Finder has changed a lot over the years and, while we’re big fans of the tabbed windows in OS X Mavericks and Yosemite, we were disappointed when old-style colored labels vanished, and also when the sidebar icons became depressingly monochrome. But where Apple no longer provides, enterprising third-party developers are often there to fill the void. One such example is XtraFinder, and here we'll show you how to use it.
Fans of "read later" services Pocket and Readability will be overjoyed to hear that both services have made some big announcements this week, including the debut of a "smarter" Pocket for iPhone and iPad now available.
Configuring firewalls can be frustrating, especially if you have to manually add applications, port numbers, or IP addresses that can pass through. Fortunately, applications like IceFloor that help simplify this process. This free Mac App allows you to enable and disable services, applications, and hardware with ease, and with its advanced mode, you can also manually block specific port numbers. Read on to learn how to use this impeccable tool.
The Mac OS X Finder is the first thing anyone sees when you boot a Mac, and that’s one thing that hasn’t changed since 1984. One thing that has changed, however, is all of the ways we interact with the seemingly simple user interface -- especially after the introduction of Snow Leopard 10.6.
With more than 10 sharing features built right into Mac OS X, Apple gives you the ability to share almost anything from your Mac. Whether you’re sharing a printer, scanner, file, or even a website, there’s a little something for everyone in the Sharing preferences pane. In this post, we’ll walk you through what each of the sharing preferences do, and how you can put them to good use.
Over the course of 10 generations, Apple has turned the quaint music player software into a veritable media monolith -- complete with apps, video, books and even a virtual storefront where you can buy them all. But with each new version, subtle new features are often introduced and overlooked by the average user.
I’m having a strange problem with Apple Mail. Sometimes when new email messages arrive, I get the new mail sound. But other times when new email messages arrive, Mail doesn’t make any sounds at all. Any ideas as to what’s going on here?