There's been lots of news, discussion, and rumors about upcoming Apple products this week, including Apple Watch, the 12-inch MacBook Air, and the supposed iPad Pro. But that's not all! There's plenty of info on current Apple products as well, such as how you'll be able to view Super Bowl XLIX on your iOS device for free, and 10 advanced tips for OS X Yosemite that you should try if you haven't already.
When Mac OS X Yosemite launched late last year, we scoured Apple's latest desktop operating system to bring you the best tips and tricks we could find to make your transition as easy as possible. We gathered up 50 of them for you, ranging from major new features things like Dark Mode and Handoff to more-hidden things like signing PDFs in Mail and sharing your screen in Messages. But now that the full release has been around for a few months, we’ve unearthed a few more advanced tips to add to the list. Want to be a Yosemite master? Here are 10 more tips to help you on your way to becoming an expert.
Some tasks, such as changing an image file's format, are easy to do but eat up a lot of your time. In some cases, you can speed things up by using OS X’s Services — little extension tools available with just a right-click of your mouse. We’re going to build a basic Service that converts just about any image you select in Finder into the JPEG format, reducing its file size and making it ready for web use.
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!
Sure, you've watched Star Wars Episode IV on the big screen, on your TV, and maybe even on your iOS device, but have you watched the ASCII version in the Terminal? We know this is an old trick, but we couldn't help but pass it around over the holidays as a way to entertain everyone in your family with the glorious retro renderings of R2-D2 and other of your other favorite Star Wars characters.