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Logic Pro X

$199 in the Mac App Store. There’s also a new iPad companion app, Logic Remote, that’s free on the App Store.

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Graveyard Orbit

We each have a Graveyard Orbit of our own. A place we put old tech to die. A closet, an attic, or an out of the way corner of the basement where retired Macs await their fate. Obsolesces, hardware failure, or the next big thing have forced them from our sides.

Thomas Brand compares, almost poetically, the many cupboards we have full of old tech to the final orbit that satellites move to when they’ve outlived their usefulness.

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IFTTT for iOS

So when are IFTTT going to start charging for their services? Seriously, it’s worrying how much I rely on a service that I can’t pay for.

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Setting up a hosted email solution with Microsoft Office 365

FreelanceSwitch:

Google isn’t the only player in the hosted email game and another software giant looking to provide you with a hosted solution is none other than Microsoft. In this part of our series, I’ll show you how to set up Microsoft’s Office 365 service that provides a hosted email solution that proves an excellent alternative to Google Apps.

Continuing my series of setting up hosted solutions for freelancers and micro businesses at FreelanceSwitch, here’s a tutorial for those wanted a hosted Microsoft Exchange email service using Microsoft’s own Office 365.

Incidentally, Office 365 is the service I use for hosted email.

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Create your own custom extension for PopClip

MacTuts+:

PopClip is one of our favourite apps on Mactuts+ and one of the reasons why is its support for extensions. You can perform actions on selected text using PopClip that makes it extremely versatile, whether you want to open a link in another browser, search for the selected text in Google or add it as a to-do to Things, PopClip provides an iOS-style pop-up menu that makes doing these tasks easy.

In this tutorial, I’ll be demonstrating just how easy it is to create your own extension for PopClip to perform a custom action.

PopClip is one of my favourite apps, providing an iOS-like contextual menu for OS X. What’s more, it supports extensions that can be written in a number of different ways.

Over at Mactuts+, I’ve written a tutorial to get started with creating your own extensions for PopClip.