OS X has evolved and became better of the years, and while it's changed names, at its core, it's still the same basic operating system that Steve Jobs introduced back in 2000. Over the years, Apple has added new features, and new shortcuts as well. That's why we'd like to present to you the top 5 OS X tips and tricks that all Apple users should know. Once you learn how to use them, you'll wonder how you ever lived without them.
You can change the way the Dock in Mac OS X works from within System Preferences to adjust its size, edge position, magnification level, and more. But System Preferences doesn’t tell the whole story, because Apple hides a number of extra options from the user interface. We'll show you how to access those options and customize the Dock as you see fit.
Every Monday 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!
You may have come accross applications that run in the menu bar without cluttering your Dock with an icon, but did you know that any OS X app can be made to work this way? Continue reading and we'll show you how.
So Apple cut prices on their iMacs and put a little bit of spec bump into things, but what are you paying for and what are you getting for that money? We've got some of the standout items like Mac minis (get 'em while they're hot) and the usual assortment of slashed price laptops. But what can you get in a refurb iMac for the same price as the new iMac? Let's take a look.
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!
The Dock has been a staple of OS X, making access to frequently used and opened applications easier than ever. The dock doesn't have many customizations out of the box in OS X, though. Fortunately, with a bit of Terminal hackage, we can change the position of the Dock so that it doesn't always appear in the center of the screen when positioned to the sides or bottom of the screen. Using this trick, we can pin the Dock to the left, center, or right. Continue reading and we'll show you how it's done.
The latest iPad and iPad mini models hitting the refurb counter is still big news if you're looking to pick up a tablet and hoping to save some dough, so we have some great deals to start things off in that realm. Then a regular member of the weekly deals, the MacBook Air sees some serious price drop action. Plus, what should you do with the money you save? Why, buy gear for your new devices of course.
With reports that Retina Display is in the mix for the latest round of MacBook Airs, maybe that's what you're saving up for, or maybe that is just gonna prove too pricey or you need a machine yesterday. Well, you're in luck, because we've got some sweet deals on yesterday's models and this is just the place to save some dough.
Well, it looks like you guys snatched up all the Mac minis that were on offer last week, as it appears refurbia is fresh out at the Apple Store. Well, surely there's still plenty of good deals out there on Apple products small (and big). Let's go find out.
The existence of the Mac mini on the refurb rolls is like a cycle. Sometimes it's there, sometimes it's not. Well, this week, fans of the little desktop that could, you're in luck. We've got a few highlighted here and Apple has plenty more. Plus, a little something for everyone in the Apple computer line, and all of it hitting that sweet spot of under or just a bit above $1,000. And that's not even getting into our iOS gear bonanza. So let's dig in.
OS X Mavericks is finally here, so MacLife proudly presents a series of informative how-tos to keep you updated on what has changed and how to use it. Check back often to learn more about the newest Mac operating system from Apple.
Many users have upgraded to Mavericks from Mountain Lion with the best of intentions, but if your workflow revolved around some of the things that changed with Mavericks, then you may be less than excited about the new features. Some of these, including full-screen apps, each display getting its own Space, and the Dock and menu bar available on multiple displays, can be tweaked back to the way they behaved in Mountain Lion. We'll show you how.