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How To Enable Cut Paste In Mac Finder?

Sometimes Apple can be just plain ignorant. All these years and they still don’t have a proper way to  Cut/Paste files and folders on Mac! You have to select the files, and drag them to the target location using the mouse. It makes moving files suck a pain in the ass.

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Thankfully, there is a solution. Kapeli’s moveAddict for Mac fixes the long faced problem of Mac users. moveAddict provides the simple functionality to move files using the keyboard. You can select the files, Press “Command + X” to cut the files, select a target folder and Press “Command + V” to paste the files. It’s just like Windows. You can add Cut, Copy and Paste buttons on Finder’s toolbar.

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Now You Have To Pay For Freedom From Internet [Software]

Remember the good old dial-up days, when you used to have Internet only few hours a day?

If you let out a sigh of relief and thanked heaven for broadband, you can stop reading right now. But, if you replied saying, “Those were the days!”, this is something that will interest you!

Freedom is as simple as software gets. It has one purpose. It blocks Internet on your computer for a stipulated amount of time. In this time, you can forgo all distractions and concentrate on your work. It’s obviously great only if your work doesn’t involve looking up stuff on the Internet. In their words:

Freedom is the perfect New Year’s resolution, a simple productivity application that locks you away from the internet on Mac or Windows computers for up to eight hours at a time. Freedom frees you from distractions, allowing you time to write, analyze, code, or create. At the end of your offline period, Freedom allows you back on the internet.

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Minesweeper Comes To Mac

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If you’ve ever spent considerable time on a Windows computer, chances are you’ve played Minesweeper. Along with Solitaire it was arguably the most commonly played game and the best way to waste time in pre-Internet era. I’ve never been much of a fan of Minesweeper on Windows. Maybe I always had something better to waste time on. But I always appreciated the smart gameplay.

If you were always a fan on Windows, and have been missing it since you got a Mac, there’s a good news for you. While browsing through Mac App Store, I found Minesweeper in the free section. I downloaded it and believe you me, it’s good. Well, as good as Minesweeper can be. It has various board sizes, simple clean graphics and is perfect for a quick timeout from work if the Internet is down.

Minesweeper for Mac by Ross Franklin

Mac App Store Clocks Over A Million Downloads On Day 1!

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I liked the Mac App Store when I saw it. I knew it’s gonna be as awesome as the iPhone App Store but I didn’t know it’ll be this huge! Heck, I would’ve been happy with a figure like 10k downloads. It’s awesome. Steve Jobs said in a press release, “We’re amazed at the incredible response the Mac App Store is getting. Developers have done a great job bringing apps to the store and users are loving how easy and fun the Mac App Store is.”

As TUAW says, the sales will definitely go down after the initial rush. But I believe this might prove to be a really important strategy move for Apple and Macs in the coming future.

[via TUAW]

How To Fix Mac App Store Error 100

I came home all excited to update and see the Mac App Store, installed the update, enter my creds and was all excited to see the shiny new App Store. In fact I was praising Apple for such clean, perfect implementation. So I went ahead and clicked on the Twitter (previously Tweetie for Mac) download link. To my surprise (and anger) an error popped up saying “We could not complete your App Store request. An unknown error occured (100)”. Of course it pissed me off when multiple tries resulted in the same error. But finally I found a solution! It’ll help you’re facing the same issue.

Mac App Store Error 100

Solution

Apparently, this error means that you haven’t said OK to Apple’s new Terms & Conditions. You should Log Out, Close the Mac App Store, Wait for 5 minutes or so (that’s how it worked in my case), open the App Store again and login. You’ll see a Terms & Conditions page. Press Accept and you can move ahead and download all the apps you can!

Thanks a lot TUAW!

Twitter for Mac (aka Tweetie 2) coming to the Mac App Store Tomorrow

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The Mac App Store Steve Jobs talked about in his keynote 90 days back is opening up tomorrow. And it will not be launched empty for sure. There is evidence that the popular twitter client for mac – Tweetie, which is now owned by Twitter will be available for download in the Mac App Store tomorrow. And in all likelihood, it will be free!

The app is expected to have native retweeting support, real time updates and drag and dropping of tweets. And also, apparently, a new icon.

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Read Comics on your Mac [iStrip]

Do you love comics, especially Web Comics? You’re gonna love this. Joar’s iStrip is everything you expect from a good Mac software. It’s simple, it’s awesome, it just works!

iStrip does a really simple task. It shows you the comics you love, without any hassles. It has a list of 561 comics (Yes 561!) and you can see any of them form any of the published dates. It features a simplistic interface with a window pane displaying the comic, arrow buttons to go next and back (mapped to the corresponding arrow keys), date/issue selector and a drop down showing the list of comics. Once you select the comics you follow regularly,  they are shown in a drop-down and can also be selected using the Up and Down arrow keys.

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Google Tasks on your Mac Menubar

If you love the Mac Menubar like me, I’m sure you’re always looking for ways to access pretty much everything you use directly from your Menubar. Here is a way to access all your Google Tasks from you Mac’s Menu, organize your activities and fix your life forever. Potentially.

  • Download and install Fluid.
  • Launch Fluid and enter URL as "http://mail.google.com/tasks/ig" for a normal Gmail account or "http://mail.google.com/tasks/a/<your-domain-name>/ig" for a custom Google Apps for your domain account.
  • Create the app and launch it.
  • Goto the app menu and select “Convert to MenuExtra SSB…”.
  • Your Google Tasks app is up and running in the Menu Bar. You can resize it to suit you.

Go ahead, organize your life!

Apple updates Macbook Air; Launches FaceTime for Mac

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In a much expected move, Apple has updated its Macbook Air line of notebooks and launched the infamous FaceTime application for Mac at their keynote event yesterday which was streamed live.

The new Macbook Air now comes in two sizes – 11.6 inches and 13.3 inches. Both have almost similar features:

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Lion to follow Snow Leopard [Mac OS X]

Apple is hosting a “Back to the Mac” event on October 20th and the invites clearly hint a new Mac OS X version. The invite shows an apple shaped opening (window?) with the cover turning over and an image of a Lion behind.

Announcement of Mac OS X Lion?

Yet another Mac OS X release, yet another big cat. Time to wait for the keynote.

[via TUAW]

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