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Google Chrome for Mac available in beta TODAY [December 8th 2009] December 8, 2009

Filed under: free stuff,google,Mac,software — Geeky Chick @ 11:00
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Well, it’s finally here.

Google Chrome for Mac. In beta.

Give it a whirl here.


Canto Pod finds lyrics for your iTunes library December 6, 2009

Filed under: free stuff,Mac,software,tools,Windows — Geeky Chick @ 10:13
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Looking for lyrics for your iTunes library so you can sing along when they’re playing on your iPod/iPhone?

Tired of visiting lyric websites and copying and pasting lyrics for each individual track into the ‘Get info’ section in Tunes?

Canto Pod has a solution. It’s a free Mac Widget that automatically finds the lyrics to the song you’re currently listening to and copies it directly into iTunes with one click.

Don’t despair Windows users, there’s also a Windows app.

Download Canto Pod for free.


How healthy is your Mac’s battery? coconutBattery tells all. December 2, 2009

Filed under: free stuff,Mac,tools — Geeky Chick @ 18:11
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A health check for your Mac's battery

My MacBook’s battery took a turn for the worse last week. Luckily Apple has already sent me a new one (even though I only had 26 days left on my warranty – Apple customer service FTW).

While I waited for the new battery to arrive I played around with coconutBattery, a free download from, which showed me the health of my battery (it weirdly fluctuated throughout the day from 96% to 54%), how much charge I had left and the number of full charge cycles it had been through.

Of course the latter two snippets of info can be found from the ‘About this Mac’ facility, but coconutBattery does more and all in one place. It tells you the original maximum capacity of your battery  on day one, lets you save information about the maximum capacity of the battery at any given time and even how long you’ve owned your beloved Mac.

It will also tell you if your battery is currently charging and apparently even warns you if you’ve plugged in the wrong charger. Although how that could happen is a little beyond me.

coconutBattery can be downloaded for free from


Take a screenshot with a keyboard shortcut on a Mac October 22, 2009

Filed under: Mac,tips and tricks — Geeky Chick @ 09:00
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commandEasy tip:

To take a screenshot of a specific area of your screen hit Command-Shift-4 then select your desired area. This automatically saves it as a file on your Mac’s desktop.

If you prefer to save to the clipboard hit Command-Control-Shift-4.


I want one October 21, 2009

Filed under: Expensive stuff,Mac — Geeky Chick @ 09:21
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iMacThe new 27 inch iMac

Not quite sure why it’s $100 more expensive here in Canada than in the US, considering the recent exchange rate…

Do I see a trip to Seattle in my future…? Maybe I should wait ’til November for the quad core. Decisions, decisions.