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!
Have you ever accidentally pressed the power button on your MacBook, only to find that you now have to go through the process of awakening your computer? While your Mac will awaken faster than any other computer on the planet, it's still an annoying process. Fortunately, you can change the behavior of the power button so that it displays a dialog instead of powering down your computer. Continue reading to learn how to do this.
If you're lucky enough to live in one of 15 markets, AT&T wants to blanket your domicile in the soothing comfort of automation and security, all controlled from the palm of your hand with most any smartphone.
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!
Rsync is a piece of utility software that comes standard on most Unix-based systems, providing the ability to synchronize files both locally and remotely. The difference between rsync and cp (the Unix copy command) is that rsync can use compression and smartly determine which files have changed, allowing the synchronization process to happen much faster than just a standard copy. Whether you need to back up your files or simply keep a copy elsewhere on your computer, rsync can save the day (and some time). Continue reading, and we’ll show you how to put this free tool to use on your Mac.
Users love Dropbox and with good reason: It keeps our stuff conveniently available in the cloud whenever we need it. There’s just one problem: Creating links to share these files with others has never been exactly easy -- until today.
Don't get us wrong, we love iOS more than words can describe. That said, the grass is sometimes greener on the Android side of the smartphone fence. To show you what we mean, we've put together a gallery of 10 things baked into the Android OS that we'd love to see, shall we say "liberated", for use with iOS.
TiVo has released version 2.8.1 of their Desktop Software. In addition to just a few new settings, the software adds export support for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. This update affects both Basic and Plus versions of the TiVo Desktop Software, but only the Plus version gets the added export options.
Many Mac users were angered by Apple's switch from matte and glossy
screen options, to glossy screen LCDs exclusivley on most of their
Macs. If you're a glossy hater, things are looking up. A new rumor
circulating the Internet leads us to believe
that Apple will be bringing back the matte screens of the past.