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.
Monday saw a few big changes at mobile payment startup Square, with the demise of the company's Square Wallet app and the launch of a new Square Order app, which allows users in San Francisco and New York City to order ahead for their next meal. No word on when the service will expand to other locales, but today's recap features a couple of other tech companies making life easier for all of their customers...
Apple giveth, but sometimes Apple taketh away -- case in point, the iPad’s orientation lock switch, which is being converted back to the mute switch it was originally intended to be with the forthcoming iOS 4.2. But what if we like our current hardware-based orientation lock switch? Tough bananas, says Steve Jobs.
This week's tips focus mostly on the iPad, but one of them will work on a iPhone running iOS 4. You will learn how to stifle your iPad's loud noise making tendencies, get more out of Mail previews, use the iPad dock more effectively and how to become your own iBook publisher.