Every week 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!
If you use a multi-user system, then you're probably very well acquainted with the login window that appears when you boot up your Mac. This login screen usually doesn't do much except allow you to get into your system; however, you can easily add a custom message for the users on the system (such as important information for logging in). Continue reading, and we'll show you how to utilize this to create your own custom text in the login view.
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!
When copying a file between one system and another, occasionally both the permissions and owner for the files will be incorrect. You may need to change the owner of the file because the file is unable to be edited by the user due to permissions issues. While you could mess with the Finder’s “Get Info” panel to make these changes, there’s a better, and more simple way to change a large group of files at the same time. We’ll rely on the “chown” command to change the owner of a specified group of files, right from the command line.
This week's tips cover touchscreen issues with the iPhone and iPod touch. We'll also take a look at some keyboard tips for all iOS devices that help you to be better and faster at typing contractions, and we'll explore how to clear out the auto-correct dictionary. Also, we'll show you a cool tip about how to convert any document from any app into a PDF file, and the into iTunes for syncing to iBooks.
This week's tips will show you some interesting things you can do in Safari and iBooks on your favorite iOS device. Plus, you'll get a tip on how to download Apple's free iPad User Guide and read it using iBooks.