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Mirroring an ipad on a mac

Just bought a new iPad Pro with its fantastic (but really expensive) pencil. The best jotting tool I found is Notability. The next step is to be able to project what’s being written on the ipad on a projector. Of

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Interesting hidden apps in Mac OS-X

Well, we know that the Mac has a lot of hidden tricks and goodies. I just accidentally discovered that it has a some hidden interesting apps. They are in /System/Library/CoreServices/Applications One is “Network Utility”, a GUI front-end to some network commands,

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Quickly getting more info on your wireless connection in OS-X

If you option-click the Wireless icon on the menu bar, you get a lot of interesting info, such as your IP, router IP, reachability of Internet, channel, security type, signal strength and more. From there, you can also start the

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XPS files. What are they?

Well, Microsoft invented a new “universal” format. I found a document written as XPS while navigating on a Microsoft site: I was trying to understand  how much schools pay to have an Office licence for all their machines, and the

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ffmpeg on Mac OsX

date of original post on Blogger: Oct 20, 2007 ffmpegX is a nice solution – but if you need to use ffmpeg from a script or from the shell, then yo must install ffmpeg and probably also lame. See Stephen

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Office on Mac – without M$

date of original post on Blogger: May 27, 2008 – updated here Oct 10, 2009 OpenOffice has been for long time a free alternative to MS Office. Until recently on the Mac it needed to install X11 – which was

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Extracting an audio track from a video on a Mac

date of original post on Blogger: Jan 21, 2008 I was looking for a free software for extracting an audio track from a movie. I found one that does much more: it’s called MPEG Streamclip, and it is produced by

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