Every week 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!
If you use a multi-user system, then you're probably very well acquainted with the login window that appears when you boot up your Mac. This login screen usually doesn't do much except allow you to get into your system; however, you can easily add a custom message for the users on the system (such as important information for logging in). Continue reading, and we'll show you how to utilize this to create your own custom text in the login view.
Americans woke up Tuesday after a long Memorial Day weekend to be greeted by a $50 discount off Adobe's Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements bundle (normally $149.99) until this Friday, May 30 at 11:59 PM PST. That's quite a good deal for the consumer photo and video editing software for Mac and PC, which requires no discount code to use. Who says MacLife.com doesn't like to save readers money...?
Thursday brought with it plenty of gifts for Mac and iOS users, including the free Pixelmator 3.2 "Sandstone" update we first told you about last month, which adds an all-new Repair tool, 16-bit per channel support, lockable layers, and the ability to convert selections into shape for the Photoshop alternative. But there's plenty more to talk about from yesterday, so let's dive in — we'll see you back here on Tuesday after the Memorial Day break!
Mail Pilot for iOS debuted in early 2013 as a third-party attempt to build a better mobile email client. The developer has since turned its attention to the Mac platform, with the same modus operandi: Incoming missives are treated as tasks that can be checked off, swatted aside, or resurrected in the future. For someone who frequently treats his inbox as a to-do list already, this sounds like a match made in heaven.
Apple appears to be on the move again, this time leasing a seven-building campus in Sunnyvale, California with plans to house nearly 1,500 employees there. According to The San Jose Mercury News, the Sunnyvale Crossing deal will offer Apple 290,000 square feet of space on top of the enormous "spaceship" campus already under construction in Cupertino, which adds another 2.8 million square feet of space... no pun intended. Now here's a quick look at what else made headlines yesterday!
Microsoft served up its latest Surface Pro on Tuesday, sidestepping the tablet wars by going straight for the throat of MacBook Air owners. But the move couldn't come at a worse time, as The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that China has now banned Windows 8 from new government computers, effectively slamming the door on any potential big contract shipments there. But hey, they still have plenty of consumers to sell them to... right?
Finder is always running on your Mac. Its smiley face, at the left-hand end of the Dock, has been a key component of the Mac desktop since the 1980s. Every new version of OS X adds some enhancements to the Finder, even if some of them aren't immediately obvious. That’s why we’ve compiled this guide to getting the most out of the Finder when using OS X Mavericks.
Former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts has only been at the helm of Apple Retail for three short weeks, but a new report claims the latest veep plans to shake up the future of Cupertino's brick-and-mortar stores in a number of ways.