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!
If you use a multi-user system, then you're probably very well acquainted with the login window that appears when you boot up your Mac. This login screen usually doesn't do much except allow you to get into your system; however, you can easily add a custom message for the users on the system (such as important information for logging in). Continue reading, and we'll show you how to utilize this to create your own custom text in the login view.
Apple’s seemingly endless shopping spree continues unabated, as it has reportedly acquired LuxVue Technology, a Santa Clara, California-based company that specializes in power efficient micro-LED screens for electronics. TechCrunch reported the news this afternoon, and when asked for comment, Apple provided its usual pseudo-confirmation statement: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.”
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!
Last week, we covered how to change the format of screenshots captured by the built-in OS X screen capture utility. This week, we want to tackle the way screenshots are saved, specifically taking a look at where they're saved. By default, OS X saves these screen captures to your Desktop on OS X. We'll take a look at how to change this location to something more appropriate using a simple Terminal command. Let's get started.
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.
Many users have upgraded to Mavericks from Mountain Lion with the best of intentions, but if your workflow revolved around some of the things that changed with Mavericks, then you may be less than excited about the new features. Some of these, including full-screen apps, each display getting its own Space, and the Dock and menu bar available on multiple displays, can be tweaked back to the way they behaved in Mountain Lion. We'll show you how.
There's little doubt that smartphones and tablets are changing the way we consume content once intended for the television screen, and new apps like Yahoo Screen aim to update that experience for the 21st century.
When Apple refreshed QuickTime Player in OS X Snow Leopard, they added a feature that many users didn’t know about: screen recording. Without using any fancy software, you can create a video of your Mac’s screen, complete with recorded audio from the built-in microphone. This feature can be used to create easy-to-follow screencasts that can be sent to anyone in order to better explain a visual topic.
Today we’ll show you how to put this feature of QuickTime Player X to work.
If you don't want someone else to see your work while you're away from your desk, then it can be important to lock your screen -- all of your applications and documents will stay intact, but will be password protected until your arrive back to work. Read on to learn about two ways to lock your Mac's screen.
It may be iPad 2 day, but that doesn’t mean that speculation about the next iPhone can’t also be newsworthy. If recently released engineering diagrams are to be believed, the iPhone 5 may indeed have a larger, edge-to-edge screen.
As rumors of a new, smaller “iPhone nano” swirl across the pipes, a report from Taiwan indicates that Apple may choose to go in the other direction for the next iPhone -- essentially keeping the same form factor but increasing the screen size to four inches to better compete with Android smartphones.
Although the screen resolution of the next iPad continues to be the subject of much debate, a new batch of photos from a Chinese repair shop appear to show that the iPad 2 display will, at the very least, be thinner and lighter than the original model.