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!
Last week in our Terminal 101 column, we talked about how to use the basic features of the tmutil program, which allows you to use Time Machine through the command line interface. This week, we’re going to cover how to use some of the advanced features of the tmutil program to do things like checking the status on local backups, enabling and disabling them, creating a new local backup, and more.
There are plenty of GPS apps in the App Store for turn-by-turn navigation, but few are dedicated to route planning or exploration. If the built-in Maps app isn’t getting the job done for you, the folks at CoPilot may have just the thing -- and it’s free and universal.
With the holidays right around the corner, 'tis the season to both spend and save. The internet provides endless avenues for deals on goods, but nothing feels better than saving money while supporting your local economy. Need a helping hand on how to find great savings in your area? These 10 apps will help you save on everything from local travel and shopping to dinners and parking, all in your own neighborhood. Best of all, nine of these apps are free, allowing you to put more of your hard-earned bucks to better use elsewhere.
If you’re a fan of Flipboard or Zite, you’ll immediately understand the concept of Editions by AOL, a new iPad-only daily “magazine” personalized to your interests and presented in a decidedly sexy new way. But will that be enough for AOL’s new effort to stand out in this increasingly crowded market?