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!
Occasionally, you may need to convert plain text files to PDF to more easily share them over the Internet or email. Sure, you could use the vast majority of applications with a rinting feature coupled with OS X’s ability to “Print to PDF,” but if you’re working in a command-line interface, there’s a simple way to do it, and we’ll show you how with two freely available tools: enscript and ghostscript.
Adobe may have given up on getting native Flash onto Apple’s iOS products (for now), but that doesn’t mean they haven’t continued searching for a back door onto the wildly popular devices. Their latest tactic is an Adobe Labs project codenamed “Wallaby,” which converts Flash into iOS-friendly HTML5.
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.
Some of us here at Mac|Life headquarters have a penchant for loud, dancey music. Sometimes, those beat-ific artists have special mixes that are not yet available for purchase in the iTunes or Amazon MP3 store, which is really unfortunate. But then we'll find a YouTube video of the song (usually paired up with a static visual of the artist) and repeatedly groove to that downloaded FLV file, though this process can become a bit tiresome overtime. What if we want to take the song with us on the go and load it up on our iPods? Fortunately, that's what audio extractors are for, especially free ones.
Read along to find out how to extract the audio from your FLV files, and keep the music alive.