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.
Do software companies have an obligation to keep new features around after they've been introduced? Apple has become somewhat notorious for yanking iWork and iLife features in the name of iOS app feature parity, and companies like Twitter are actively adding and then removing new options all in the name of experimentation — including the ability to direct message users who don't follow you, which headlines today's overnight recap.
Although we never like to see anyone's Apple gear get stolen, sometimes it can have a different kind of happy ending -- such as a laptop that secretly starts sending images from its new home for the entertainment of others.
The minimalist HiddenRadio blends into its surroundings, but when you whip out your iPhone and start streaming music to it over Bluetooth, its full, balanced sound is sure to demand attention. We're giving away the HiddenRadio that we recently reviewed, and the company also provided a 20% discount code we'll share after the jump...
If Jony Ive designed a Bluetooth speaker, it might look like this. Then again, if Jony Ive designed a soup can, it might look like this. The HiddenRadio blends into its surroundings, with no visible buttons or controls. You twist it on its sturdy base to reveal the speaker, and control the volume the same way: more speaker showing means louder music, and you just twist it all the way closed to turn it off. It connects via Bluetooth 2.1 or a hidden aux-in jack, and we got the best results leaving the audio device at around 80 percent volume, and then fine-adjusting by twisting the HiddenRadio.
The Menu Bar may seem like the most static of OS X's features, but it's actually got a few tricks up its sleeve that most users aren't aware of. For one, there are a few hidden features that you can activate to help you track your computer's status at a glance, and you can rearrange the Menu Bar items in any order you please. Read on to find out how.
Who needs the rumored “Find My Mac” feature in the upcoming Mac OS X Lion? In the case of a stolen MacBook, all that was required to catch the thief who nabbed it was the built-in iSight camera and a blog outlining what the suspect was up to.
iMovie is a great piece of movie editing software for beginning to intermediate videographers, but did you know it can handle some advanced features like picture-in-picture? This simple trick can improve the professional look and feel of any iMovie project and we’ll show you how you can put a custom logo as a lower third in any of your videos.