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!
Here's a cool little trick that lets you place your OS X Screen Saver as a background image on your Desktop, creating nice photo slideshows or animated backgrounds that you wouldn't ordinarily be able to accomplish without additional software. Continue reading and we'll show you how it's done, and how you can get back to your original Desktop when you get tired of it.
The first of December is here, and while your neighbors may have already overdone it with the Christmas decorations, you might want to join in on the holiday fun. With a few free applications, you can bring the cheer to your desktop with holiday lights, a festive background, and a serene snowfall screen saver. Read on to find out how!
Many people use the Flickr photo sharing service as an alternative to the MobileMe "Gallery" feature. Unfortunately, the screen saver preference lacks the option to create a screen saver from Flickr. Sure, you could download and deal with plug-ins, but what if you want to use the default photo screen saver options in Mac OS X? This can be done with a little ingenuity and a great RSS-conversion tool.