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Pro Terminal Commands: Using diskutil

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:31:47 +0000

diskutil is the command line version of Disk Utility, the macOS application used to manage hard drives. Just like Disk Utility, you can use the command to format disks, erase drives and more. Once you’re familiar with it, you’ll find that the command is often more powerful and faster than Disk Utility, with more features to boot. […]

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What to Expect from Apple: WWDC Predictions for 2017

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:29:01 +0000

What will Apple unveil at WWDC 2017? Here are our WWDC predictions for 2017, including updates to iOS and macOS, refreshed MacBook Pros, a new size for the iPad Pro and more. What is WWDC? WWDC stands for World Wide Developer Conference, and it’s Apple’s major software release event for the year. At the week-long Bay […]

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Free iOS Apps Today: Download Paid Apps for Free, May 22, 2017

Mon, 22 May 2017 12:00:24 +0000

Here is your weekly dose of free iOS apps you can download. Note: These apps are free as of this writing; they will go back to their regular price anytime.) Paid apps gone free Eggggg – The Platform Puker Eggggg is a ridiculous two-touch platform game about vomit. It’s an action packed and crazy experience, and […]

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How to Get Touch Bar Functionality on Your Old MacBook

Thu, 18 May 2017 20:23:01 +0000

A little while ago, Apple released MacBook Pros with the Touch Bar, a new method of interacting with the computer. The Touch Bar lives above your keyboard, replacing the function keys with contextually-aware software buttons that can trigger specific actions. There’s been some hemming and hawing about whether this constitutes a good features, but unless […]

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Change the Name of Your Home Folder in macOS

Tue, 16 May 2017 18:29:41 +0000

It might seem like the name of your Mac’s home folder can’t be changed.. However, it is completely possible to do so, and you don’t even need to use Terminal. It’s not exactly easy to change the home folder name, and you can run in to some odd problems, so don’t do it without some consideration. […]

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Use macOS Sierra’s Purgeable Space to Optimize Storage

Thu, 11 May 2017 16:58:22 +0000

Bigger might be better, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at Mac hard drives. Thanks to expensive SSDs, the base storage  for a new Mac is now only 128 GB, and expanded internal storage can be ludicrously expensive. To help you deal with this reality, macOS Sierra includes features to help save disk space. As part […]

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Create a Bootable Clone of Your Mac for Easy Backup

Tue, 09 May 2017 17:54:13 +0000

A good backup strategy is crucial for any computer user. And with built-in backup tools like Time Machine, macOS makes it easy to keep on top of basic backups. But the macOS ninjas out there do something even better than Time Machine: they use a bootable clone to recover their system from total annihilation at a moment’s […]

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Free iOS Apps Today: Download Paid Apps for Free, May 8, 2017

Mon, 08 May 2017 12:00:09 +0000

Here is your weekly dose of free iOS apps you can download. Note: These apps are free as of this writing; they will go back to their regular price anytime.) Paid apps gone free CLZ Barry – Wireless Barcode Scanner Scan barcodes with your iPhone or iPad camera and instantly send them to your Collectorz.com software […]

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Terminal Tips: Making Terminal More User-Friendly

Thu, 04 May 2017 19:57:38 +0000

Even as you become more skilled with Terminal, it’s not the most user-friendly application on Earth. Because it’s a text-only input method, it’s hyper fast, but it can also be hyper confusing. If you spend a lot of time there, you might want to find ways to make it slightly less painful to get your […]

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3 Hazel Rules to Make macOS File Management Easier

Tue, 02 May 2017 17:21:32 +0000

“Don’t repeat yourself” is one of the most important rules programming. And it makes sense: why do the same thing over and over again manually when we have computers to do that for us? For fortunately, you don’t need to be a programmer to avoid repeating yourself. Hazel brings programming concepts to even the most code-illiterate. […]

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Free iOS Apps Today: Download Paid Apps for Free, May 1, 2017

Mon, 01 May 2017 12:00:10 +0000

Here is your weekly dose of free iOS apps you can download. Note: These apps are free as of this writing; they will go back to their regular price anytime.) Paid apps gone free World of Cubes Survival Craft Create your own worlds with thousands of random players or friends online in Multiplayer mode or start […]

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Getting Started with Terminal: Adding New Commands with Homebrew

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:03:44 +0000

As you get more experience with Terminal (or if you’re joining the macOS world from Linux), you might soon find that some important Terminal commands that users reference in online forums are missing. Where’s wget, for example, or nmap? If you need those commands, you can easily add them to the macOS Terminal with a package manager. A package […]

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iOS Apps for Physical and Data Security

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:00:35 +0000

Security is a sensitive topic that has people nervous when being discussed. Whether physical or data, both subjects catch attention because these make headlines every day. Incidentally, technology has its advantages in helping us make security an easier topic to digest as well as act on. Let’s look at some clever physical security gadgets with […]

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Best Reddit Apps for iOS

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:47:46 +0000

I spend entirely too much time on Reddit. It’s the first thing I check in the morning and the last night I check at night. And, frustratingly, most of the Reddit apps for iOS are just badly designed. Here’s our take on the top Reddit apps for iOS. Narwhal   A good Reddit client should make […]

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Free iOS Apps Today: Download Paid Apps for Free, April 24, 2017

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:09 +0000

Here is your weekly dose of free iOS apps you can download. Note: These apps are free as of this writing; they will go back to their regular price anytime.) Paid apps gone free Lendromat Lendromat is your little helper to keep track of borrowed things. Books, DVDs, games, gadgets or money – just add it […]

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50 “Tracking Apps” That May or May Not Make Your Life Better

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:00:03 +0000

It’s undeniable that mobile phones are becoming increasingly integral in our lives. They are almost extensions of many of us, and let’s face it, a lot of us would struggle without our electronic friends there to help us communicate, check social media, news, travel arrangement and so on. It is the huge array of apps […]

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Create Your Own Netflix and Spotify With Plex for macOS

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:37:44 +0000

Plex for macOS is a free open-source video-streaming application that shares your digital media library over home and remote networks. It’s an easy way to watch downloaded videos or stream music between devices, creating your own streaming media library. And with a little setup, you can access your Plex library from the road and share it with […]

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Getting Started with Terminal: Using Grep to Search Files

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 22:41:09 +0000

We’ve covered getting up and running with Terminal, and addressed some basic Terminal commands. Now, we can start digging into more useful Terminal techniques. What is grep? grep is a command line utility that searches plain text. It takes whatever input you provide and searches for a specific search term, or “string.” And because it […]

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Getting Started with Terminal: Must-Know macOS Terminal Commands

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:05:34 +0000

Terminal, sometimes called the command line interface or CLI, is a text-based program for interacting with your computer’s deepest levels. But while it gives users more power, it also ditches the graphical interface we all know and love. This can make learning Terminal tricky, and not a little bit daunting. Fortunately there’s nothing to be anxious about: great […]

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Scan and Import Images Efficiently with Image Capture

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 22:52:47 +0000

Apple’s Image Capture app is one of the little-known pieces of exceptionally useful software that ships with every Mac. As the name implies, it’s used to import images and capture input from scanners. It can be used with any scanner, smartphone, digital camera, or memory card, and it’s often easier to use than manufacturer-provided software. Scan […]

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Free iOS Apps Today: Download Paid Apps for Free, April 10, 2017

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:00:25 +0000

Here are free iOS apps you can download to start the week on a nice note. Note: These apps are free as of this writing; they will go back to their regular price anytime.) Paid apps gone free Blyss Travel through Beautiful mountains, serene valleys and harsh deserts solving Blyss’ unique and self-evolving puzzles. The endless […]

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Transfer User Preferences and Data to a New Mac without Time Machine

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:14:38 +0000

Time Machine and Migration Assistant can be useful if you want to copy your entire setup from one computer to another. But if you’d prefer to clean house with a new machine and just transfer user preferences to your new Mac, you can. You just need to know which files to move. If you want […]

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How to Set Up OpenVPN on Your Mac with Tunnelblick

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 16:35:09 +0000

Since the U.S. government passed legislation allowing Internet service providers to sell their users’ browsing history, the web has exploded with conversations about how to protect yourself from your ISP’s surveillance. The best method is to use a VPN to protect your Internet traffic. A VPN makes it impossible for your ISP to spy on […]

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Free iOS Apps Today: Download Paid Apps for Free, April 3, 2017

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 12:00:17 +0000

Here are free iOS apps you can download to make Monday a better day. Note: These apps are free as of this writing; they will go back to their regular price anytime.) Paid apps gone free Night Sky 4 Night Sky 4 – Designed for iOS 10 & watchOS 3 From the creators of the original […]

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Protect Your Browsing History From Being Sold to Advertisers

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 18:23:29 +0000

Just this week, Congress passed legislation repealing Obama-era rules that prohibited Internet service providers (ISPs) from selling your browsing history to other corporations without your permission. While the law hasn’t been signed by President Trump yet, its approval is a near certainty. If you’re a U.S.-based Internet user interested in protecting your browsing data and Internet history, […]

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