Secrets of the Stars – Use Spotlight to Do Math

One of my favorite sites to check out is The Finer Things in Mac, which has a pretty simple mission: show the behind-the-scenes secrets of OS X, and expose them to the world. Today, I found a new one, so I tried it out myself, and ta-da! It worked.

Here’s what you do: Go up to Spotlight (the magnifying glass in the upper-right corner of the menu bar) and enter in a math equation. It will not only show any search options that may be applicable, but it will also show you the answer. Makes it a little bit easier than opening up calculator every time, if that’s your thing.

See, little things like this really make my day.

Kevin Whipps

Kevin Whipps is a copy editor, writer, photographer and custom car builder based in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. For the past 10 years he's been building his portfolio, mostly in the automotive publishing industry. When he's not wrenching on cars, most of his time is spent discovering new gadgets and toys, and of course, using everything Apple. Whipps is also married, and has a baby boy, Kevin Whipps Jr., coming on February 7, 2010.


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