From AppleScript to Automator, there's pretty much nothing you can't automate on the Mac. That includes starting up and shutting down your Mac on a schedule. By implementing a schedule, you'll never need to touch your Mac's power button again. Fire up System Preferences and read on to learn how it's done.
If you don't want someone else to see your work while you're away from your desk, then it can be important to lock your screen -- all of your applications and documents will stay intact, but will be password protected until your arrive back to work. Read on to learn about two ways to lock your Mac's screen.
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The web is an inherently unsecure place. Fortunately, with a few tips and tricks, you can safely navigate your way through the digital wild west. Read on to learn how to digitally secure your Mac and enhance your safe web browsing habits.
OS X is fantastic, and I cherish the power of the iLife suite and other default applications that came with my Mac. But some apps, like Preview or Mail, I don't use on a day-to-day basis. In fact, I've replaced them with Adobe Acrobat and Sparrow, but when I write an emall or open a photo, these default apps still launch. Fortunately, there's a way to get rid of them and replace them with applications I'd rather have launch instead.
Safari is a great web browser that is fast, based on WebKit, and provides many great Apple-supplied features, such as Reader. However, there are a lot of hidden features and tricks that Safari has up it's sleeves. We'll expose these features in this article.
Before we get started, we'd do well by advising you not to leave your Mac unattended in a public place. That's an expensive -- and highly coveted -- machine! But sometimes, nature calls, or that second latte is all you need to keep chugging along with work for the afternoon. Take the neccessary precautions to make sure that your laptop stays put and, more importantly, that your private information stays unrevealed.
Sorting through email can be a pain, but if you have the right rules set up in Mail, you can spend less time trying to control your inbox and more time doing things that are important. Read on to find out how.
Apple is known for its supreme aestethics and design, though it's not exactly regarded as the most customizable of platforms. Luckily, there are some Terminal tricks that can be used to do things like disable icons from the Desktop, enable a simpler Finder window, and show X-ray-style folders. Read on to find out how!
Apple has a history of placing easter eggs -- hidden, and sometimes funny objects, text, or apps -- in their hardware and software over the years. We've compiled a gallery of our favorite easter eggs that have appeared both in Apple hardware and software over the years. Read on and tally off how many you've seen!