While many of us are perfectly content not to know the inner workings of how apps are sold on the App Store, no one likes to be cheated -- such as a developer with lower scruples swapping out screenshots after an app has been approved.
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!
Snapping screenshots is a pretty easy task in OS X, but not all of the screenshot options are available to you right from the keyboard shortcuts. Through the Terminal, however, you can take timed screenshots, copy the screenshot to the clipboard, and even mute the annoying shutter snap sound. In addition, this method can be used with SSH to capture those hard-to-get screenshots remotely, like the Mac OS X login window.
Follow along, and we’ll show you how to do this and more with the screencapture command in Terminal.
Whenever I take a new screenshot in Lion, the file appears on my desktop with the screenshot date and time, rather than displaying a filename. It’s cumbersome and difficult to distinguish between the images. How can I change the default name for my screenshots?
Apparently Apple let a sly one come past us. The Automatic Download sections in the general preferences have been updated to include the new iCloud syncing features. You can now turn off and on music, apps, books and decide whether or not you want to automatically update over-the-air or Wi-Fi.
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.
Mac OS X is a beautiful operating system with a nearly flawless UI, we won't deny that. But, for people with an eye for detail, it gets even better. Here's a gallery of 20 beautifully customized desktops that take your average finder, dock, icons, and more to a whole new level. Maybe they'll even inspire you to get your desktop spring-cleaning on.
Apple took the stage at Tuesday night’s NAB SuperMeet in Las Vegas to introduce the next-generation Final Cut Pro X, rewritten from the ground up as a 64-bit application -- but details on the fate of the Final Cut Studio bundle are a bit scarce.
For a mobile operating system that touts its "openness", it's a bit perplexing that you'd have to root the phone to get any sort of screenshot capabilities. What about developers or technophiles like us who need the easy screenshot utility? iOS scores ten points in this round for the ease of screen capture, that's for sure.
So let's be honest: you're an Android user, you do need this functionality, and you'd like to do so without accidentally bricking your phone and cutting off all communication with the outside world. There's a way to do so, and while it's not as easy as holding together two buttons, it is the best way without accidentally killing your phone. Read along to find out how to use Eclipse and the Android SDK to take screenshots with your Android phone hooked up to your Mac.
iOS 4.3 betas continue to bring forth interesting evidence of what Apple’s next iPad may introduce -- and thanks to an image file tucked away, it appears that camera-related apps such as FaceTime, Camera and PhotoBooth are on deck for iPad 2.