried to make it as intuitive as possible. While it works for most people and most situations, one thing it does not allow is

By Jun. 4, 2009

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Weekly Utilities Update: Drive Genius, TechTool Pro, MacDust, more...

One common frustration some people have had with external drives is when they persistently spin and whirr. While the noise in drives has decreased over the years of development, the noise is still enough to disturb concentration in quiet environments. We

By Apr. 23, 2009

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Weekly Utilities Update: PlugINCool, A Better Finder Attributes, MacDust, more...

Many times Apple laptops will get exceptionally hot when running through intensive calculations. This heat is usually well within the tolerances of the computer and chips, but sometimes people may wish to be able to control the overall speed of their CPUs

By Apr. 16, 2009

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Weekly Utilities Update: IPNetMonitorX, DarkAdapted, Print Therapy, more...

Staff Pick: IPNetMonitorX IPNetMonitorX is a fully featured network troubleshooting utility that is exceptionally useful for debugging network traffic problems and optimizing network performance. It is similar in concept to Apple's "Network Utility", b

By Apr. 2, 2009

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Weekly Utilities Update: Hardware Monitor, IPSentinelStatus, Leopard Cache Cleaner, more

Staff Pick: Hardware Monitor Hardware monitor is a powerful utility that taps into the various built-in sensors in your Mac, giving you real-time status updates and statistics on system performance measurements. Included in the measurements taken are f

By Mar. 26, 2009

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Weekly Utilities Update: IP Scanner, Spanning Tools, TimeMachineEditor, more...

Time Machine is an exceptionally useful backup system, but its limitations can be frustrating to some users. While it is built to run regularly in the background and not impede on users' work, some people may wish to prevent it from running at certain

By Aug. 21, 2009

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Weekly Utilities Update: atMonitor, Leopard Cache Cleaner, Display Maestro, more...

In order to make OS X system settings user-friendly for consumers, Apple has limited many of the settings to those that are most compatible and which users will most likely use. This is convenient; however, there are times when people may wish to have

By Aug. 7, 2009

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Weekly Utilities Update: OnyX, Winclone, atMonitor, more...

Many Mac users have installed Windows to secondary partitions using Bootcamp, and in doing so can have important files on both their Mac and Windows partitions. This can make backing up rather cumbersome, especially if you are interested in being able

By Jul. 31, 2009

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Weekly Utilities Update: Tidy Up!, CleanMyMac, A Better Finder Rename X, more...

Staff Pick: Checksum

We recently wrote a small article on how to run a checksum routine on files as an extra verification against file corruption or incorrect fi

By Jul. 10, 2009

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Weekly Utilities Update: WhatSize, Onyx, No Spin, more...

Staff Pick: iStat pro

When troubleshooting hardware setups and OS installations, many times you will need to know a variety of statistics about the system such as fan speed, component temperatures, battery levels, various bandwidths, a

By Jun. 26, 2009