Tips & Tricks

Combining multiple CSV files with your Mac OS X

If you have ever used a Windows or Dos based system, one thing that you may have appreciated is the possibility to use wildcards while searching for files and directories. Unfortunately, this opportunity it exists on Macintosh, but you have to remember to specify the exact path where you are looking for the files. Failing in this, LS will nastily...

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Open multiple instances of an application in OS X

Nobody wants to run multiple instances of a program at the same time, and I don’t want it either. And Mac OS X is doing a great job for this as by default it is designed to handle software in a single-instance launching allowing the user to have it only once at a time.  As long as the software has a nice “Window” function and it supports floating...

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ColdFusion: enable the robust debug info

WWW is made by several moving parts: server infrastructure, operating systems, connection type, programming languages and so on. With regards of the programming languages, it is inevitable talking about the HTML, which in any case is the "definitive" language that allows a web page to be laid out. When it comes to HTML, this can be either pre-saved...

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5 steps to easily delete blank rows in Excel

Working with spreadsheets mean inevitably to face with importing data sooner or later. And blank rows or cells are a common problem, especially if we are going to use the filter to order the items in your list, which definitely don't love empty cell/rows (well the Windows version of Excel 2010 seems to manage pretty well them, but this is not happening...

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Office 2008 home & students for Mac. Changing Product key

A couple of years ago, after switching to a Mac and bought immediately Apple "Office Solution" - declared as the best on the market - I sooner realized that it was a real mess incompatible solution for a guy coming from a Windows world. At those time, I was having just one personal Mac, so I didn't experience any problem, but some months ago ...

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Smart Group, what brillant overlooked idea.

Let's face it, Mail.App is a good app, but contact management would be a pain if Address Book wasn't invented. Despite this, one often overlooked feature is the "Smart Group", a quickly way to organize contacts together. If you're familiar with Smart Playlists in iTunes, it's practically the same but with contact info. Once you setup a Smart Group...

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