Every week, 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!
iCloud has proven to be a great service that is used by a lot of iOS and OS X users, but if you use another cloud service like Dropbox or Box, then you'll no doubt be frustrated when saving documents and having iCloud-supported apps asking you to save your document in your iCloud account. Fortunately, there's an easy Terminal-based approach that can disable this save feature for all iCloud-enabled apps that save to the service. Stick around and continue reading to learn how it's done.
The middle of March is already upon us and another week comes to a close as many parts of the country continue to have Old Man Winter huff and puff his way, unwilling to give into the coming spring season. But we've got a pretty nice roundup of news to cap off the week, including a couple of new deals and a peek at what may or may not be on the way for iOS 8 this year...
Fussing around with fancy task apps can take more time out of your day than actually getting through your to-do list. Why not simplify the process by getting an app that turns TextEdit into the ultimate to-do list, without taking up precious time to set it up? TaskBadges will let you designate a TextEdit file as your to-do list for the day and include automatic badges that pop up and ask you if you're completed your task yet. It's like having your own personal time management coach, but without paying gobs of money, because this app is free. Everyone loves free things.
Continue reading to learn how to create a simple and effective to-do list within TextEdit.
TextEdit may not have the power of Microsoft Word, or the pizazz of Apple’s Pages, but the humble little word processor that comes with OS X has a lot going for it. While it doesn’t do templates and other fancy things that the others do, it’s more than up to the job for many word-processing needs.
With Lion, Apple has included a way for developers to implement versioning control in their apps. So when you're saving files like documents you'll have access to both the past versions and current version. With a Time Machine-like interface, you’re able to view all of the changes in your documents and restore past versions if you accidentally delete something in the current version.