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.
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!
This week’s Terminal 101 tip will help you solve both simple and complex equations through the command line without having to launch a dedicated application. With the Terminal and bc (a command line-based basic calculator), you’ll be able to perform quick calculations in long string formats, and even set variables and refer to them throughout the equation.