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.
Quick Look is an under-appreciated OS X gem. Before its arrival, you had to laboriously open a document to see what it contained, often after first launching the app it was created in. Imagine! But in the last few versions of OS X, you merely select the file in Finder and tap the space bar to get a preview. This much you’re probably familiar with, but Quick Look has a slew of hidden tips that can power up previews on your Mac.
While most cameras can take good pictures with lots of light outdoors on a summer’s day, shooting indoors under artificial light can lead to disappointing results. Happily, software such as Photoshop Elements can go some way toward rescuing them, with tools for the removal of red eye and electronic noise. We'll show you how to bring out the best from your indoor photos.
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!
The Dock has been a staple of OS X, making access to frequently used and opened applications easier than ever. The dock doesn't have many customizations out of the box in OS X, though. Fortunately, with a bit of Terminal hackage, we can change the position of the Dock so that it doesn't always appear in the center of the screen when positioned to the sides or bottom of the screen. Using this trick, we can pin the Dock to the left, center, or right. Continue reading and we'll show you how it's done.
iOS 7 is more than just a fresh coat of paint. Along with the new icons, lock screen and animations, Apple's revamped mobile operating system includes dozens of changes to the way we interact with our iPhones and iPads, from major new features to subtle enhancements that make navigation a whole lot easier. We've tracked down 90 of them, so fire up the new Notes app and get comfortable.
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!
Whether you’re leisurely using the command line or are a Terminal wizard, saving time is always a plus. From entering a long file path by hand to viewing your command line history, there’s a command for anyone that can save time. Keep reading, and we’ll walk you through five tips that can save you a few key presses and a little energy.