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!
Welcome to the last of our series of posts about Google's Command Line Tools (next week, we'll continue our regular series of Terminal 101s). For this final post, we wanted to show you how to use Google Docs from the command line. Google Docs is a great service that lets you stow all of your documents in the cloud, and even edit documents like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. In this Terminal 101, we'll show you how to download, edit, upload, and delete your documents stored in this Google service. Let's get started.
Our iPhones and iPads are ubiquitous devices that come with us wherever we go, but because of this they can also get clouded up with data that we might not actually need. Take email for example: sometimes you just want to wipe your phone clean of all that superfluous data and face the day with a fresh, clean slate. Fortunately you can do so in just a few steps.
OS X is fantastic, and I cherish the power of the iLife suite and other default applications that came with my Mac. But some apps, like Preview or Mail, I don't use on a day-to-day basis. In fact, I've replaced them with Adobe Acrobat and Sparrow, but when I write an emall or open a photo, these default apps still launch. Fortunately, there's a way to get rid of them and replace them with applications I'd rather have launch instead.
If you've ever had your online accounts "hacked" into, you know how imperative it is to protect yourself when you're using a public computer.
The first line of defense can be your browsing habits. When using a public, or friend's computer, you should always use private browsing mode, or at least clear your browsing history before leaving. In fact, there are times when you need to erase, or hide, your browsing history at home. Hey, maybe you're shopping for something special for someone that lives with you. We're not here to judge.
A lot of people sleep with their iPhone by their bedsides, since an iPhone makes a great alarm clock. However, sometimes the incessant email alerts, push notifications, SMS alerts, and phone calls can keep us from actually drifting into a sweet, sweet slumber. In this week's tips, we'll show you how to silence those notifications, as well as show you how to monitor your data usage, monitor the memory on your iOS devices and walk you through the difference between deleting and archiving your Gmail inbox.
This week's tips are for the iPhone, iPod touch, and the iPad, with some helpful tidbits on how to rearrange your app icons, delete apps on your iOS devices, save website images to your Camera Roll, and how to reset Safari by clearing its cache, history, and cookies.
My roommate played an April Fools’ prank on me by deleting a bunch of files from my Mac, an iMac running Snow Leopard. When I busted him on it, he said, “They’re still in the Trash can. Just drag them back out.” Well, I’m a stickler for organization, but I don’t recall where each and every one of those mistakenly trashed files used to reside. Is there a third-party utility that can help me? I’ve password-protected my Mac in the meantime.