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Name Your Own Price With The Double Down Mac Bundle [Deals]

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This Cult of Mac Deals offer won’t just save you time on your Mac, but it will save you money as well. That’s right. We’ve partnered with 2 great developers to bring you The Double Down Mac Bundle! You pay what you want for Find Any File and if you pay more than the average price, you’ll also receive Shortcuts.

But you’re not just saving money and helping developers with this offer. We’ve also chosen three charities: Child’s Play Charity, World Wildlife Fund, and Creative Commons, that we believe make a significant and positive impact across the globe. 10% of your entire purchase will go to help whichever charity you choose.

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Enable Spotlight Indexing To Re-Index Your Mac Hard Drive [OS X Tips]

Enable Spotlight Indexing To Re-Index Your Mac Hard Drive [OS X Tips]

A while back, we wrote up a tip on reindexing the hard drive on your Mac using Terminal. Recently, a Cult of Mac reader emailed us to let us know it wasn’t quite working on his end.

Rob,
I read your post on using terminal to reindex the hard drive on a mac. Any idea why when the command is executed the terminal displays “Indexing disabled.”?

Thanks,
Mike S

Here’s what he had to do to get it working again.

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Ending Soon! Keep Your Mac Clean With CleanMyMac Double Pack [Deals]

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So you got a new Mac over the holidays. (Or your old Mac makes you wish that you did.)

Well, this Cult of Mac Deals offer will keep that newly-minted Mac running like the day it was unboxed and get your old Mac running like new again. With this exclusive promotion you’ll get the CleanMyMac Double Pack which will keep two of your Macs clean and free of clutter – for life – and for only $25!

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Keep Your Mac Clean With CleanMyMac Double Pack [Deals]

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So you got a new Mac over the holidays. (Or your old Mac makes you wish that you did.)

Well today’s Cult of Mac Deals offer will keep that newly-minted Mac running like the day it was unboxed and get your old Mac running like new again. With this exclusive promotion you’ll get the CleanMyMac Double Pack which will keep two of your Macs clean and free of clutter – for life – and for only $25!

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Use Spotlight On Your iPhone or iPad To Find Apps In Folders [iOS Tips]

Use Spotlight On Your iPhone or iPad To Find Apps In Folders [iOS Tips]

Where *is* that app?

We all have too many apps, I’m guessing. As an app aficionado, I have hundreds of apps across several pages, many of them buried within folders. iOS is organized for visual memory; I’m usually flipping through pages and looking for the app I need based on where it is on the page, how the icon looks, and what other apps it’s near.

Once past the first page or two, however, and especially in folders filled with a bunch of apps, that visual strategy starts to break down. Typically, I’ll swipe right from the Home screen and type in the name of the app, then tap on it to launch it. This works fine, but eventually takes more time than just knowing what folder the app resides in. Here’s how to find out.

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Use Keyboard Shortcuts To Navigate Spotlight [OS X Tips]

Use Keyboard Shortcuts To Navigate Spotlight [OS X Tips]

Power users know that the more you can keep your hands on the keyboard, the faster you can get things done on your Mac. That’s the reason keyboard shortcuts exist, like Command-C to copy text, or Shift-Command-3 to take a screenshot. It’s perfectly acceptable to move your mouse to select the command from a menu, of course, but the keyboard shortcuts are just faster.

Spotlight, like most other OS X apps, has several shortcuts that can help you get around much more quickly.

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New iOS Tweak Brings Twitter, YouTube, App Store Searching To Spotlight [Jailbreak]

New iOS Tweak Brings Twitter, YouTube, App Store Searching To Spotlight [Jailbreak]

Make Spotlight even better with a simple jailbreak tweak.

Spotlight is, in my opinion, one of the most underrated features of iOS. I know so many people who don’t use it, yet I find it indispensable when it comes to searching for emails, notes, contacts, and apps I’ve hidden in a folder somewhere. And with SLightEnhancerSearch, a new tweak for jailbroken iOS devices, it’s even better.

SLightEnhancerSearch enhances Spotlight by introducing the ability to search YouTube, Twitter, Amazon, the App Store, and lots more — right from your home screen.

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Apple Needs To Add These Useful Features To Spotlight In iOS 7 [Video]

Apple Needs To Add These Useful Features To Spotlight In iOS 7 [Video]

I can’t remember the last time I really used Spotlight on iOS. I guess it’s cool. It brings up some pertinent stuff that you search for, but it’s not really a precise tool you can use with pinpoint accuracy, so most of the time it just gets neglected on most iPhones.

My fingers haven’t really been aching for a iOS Spotlight overhaul, but after watching this concept video by Cody Sanfilippo, I’m starting to believe there are a lot of great possibilities Apple needs to explore by heavily integrating apps into Spotlight. Just watch the concept video below to see all the cool things Apple could do to make Spotlight in iOS 7 truly amazing.

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New In iOS 6: Apple Logos In Spotlight, Live Home Screen Previews In Wallpaper Settings

New In iOS 6: Apple Logos In Spotlight, Live Home Screen Previews In Wallpaper Settings

We’re still digging up new iOS 6 features. Image courtesy of William Gamache ((sorry, you need Javascript to see this e-mail address)).

It’s been a week since Apple released its first iOS 6 beta, and we’re still digging up new features. We reported some improvements to the keyboard this morning, and now we’ve found some enhancements to Spotlight and wallpaper settings.

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Find Definitions Quickly With Spotlight [OS X Tips]

Find Definitions Quickly With Spotlight [OS X Tips]

Chances are if you do any kind of writing on your Mac, you’ll need a definition of a word from time to time, whether you’re writing for your job or writing for pleasure, writing an email or an anti-corporate screed for your blog.

There are many ways to get a word’s definition on your Mac, including the built-in dictionary app, using a site like Dictionary.com, or the like. Did you know, however, that the file index and search app, Spotlight, also allows you to find a definition super quick?

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