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 Contacts app on the Mac is great, but many users rely on Google Contacts to store and view contact cards for people. If you're not syncing Google Contacts with your Mac or iOS device, then you have to access your contacts from your Google account in a web browser — or not. As we'll show you today, you can also use the Terminal alongside Google Command Line Tools to access your contacts without ever leaving the command line. Continue reading, and we'll show you show to list, create, and delete contacts with your Google account. And as a bonus, we'll also show you how to generate a CSV file containing your contacts as a backup.
Has it really been 16 years since Yahoo! unveiled its own brand of email upon the world? Indeed it has, and the company isn't taking its sweet 16 for granted, with a massive overhaul of the entire experience on desktop and mobile.
Like many eager iPhone 5s buyers, the device we ordered at 12:01 AM PST last Friday showed up Wednesday, and it took the better part of the day to restore a huge collection of apps from iCloud -- not to mention re-enter all of our passwords. Pro tip for readers: Restoring from an iTunes backup is the better choice! If you choose to encrypt such backups, passwords will be automagically restored at the same time. And with that, on with today's recap!
Tuesday was an exceptionally busy day for the tech world, and we wound up clipping probably three times the usual number of news items for possible inclusion in today's recap as a result. But instead of dumping all of that on you at once, we've managed to distill it down to the five stories you'll want to read up on most -- so dig in and enjoy!
Tuesday finally saw Apple pull the trigger on the latest update to OS X Mountain Lion, and as usual for Cupertino, the release notes barely scratched upon the biggest improvement: No more viewing iMessages out of order on the Mac! But Apple was busy on other fronts, satisfying local government with a report on its new Campus 2 project while preparation has begin for WWDC 2013. Read on to find out more details!
Will you be jumping on the Adobe Creative Cloud bandwagon come June 17? If you're still on the fence, Adobe has addressed a few early concerns about the shift to subscription-based software in today's recap, while Gmail is again reinventing the inbox and Amazon prepares to be a more universal login for your web and mobile life. But that's not all, so read on and get a heaping handful of what else went down during the last 24 hours…
Whether you use a Mac, iPad or iPhone, the last 24 hours or so have produced some welcome updates to your favorite apps -- including universal support for Mailbox, and signups for the next version of 1Password for Mac.
Google is making a big push for Hangouts to be your new best friend, but users of the company's free Voice service are discovering that enabling messaging on their Gmail account eliminates convenient access for the elder service.
Monday's big news certainly centered around Adobe MAX 2013 and the company's big shift to Creative Cloud as its primary product offering starting next month. But that doesn't mean there weren't other stories making the rounds that didn't come from the Los Angeles Convention Center, so sit back and take a quick ride through a handful of the ones that caught our eye.