Every Monday we show you how to do something quick and cool using with Mac OS X. Sometimes it's a tutorial on a lesser-known feature, other times it's a trick that uses built-in functionality such as Terminal — either way, these simple tips can make life better and easier, and they don’t require any special knowledge. All you need to do is follow the instructions!
The various beeps and boops your Mac makes have been a staple of Mac OS since its earliest inception. From alerting you to the volume change to the beloved startup chime that declares that you're proudly using a Mac, these sounds have defined the Mac experience throughout the years. In this how-to, we'll show you how to more easily and effectively tame these sounds and their volume in OS X.
And just like that, it's gone. Photo sharing service Batch, which launched just over a year ago to great fanfare, has closed its doors -- and users only have until November 8 to download any photos they're shared there.
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!
Powering off your Mac properly can avoid incurring problems like system file corruption. All it takes is a little patience and the right routine. You can use the Apple menu to turn off your computer, put it to sleep, or restart it, but with Terminal you can select even more options for shutting down your Mac, including logging off all users and setting up certain times for your Mac to shut down. These commands are extremely handy if you manage a server or remote Mac through SSH. Read on to learn more.
We managed to get our hands on a swanky new, totally tricked out, top of the line MacBook Pro with Retina Display (and, oh, 16GB of RAM) on Wednesday and have been putting it through the paces over the last 24 hours. The full review is coming soon, but we thought we'd tease you a bit with some mind-blowing benchmark results...
From AppleScript to Automator, there's pretty much nothing you can't automate on the Mac. That includes starting up and shutting down your Mac on a schedule. By implementing a schedule, you'll never need to touch your Mac's power button again. Fire up System Preferences and read on to learn how it's done.
If you have questions -- and who doesn’t -- the website Quora is likely to have answers for you, thanks to submissions from its vast community of users, which the service calls “some of the smartest people in the world.” But what exactly is it and how can you get started using it? Much like the Quora website itself, we’re glad you asked -- and are here to help.
Having software you use on a regular basis start up with your computer, such as iTunes or Dropbox, is great. Having software you seldom touch start up with your computer and slow everything down is a drag. If you've ever wondered about how prevent software from automatically starting up with your Mac, or conversely, how to make software spring to life when your computer turns on, this is the tutorial you've been waiting for.