Every Monday we show you how to do something quick and cool using built-in OS X utilities such as Terminal, Apple’s command line application. These easy hacks can make life better and simpler, and don’t require any knowledge of coding — all you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
The Mac prides itself on keyboard shortcuts. For almost every command, there is an equal keyboard shortcut that can provide an action faster. Being familiar with the keyboard shortcuts on your Mac will help you navigate and work faster. In this how-to, we present to you five commands that will change your life once you start using them. They're simple to use, easy to remember, and can make using your Mac even faster. Continue reading for the full details.
Got an Apple, Mac, or iOS tech question? We have the answer. In this week's installment of Ask, we'll let you know what to do if your Mac's audio is playing through its speakers when you're trying to use headphones.
You can change the way the Dock in Mac OS X works from within System Preferences to adjust its size, edge position, magnification level, and more. But System Preferences doesn’t tell the whole story, because Apple hides a number of extra options from the user interface. We'll show you how to access those options and customize the Dock as you see fit.
Got an Apple, Mac, or iOS tech question? We have the answer. In this week's installment of Ask, we check out Apple TV and explain how you can use it play media content that's been saved to your computer.
It wasn't that long ago that the only viable option for word processing was on desktop or laptop computer. But writing apps have made great strides on tablets in recent years — with the release of iOS 7, Pages even got a thorough makeover and is available to new-device owners for free. Pages for iOS is a powerful portable publishing tool, but it does have a bit of a learning curve. Fortunately, this guide is here to get you up to speed on everything you need to know.
When you first set up your Mac, the only security measure that’s enforced is that you add a password to your user account. The Setup Assistant makes no mention of extra measures you might want to enable, even though several are built into OS X. The features we’re about to look at are defenses against local attacks, rather than protection against online attacks. The measures are particularly important if you work in an open environment, such as a library, an office, or a café, and if your Mac is stolen, because they help to keep your data under lock and key.