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!
There are many reasons you might want to see what application is currently writing to the disk drive on your Mac. Particularly if you've got an app that's running a little slow, and you want to know why. Writing to the disk is still one of the slowest processes your Mac can perform, and when an app is eating up time writing files to the disk, it can make your entire system feel sluggish. With the fs_usage Terminal command, you can see exactly which process is writing to your drive frequently.
Since its original introduction in Leopard, Apple has since improved the Time Machine backup feature drastically. In Mountain Lion, it now supports backup encryption and multiple separate backups to different drives. Now you can have a full backup of your Mac at home and at work, and we'll show you how it's done!
Encrypting your external drives can help protect your data from peering eyes. No matter what type of external drive you have -- whether it's a thumb drive or a USB-connected platter-based one -- you can encrypt it and seal its contents right from within the Finder.
With SSDs becoming the norm, keeping your Mac’s disk clean is vital to ensuring that you always have space for apps and important projects. You might think your apps are the main space hogs on your hard drive, but many more resources contribute to disk use than just apps. Continue reading to learn about the ways that you can free up space on your Mac.
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!
Today, Apple released Lion Recovery Disk Assistant software in order to better serve users who have a need to create recovery partitions on external drives. The software builds upon Apple's Recovery features within Mac OS X Lion by adding support for creating a Recovery Disk on external drives.
In these heady days of cloud computing and inexpensive gigabytes of data storage, it’s hard to remember how we all survived with floppy disks -- especially now that Sony has announced they’re killing them.