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!
AirDrop is the Ad Hoc wireless transfer utility that can be found inside of the Finder on Mac machines running OS X Lion or higher. This allows you to transfer files over wireless mechanisms like Bluetooth and Ad Hoc Wi-Fi, but most older Macs don't support these methods of wireless transfer. Fortunately, you can make your Mac use any available network interface for transferring files via AirDrop, thus enabling AirDrop on any Mac running Lion or greater. Let's take a look at how it's done.
The new Notification Center feature in Mountain Lion is a helpful feature for some users, but it can cause a serious headache if you don't use it. If Notification Center is bugging you, you can disable it with a Terminal command. Continue reading and we’ll show you how.