With WWDC 2014 right around the weekend corner (literally), heck no you don't want to shut your computer down. Why, this week's news is chock full of rumor, leak, speculation, and the ravings of analysts. Ahem, we mean the well thought out considerations of those with virtually no evidence. On with the show!
Believe it or not, email used to actually be a productivity-enhancing tool -- although by now you're probably drowning in a deluge of spam, sales pitches, and social media notifications. MailHub is a plugin for Apple's Mail that aims to help you quickly sort through the useless stuff, and focus on the messages that are truly important. Learning to use MailHub's many options takes some effort, but you'll learn to speed through, deleting, filing, and setting reminders with an arsenal of keyboard shortcuts.
The Mac|Life 101 series is where you can come to learn new and simple ways to do things with Apple’s desktop and mobile operating systems. Whether you’re new to the platform, or just want to learn a new technique, then MacLife 101 is for you.
Spotlight is not only a great way to search for files in the abyss on your hard drive, but it’s also a great tool for productivity. There’s several hidden features that make Spotlight a power house for getting things done on your Mac. From being a calculator, to letting you launch apps, we’ll show you all of the tricks that make Spotlight so powerful.
It's the battle of the social media titans. LOL, JK. Facebook unveiled some rather interesting stuff today if you like searching among your friends for plumbers or Grateful Dead fans (you probably know who, right?) and making calls to your Facebook friends. And on the other hand, former player MySpace is letting itself be used by Justin Timberlake to launch his new album. Heck, they're probably paying him. What a gig. So what else happened that wasn't about social media? Let's have a peek.
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!
Dealing with text in the command line can be a bit overwhelming for some, and mistyping a command wastes time. Fortunately, there are some handy keyboard shortcuts to help you edit text more efficiently — we’ll show you how to use them in this week’s Terminal 101.