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Copy the Current Path from Terminal to the Clipboard in Mac OS X

Jun 18, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Terminal in OS X

While it’s fairly easy to copy a folder path from the Mac GUI and Finder, or even to copy the path into the Terminal with a drag & drop trick, going the other direction and getting the current path from the command line and then having it accessible to the broader OS X clipboard is … Read More

How to Add & Edit Stocks Shown on Notification Center of iPhone

Jun 18, 2014 - 2 Comments
Add stocks to the Notifications screen on iPhone

Swipe down from the top of your iPhone screen and you’ll bring about Notification Center, a nice overview panel which shows a weather forecast, calendar events, commute time, and stocks and their performance on the day, amongst other gathered notifications. While you can customize what’s shown here by toggling switches within the Notification Settings, what’s … Read More

How to Control What Apps Can Use Cellular Data on iPhone

Jun 17, 2014 - 7 Comments
Control what apps can use cellular data in iOS

Modern versions of iOS allow iPhone and LTE-enabled iPad users to control exactly which apps can use cellular data. Additionally, the settings control panel can help to make the decision easier to allow or disallow a specific apps cellular access by displaying how much cellular data a specific app is actually using. This can be … Read More

Prevent System Sleep While a Process or Command is Active in Mac OS X

Jun 16, 2014 - 1 Comment
Caffeine prevents sleep while a command is running

Many Mac users use utilities to temporarily prevent their computer from sleeping, often relying on sleep corners, the third party tool called Caffeine, pmset, or more recently, the command line utility that is now bundled with OS X called caffeinate. By default, the Caffeine menubar item and the caffeinate command both will prevent sleep as … Read More

How to Crop an Image in Mac OS X with Preview

Jun 16, 2014 - 5 Comments
Choose the rectangular crop tool

Cropping is an essential image editing function, helping to improve composition of a photo, to emphasize the focus of an image, or to reduce unnecessary parts of a picture. While many Mac users use third party tools to perform image cropping, no additional apps are needed to perform the task in OS X, because the … Read More

Safely Removing a Drive to Avoid the “Disk Not Ejected Properly” Alert in OS X Mavericks

Jun 13, 2014 - 17 Comments
Disk not ejected properly alert dialog in Mac OS X

The Mac issues a warning when an attached disk, drive, or volume has not been ejected properly, this is to insure against data loss on the drive in question, and it is good advice to follow. Of course the next obvious question for so many newcomers to the Mac platform is how on earth to … Read More

Instantly Email a Webpage URL from Safari or Chrome with a Keyboard Shortcut in Mac OS X

Jun 12, 2014 - 4 Comments
Email this webpage with a keyboard shortcut

Anytime you find yourself reading something particularly interesting, worthwhile, or helpful on the web (like OSXDaily.com) you may find yourself wishing you could share the active URL quickly with someone else. While many users may manually copy and paste the sites URL to an email client, there’s a better way that is supported by both … Read More

Want to Learn How to Quit VIM? Here Are 10 Ways to Exit VI

Jun 12, 2014 - 11 Comments
VIM

VIM is a very powerful command line text editor that is loved by experts and often hated by novices, mostly because it has a fairly steep learning curve that may seem unintuitive to those who aren’t familiar with it. Even something as simple as quitting out of VIM can seem like a challenge to those … Read More

Save an Audio or Video File Directly from the Media Viewer in Safari

Jun 11, 2014 - 10 Comments
Save an audio or video file from Safari in Mac OS X

Many Safari users have noticed that when trying to save a raw audio file or video file that is loaded directly from the web within Safaris media viewer tab or window, the “Save As” default option will bring about a ‘.webarchive’ file – not exactly the multimedia file that users are looking to save. This … Read More

Use ditto to Copy Files & Directories Intelligently from the Mac Terminal

Jun 11, 2014 - 7 Comments
The ditto command

Most longtime command line users rely on the cp command to copy files and directories, but Mac OS X offers another solution with the ‘ditto’ command. Ditto is slightly more advanced but can be advantageous to ‘cp’ for several reasons, as it not only preserves ownership attributes and permissions but also file resource forks and … Read More

Listen to NPR and ESPN Radio on iTunes Radio from iOS or Mac / PC

Jun 10, 2014 - 2 Comments
ESPN Radio and NPR Radio in iTunes on the iPhone

Fans of talk radio, sports radio, and classical music will be pleased to discover that iTunes Radio now offers streams of ESPN Radio along with an abundance of local NPR stations.

iPhone Randomly Turns Itself Off with Battery Remaining? This May Fix it

Jun 9, 2014 - 19 Comments
iPhone randomly turning off

Some iPhone users have experienced a very annoying issue; their iPhone will randomly turn itself off, despite having battery charge remaining. Sometimes this is just a matter of the iPhone battery indicator not updating properly, sometimes it’s software related, and sometimes it’s actually related to the battery hardware itself. If you’re experiencing the random shutting … Read More

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