My Top Mac OS X Applications « Rolande’s Ramblings

MileageWhen I first got my Mac back in 2009, I spent a decent amount of time reading and learning about configuring, securing, and maintaining the operating system. OS X is based on the FreeBSD operating system which is just another variant of Unix. I have a fairly solid Unix background which I figured would help. With OS X, though, it is all about the graphical Darwin environment that runs on top of the underlying OS. So, I was really starting from scratch.

One of the things I found, as I was reading, were articles covering the Top 100 Best Mac Apps etc. A hundred apps is a lot of software. I found some redundancy in those lists and some of the apps were generally irrelevant to the majority of the Mac user population. So, I thought I would compile my own list of apps (not 100) that I find useful and can’t live without and post them here for your reference. Enjoy!

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Roche Technology – Home – First Look: Google’s YouTube App for iOS & Live Stream!

Roche Technology – Home – First Look: Google’s YouTube App for iOS & Live�Stream!.

I’ve been saying for a long time that iOS needed a new YouTube app, and Google has finally delivered! It has been speculated that this was coming ever since Apple stopped including a bundled YouTube app in iOS 6 about a month back. Honestly, I think this gave everybody the breath of fresh air that they deserved, as the app was becoming more & more stale.

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Apple – iPhone 5 – The thinnest, lightest, fastest iPhone ever.

Apple – iPhone 5 – The thinnest, lightest, fastest iPhone ever..

Apple - iPhone 5 - The thinnest, lightest, fastest iPhone ever.

When we envisioned the new iPhone, we landed on a remarkably thin and light design. But it’s nearly impossible to make a device so thin and so light without sacrificing features or performance.

We could have taken the easy way out and designed something more reasonable and less remarkable. But we didn’t. If the technology didn’t exist, we invented it. If a component wasn’t small enough, we re-imagined it. If convention was standing in the way, we left it behind. The result is iPhone 5: the thinnest, lightest, fastest iPhone ever.

iPhone 5 is just 7.6 millimeters thin. To make that happen, Apple engineers had to think small, component by component. They created a nano-SIM card, which is 44 percent smaller than a micro-SIM. They also developed a unique cellular solution for iPhone 5. The conventional approach to building LTE into a world phone uses two chips — one for voice, one for data. On iPhone 5, both are on a single chip. The intelligent, reversible Lightning connector is 80 percent smaller than the 30-pin connector. The 8MP iSight camera has even more features — like panorama and dynamic low-light mode — yet it’s 20 percent smaller. And the new A6 chip is up to 2x faster than the A5 chip but 22 percent smaller. Even with so much inside, iPhone 5 is 20 percent lighter and 18 percent thinner than iPhone 4S.

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Singularity Summit San Francisco, Oct 13/14 – Boing Boing

Singularity Summit San Francisco, Oct 13/14 – Boing Boing.

Eric sez, “The Singularity Summit 2012, exploring ‘Minds and Machines’ and ‘Emerging Technologies and Science’ will be taking place October 13 – 14 at the Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco. The Singularity Summit is the premier event on cutting-edge technologies including robotics, regenerative medicine, artificial intelligence, brain-computer interfacing and more.

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Nokia Lumia 920 & 820 Preview, Running Windows Phone 8

Nokia Lumia 920 & 820 Preview, Running Windows Phone 8.

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Nokia Lumia 920 Specifications – Nokia

Nokia Lumia 920 Specifications – Nokia.

  • Our most innovative Lumia

    Take bright, blur-free photos and videos in any light conditions with PureView technology – Optical Image Stabilisation and Carl Zeiss lens – and then relive the moment on a 4.5” PureMotion HD+ display.

  • Capture the magic

    Create perfect group photos with Smart Shoot by picking the best expression for each person.

  • Find your way

    Know more about the neighbourhood than the locals by viewing the world through Nokia City Lens.

  • Designed to wow

    Show off with vibrant colours, a one-piece polycarbonate body, and ceramic zirconium camera detailing and side keys.

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Apple Seeds Another OS X Mountain Lion Beta With Facebook Integration, New Features | TechnoBuffalo

Apple Seeds Another OS X Mountain Lion Beta With Facebook Integration, New Features | TechnoBuffalo.

Apple has seeded yet another�OS�X�Mountain Lion 10.8.2 beta to registered developers. This release, which sports build number�12C50, is the fourth seed in under a month, and it indicates the software’s public reother OS X Mountain Lion Beta With Facebook Integration, New Features | TechnoBuffalo.lease is imminent. But unlike the other three, this one includes a number of new features.

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