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!
Keeping your software up-to-date ensures that you Mac has the latest security updates and most recent features. Usually we rely on the Software Update icon to start bouncing up and down in the dock before we do anything about it, but if you have multiple Macs this kind of infrequent update process can be a pain. With a simple Terminal command, however, you can “set it and forget it” when it comes to installing new updates. And if you set up SSH on your Mac, you can even log in and install new updates remotely. Like magic!
This week, we’ll show you how to use the softwareupdate command in Terminal to keep your Mac updated.
Sometimes, the Dock seems like the most static item on your Desktop. But, you can input a few Terminal commands to give it a little more function, rather than just leaving it to stare at you from the bottom of the screen. Read on to find out how.
You’ll soon be up to your eyeballs in photos taken over the holiday season -- and not all of them are likely to be worth sharing with family and friends. While there are many options for enhancing photos, the original is still one of the best: Adobe Photoshop. So without further ado, here’s a look at five ways to beautify those digital images before you hand them out to loved ones.
iOS 5 definitely introduced a slew of new features that long-time iOS users had been waiting on since Apple finally introduced copy and paste. And Apple has definitely heard the Call of the Users, as iOS 5 also comes chock full of shortcuts. Why bother swiping between home screens and sifting through apps when you can perform a few simple shortcuts to get what you want? Read on to find out how.
Versions is a new feature Apple placed in Lion to allow almost any application the ability to version documents that users are working on. This means that when you save a document as you're writing, you will not only have access to the current version, but you will also have access to the previous saved versions of the same document.
Despite Apple showing off the feature, and placing documentation on their website, many questions remain unanswered: Where are the versions saved? How much space do the versions take up? Can you manually access the versions? Well, here's everything you need to know about Versions.
It’s no secret that Apple is moving away from packaged software, with even OS X Lion being sold as a Mac App Store exclusive. As it turns out, there’s one noteworthy side effect of this new push -- the copy of iLife you get free with every new Mac will also work on any other system using the same Apple ID as well.
Anyone who has taken photos or videos with an iOS device only to delete them after an iPhoto import has no doubt learned the hard way that the Camera Roll is a one-way street. Here’s a quick workaround for getting images back to the Camera Roll on your iPad, using the Camera Connector Kit.
It may be hard to believe, but July is here and summer is finally in full swing. Most Americans have a three-day weekend to enjoy the Fourth of July holiday on Monday, and the majority of us will wrap up the long weekend by taking in a fireworks show that night -- so here are some tips for getting the best photos of the event, regardless of what kind of camera you’re using.
For all of its faults, iTunes is a versatile media player, allowing you to organize music in interesting ways -- assuming you know how to do so in the first place. Among the built-in tools offered are Ratings and Smart Playlists, which can be used in tandem to display media in most any way you can imagine.
You may work hard to get your hands on an iPad 2, but you have, you’re only 99 cents away from discovering 100 tips and tricks about your new friend, courtesy of your friends at Mac|Life, Tap! and TechRadar.com.