OS X Mavericks is finally here, so MacLife proudly presents a series of informative how-tos to keep you updated on what has changed and how to use it. Check back often to learn more about the newest Mac operating system from Apple.
One of the main features of OS X Mavericks is the long-awaited tagging abilities built right into the operating system. Tags are available in all system-owned Save panels, in the iCloud file browser, and of course in Finder as well. From viewing, to searching, to sorting, tags make all of these tasks easier. Continue reading, and we’ll show you how to define tag meaning, tag items, and view those tagged files with ease in Mavericks.
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We've all been in the shoes that the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland was in. "I'm late, I'm late for a very important date," he sang. The difference is when it happens to you, there's probably less singing and more expletives. Luckily, your iOS device has the capability to keep you from ever missing an important event ever again. From unique features to eye-grabbing interfaces, this list will direct you toward calendar applications that will keep you on track and up-to-date with your own life.
While you can easily use Spotlight to find that missing file, it's nice to be able to open up Documents and have all your folder nicely organized. With Labels, you can add a bit more of an organizational element to your folders to easily flag down project files or identify the folder with all of your secret, personal stuff. Read on to find out how to get things in order in with Labels.
Cable management is an ongoing battle for many road warriors. Some of us just stuff our cables into various pockets in our bags. Others actually have small, individually labeled bags to keep their piles of cables separated and ready to unleash at a moments notice. Meanwhile, accessory companies continue to release more and more cable-management systems. They’re usually just a piece of plastic that you wrap the cable around once, then realize you’ve wasted your money and toss it aside. But the Quirky PowerCurl manages to actually be useful, and it strikes a good balance between easy and OCD. And wow… it’s orange!
If your Downloads folder is so stuffed with disk images, random MP3s,
and PDF bank statements that you’re starting to get afraid to look in
there, you need Hazel. If your Desktop is cluttered with so many icons
that it takes more than 30 seconds to find one, you need Hazel. This
über-useful System Preference pane lets you create rules to keep
specific folders automatically organized and maintained, so it’s
perfect for those problems. But Hazel doesn’t just move your files
around--it can rename them, run scripts on them, and so much more.
Your iPhone or iPod touch is an entertainer, communicator, and some
might even say friend. And while it’s OK to harbor such warm and fuzzy
feelings--as long as you don’t try to make out with it--your device can
also crack its virtual whip to, well, make you a better person. With
the right apps, you can turn it into a drill sergeant, teacher, and
personal assistant. Whether you’re expanding your horizons for New
Year’s resolutions or just catching up on old goals, the iPhone can be