FTPloy: First Look

In this blog post, I will briefly cover git and version control, but the purpose of this article is to introduce and review FTPloy. By no means am I a git expert, so I suggest you do you own research and find your favorite workflow. The Problem If you’re a web developer working with any…

Forgot Mac Password? How to Reset Your Mac Password (with or without CD)

So you forgot your Mac password… uh oh. Don’t worry, it happens and you aren’t out of luck. You’ll need to reset the forgotten password and there’s several ways to do this, we’ll focus on the two best methods; one does not require a Mac OS X installer CD and is a great hack, and…

Mac Pro 2013

Apple doesn’t normally preview upcoming hardware, so when Tim Cook & Co. whipped out the new Mac Pro 2013 at WWDC 2013 this week you knew the company was particularly proud. Throwing away the old-style tower and completely rethinking not only the design, but the internal architecture, cooling, expansion, and ethos of a workstation, the Mac Pro…

Best browser: which should you be using?

We wanted to show a Pinterest board called Kittens, Kittens, Kittens, but wimped out Related stories Google Chrome 23 arrives, brings Do Not Track support Google Chrome overtakes Apple Safari Mozilla proud that Firefox made everyone’s browsers better Competition among browsers is more fierce than ever. Chrome and Firefox release 72 new versions every week,…

MySQL Admin and Development Tools Round Up

The most popular and best open source database is MySQL. Simple as that. It is consistently fast , reliabile and very, very easy to use. One of MySQLs main features is its cross-platform support, it will run on almost all operating systems, including Windows, OSX, Linux and many more. So, MySQL is the best database,…

Moving from a Drobo to a Synology NAS

I’ve been using a Drobo connected a Mac Mini server for about 5 years. It’s performed well and I have not had a single complaint about the device. I’ve had at least six disk failures and the Drobo handled them like a champ. But things die and I like to be prepared. I expect this…

The 10 Top Text Editors for OS X

Obviously, the text editor is a key tool for any coder. There’s a lot of different uses for one: you can take simple notes or you can write thousands of lines of code. This article will help you find the right text editor for you. Espresso     Espresso turbo-charges your workflow with the…

Use a Single External Hard Drive for Time Machine Backups and File Storage

Having regular backups of your Mac is a necessity, and there is really no easier way to consistently back up your Mac than by using the excellent Time Machine feature of OS X. But with the enormous size of external hard drives and their prices becoming cheaper and cheaper, it’s not always necessary to dedicate an…

Self Hosted Shopping Carts: Magento and WooCommerce Compared

Magento There are always people debating about Magento hosting, and whether you need Magento optimized hosting. The fact is a successful Magento webshop does require a lot of server resources. A simple installation of Magento can run on basically any type of hosting or server though, as long as you have a minimum memory allotment of 256…

13 Places To Watch TV Online for Free

13 Places To Watch TV Online for Free If you don’t have cable at home or if you just want to watch TV and movies while your using your PC, then you should check out the list below which lists the best free online TV services I’ve discovered. There are a few Advantages of online Tv: * Interactivity –…

Build Your Own Fusion Drive

Introduction Fusion Drive for Mac gives you the best of both worlds: super fast workflow and speed, thanks to the SSD (Solid State Drive) and high-capacity storage space on the traditional hard drive. Apple sells the Fusion drive as a $799 option with the new Mac Mini and iMac. In this tutorial we will look…

9 free open source ticket systems

A ticket system (also issue tracking system, trouble ticket system, support Ticket or incident ticket system) is a computer software or web based package that manages and maintains lists of issues, as needed by an organization. Ticket systems are commonly used in an organization’s to create, update, and resolve reported customer issues. There are 3…

26 Online Backup Services Reviewed

Online backup services work much like traditional backup software. With an online backup service, however, your important data is transmitted over the Internet and securely stored on a server in a professional data center. The advantage of having your important data backed up off-site, away from your home or business, is that it’s safe from…

Managing DNS Using Mac OS X Mountain Lion Server

The most impactful aspect of the changes in OS X Mountain Lion Server at first appears to be the fact that DNS looks totally different in the Server app than it did in Server Admin. For starters, most of the options are gone from the graphical interface and it looks a lot less complicated, meaning…

How to Install and Set Up Mac OS X Lion Server

Apple’s offered the gift of Lion Server to anyone who’s willing to drop an extra $50. Previously, you could only get OS X Server bundled on your Mac mini Server or Mac Pro, or pay $499 for Snow Leopard Server. By lowering the price, now more end users can afford Apple’s server offerings. In this…

10 Excellent Online Payment Systems

In this article, we’ll be reviewing my top 10 online payment systems for accepting payments on the Web. While many of the companies on this list have been available to online merchants for years, many are also now getting into new areas of online payments such as social commerce and in-store online card reader systems.…

The 11 Phases of a Web Developer’s Career (As Illustrated by Memes)

The career of a web developer is an interesting one with many slopes. Considering a learning curve this steep, you can fully expect to live through periods of frustration, enlightenment, self-righteousness, and every mindset in between. In this article, we’ll have some fun, by reviewing each of these phases through the lens of a meme!…

Top 10 Basecamp Alternatives software

We all love and use Basecamp for its mind-blowing performance and simplicity. Basecamp might be the most commonly used web platform for online project management and project collaboration. However, since its inception, many other solutions have been created offering almost all the basic and advanced features available on Basecamp at a very low price or…

MySQL Showdown: Querious vs. Sequel Pro

Administering databases is not generally an exciting task, it’s right up there with TPS reports and their cover sheets. So why then, are you using the command-line MySQL client to administer your MySQL databases when you have a nice shiny user interface provided by OS X at your disposal? The people behind Querious and Sequel Pro asked the same…

Inside Stripe, The PayPal Competitor

Editor’s Note: Stripe raised an additional $20 million of financing in early July. The Series B round was led by General Catalyst, with angels ranging from Peter Thiel to Aaron Levie, as. Earlier this year, we got the first inside look at the startup, founded by brothers Patrick and Jonathan Collison. Off of Ramona Street…