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!
Here's a cool little trick that lets you place your OS X Screen Saver as a background image on your Desktop, creating nice photo slideshows or animated backgrounds that you wouldn't ordinarily be able to accomplish without additional software. Continue reading and we'll show you how it's done, and how you can get back to your original Desktop when you get tired of it.
The long wait for Mac OS X 10.9.3 ended this morning when Apple released it to general users after close to two months of developer testing. Along with several minor improvements, the update enhances 4K display support for the new Mac Pro and the 15-inch MacBook with Retina display. Also included in the update is a significant improvement to iTunes's podcast interface.
Every week 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!
With the Terminal application, you can do a lot of cool things that would normally take a few clicks. This is no exception: Using the Terminal, you can easily change the volume on your Mac. This could be a Mac that you are currently using that may not have smart keys for the volume, or could be a remote Mac that you're connected to via SSH. Continue reading, and we'll show you how to do this simple task.
When it comes to selling things online, it’s no surprise that the top dog is Amazon, which movedsome $67.8 billion worth of products in 2013 and derives all of its income from digital storefronts. However, there’s a new #2 in town, and according to trade publication Internet Retailer (via The Wall Street Journal), that’s none other than Apple.
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!
The Dock has been a staple of OS X, making access to frequently used and opened applications easier than ever. The dock doesn't have many customizations out of the box in OS X, though. Fortunately, with a bit of Terminal hackage, we can change the position of the Dock so that it doesn't always appear in the center of the screen when positioned to the sides or bottom of the screen. Using this trick, we can pin the Dock to the left, center, or right. Continue reading and we'll show you how it's done.
The latest iPad and iPad mini models hitting the refurb counter is still big news if you're looking to pick up a tablet and hoping to save some dough, so we have some great deals to start things off in that realm. Then a regular member of the weekly deals, the MacBook Air sees some serious price drop action. Plus, what should you do with the money you save? Why, buy gear for your new devices of course.
While the old Mac Pro limped along, receiving half-hearted updates (and wasn’t even available for sale in some countries), Tim Cook promised that Apple was “working on something really great” for pros. We expected to see something new and unusual, but the extent to which Apple has reinvented its high-end desktop is astonishing.
Skype has long offered video call capabilities for more than two users on Mac (and PC) — but only when at least one had a paid Premium subscription plan in effect. Now, the company has eased that restriction, making group calling available free as of today to all computer users, along with those on Xbox One. And iOS users may be next to be added to that list.
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!
Since OS X Tiger, Spotlight has been a feature that OS X users have become accustomed to. It was revolutionary for its time, but many users have no need for the space that Spotlight takes up in the menu bar of OS X. If you're a user of Launchbar, Alfred, or another application that has a similar set of features, then you may not have a need for Spotlight at all. Fortunately, with a little Terminal trick, you can have Spotlight hidden from your sight in the OS X menubar. Continue reading, and we'll show you how it's done.
GameStop, the popular video game retailer and reseller, is apparently getting into the Mac business in a big way. And not just for games; as the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports (via MacRumors), the company's looking to expand the operations of "Simply Mac" stores across the United States to provide Apple products to (increasingly few) locations that still don't have access to an Apple retail store.