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!
There are little options when you want to keep private things private in today's digital world. For securing native digital objects, encryption is your best option, especially when it comes to those easy-to-lose removable devices. Read on to find out how to keep your USB thumb drives secure by encrypting it and the files on it.
If you've ever used a large file discovery tool like Daisy Disk, you may have stumbled upon a peculiarly large filed dubbed sleepimage. This file is a by-product of Safe Sleep and it's basically a saved state of your Mac's memory when it goes to sleep. MacBooks especially use this function your contents before the battery completely loses its charge. When you start up your system, the Mac will restore this data from the sleepimage file.
Regardless of how important this file may sound, it's actually completely unneccessary. So why not free up some hard disk space by eliminating it? Read on to find out how.
There's no denying that Twitter's one of the easiest platforms for sharing your thoughts. As such, there are a flurry of featured-packed apps for both Mac and iOS that let you use Twitter to post your blurbs, share your photos, and let everyone know where you're hanging out. Here are five of our favorite Twitter clients.
Sometimes, there are applications on your Mac that devour up all that precious disk space, leaving you with not much storage for documents, music, and other applications. These apps sometimes do so without any indication, which can be frustrating when you're in desperate need of a few extra megabytes. Read on to find out how to reclaim that disk space and keep those apps from occupying your Mac.
The Mac App Store has grown tremendously over the past year. After all, you can only get your Lion update as a digital download. But Mac newbies may feel incredibly overwhelmed by all this new stuff. Hey, Windows wasn't exactly a cake-walk either. With these ten apps, new Mac users can get better situated with OS X. Read on for the handy list.
In the mood to do some housekeeping on your Mac? Onyx for your Mac can do it all, for the low, low price of free! Free is wonderful, and especially when it comes to keeping your system fresh. Onyx has been around for awhile now and with every new iteration it just keeps getting better. You can use for tasks like drive verification, system maintenance, and getting rid of extraneous files. It's been updated for Lion, so let's take a look!
Because of the Mac App Store's widespread availability, developers are starting to optimize top iOS hits for the Mac, plus blockbuster releases and past favorites are filling up the virtual store shelves. If you're seeking a stellar recent game to play on your own or with your family, here are eight options worth considering.
The first of December is here, and while your neighbors may have already overdone it with the Christmas decorations, you might want to join in on the holiday fun. With a few free applications, you can bring the cheer to your desktop with holiday lights, a festive background, and a serene snowfall screen saver. Read on to find out how!