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!
There are many times when you need to run a shell script or command at regular intervals. This can be to clean up your system or run maintenance tasks on your computer. For these jobs, you'll want to use something called "Crons." A cron job is a simple way of specifying a command and run interval to the operating system. We'll show you how to create these jobs, and how to remove them once they become unnecessary.
iPhones have long been the offenders of waking us up in the middle of night with beeps, buzzes, and bright flashing screens. Fortunately, Apple has found a solution for those sleepless nights (and times when you'd rather just not be bothered) in the form of Do Not Disturb mode. When you place your phone in this mode, your device will remain silent until you're ready to deal with notifications.