The miniStack may have started life as a third-party companion for the Mac mini, but with each new iteration, it becomes a nice complement to any Mac -- especially now that an optical drive is part of the mix.
Welcome to our new weekly column, Terminal 101, where 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!
This week, we'll show you how to burn, erase, and eject stuck discs with Terminal. Read on!
With the new MacBook Air and Mac mini, Apple has decided to completely remove optical media from the actual device. Sure, you can purchase a $79 SuperDrive add-on, but who wants to spend more money? If you already have another Mac lying around with an optical drive, we’ll show you how to use CD/DVD Sharing in OS X to share your optical media over the network with your disc-less Mac.
Lion is Apple’s first disc-less distribution of Mac OS X, and as such, is leaving many users with slow or no internet connections without any fun today. We’re going to show you how to easily burn your Lion installer to a disc in order to install the OS on a computer without a network connection, or even as a way to make an emergency backup copy of your $30 investment.
If the various applications Apple built into Mac OS X are the spokes of the big wheel that makes up our computers, then the System Preferences window would have to be the hub that connects them. But how much do you really know about what goes on in that window?
Over the course of 10 generations, Apple has turned the quaint music player software into a veritable media monolith -- complete with apps, video, books and even a virtual storefront where you can buy them all. But with each new version, subtle new features are often introduced and overlooked by the average user.
On Tuesday, Roxio took the wraps off the latest versions of its disc-burning media toolkits, Toast 11 Titanium and Toast 11 Pro. It’s been over two years since the company released Toast 10 after a stream of annual updates, but Toast 11 looks like it may be worth the wait.
Just imagine, a little over 20 years ago we were barely able to drag a mouse across the screen, let alone get around a desktop interface without typing in a few command lines. Forunately, things have drastically changed, but the command line still provides a powerful way of interacting with your Mac.
Unfortunately, most Mac users never dive into Unix because of how intimidating it can seem at first. But familiarizing yourself with it -- even a little bit -- is a good idea for your coding arsenal. We rounded up some of the most utilized Unix commands you should know so you can get started tinkering with Terminal.