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List All Network Hardware from the Command Line in OS X

Sep 3, 2014 - 6 Comments
Network Utility in OS X

The networksetup utility offers a command line interface to configuring the variety of Mac networking features available in OS X. We’ve discussed networksetup and accompanying features many times here for more advanced purposes, but one of the simpler uses of networksetup is that it can list out every piece of networking hardware attached to a … Read More

Create a New iTunes Radio Station from Currently Playing Song or Artist

Sep 3, 2014 - 2 Comments
Create a new iTunes Radio station from a song or artist

Have a favorite song that you want to use to seed a new music station? Maybe you’re looking to find some new tunes to hear based on a particular song or artist? iTunes Radio makes this process simple, and you can instantly create a new iTunes Radio station from any playing song or artist, whether … Read More

How to Remove Red Eye from Photos on iPhone & iPad

Sep 2, 2014 - 1 Comment
Red eye removal on iPhone before and after picture

Red Eye happens sometimes in photography, often if you’re shooting a subject while using the camera flash, or when a bright light is shining in their eyes. The appearance is striking and usually undesirable, with the subjects eyes literally glowing red. You may run into the red eye effect when taking pictures with any camera, … Read More

Change the Number of Apps in the iOS Dock to Get Minimal

Sep 1, 2014 - 7 Comments
Minimalist iPhone dock

The iOS Dock sits at the bottom of our iPhone, ipod touch, and iPad home screen, intended to hold the most commonly used apps for quicker launching. While it’s well known that you can customize the apps that are contained within the Dock, what’s lesser known is that you can actually reduce the number of … Read More

How to Get Current Screen Resolution from Command Line in Mac OS X

Aug 31, 2014 - 5 Comments
Display resolutions in Mac

Typically Mac users will retrieve the screen resolution of connected displays through the Displays system preference panel in OS X. There’s certainly nothing wrong with that approach, it’s easy and quick, but because it uses the graphical interface of OS X it’s not necessary helpful for scripting purposes or remote management through Remote Login and … Read More

How to Uninstall Apps from iPhone & iPad in Seconds

Aug 30, 2014 - 13 Comments
How to delete an app icon from iOS Home Screen

Installing apps to iOS is easily done through the App Store, but uninstalling apps from the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is probably even easier. Yes, many users will know how to do this, but it always surprises me how many people don’t know how to remove an app from their iOS device. Fortunately, Apple … Read More

Move Files While Keeping Permissions Intact with “Paste Item Exactly” in the Mac OS X Finder

Aug 28, 2014 - 6 Comments
Paste Item Exactly to relocate a file while maintaining permissions in OS X

Cutting and pasting files within the OS X Finder is an easy way to move files and folders around on the Mac, particularly for Windows converts, but by default the cut and paste function changes permissions and ownership during the file move process. For the most part that is desirable, but if you are logged … Read More

Rename Bookmarks in Safari Quickly via the Favorites Bar in OS X

Aug 27, 2014 - 3 Comments
renaming-bookmarks-safari-mac

Safari Bookmarks default to saving their names as the title of a webpage or website. That means if a site has a long title, the bookmark name will be equally as long. For accessing bookmarks through the Bookmarks menu that isn’t too big of a deal, but when you’re using the Safari Favorites Bar, long … Read More

How to Calibrate Mac Displays for the Best Picture & Color

Aug 26, 2014 - 12 Comments
calibrate-mac-screen

Having an external monitor hooked up to a Mac can boost productivity significantly, and most users who get a secondary screen just hook it up and start using it – it works, so why mess around, right? But to get the best picture and color representation out of your external display, you’ll want to take … Read More

Make Image Proof Sheets on a Mac Quickly with This Trick

Aug 25, 2014 - 2 Comments
Quick proof sheet in Mac OS X

Aside from using apps like Photoshop, one of the best ways to make a contact sheet on the Mac is to use Automator to generate the thumbnail sheet as needed. But because Automator requires the usage of an OS X scripting utility, it’s beyond the comfort level of many users, and it also takes time … Read More

How to Show Back & Forward Buttons in Safari for iPhone

Aug 25, 2014 - 3 Comments
Show Navigation Bar and Buttons in Safari for iPhone

Modern versions of iOS changed how Safari looks when a web page is loaded, particularly on the iPhone and iPod touch. To save screen space on these devices, all of the Safari navigation buttons disappear automatically once you start scrolling through a web page, hiding your standard back and forward features and other buttons. While … Read More

How to Record Slow Motion Video with the iPhone Camera

Aug 24, 2014 - 4 Comments
Record slow motion video with iPhone

The newest iPhone models support the recording of slow motion video with the native Camera app. This nifty feature was first introduced as a major part of the iPhone 5s camera and is able to shoot 720p movies at 120 frames per second. But that doesn’t mean that slow-motion is limited only to the latest … Read More

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