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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 coconut-flavour.com, 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 http://www.coconut-flavour.com/coconutbattery.

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DisplayFusion rocks your dual monitor set up November 2, 2009

Filed under: free stuff,software,tips and tricks,tools,Windows — Geeky Chick @ 16:56
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DisplayFusionIf you have dual monitors, there’s probably a couple of things you wish you could do. Like set one picture as your background to span both monitors. Or drag a window to the other screen without minimising it first.

DisplayFusion lets you do this and more. My favourite feature is that it lets you add a button to your taskbar to automatically maximise the current window and move it to the other monitor, with just one click. My productivity just shot up!

Maximize

There’s a free version that does all I need it to do, but for more functionality, like adding more buttons to the task bar, there’s also a pro version (currently CAD$ 25), which you can try for free for a month.

DisplayFusion

 

nEED tO cHANGE yOUR cASE? October 28, 2009

Filed under: tools,website — Geeky Chick @ 10:49
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This could be a case for…UPPERCASEIT.COM.

Just copy and paste the text you need to turn from upper to lower case, or vice versa, into the box and that’s it.

You can reverse letters and words and uǝʌǝ dıIɟ ʇxǝʇ (he he, I’ve always wanted to do that).