A Cheap And Easy Way To Monitor Wi-Fi Networks (and a cheaper way)

WiFi Signal

Have Mac, will travel. That’s my motto. It’s also my day job. With my Mac sidekick in hand I troubleshoot computer problems in the State of Georgia. That means I’m always on the lookout for handy utilities which let me monitor and troubleshoot Wi-Fi networks. Here’s one that’s almost dirt cheap, crazy easy to use, … Read More »

A Easier Way To Delete Photo Duplicates From iPhoto On Your Mac


Got photos? If you have a digital camera, a smartphone and a Mac, yes, you’ve got photos; and probably thousands and thousands stuffed into iPhoto. The only real negative with digital photography is the number of useless duplicates that we keep shoving into iPhoto with every new sync. If you’re at all like most Mac … Read More »

Beamer Is The One-Click Way To Stream Movies From Mac To Apple TV


Considering that Apple has sold millions of Apple TVs in recent years, it’s still a convoluted mess to get a Mac to stream a movie to your television. Unless you use Beamer. Can someone please tell me why Apple doesn’t do what Beamer does? It’s so, well, Apple-like. Grab a movie in the Finder and … Read More »

Got Stuff? Try The Mac App That Tracks Your Stuff Item By Item

MYStuff Pro

Got Stuff? Most of us have more stuff than we know what to do with. Here’s a Mac app that most of us need, and most of us don’t want to have anything to do with (there’s effort involved). I’m talking home inventory. That’s what MYStuff Pro does. It’s a Mac home inventory app. Whew. … Read More »

DwellClick: It’s How To Control Your Mac Without A Click


Have you ever uttered something similar to this common phrase? “If computers are so smart, how come they don’t know what I want to do?” It’s easy to understand the sentiment. Computers just do what we tell them to do. There are times when, Mac or Windows PC, we want the computer to do something … Read More »

How To Create Your Own Spam On A Mac

HTML Mailer

There once was a time when I was a soccer mom. That was back in the day. The kids are in high school and college so they can make their own way. That gives me a little more me time, and that presents a problem. Once your friends find out you have more free time … Read More »

The Crazy Cool Thing You Can Do With App Windows On A Mac


Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should do something. Every now and then I run into a Mac utility that does something that’s actually useful, and which has good intent, but accomplishes it an odd way. Take WindowMizer for the Mac. This interesting utility helps to reduce screen clutter; that mess of … Read More »

Free: A Task And Reminders App For The Mac’s Menubar


One of these days Apple’s vaunted software engineers will clean up OS X’s Menubar. Until that happens I’ve setup a reminder to remind Apple of the need to build reminders into the Menubar. Soon. Until they respond, I guess I’ll have to use MenuMinder, the free Reminders-like app that lives in the Menubar and handles … Read More »