One Finger Discount Mac Software

As an avid Mac software user, I occasionally come across low-cost bundles of Mac applications such as MacHeist and the MacUpdate Promo Bundle. Unfortunately, these come along just a few times a year and do not always have the exact applications that I want. Then, along comes One Finger Discount. This site has, as of […]

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Find Those Big Files on Your Mac

I used to think that a 500GB hard drive in my video production iMac was plenty. Now, not so much. I recently checked and saw that I had less than 100GB free and began to search for what was on my machine that was hogging up all that space. I quickly realized that it was […]

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New Version of Firefox Released

Just a quick post letting you know that version 3.5 of our favorite web browser has gone final and has been released to the public. You can get the update by going here or by navigating to the Help menu within Firefox and clicking on “Check for Updates.” It will find an update and allow […]

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AlternativeTo Helps You to Find New Apps

Using new applications is part of what makes computers fun. However, finding good, new software to solve everyday problems is not always easy. That’s where a website called AlternativeTo comes into play. The purpose of the site is to help users to find low cost, free or open source alternatives to popular and expensive programs […]

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MacHeist 3 Bundle in Progress

We love great Mac software, especially when it comes bundled with other great Mac software. To wit, we’ve mentioned MacHeist before when they ran a previous software bundle called MacHeist 2 early in 2008. At its core, MacHeist is a way to get a nice array of high quality software for the Mac for a […]

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Make PC-Compatible ZIP Files on a Mac

Working with compressed file formats can be a real pain, especially when trying to use them across both Macs and PCs. Files with the .ZIP file extension are compressed archive files that are very common on the PC. Unfortunately, ZIP files that are created on the Mac contain a lot of Mac-specific metadata that when […]

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The Best Free Software of 2009 – by PC Magazine

We here at the home office love free software. Just one look at the myriad of posts on the site will tell you that. However, it isn’t always easy to find great new software that is also free. To this end, we love sites that publish lists of “best free software” as it allows us […]

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OpenOffice.org 3.0 – Even Better, Still Free

There has been a major new release of OpenOffice.org’s fantastic and free office suite and it’s name is a boring version number, 3.0. Thankfully, the software is much more inspiring than the name. We love the software here at RichardCravy.com and use it on all of our machines. For those of you who may not […]

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Improving the Mac Laptop Touchpad

No doubt about it, I really enjoy my Apple Macbook. Previously I owned an Apple G4 Powerbook 15″ which was also a great machine. However, my single biggest complaint about both laptops was the touchpad, that little square that substitutes for a mouse. Having used both mice (mouses?) and touchpads on Windows-based laptops, I have […]

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Apple Tip – Quick Zoom

Here is a quick tip on a rarely noticed Mac OS X feature. OS X by default supports magnification simply by using your keyboard and mouse. To quickly zoom in on something, hold down the “control” key and rotate your wheel on the mouse. This will quickly zoom in on wherever your mouse pointer is […]

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NetNewsWire – Free RSS Reader for the Mac

As fans of most things free, reports of a previously commercial product going the “free” route really gets our attention. NetNewsWire is one of the applications made free recently by NewsGator. It is an offline RSS reader made for the Mac. We love our Netvibes around here but sometimes, we need our RSS feeds to […]

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Podcasts: Some of Richard’s Favorites

Every weekend, I travel to another city for church ministry. I have 2.5+ hours each way of driving. I usually listen to some of my favorite podcasts. Since my two vocations and passions are church ministry and computer technology, naturally those are the podcasts I seek out. Here are a few of my current favorites:

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Podcasts: Ways to Listen

Podcasts are audio broadcasts available for download off the internet we talked about yesterday. Now look at a few ways you can listen to these broadcasts. First, we need to realize that podcasts are really only audio files in MP3 format. Listen on your computer: Many websites allow you to click on an icon of […]

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Podcasts: A New Way to Learn

All geeks and many other computer using humans have heard of podcasts and podcasting by now. You can read the technical details by going to Wikipedia. Here is my short take on the subject. A podcast is like a radio talk show without a radio being involved. Each is an audio recording made available for […]

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One-A-Day Free or Cheap Stuff

As we surf around the Net, we discover lots of stuff for free. Now, some of it may not be to our liking, or not our idea of even useful. However, there are a few sites we catch ourselves going back to time and again. Some of these sites feature one free software title each […]

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