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macOS

Path Finder 9 review

With Path Finder 9, Cocoatech brings back the collapsible module shelves from version 7. The new version is also fully Catalina compatible and still is the best replacement for the Finder. Even if you keep on using the Finder, it offers superior functionality in areas such as compression, file renaming, folder comparison, etc.

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Musings

Benefits and disadvantages of cloud backup and the alternatives

While backup strategists will tell you that a good strategy requires you to have a backup off-site, there is an alternative for freelancers and small office owners. It involves storing your backup in a different room, on location, in a safe enclosure. This is a feasible strategy for freelance photographers, filmmakers and audio producers.

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macOS

1Password, Lastpass or Dashlane ?

With my 1Password account almost expired, I decided to look for a free alternative. I checked out Roboform, Lastpass and Dashlane, or storing my passwords in an encrypted DEVONthink Pro 3 database.

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macOS

ioSafe Solo Hawk, the indestructible external drive review

The Solo Hawk is an external SSD that is a bit more rugged, a bit bigger and heavier than most of the competition’s products. It’s crushproof, waterproof, chemicals proof and more.

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macOS

Keep It review

Do you need a database to collect and manage information and content snippets or is a notes app that uses a database and is entirely based on Markdown perhaps better? Or do you perhaps need something that doesn’t use a database at all? Reinvented Software seems to think the latter and offers a solution that fits the description: Keep It

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macOS

TG Pro protects your Mac against heat-induced wear and tear

TG Pro doesn’t just give you an easy read-out of temperature sensors and a brutal manual speed-up of the Mac’s fan(s). It lets you set a maximum temperature for all of the monitored components inside

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iOS

SanDisk iXPand Flash Drive gives your iOS device instantly available extra space

With iPads and iPhones now capable of accessing data on external devices, I reckoned it was time to try out that new feature, so I got myself a test unit of a SanDisk iXPand Flash Drive, a USB memory stick with a somewhat flexible Lightning connector at the opposite end.

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Pentacles Tutorials

Challenges before your art generates a decent income

Unless you live in a country where art is subsidised in one form or another, your path to profitability as an artist is going to be relatively steep. It will be easier going if you have a degree, earned very high marks and want to work in one of the industries or areas where you can find a position as an employee.