Every Monday we show you how to do something quick and cool using built-in OS X utilities such as Terminal, Apple’s command line application. These easy hacks can make life better and simpler, and don’t require any knowledge of coding — all you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
It can occasionally become important to know and understand your public IP address for your Internet connection. Whether you're running your own server, or potentially using SSH to connect remotely, knowing your public IP can be beneficial. Unfortunately, most of the ways to find out your public IP address require visiting arcane websites or calling up your ISP (Internet Service Provider). Fortunately, there's an easier way thanks to the Terminal. Continue reading and we'll show you how to retrieve your public IP address.
It's been a week since Apple unloaded many of its plans for iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, but very little was actually said about one of Cupertino's more controversial software efforts — and there may be a good reason for that.
Wondering if brash T-Mobile US CEO John Legere will be out of a job after Sprint gobbles up the scrappy rival carrier? According to Bloomberg, Legere may actually wind up installed as CEO of the combined company, leaving current Sprint CEO Dan Hesse cashing unemployment checks instead — presumably with a big severance package for his troubles. Just the mere thought of it is probably enough to give Verizon Wireless and AT&T nightmares...
OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 continue to be the gifts that keep on giving for developers, who are still making new discoveries as they wind down their first week of working with the latest operating systems.
Are you the sort of Spotify listener who prefers not to rely on spotty wireless connectivity to blast your jams? Good news: The music streaming service released a new iOS update this week that lets paying Premium members download an entire library for offline listening all at once. If that's not enough to kick off the summer months, read on for more cool news you might have missed as the week wraps up.
As each new version of Safari is introduced, it’s always intriguing to see which new features designed to make web browsing easier have been included. Safari 7’s major improvements focus on three main areas: the sidebar, password security, and plug-ins. We'll show you how to make the most of these features.
Thanks to our ever-growing libraries of music, movies, photos, games, productivity apps, and everything else, the internal memory of our iOS devices doesn’t go quite as far as it used to. That’s where LaCie's new Fuel drive comes in. With the ability to hold more than 500 full-length films, 160,000 songs, or 190,000 photos, Fuel’s full terabyte of storage gives our iOS devices all the extra space you need, and its light, rugged enclosure won't add too much extra weight to your rig. Unfortunately, it comes with a few setup and security issues you’ll have to work around.
Those of us who have been around the personal computer block for a while remember the pain and agony of having to download and install software updates — a practice that now looks positively quaint in the era of app stores and stealth updates. The folks at Opera announced this week that Opera 22 for Mac and Windows is jumping on the silent update bandwagon, along with fresh new theme-based looks. And hey, after you update to the latest version, surf back here to catch up on everything you missed yesterday...
iOS 8 may have gotten most of the attention at Apple’s WWDC keynote, but the fun stuff isn’t limited to iPhones and iPads. Yosemite will bring the biggest update to OS X in years, combining desktop-level power with the elegance of iOS to create a stunning environment that will make even old Macs feel new again. Here are the features we’re looking forward to the most.