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!
AirDrop is the Ad Hoc wireless transfer utility that can be found inside of the Finder on Mac machines running OS X Lion or higher. This allows you to transfer files over wireless mechanisms like Bluetooth and Ad Hoc Wi-Fi, but most older Macs don't support these methods of wireless transfer. Fortunately, you can make your Mac use any available network interface for transferring files via AirDrop, thus enabling AirDrop on any Mac running Lion or greater. Let's take a look at how it's done.
We don't know about you, but it's been a long week and we're looking forward to some vacation time in the weeks ahead! Apparently the folks at our favorite tech companies are working through the summer, however, because there's some cool stuff on the way judging from Thursday's headlines, which we put into snack-sized form to kick off your Friday right here...
June is fast approaching, and that means it's time for sons and daughters to celebrate the man who helped bring them into the world on Father's Day -- and Apple.com is already gussied up for the occasion.
You’ve almost gotta feel bad for the tech companies who have to announce quarterly financial results in the wake of Apple’s gangbuster $46.33 billion fiscal first quarter. Case in point: Nokia, the onetime giant of the cell phone business, whose fortunes have gone the other way in the last quarter, with a $1.3 billion loss. Hang in there, Nokia… it’s almost Friday, and the weekend is sure to be kinder on you than the last three months. Meanwhile, let’s have a peek at what else is making news on this Thursday, January 26, 2012.
The first of December is here, and while your neighbors may have already overdone it with the Christmas decorations, you might want to join in on the holiday fun. With a few free applications, you can bring the cheer to your desktop with holiday lights, a festive background, and a serene snowfall screen saver. Read on to find out how!
Apple sometimes introduces features that look awesome during a keynote, only to wind up being “meh” in real life. One such example is Launchpad, the new OS X Lion feature that brings iOS-style folder management for your Mac apps, but no way to manage all the extraneous stuff hiding in your Applications folder -- until now.
On Monday, we reported that TechCrunch had revealed the secret behind Facebook’s missing iPad app -- it was hidden within the existing iPhone app. As impatient users rushed to tweak the app to try it out, Facebook decided to be party poopers and close the doors. But as always, jailbreak users have all the fun.
It’s like a mystery right out of The Da Vinci Code: Where is Facebook’s iPad app? Despite the company’s continued denials, leaks insist that the company is developing one -- and as it turns out, it was right under our noses the whole time.
You can easily utilize apps like TinkerTool and MacPilot to customize your Dock, or you can be a real superstar and use a couple of Terminal tricks. There are a ton of Dock tricks you can do, but here are four that are practical and easy to do. Follow along to learn how to pin your dock to one size, get super enlarged icons, turn your 3D Dock into a 2D Dock and disable Dashboard -- once a for all!
There’s a very good reason why Mozilla has so many die-hard fans of its Firefox browser -- because it’s a veritable feast of configurability, offering even casual users a host of methods for making the web browser their own. Here’s a look at a few of the tips and tricks that aren’t so obvious.