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OS X Source code

 

Apple has released the Darwin source code for OS X 10.10 here.

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Clipboard Managers

 

This is an update to a blog post from early 2013 incorporating some valuable readers comments.

For many years I’ve used the excellent Clipboardsharing to exchange the clipboard contents between my laptop and desktop machines, it also supports multiple clipboards. However it is not supported under Mac OS X 10.7.x (Lion) and the developer website seems to have disappeared. I spent a while looking at various alternatives and I thought I’d summarise my findings.

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A comparison of clipboard managers

This is an update to a blog post from early 2012.

For many years I’ve used the excellent Clipboardsharing to exchange the clipboard contents between my laptop and desktop machines, it also supports multiple clipboards. However it is not supported under Mac OS X 10.7.x (Lion) and the developer website seems to have disappeared. I spent a while looking at various alternatives and I thought I’d summarise my findings.

I should add I had a pretty clear view on my needs.

  • Exchange clipboard contents (text and images) between laptop and desktop machines running Lion
  • Have multiple clipboards
  • Ability modify text e.g. remove formatting

Nice to have

  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Option to encrypt clipboard contents before transfer
  • Also exchange clipboard contents with iOS devices

Clipboard Evolved

Clipboard Evolved features a clipboard-like window for managing clips, a menu bar icon, and now a cover-flow interface for quickly pasting clips. It supports both text and images, and Clipboard Evolved has eight "complex" animation options to choose from: Ripple, Copy Machine, Star Burst, Irregular Holes, Disintegrate, Swipe, Crystallize, and Dissolve. It does not support clipboard sharing.

ClipMenu

ClipMenu is a clipboard manager that supports a number of text and images types including Plain text, Rich Text Format (RTF), Rich Text Format Directory (RTFD), PDF, Filenames, URL, TIFF image, PICT image. The clipboard history can then be accessed via an icon in the menu bar or via a shortcut key. ClipMenu can manage re-usable text as snippet. You can select it from menu and paste it anytime. It does not support clipboard sharing.

Clips

Clips automatically generates and arranges copied items into Application-specific clipboards, these can then be accessed via a Finder like interface or via an icon in the menu bar. It also supports live search so you don’t have to scroll through them, just start typing in the Clips Board or Organizer and non-matching items will fly off the screen instantly. It does not support clipboard sharing.

Clyppan

Clyppan is a clipboard history application that keeps a list of text you have copied to the clipboard, these can then be accessed via an icon in the menu bar. Clyppan only supports text clippings, but the history is searchable and pressing the spacebar will give you a Quick Look-style preview of the clipping, it also does not support clipboard sharing.

CopyLess

CopyLess supports all data types supported by the Mac OS X clipboard and has inline searching and Quicklook integration to allow you to check what you are pasting, it also keeps track of the application the data was copied from. It does not support clipboard sharing.

CopyPaste Pro

CopyPaste Pro is a popular clipboard history tool that can then be accessed via an icon in the menu bar or a graphical browser, CopyPaste Pro also has a selection of clipboard tools that allow the user to manipulate the data on the clipboard. It also allows the creation of archives to store clips for later use. It does not support clipboard sharing.

CuteClips3

CuteClips 3 is a recent update, it supports text and images which can then be selected from a list. It supports shortcuts and has an extensive list of keyboard shortcuts for manipulating the list and pasting options. It does not support clipboard sharing.

iClip

iClip supports copying plain-text, rich-text, images, audio, video, or files and all can be accessed in a rather neat iClip dock that sits on the side of the screen, you either drag and drop to and from the iClip history bins or copy and paste. It is possible to preview images in clip bins which might be very useful if you are working a lot of the time with images. It supports keyboard shortcuts, but does not have clipboard sharing.

Jumpcut

Jumpcut is an open source application that provides multiple clipboards. Every time you copy some text it is added to the Jumpcut stack, these can then be accessed via a scissors icon in the menu bar. Alternatively you can view the list via a hot-key. It does not however support images and as far as I can tell no plans for clipboard sharing.

Paste Master

Paste Master is configured by a preference pane that allows you to save multiple clipboards and be able to paste them again later, it displays the clipboards in a grid display, there is also access via a menu bar icon. Paste Master recognises certain text types, URLs, phone numbers, addresses and allows formatting as you paste. There is the option to save particular sets of clipboards, and several hotkey options. There is no clipboard sharing.

PTHPasteboard Pro 4

PTHPasteboard is comprehensive clipboard manager that supports multiple text and image clipboards, these can then be accessed via a customisable icon in the menu bar or from a floating window, clicking on an item in the clipboard history displays the application that the data was copied from and for text items shows the number of lines/words/characters and for images the size. PTHPasteboard also supports filtering of clipboard text allowing you to convert to unformatted text, convert to lower/upper case, change to Mac/Unix/Windows line endings. There is also a custom filter dialog that allows you to build your own filters for example to convert a list from a text document into an html list. It also allows the creation of custom clipboards. PTHPasteboard PRO's Syncing support takes advantage of Mac OS X's Bonjour technology to seamlessly sync your pasteboard items across multiple machines.

Savvy Clipboard

Savvy Clipboard holds a list of items that you copied — text fragments, graphics, URLs, multimedia data, or links to files — and lets you access them using this list from either a floating window or menu bar icon. You just select the needed item from the list, and it is ready to use from the system Clipboard, so you can paste it anywhere you want. While it is possible to export a list and transfer to another computer it does not support clipboard sharing.

ShadowClipboard

ShadowClipboard is another fairly comprehensive application, with unlimited clipboard sets, clipboard sharing, clipboard filtering and clipboard set backups, the clipboard history can then be accessed via an icon in the menu bar or from a window. It supports keyboard shortcuts, and shadowClipboard uses Apple's ZeroConf networking called Rendezvous. shadowClipboard clients will automatically recognise each other on a local network.

Stuf 2

Stuf 2 has a different way to share clipboards in that Stuf stores your clippings and can share them with any other Stuf users, even in a different country, with your permission of course. Stuf can use any network drive to share clippings, but they really recommend you use DropBox. Stuf 2 is available for both Mac and PC. It supports text and images and clipboard history can then be accessed via an icon in the menu bar.

So I bought PTHPasteboard which best meets my needs but obviously your needs may vary. There are also a couple of clipboard sharing tools Syncopy, which is nice because it supports Mac OS X and iOS, CrossClip which works between Mac, Linux and PC.

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FTranProjectBuilder updates

I’m not a Fortran programmer so I’ve perhaps not as close an eye on this as other areas, however looking at the Fortran IDE FTranProjectBuilder release notes it seems there have been 17 updates in the last 12 months. FTranProjectBuilder is now up to version 1.15 with new features being added at a steady rate. Of note for scientists FTranProjectBuilder has support for two of the most common parallel processing libraries. If your program is coded for MPI using OpenMPI or OpenMP and you have them installed, you can use FTranProjectBuilder to run on multiple processors. 

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These sites might also be useful

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High Performance Computing for Mac OS X

Installing C/C++/Fortran compilers on your Mac



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NEXT to Mac OS X

An interesting piece on Ars Technica

The legacy of NeXT lives on in OS X NeXTSTEP technologies still fuel Macs, iPhones, and iPads 16 years later.

http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/12/the-legacy-of-next-lives-on-in-os-x/

Readers might also enjoy this video

Gene Backlin: NeXT to X: A Trip Down Memory Lane


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iOS and OS X Graphing Library

iOS and OS X Graphing Library Free For Development

VVI today announced the availability of it’s graphing library for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Macs. Version 10.8.3 of the graphing libraries and frameworks, aka Vvidget Code, brings the following achievements:

  • Supports deployment to OS X versions 10.6 to 10.8 (Macs) and iOS versions 4.3 to 5.1 (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch).
  • Supports development on OS X versions 10.6 to 10.8 and Xcode 3.2 to 4.4.1.
  • Uses native API on deployment platforms for the fastest and most robust possible implementation. That is, Cocoa Touch for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and Cocoa for the Mac.
  • Use for development is free.
  • Eleven Vvidget-based applications available from VVI on the iTunes App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and on the Mac App Store demonstrate Vvidget Code in actual situations.
  • Applications based upon Vvidget Code are free-standing and require no additional installs. Vvidget Code itself can be installed using package installers or shared using free-standing Xcode projects.
  • Download and install instructions are at: Download And Install Vvidget Code

Please email sales@vvi.com for additional information.

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Latest Market Share Data

Net Applications have published the August data for Net market share. For the first time since Net Applications began collecting data the Mac share has topped 7% (7.13%), looking at the different versions of the Mac operating system 10.7 has 34%, 10.6 has 33% and 10.8 (Mountain Lion) has 20% after being available for barely a month.

In the mobile arena there has been little change over the last three months with iOS accounting for 66% and Android 21%, JavaME, Blackberry and Symbian continue to slowly decline.

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Mac and iOS Market Share Trends

Net Applications provide a monthly snapshot of the usage market share for various operating systems and platforms and while it is difficult to draw any conclusions from month to month changes it is interesting to go back and look at the change over longer time periods occasionally.

The June 2012 Mac desktop share stands at 6.72%, in June 2011 it was 5.67%, in June 2010 5.28%, in June 2009 4.74%, and in June 2008 3.70% so in the 4 years of records the Mac desktop share has nearly doubled.

In 2009 with the first analysis of the mobile usage market distribution iOS accounted for nearly 40%, JavaME 36%, Symbian 15% with Android on 2% since then we have seen dramatic changes in the market share with iOS now accounting for over 65%, Android up to 20%, JavaME down to 10% and Symbian almost eliminated with less than 2%. Mobile devices now account for more than 8% of the browsing usage up from around 2% two years ago.

The iPad accounts for nearly 37% of the mobile browsing usage and the iPhone 27%.

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WWDC 2012

Registered Apple Developers can now access over 100 session videos to get an in-depth look at the latest in iOS and OS X.

https://developer.apple.com/videos/wwdc/2012

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Continued rise of mobile browsing

The latests marketshare data from NetApplications is available, and while there has been a small increase in the Mac desktop share over the year up to 6.53%, perhaps the more interesting feature is the steady rise of mobile browsing. Over the year there has been a 50% increase in the use of mobile devices (smartphones+tablets) from less than 5% to 7.3%. Much of this is driven by iOS which now accounts for 63% of the mobile market share.

Looking at the weblog for the Macinchem website the results are similar with iOS accounting for over 7% of the visitors, software vendors need to think about support for mobile platforms if they have not already.

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Net Applications Mac global market share

The latest data from Net Applications is in, Mac OS X is up to around 7% whilst Windows is now down to just below 92%.

iOS continues to dominate the mobile/tablet market (60%), with Android (19%) and Java ME (14%) being the only others in to double figures.

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A comparison of Clipboard Managers

Update

This blog post is so popular I decided to create a specific page for clipboard managers,

For many years I’ve used the excellent Clipboardsharing to exchange the clipboard contents between my laptop and desktop machines, it also supports multiple clipboards. However it is not supported under Mac OS X 10.7.x (Lion) and the developer website seems to have disappeared. I spent a while looking at various alternatives and I thought I’d summarise my findings.

I should add I had a pretty clear view on my needs.

  • Exchange clipboard contents (text and images) between laptop and desktop machines running Lion
  • Have multiple clipboards
  • Ability modify text e.g. remove formatting

Nice to have

  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Option to encrypt clipboard contents before transfer
  • Also exchange clipboard contents with iOS devices

Clipboard Evolved

Clipboard Evolved features a clipboard-like window for managing clips, a menu bar icon, and now a cover-flow interface for quickly pasting clips. It supports both text and images, and Clipboard Evolved has eight "complex" animation options to choose from: Ripple, Copy Machine, Star Burst, Irregular Holes, Disintegrate, Swipe, Crystallize, and Dissolve. It does not support clipboard sharing.

ClipMenu

ClipMenu is a clipboard manager that supports a number of text and images types including Plain text, Rich Text Format (RTF), Rich Text Format Directory (RTFD), PDF, Filenames, URL, TIFF image, PICT image. The clipboard history can then be accessed via an icon in the menu bar or via a shortcut key. ClipMenu can manage re-usable text as snippet. You can select it from menu and paste it anytime. It does not support clipboard sharing.

Clips

Clips automatically generates and arranges copied items into Application-specific clipboards, these can then be accessed via a Finder like interface or via an icon in the menu bar. It also supports live search so you don’t have to scroll through them, just start typing in the Clips Board or Organizer and non-matching items will fly off the screen instantly. It does not support clipboard sharing.

Clyppan

Clyppan is a clipboard history application that keeps a list of text you have copied to the clipboard, these can then be accessed via an icon in the menu bar. Clyppan only supports text clippings, but the history is searchable and pressing the spacebar will give you a Quick Look-style preview of the clipping, it also does not support clipboard sharing.

CopyLess

CopyLess supports all data types supported by the Mac OS X clipboard and has inline searching and Quicklook integration to allow you to check what you are pasting, it also keeps track of the application the data was copied from. It does not support clipboard sharing.

CopyPaste Pro

CopyPaste Pro is a popular clipboard history tool that can then be accessed via an icon in the menu bar or a graphical browser, CopyPaste Pro also has a selection of clipboard tools that allow the user to manipulate the data on the clipboard. It also allows the creation of archives to store clips for later use. It does not support clipboard sharing.

CuteClips3

CuteClips 3 is a recent update, it supports text and images which can then be selected from a list. It supports shortcuts and has an extensive list of keyboard shortcuts for manipulating the list and pasting options. It does not support clipboard sharing.

iClip

iClip supports copying plain-text, rich-text, images, audio, video, or files and all can be accessed in a rather neat iClip dock that sits on the side of the screen, you either drag and drop to and from the iClip history bins or copy and paste. It is possible to preview images in clip bins which might be very useful if you are working a lot of the time with images. It supports keyboard shortcuts, but does not have clipboard sharing.

Jumpcut

Jumpcut is an open source application that provides multiple clipboards. Every time you copy some text it is added to the Jumpcut stack, these can then be accessed via a scissors icon in the menu bar. Alternatively you can view the list via a hot-key. It does not however support images and as far as I can tell no plans for clipboard sharing.

PTHPasteboard Pro 4

PTHPasteboard is comprehensive clipboard manager that supports multiple text and image clipboards, these can then be accessed via a customisable icon in the menu bar or from a floating window, clicking on an item in the clipboard history displays the application that the data was copied from and for text items shows the number of lines/words/characters and for images the size. PTHPasteboard also supports filtering of clipboard text allowing you to convert to unformatted text, convert to lower/upper case, change to Mac/Unix/Windows line endings. There is also a custom filter dialog that allows you to build your own filters for example to convert a list from a text document into an html list. It also allows the creation of custom clipboards. PTHPasteboard PRO's Syncing support takes advantage of Mac OS X's Bonjour technology to seamlessly sync your pasteboard items across multiple machines.

Savvy Clipboard

Savvy Clipboard holds a list of items that you copied — text fragments, graphics, URLs, multimedia data, or links to files — and lets you access them using this list from either a floating window or menu bar icon. You just select the needed item from the list, and it is ready to use from the system Clipboard, so you can paste it anywhere you want. While it is possible to export a list and transfer to another computer it does not support clipboard sharing.

ShadowClipboard

ShadowClipboard is another fairly comprehensive application, with unlimited clipboard sets, clipboard sharing, clipboard filtering and clipboard set backups, the clipboard history can then be accessed via an icon in the menu bar or from a window. It supports keyboard shortcuts, and shadowClipboard uses Apple's ZeroConf networking called Rendezvous. shadowClipboard clients will automatically recognise each other on a local network.

Stuf 2

Stuf 2 has a different way to share clipboards in that Stuf stores your clippings and can share them with any other Stuf users, even in a different country, with your permission of course. Stuf can use any network drive to share clippings, but they really recommend you use DropBox. Stuf 2 is available for both Mac and PC. It supports text and images and clipboard history can then be accessed via an icon in the menu bar.

So I bought PTHPasteboard which best meets my needs but obviously your needs may vary. There are also a couple of clipboard sharing tools Syncopy, which is nice because it supports Mac OS X and iOS, CrossClip which works between Mac, Linux and PC.

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Don't automatically restore documents when opening applications

One of the new features in Lion is the ability of applications to resume activity at the point an application was quit. This means that when you reopen an application it will open and display all the documents you were editing in the state when you quit the application. This is obviously very useful but there are times when you may not want confidential documents automatically opened and displayed when you open an application.

As far as I can tell there is no option to switch this off in an application by application basis so the best option might be to switch this off feature off completely. In the “General” section of the “System Preferences” uncheck the box labelled “Restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps”.

restore

Hopefully developers will update applications to do this on an application by application basis.

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HPC Mac OS X

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Creating Lion boot disc

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Lion compatibility

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Rosetta and Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)

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More Data Analysis tools

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Latest Data from Net Applications

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Net Applications Market Share

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XQuartz update

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Spectroscopy Applications for Mac OS X

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Mac market Share

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Creating Mac Apps using Ruby

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iNMR link to DOSY toolbox

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Review of MOE (2009.10 release)

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Mac Developer Program

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Preventing Spotlight Indexing files

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Millsian Molecular modeling

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gfortran on Snow Leopard

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Mac OS X programming course

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Added Indgo to application listings

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VVI update and Code Reference Manual

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MacReseach Tutorials

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Scientific Programming Course

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KNIME Desktop for Mac OS X

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Which Mac OSX version do scientists use

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Top MacInChem Searches

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Absoft Fortran Compiler

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Grand Central Dispatch in FreeBSD

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OpenCL

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Zephyr Updated

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Grand Central Dispatch

Grand Central Dispatch now open source and tutorials available.
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Snow Leopard books etc.

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Aabel Updated

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OpenCL lecture 3

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OpenCL

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Snow Leopard out on Aug 28th

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X11 for Mac OS X updated

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Snow Leopard

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Snow Leopard

Mac OS X Snow Leopard: The Missing Manual. Read More...
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Another Application added

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Mac Usage at Universities

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Scientific Programming

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SARchitect

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Developers needed

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Aabel Review

  • A new review of the statistics, data analysis and plotting application Aabel.
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Books on Mac OS X programming.

  • I regularly look at the Google search terms that users enter on this site and I notice that recently there have been a number of people looking for programming resources. So if you are looking for a suitable Christmas present here are a collection of books that I've heard good things said about.
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Mac OS X and Unix

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Vortex: Cheminformatics data analysis

I’ve just added a review of Vortex a cheminformatics tool import files in a variety of formats, it provides depiction and structure based searching, together with property calculations tightly integrated with excellent charting and analysis tools. Read More...
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Mac Market Share Update

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Updates roundup

A list of updates that may be of interest.
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Tips for using Preview

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Molecula Numerica

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StatPlus:mac updated

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EndNote updates

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X11

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Virtualization

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Updated Stats site

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Top Queries

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Added APBS

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VMware

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Zodiac website

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Mac Market Share

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Rapidweaver

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Zodiac

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Reference Management Software

It seem that there a number of updates DevonThink, Sente, and Reference Miner have all been updated.

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Reference Managament Software

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X11

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VMWare

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iNMR News

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Updated Mac Usage at Universities

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Molegro Data Modeller

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Statsplus:mac

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Peacock

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Avogadro

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Hibridon

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ChemBioDraw Updated

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smi23D

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More ChemDraw issues

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New version of iBabel

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Ligandscout

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New version of iBabel

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Marvin Update

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CUDA, is now available on Mac OS X

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Compiling Fortran on the Mac

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3D Animations of Organic Reactions

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The continuing rise in the Mac OS marketshare

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Computing performance of Apple Hardware

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Instant JChem Review

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Chenomx NMR Suite

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Marvin Updated

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Aabel

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Mavin Review

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SPSS 16 available

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An Applescript Droplet that uses a command-line application

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Applescript Lecture

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Intel Compilers

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CLC Workbench

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LibraryMCS

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Print Folder Contents

An applescript to print the names of all files and folders within a chosen folder (and sub-folders) using a couple of unix commands wrapped in an applescript. Read More...
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NAG libraries for Intel Macs.

The Numerical Algorithms Group has announced the release of the NAG libraries for Intel Macs.
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OnScreen DNA

DNA visualization tool available. Read More...
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Applescript Tutorial 9

Embedding chemical metadata into image files. Read More...
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Aabel updated

Just in from Gigawiz, Aabel updated for Leopard. Read More...
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Applescript tutorial 8

Getting chemical structure embedded in images. Read More...
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proFit updated

ProFit updated for Leopard. Read More...
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X11 in Leopard problems

In Leopard, Apple switched from XFree86 to X.org for its X11 implementation. This seems to have caused a number of issues.
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TinkerTool

A new version of TinkerTool is available. Read More...
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Chemdraw Plugin

Issues with Chemdraw plugin. Read More...
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Scientific Applications under Mac OS X 10.5

It is often difficult to find compatibility information about scientific applications under a new version of the operating system. Read More...
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Papers

I see that the reference management application Papers has been updated. Read More...
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MatLab under Leopard

Mathworks are reporting that MatLab runs under Mac OS X 10.5 there are two significant issues with running Simulink on Mac OS X 10.5: Read More...
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Mathematica Player

Ever wondered how you might share Mathematica notebooks with people who don't have a copy of Mathematica?
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Multicore processing

Is the trend towards multi-core processing leading towards major problems ahead? Read More...
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mMass

mMass - Open Source Mass Spectrometry Tool Read More...
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Using a web Viewer to render structures

Using a web viewer within the FileMaker database to display a web page that uses the chemdraw plugin to render the structure. Read More...
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Migrating from Parallels to Fusion

There is a very useful article on MacCentral regarding "Migrating from Parallels to Fusion". Read More...
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Updated Reference Management Applications

Updated Reference Management Applications page Read More...
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Comparing version number in applescript

Using the applescript command "considering numeric strings" Read More...
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A Review of the latest version of ChemBioDraw

I've written a review of the latest version of ChemBioDraw (AKA ChemDraw) Read More...
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Bringing Scientific Applications to Mac OS X

Poll to test "Test the water" on brining applications to Mac OS X Read More...
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MOE

Updated MOE Review Read More...
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BibDesk

BibDesk has been updated. Read More...
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EndNote XI

EndNote has been updated to version XI Read More...
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Gigaelement FFTs on x86-based Apple clusters

Yet more from the Advanced Computation Group. Read More...
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Aabel

Aabel has been updated Read More...
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LigBuilder

Compiling LigBuilder under Mac OS X. Read More...
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Virtulization under MacOSX

A comparison of the different ways to run Windows applications on a Mac. Read More...
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Reference Management Applications

Page Updated

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Reference Management Applications

A list of MacOSX reference management applications.

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Support for Quicklook and coverflow for ChemDraw files

I sent in a request to Cambridgesoft asking them if it would be possible to support Quicklook and coverflow visualization of Chemdraw files

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How to Properly Use SSE3 and SSSE3

How to Properly Use SSE3 and SSSE3 (and Future Intel Vector Extensions) Read More...
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Apple Advanced Computation Group

Advanced Computation Web Page Read More...
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Combining PDFs an Automator Workflow

How to combine multiple pdf files.

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