Auto-Reader for Safari

Screen Shot 2013-09-06 at 14.56.03Automatically enter Reader on any page for which Reader is available.

Safaris ‘Reader’ feature is one of the main reasons I use Safari most of the time, on my Mac. I also use Chrome (mainly for it’s syncing features), but I always come back to Safari when doing any serious news trawling.

I built this handy little Safari extension, based on example code from Apple. Download the extension here.


Get a fusion drive on your old Mac

“Setup a Fusion drive on any Mac capable of installing a hard drive and SSD together”

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My 2011 iMac has an SSD and a 2TB drive inside. However, they both show up as separate volumes on my Mac. Using this simple guide, I was able to combine both drives to create a faster ‘Fusion’ drive which makes management of photos, movies etc much easier for me.

Source: OS X 10.8.3 Now Offers Fusion Drive Possibilities For Non-Fusion Drive Equipped Macs | Other World Computing Blog.

The end of roaming charges

Consumers will next year be able to use their mobile phones across the European Union for the same price as at home, it is planned, after officials voted to fast-track major reforms of telecoms regulation.It will cost the same to use a smartphone on the Continent as at home under the proposals

via EU to end mobile roaming charges next year – Telegraph.

Some good news from Europe for a change, and some interesting food for thought.

Does this mean that I will now be allowed to pick up a pre-pay sim card in, say, Germany, and use it as my primary sim in Ireland? Can I now shop for the best rates in all of the EU?

Apple Live Stream of WWDC 2013 Keynote

Apple to Stream Live Video of WWDC 2013 Keynote to Apple TV - Mac Rumors

With just hours to go before today’s keynote at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off, the company has brought back its “Apple Events” channel on the Apple TV, indicating that it will be streaming live video of the event.

Update: You can also watch the stream live on from any Mac or iOS device.

via Apple to Stream Live Video of WWDC 2013 Keynote to Apple TV – Mac Rumors.


Since SoundCloud quietly discontinued their Mac App Store app, I’ve been looking for alternatives. I found an open source app called SoundCleod. Although it is simply a web view wrapper, it provides a proper dock icon, and you can use all the playback keys on your keyboard, which is essentially all I want from a music app.

Like the sound of it? Go grab SoundCleod for free.