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!
Today, we're starting a new series of tutorials for Terminal 101. Over the next few weeks, we'll take a look at the Google Command Line Tools and how you can use them to access Google's online service offerings right from the Terminal on your Mac. For now, we'll take a look at how to install these command-line programs on your Mac and get them operational, so that you can use the upcoming tutorials.
Though we've never used it ourselves (hey, we're supposed to be Mac gurus, right?), Apple's One to One service for new Mac buyers seems like a great way for newbies to get up to speed -- but it might be a little less worth the money now.
Tired of the relatively poky broadband speeds offered by telephone and cable companies? You can now get download speeds up to 300Mbps (and upload speeds up to 65Mbps) -- but only if you live in an area served by Verizon's FiOS.
Our inbox recently got hit with a couple sad reminders of how services can roar onto the scene and then whimper away with far less fanfare over time. Such was the case for Google Wave, which is being turned off on April 30, and the fate of Posterous remains a big question mark.
Like a scene out of Hitchcock’s cinematic classic, the birds at Twitter have swooped in for the kill, this time taking aim at the team at Posterous. While there’s no blood and carnage quite yet, the fate of the popular Posterous Spaces is a question mark.
Apple made a ton of announcements at today's WWDC keynote, including the features we can look forward to from iCloud, Mac OS X Lion, and iOS 5. Of course, they could only share a few of the new features in the actual keynote due to time limitations. But fortunately, all of the features are now listed on the Apple website.
When Apple introduced FaceTime almost a year ago, it didn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the adult industry might try to subvert it for their own fun and profit -- but apparently, there wasn’t enough fun and even less profit in FaceTime porn.
Computing up "in the clouds" is the new craze. With an abundance of cloud services available from Google, Microsoft and independent companies like Dropbox, one might wonder why you’d need to build your own server solution. But, what if you don’t like the idea of leaving your personal data on another company’s server? Then, you build your own online cloud to store and retrieve your data remotely. In this article, we’ll show you how to use a Mac to set up your own cloud services, including storing and transferring files, streaming media, and even using your Mac to serve up web pages. You can then access these services remotely on your Mac or an iOS device.
It’s been some time since the tech press has had a field day reporting on a high-profile app rejection -- and thankfully, this isn’t one of them. However, the developers of the free TrapCall did spent 201 days in App Store review hell -- probably second only to the official Google Voice app, maybe?
Announced last week, Apple’s new policies for subscription billing appear to have raised the hackles of publishers more than it’s made them happy -- and questions remain as to exactly who is going to have to use the option in the first place.