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!
Yosemite features a new dark mode that lets you embrace your inner dark side — or just helps you work better with less eye strain. Either way, it's a cool new feature that we really like. However, visiting System Preferences every time to switch between the dark and light modes can be a drag; fortunately, you can assign a keyboard shortcut to make it faster and easier. We'll show you exactly how to do this in this Easy Mac Hacks article.
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!
A shell is the software interface to the operating system and the various services it provides. When using the default Terminal interface on an install of OS X, you are using the Bash shell. While Bash is a great shell, there are better alternatives out there, and today, we’ll show you one such alternative: Zsh.
Apple giveth, but sometimes Apple taketh away -- case in point, the iPad’s orientation lock switch, which is being converted back to the mute switch it was originally intended to be with the forthcoming iOS 4.2. But what if we like our current hardware-based orientation lock switch? Tough bananas, says Steve Jobs.