Trigger actions on OS X using NFC on Android

Having recently started using a treadmill desk, I wanted to automate actions on OS X as I switched from the regular desk to the treadmill. For example, turn on Bluetooth, switch the audio output device, etc. Sure, I can do that by creating an Automator script I’d run somehow, but I was curious to see if I could make it …

From Runkeeper to Runtastic

I started running a few months ago, with Runkeeper as my running app. The UI made sense, the audio cues were useful, and I liked the fact that friends were using it too and sharing their efforts. Yet, too often my runs appeared like this: I’m inclined to blame the phone’s GPS, but I expect the app to be …

Soluto’s Anti-Frustration Software is Brilliant

Soluto recently launched a private beta of their new web based PC “anti-frustration” software, and it’s brilliant. The dashboard is simply gorgeous and filled with useful information and action items – here are a few screenshots: After using it today to optimize my Mom’s laptop, I’m going to get the PC version installed in all …

Laptop and Multiple Displays: Window Management on OS X

This is a followup to a previous post about window management tools for OS X. I’ve recently started using a 2nd external monitor connected to my laptop (using Plugable’s DisplayLink Adapter). Since I was switching from laptop only to laptop + 2 external displays at least once a day, I needed to figure out a …

Great window management tools for OS X

It took me some time to find these great apps, so I figured a mention might help others: Shift It enables easy moving and resizing of windows using the keyboard (expands  the concept of Aero Snap) Afloat will let you keep windows on top, adjust window transparency and much more. In case you’re wondering, they’re …