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Pack for Mac: Our List of the Best Free Mac Apps

Pack for Mac: Our List of the Best Free Mac Apps
Finding excellent free software for your Mac is increasingly tough. In our fourth annual Lifehacker Pack for Mac, we're highlighting the best free downloads for better productivity, communication, media management, and more. The Lifehacker Pack is a yearly snapshot of our favorite, must-have applications for each of our favorite platforms. If you're curious to see how things have changed this year, here's last year's Lifehacker Pack for Mac. Want to skip to a specific category? Productivity Quicksilver Simply put, Quicksilver makes everything you do on your Mac easier. Download Page Notational Velocity What makes Notational Velocity great is that it has the exact amount of features needed in a note taking app with no fluff. Download Page DashExpander Text expansion is one those pieces of productivity software that most people only associate with power users, but it's incredibly handy for just about everyone. Download Page Wunderlist Download Page Internet/Communication Chrome Download Page Adium Related:  Professional Research

Who needs to pirate software with a list like this? [Archive] - Jatland Forums 3D Graphics: 3Delight Free - Anim8or - Aqsis - Blender - Houdini (Free Edition) - Now3D - OpenFX - POV-Ray - SOFTIMAGE|XSI EXP - Terragen - Toxic - Wings 3D - Anti-Virus: a-squared - AntiVir - Avast - AVG - BitDefender - ClamWin - Audio Players: 1by1 - Billy - Defrag Software: DIRMS & Buzzsaw - OpenVMS - Hulu Plus Now on Wii and Coming to Nintendo 3DS Later This Year Hulu Plus became available as an option for the Wii on Thursday, making the service available on all three major gaming console platforms. Wii users can access Hulu Plus's content, including The Biggest Loser, Modern Family, Community and other shows for $7.99 a month. Sometime before the end of the year, Hulu Plus will also be available for Nintendo 3DS users. Wii users interested in accessing Hulu Plus can find the company's free app in the Wii Shop Channel. Users can then access content via the Wii Remote controller. A plan to migrate Hulu Plus to Wii had apparently been in the works since last October. Hulu introduced Hulu Plus in June 2010 with PlayStation 3 integration, though the app was also available on other platforms including the iPad and iPhone. The multiple interfaces have helped Hulu spread the paid service: Last September, Hulu Plus broke 1 million subscribers. Image courtesy of iStockphoto, MRobMattingley

Free Portable Software USB Flash Drive Applications | Pendriveapps Lawmakers to Homeland Security: Social Media Monitoring is a Threat The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's monitoring of social media services could be a threat to civil liberties and online free speech, several lawmakers said during a hearing Thursday. According to a report by a civil liberties group called the Electronic Privacy Information Center, or EPIC, DHS paid more than $11 million to General Dynamics for a system to keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter public posts, as well as comment threads on major news websites. EPIC's report found that the system watches public social media posts for comments that "adversely reflect" on the government, and for responses to proposed government plans. During Thursday's hearing, congressmen from both sides of the asile grilled DHS about the General Dynamics deal as revealed by EPIC's lawsuit. The Department of Homeland Security "is not a political operation," she added. Pennsylvania Republican Representative Patrick Meehan also expressed doubts about the plan. Reps. Image courtesy of iStockphoto, adventtr

Free File Downloads and Software Discussion - Fileforum Skip the Research and Let Find the Product That's Right for You The Spark of Genius Series highlights a unique feature of startups and is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark . If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here . Name: Sortable Quick Pitch: Sortable is a search engine that finds the right product or service for you based on your personal criteria. Genius Idea: Lets users skip the research and easily find what they are looking for all on one site without having to search Google. Searching the Internet to find the exact product or service you want is too often frustrating, overwhelming and time-consuming. Sortable is a search engine that quickly sorts through the products you're interested in and discovers the one most suitable for you. "Sortable helps you understand the real differences among the products you're looking for," Chris Reid, co-founder of Sortable, told Mashable . Image courtesy of Flickr, Gerlos Series Supported by Microsoft BizSpark

Photoshop Shortcuts – The Fun Way In this post I’m going to focus on several Photoshop shortcuts that I tend to use more often than others. Sure I could sit here and spell out every single shortcut available, but why reinvent the wheel? Here is a list of 10 of my favorite and most used Photoshop shortcuts delivered to you via Mr. Zoom with scroll Sure you can use the zoom tool straight off of the tool bar, but there is a much easier way. Individual font scaling If you’re looking to change the individual font size for a particular word or word-phrase within the text of your Photoshop document, simply highlight the text and hold Ctrl + Shift while using the > or < key to change the size of the font in 2px increments. 100% zoom Often times when I’m working on a project, I’ll zoom in particularly close to handle detail-oriented aspects of the design. Brush size I’m a fan of the brush tool, as most people are. Layer opacity The amount of transparency that a particular layer displays is know as it’s opacity. Super nudge Undo Summary

Koch Industries Responds to Rolling Stone – And We Answer Back | Rolling Stone By Tim Dickinson | Koch Industries has written a lengthy response to our feature story on the company in the latest issue of Rolling Stone. In tweets the company apparently paid to promote, Koch bills this write-up as a "point-by-point response to Rolling Stone writer Tim Dickinson's dishonest and misleading story." I find it, frankly, amusing that a company that has been convicted of six felonies and numerous misdemeanors; paid out tens of millions of dollars in fines; traded with Iran, and been so reckless in its business practices that two innocent teenagers ended up dead, attempts to impugn my integrity, and on the basis of my association with Mother Jones — where I worked as an editor in the late 1990s and early 2000s, on a team that was twice nominated and once awarded a National Magazine Award for General Excellence. Koch, in particular, takes umbrage with my reporting practices. The requests to speak to Charles Koch and Bouchouev were simply ignored. Number One: Mr. Number Two: Mr.