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You don’t have to consider yourself a Power User to use Automator.  I’ve written a handful of posts in the past regarding this little-known – yet powerful – Mac app.  Here’s a great example of how you can, with just a couple clicks, create a custom Service that allows you to batch rename…(Read More)

With the addition of the new, high-quality voices in Mac OS X Lion, an idea on how to best implement these new features jumped into my head – why not use Automator to create custom, high-quality narrations?  For those of us who don’t feature a rich, enticing set of pipes to create entrancing…(Read More)

For those of you who have upgraded to the latest version of Mac OS X since its launch last week, there are quite a few things to become accustomed to, most of which I’m beginning to be a fan of (more on that in a future post…).  One of the items I found missing…(Read More)

It’s amazing how quickly we can amass large amounts of digital media.  iTunes – my digital jukebox of choice – is much more than just music these days.  Yes, I have over 23,000 songs encompassing 120+ GB, but that’s just the beginning.  With multiple seasons of TV Shows and 450+ movies in digital form…(Read More)

Safari Extensions

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People seem pretty opinionated these days about which web browser is best, with the opinions sometimes resulting in heated dialogue about speed, stability, plug-ins, or “sticking it to the man” arguments. I don’t hold any such strong opinions – I would like to just get online, do what I need to do, and not…(Read More)

I’ve been on an Automator kick lately.  Automator’s been a standard part of Mac OSX for a few generations now, and it’s been a part of my workflow for awhile, too.  I’m just now starting to go to it first when I’m working on a project and realize I have…(Read More)

Apple iPad 1 | Brian Nagel

iPad Thoughts

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Don’t forget – any thoughts, opinions, and statements made in the following post do not in any way reflect those of Apple Inc. or its subsidiaries. They are of Brian Nagel alone – and he’s just a little guy. I’ve had my iPad for a little over 2 months now. Prior to my most…(Read More)

…On purpose! As mentioned in a previous post, my 4+ year-old laptop was starting to exhibit behaviors typical of an older machine: Slow start up times Weak multitasking Slow internet transfer HUGE applications folder Etc. It was time for a refresh. I backed-up my computer twice, using Time Machine for one backup, Carbon…(Read More)