How to Rename Files With Automator

How to Rename Files With Automator
Automator is an application bundled with OS X for quite a few versions now, but it is often misunderstood and used even less. At its core, Automator is a basic scripting application that allows you to stack those scripts together with drag-and-drop simplicity, giving you a powerful tool to fight repetition and busy work; getting Read more…

How to Fix Authorization Issues in iTunes

How to Fix Authorization Issues in iTunes
One of the biggest complaints about iTunes is the digital rights management, or DRM, aspect of the software. To give you the most open access to your files possible, Apple locks down everything around those files as tightly as possible so you can’t easily download music, movies, apps, and anything else from iTunes and share Read more…

The 10 Best Mac Keyboard Shortcuts for Productivity

The 10 Best Mac Keyboard Shortcuts for Productivity
Keyboard shortcuts are pretty awesome. Few productive people can get through their day without using an assortment of keyboard shortcuts. The less you have to leave your keyboard for and try to navigate to a setting or feature, the smoother your work will be. And besides, a few of these are just plain cool. Check Read more…

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Screen Shots in OS X

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Screen Shots in OS X
There are a lot of reasons you might want to take a screen shot in OS X. Maybe you want to show tech support what error message you experienced, or maybe you want to show your friend a funny conversation you had with your mom. Or, maybe you’re writing an article for, say, Apple Gazette Read more…

21 Ways That Option Click Makes OS X Better

21 Ways That Option Click Makes OS X Better
The Option key on the Mac keyboard gives users a lot more…well…options. Just about anything you can click on inside of OS X can be Option clicked to open up a world of new features and abilities. You could click around OS X and find all of these for yourself, but below are the top Read more…

How to customize the OS X Right Click Menu Using Automator

How to customize the OS X Right Click Menu Using Automator
Computers are here to do our bidding. When we have boring, repetitive tasks the best possible way to get them done is to get a computer to do them. OS X knows this, which is why there are some awesome tools included in the operating system to give you the ability to automate these tasks Read more…

Apple Mac Pro could arrive on 16 December

Apple Mac Pro could arrive on 16 December (via The Inquirer) GADGET DESIGNER Apple looks set to release the much anticipated Mac Pro on 16 December. Although there has been no word from Cupertino, a German e-tailer had started taking pre-orders for the desktop machine. Conrad Electronic has since removed the… Read more…

How To View and Delete Your Entire Download History

download history terminal
You may not know this, but your Mac keeps a log for just about everything that goes on inside of it. This means that restarts, errors, and memory faults are all tucked away nicely in a log file somewhere. This also means that every file you’ve downloaded on your Mac is kept in a log Read more…

How To Use IFTTT and flickr to Rotate Wallpapers

Instagram IFTTT
Flickr is one of the most popular photo sharing applications out there today. Pair that with one of the most powerful web services out there, If This Then Than (IFTTT) and you’ve got a tag-team of awesomeness that can be used for a lot of different tasks. Today we’ll talk about using Instagram and IFTTT Read more…

Why Was Mavericks Free?

Why Was Mavericks Free?
With the major 10.9 update to OSX, Apple did something unprecedented; they gave it away for free. Mavericks marks the first time Apple gave away a major update to their flagship operating system, so the question is: why? A company like Apple doesn’t do anything without a solid reason, so what is Apple’s rationale in Read more…