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.
Port forwarding is used to allow connections from external computers to computers within a local area network. Port forwarding can be very useful if you want to connect to a computer from a remote location, and can be used with SSH, Apple Remote Desktop, and thousands of other applications.
This article outlines how to give an account on Mac OS X administrator privileges, without previous knowledge of the root or an administrator’s password. We’ll be using Single User Mode (SUM) to gain root access to the computer, which is the diagnostic boot option built into Unix that automatically logs you in as the root user, allowing the usage of unrestricted commands.