Anybody who uses a Mac should be aware of Spotlight; it appears as that little magnifying glass that sits in the top-right of your screen. Although many people have been replacing spotlight with 3-rd party applications, most reviews overlook some of the hidden functionality that Spotlight provides. We’ve found a few cool things that you may not have known you could do with Spotlight.
everyAir is a great app for remotely control your computer, regardless of operating system, from your iDevice. It costs five dollars on the App Store and you can download their computer client on any number of home computers. It has many options for navigating your computer, including a mouse drag mode and an on-screen-keyboard.
This article is an overview of the basics behind input and output redirection in bash. This is a very cool piece of Bash that allows you to get data from a file, put data into a file, or even string several commands together. The two Bash Basics that allow us to accomplish this are called Standard Input and Standard Output. Most Bash commands support both of these.
Apple announced the new iPad today, bringing with it many improvements over the previous model. It’s thinner, lighter, faster, sleeker, and has a front facing camera for face time. It also now comes equipped with HDMI output in full 1080p. It also features a new Apple A5 chip, which marks the first dual core processor in a tablet device.
ProcessRenicer is a freeware program that lets you adjust the priority of different programs. If you have one program, say a video encoder like handbrake, and it is taking up to much processor power. You can lower the priority so it will allocate less space, while this will make it take longer you will also be able to do other things more effectively in the background.
In this part of the Bash 101 series, we expand on the very basic basics we touched upon in the first article and introduce the concepts of functions and variables. We’ll build on our previous hello world script and then create a new script to illustrate the concepts further.
This is the first of a series of articles that are designed to ease people into using bash and writing bash scripts. This article will give you a quick overview of some of the commands you will need to use to execute every bash script, and are commands that you should keep close to your heart for the future
AppleScript is a scripting language included with all new Apple computers. If your Mac is running OS 9 or later (which it hopefully is) you’ll already have AppleScript installed. Using AppleScript, you can create a script that automates many tasks on your mac, and create simple “applets”. This guide will go into some of the basics of writing AppleScript and some potential uses for it.