Every New Year, millions of people around the world pledge to lose weight by exercising and eating better. Many sadly do so with a piece of triple layer chocolate cake in their mouth. But we can't really blame them -- with busy schedules and easy access to junk food, it can be difficult to maintain an effective diet and worthwhile workout regimen.
Over the past eight years, Valve has perfected digital PC-game distribution through its storefront and community client, Steam. The service's importance to Mac gamers is huge -- remember when you needed a Windows rig to play Half-Life 2 or Team Fortress 2? Or try your hand at virtualization, or dual booting? Well, if recent rumors are true, the business relationship between Valve and and our favorite Cupertino company could be expanding.
We’ve covered a lot of powerful Terminal commands over the past few weeks, but this week, we’re going to show you the smaller, softer side of Terminal commands. We’ll show you 3 user tricks that can be used. From authenticating as an administrator after typing a command with sudo !! to seeing who’s logged into your system with who, there’s a terminal command that can be run in almost any situation.
This has happened to me too many times before: I buy a pair of shoes at full price one week, only to discover that they're 20% off a few days later. It's definitely what you'd call a "first world problem," but it's infuriating. I would have loved to save the $20 and put it toward a bag of groceries or, more frivolously, a belt to match those shoes. ShopAdvisor for your iPad can help you avoid these kind of situations by bookmarking the product you're looking for and alerting you when it falls below a certain price.
There's been a lot of scuttlebutt passed around on the internetover the last two weeks, and it's all pretty awesome. This week, the rumor mill is churning that Ivy Bridge MacBooks may be closer than we think. The Apple Store has a depleting supply of Sandy Bridge MacBook Pros, which makes room in the back for brand new hardware. Also, the iPhone 5 could be the biggest handset refresh we've had since the iPhone 4's rounded corners, and Apple could be working on software to help beginning developers get their bearings with app development. Let’s get down to business, shall we?
Whenever I see the word "vintage" on new product, I tend to scoff a little bit. In the case of XtremeMac's Vintage Sleeve for the new iPad, I definitely let out a groan. But once I took the sleeve out of the box and placed my iPad inside, I began to give the product a little credit for what it's good at: protecting my expensive tablet device.
A nasty lawsuit is being leveled against Apple and five other companies, and this time not by another smartphone manufacturer, but by the United States of America. Selling ebooks is all fun and games until someone starts price-fixing.
Cue the "dun dun" and let's break down the situation as the hammer falls.
Your next Mac will have a faster processor, snappier graphics, and better communication skills, right? And your next iPhone, iPad, and iWhatever will be similarly juiced, eh? Well, yeah--but don’t count on those improvements to continue forever, unless there’s a significant breakthrough in chip-making technology.
Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
Last week, we showed you how to use Terminal’s find command to search for misplaced items on your Mac. This week, we’ll take it a bit further by showing you how to use the find command in conjunction with other commands to copy files found in your search criteria to another location on your Mac. This can be especially handy when you need to round up a large batch of files (like your music) to copy them to an external hard drive or move them to one local folder.
Okay, what are you doing this weekend? You're probably going to try and catch up on your favorite television shows, right? You should consider forfeiting that time to learn about the periodic table instead. No, I'm serious. And if you can do it for free and with your iPad, why wouldn't you?