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!
Last week, we talked about using rsync to transfer files from one location on your Mac to another (using rsync’s local syncing abilities); however, you can truly unlock the power of rsync when using it remotely to connect and transfer files from your local machine to a remote machine anywhere around the world. This remote syncing ability means that you could build an automated local-to-remote backup solution, or any other number of file transfer scenarios you can dream up. Continue reading, and we’ll show you how easy it can be to interface with a remote machine to sync files with rsync.
Whether you’re moving to a new Mac, or just switching up that machine that you sync your iOS or iPod device with, moving your library can be a daunting task. Fortunately, the process is relatively straight-forward once you understand a few basics of how iTunes stores your data. The method that we’ll use in this article not only copies your audio and media files over, it also retains your ratings and playlists. Follow along with this guide to move your iTunes library to another computer.
FileStork is a free web service that allows you to create an online file request form in which the files uploaded through the form get fed right into your Dropbox account. An email with the form link can then be sent to one or more email addresses. The recipient will be able to upload the file through a simple web form, bypassing any email storage limitations.
You may have noticed that Apple refreshed their MacBook Pro line Thursday morning -- but did you notice that little lightning bolt symbol next to the Mini DisplayPort port? If not, you may be missing out on the real story with these new notebooks, which is the new Thunderbolt technology.