Awesome Links #28: Gift Ideas, Mac Automation Guide, Surviving Holidays

The final Awesome Links of the year brings some links that offer gift ideas (for those of you who’ve yet to pick up gifts for the holidays), a guide to automate your Mac – whether it’s something you received as a present or have had for some time – and how to get through this especially stressful time of year.

Use Facebook Places and Foursquare to Find Last-Minute Gift Ideas

It’s the holiday and festive season around the world which also means an increase in exchange of gifts among people. This tip by a Lifehacker commentator is sure to come in handy at this time of year. He mentions how one could make use of the new location tools, namely Facebook Places and Foursquare, to get better gift ideas.

75 Essential Small Business Resources From 2010

Mashable has published a mammoth list of small business resources that includes a number of tools that can significantly enhance the productivity of not only a person running a small business, but of every one who makes use of computers and internet for work.

The AWESOME Automation Guide For Mac Users

If your primary computer is a Mac, then this PDF guide by MakeUseOf is meant for you. The very first lines of the post say, “Work smart, not hard. That’s the idea behind Mac Automation, a technology built into Apple’s OS X but frequently underutilized.” That’s enough to give you a picture of what the guide is all about. You guessed it right – productivity, of course!

The Twelve Days of Calmness: How to Survive the Holidays with Aplomb
Lets admit it – the holiday season can be overwhelming and stressful. With all the buzz and activity around you, it’s never easy to manage everything and also have fun at the same time. I recommend reading this article by Lisa Johnson over at the FeelGooder blog, in which she talks about ways to spend the holidays without losing your enthusiasm mid-way.

The Big Picture – 2010 in Photos
And finally, since this is the last Awesome Links of 2010, I’ll conclude by sharing this amazing collection of photos from around the world captured by’s reporters and showcased on their well known site – The Big Picture. Some truly amazing photos.

Happy Holidays!

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Abhijeet Mukherjee is the editor of Guiding Tech, a blog that publishes in-depth articles and tutorials on all things tech, including mobile news and tutorials. He's been into web working since 2008 and continues to enjoy each day of it. He loves to interact with people so hit him up on Twitter.


  1. Bakari-Mac Automation Tips on the 27th December

    Hi, thanks for posting a link to my MUO Guide about Mac Automation. Just thought I’d let you and others know that I also run a blog site on Mac Automation ( if you’re interested in more tips and resources on this subject.

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