OS X Quick Tip: Instant EPS to PDF with Preview

If you’re graphic designer, chances are you use EPS files quite a bit. The only problem with EPS files is that most of your clients probably don’t know what they are, or have the necessary applications to open them. So, you probably do a lot of converting to PDF or JPEG or whatever other format Read more…

OSX Quicktip: Finder has built-in FTP

Apple’s latest Pro Tip is one that I wasn’t aware of until today, but it should have been obvious I suppose… You can use Finder as an FTP client. Just open Finder, then in the menu bar under “GO” select “Connect To Server…” Enter the server location, and click “Connect”… If the server is password Read more…

OSX Quicktip: Check your download speed in iTunes

I download a lot of stuff from iTunes. I subscribe to more podcasts than I’ll ever be able to listen to, but I try anyway. With companies like Time Warner trying to put a cap on your download speed if you download an “excessive” (their words, not mine) amount of data, it’s important to make Read more…

OSX Quicktip: Always show the tab bar in Safari 3

If you’re like me, you like consistency. One of the features I always had turned on in Safari two was the “Always show the tab bar” option. That has been removed in Safari 3 for some reason, but the basic functionality is still there. Thanks to osxhints I can now share with you how to Read more…

OSX Quicktip: Saving Sessions in Safari 3

I spend a lot of time online (some of you may have noticed this). As a result, I tend to have between 5 and 50 different tabs open in my browser at any given time. Usually it’s a mix of things that I want to look at in relation to one of the many sites Read more…

Wired Predicts “Biggest changes to [computer] interface in 30 years”

Wired published an interesting article this morning that I think you guys will be interested in taking a look at. The article focuses on the potential Core Animation has to change the look and feel of the Operating System. The article suggests that at the WWDC Keynote Steve Jobs is “likely to give the world Read more…

OSX Quick Tip: Get all the Details on your Bluetooth Devices

If you want to get all the details on the Bluetooth Devices connected to your computer, there are a few ways you can go about doing it. First, if you have the little Bluetooth icon in the menu bar you can Option+Click it. You’ll see the menu is slightly different than if you just click Read more…

OSX Quick Tip: Back-up your Mail with Automator

Today’s Quick Tip comes from macosxhints.com.  This simple Automator workflow will back up all of your Mail for you 1. Start Automator 2. Drag drop ~/Library » Preferences » com.apple.mail.plist and ~/Library » Mail into the Automator panel. This will automatically create an Automator action (Get Specified Finder Items) containing the two items you dropped. Read more…

OSX Quicktip: Super Fast “Sleep” Shortcut

If you’re looking to put your Mac to sleep as quickly as possible, it couldn’t be more simple… Command-Option and then hold the Eject button for approx. 2 seconds. Your system will be out like a light. Read more…

OSX Quick Tip: Enable Transparent Dock Effect for Hidden Apps

Ok, here’s a cool Dock trick or hack (whatever you want to call it) that is also incredibly useful if you keep lots of applications open. When you activate this feature any application that you have hidden will become transparent in the Dock, making it clear which applications you have hidden, and which ones you Read more…