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!
Today, we're starting a new series of tutorials for Terminal 101. Over the next few weeks, we'll take a look at the Google Command Line Tools and how you can use them to access Google's online service offerings right from the Terminal on your Mac. For now, we'll take a look at how to install these command-line programs on your Mac and get them operational, so that you can use the upcoming tutorials.
Happy iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c Day! We have to admit, it's been quite a week around MacLife.com, what with the release of iOS 7 on Wednesday and now new devices to drool over, savor or enjoy. But before you go thinking that Thursday was just another boring day full of post-update depression, read on to find out some of what was making headlines yesterday.
Is the iPhone 5c selling as well as Apple might have hoped? After the first weekend of online preorders, the company's online store still has ample stock of the contract models which show Sept. 20, while the unlocked models vary depending upon color and capacity, with some variations slipping to a Sept. 25 ship date. And then there's Apple's complete silence, which is making investors nervous once again...
As two-factor authentication becomes more widespread, users start relying more on apps like Google Authenticator, which thankfully received a much-needed facelift — and, less thankfully, one show-stopping bug.
The big news on Tuesday was Apple's official confirmation of a media event scheduled for September 10, exactly as the rumor mill had predicted. While no one outside of Cupertino knows for sure what's coming, it's a good bet we'll see the latest iPhone (and maybe a candy-colored cheaper version) as well as any other surprises in store with iOS 7. While we're waiting, here's a look at what else went down on Tuesday...
You may not have heard of Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi just yet, but something tells us the departure of a prominent executive from Google's Android team to that company might change that in the future.
If you're looking for a flagship Android handset instead of waiting it out for the next iPhone to arrive, Google Play is now offering the unlocked Nexus 4 for what you'd usually pay for a device on contract.
Apple's iOS may not allow us to make goofy modifications to the home screen or use Bluetooth mice with our iOS devices, but as a recent report from the Department of Homeland Security shows, there's plenty of reasons to be glad for that closed system. According to the report, which is based on statistics from 2012, Google's Android service is responsible for 79 percent of all mobile malware.
So there's a rumor making the rounds that Apple might actually release iOS 7 (and maybe even the new iPhone) on September 10, the date when many expect Cupertino to hold its next media event. As much as we'd love for that to be true, we're just skeptical enough to want to ignore such chatter as the mad ramblings of Apple fanboys -- but it would be an interesting surprise from a company who has been a little light on rabbits in its hat these days. While you ponder that, let's get to the recap!