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More OS X Server resources than you can shake a grep at

Folks have been pretty positive about my adventures with OS X Server, and several readers sent in some great resources for further projects that one …

OS X Server

The 10 best science fiction films of all time

What makes great science fiction?<p>Choosing the best science fiction films of all time is extremely hard - especially if, like me, you love all kinds …

How to uninstall Flash on your computer and make the Internet a better place

Ugh. Flash. The technology that just about everyone hates and that still just won’t die. While Flash is in its last throes out now that YouTube, …

Software

Hide Everything But Active Apps In Mac OS X

It's easy to hide your entire Mac OS X Dock, but what if you want to only see the applications you have open?<p>If all you want is an auto-hiding dock, …

9 of the best apps for sharing files between devices and friends

We depend on our mobile devices for everything from messaging to taking pictures. They’re also great for carrying and sharing files — provided you have the right tools for the job.<p>I’ve rounded up the best apps for moving files between your computers and devices and sending them to your contacts. …

iSentry app review: turning Mac computers into surveillance system

Introduction<p>iSentry allows you to use your Mac computer or any supported web camera into a motion sensitive surveillance system. It can detect motion …

Craft Brew: 50 Homebrew Recipes from the World’s Best Craft Breweries

Craft Brew: 50 Homebrew Recipes from the World’s Best Craft Breweries by Euan Ferguson. Available both in Kindle and print versions.<p>Homebrew recipes …

What Does a $3,500 Scotch Taste Like?

Cracking the Code of 185 Years of Whisky<p>Each of the whiskies lined up on the tasting mat, one through five, was a light gold color. Each was the …

What’s to eat in downtown Matthews?

“Bedroom community.” Sounds sleepy, doesn’t it? Just a place where people come home to roost at night before they rush away the next morning, bound …

Wine Cellars

Can Americans Make Single Malt as Well as the Scots?

The basic premise of American single malt whiskey is simple: re-create a beloved liquor associated with Scotland and perhaps Japan, single malt …

Whiskey

How-To: Clean and speed up your Mac with free, trustworthy downloads

“My Mac used to be fast, but now it’s running so slow.” I’ve heard many versions of this complaint, and they’re always factually true, not just opinions: Macs do become sluggish over time, even if all of their chips and hard drives are working like new.<p>I’ve devoted several columns to hardware …

Die Hard

12 biggest surprises after a week with Apple Watch

Far from being a superfluous device strictly for hard-core Apple fans, the Apple Watch is a surprisingly delightful and useful device.<p>Now that we’ve spent enough time with the latest gadget from the mothership, we’re noticing quite a few sweet little positives (and a couple negatives) about Apple …

Smartwatches

Full Licensed MacX Video Converter Pro (Mac And Windows) Available For Free To Download

ADVERTISEMENT<p>We have got a great honor to give an exclusive chance to download and enjoy MacX Video Converter Pro (Mac or Windows) for free to …

Even setting evolution aside, basic geology disproves creationism

I don't have to travel very far to make this case. There's a slab of polished rock on the wall outside my department office that refutes so-called …

Earth Science

Who Got Fantasy in My Science Fiction?

Not too long ago, someone in the twittersphere asked, "Whatever happened to psi? It used to be all the rage in science fiction."The answer, …

Science Fiction

Bad barley crop probably won't affect 2015 beer prices