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!
Time Machine is Apple’s answer to backup. It’s simple, it’s elegant, and it just works. However, you can still use the backup utility built into your Mac through the command line and over SSH. Very handy for those times when you may not have physical (or screen sharing) access to your Mac remotely.
In this week’s tip, we’ll show you some of the basics of backing up your Mac using Time Machine through the terminal and using the tmutil program.
With iOS 5, Apple launched the ubiquitous Photo Stream and made photo sharing and syncing a cinch between Macs and iOS devices. However, the 1,000 photo limit may not be enough for your photography needs. Fortunately, iPhoto has included to option to share with external cloud services like Dropbox or Google Drive. Read on to find out how.
When Apple started the Retina Display ball rolling with high-resolution updates to its catalog, we eagerly headed over to the App Store to grab the latest and greatest versions of our favorite iWork and iLife apps. But as we waited for the little blue progress bars to disappear, we couldn't help but notice how much longer they took to complete. Just last night, it took over half an hour to download a 750mb app over Wi-Fi.
In order to display those high resolution applications and have them look supreme on the Retina Display, the images have to get bigger, which means that the size of the apps have to go up, too. Pages went from 95.1 MB to 269 MB, and Numbers and Keynote packed on quite a few megabytes. What's worse: if you're updating these apps on the first-generation iPad or an iPad 2, they're taking up all the space on your device and you can't even take advantage of the fact that they're high resolution.
Are you an iPhone owner jealous of those iPod touch owners with their 64GB of storage? You may not be for long, assuming you’re in the market for the next handset Apple plans to announce on October 4. A new rumor claims the new iPhone will be available in three capacities, presumably maxing out at 64GB.
When it comes to hard drive makers, there are only a couple of ways they can stand out in the crowd: Make ‘em smaller, make ‘em bigger or add connectivity. In the case of Seagate, they’ve gone with “make ‘em bigger” for their latest GoFlex Desk, which now tops out at a whopping 4TB for only $249.
What once seemed like a gargantuan hard drive three years ago probably doesn’t seem quite as big anymore. As media collections grow and our iPhoto libraries bulge with higher-resolution images -- and now, HD video -- the time will come when your hard drive begins to creak under the weight of its contents. Aside from being a storage problem, a chock-full hard disk can also slow down your system. While OS X will alert you when available space reaches critically low levels, Disk Alarm can help you keep a closer eye on your storage scenario.
Why bother carrying around extra hardware to store your files when your iPhone already makes the perfect storage advice? Think about it: your phone is always with you, and with an app called GoodReader, you can easily and effortlessly share files via Wi-Fi. Read on to find out how to set up your iOS device to enable this nifty feature.
Apple has been on quite a tear lately, introducing Intel Sandy Bridge processors and Thunderbolt I/O ports across (almost) all of its computers, including the newly refreshed 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air models introduced last week. But is it the computer of your dreams? We examined the specs against the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro to find out.
It's been five months since Thunderbolt technology arrived on the scene with the latest MacBook Pro refresh. At the time, not many devices were available to make use of the speedy new I/O connection. Since then, the new port has now appeared on new MacBook Airs, iMacs and Mac minis, and with that, the quantity of Thunderbolt-capable devices has improved as well! While some devices and accessories may not be available just yet, many should be arriving shortly. We highlight a handful that could help with all your future data transferring needs.