Password management applications offer a compromise between convenience and security by storing an encrypted database of your usernames and passwords behind one master password.
If you work in a collaborative or public computer environment or share your computer with family members and want to keep individual user data separate, it’s handy to know how to lock your screen and keep your work away from prying eyes. While the solution is simple, it’s not immediately clear to the new user how to activate.
Maintaining one’s hard drive space is admittedly a less pressing task in the age of cheap and available storage, but it’s never a bad idea to keep an eye on your disk usage. Here are three programs and a handy Finder trick related to file size and available space.
Command + M minimizes any given window in OS X’s Finder, but getting the window back from the dock is a different story. Unfortunately, Finder’s poor management of “un-minimizing” a window is maddeningly inconsistent and seemingly an obvious omission given the importance of such a feature. Here are five ways to un-minimize windows in OS X.
If you travel to foreign countries, Firefox has the annoying habit of returning search results in a language based on the nationality of the service provider. Before I did this trick, when I was at home in France I’d default to Google.fr, but at work in Switzerland it would default to Google.ch. Follow these instructions to always force Google.com in English.
Whether it’s changing file names of pictures from “IMG_XXXX.jpg” to organizing your MP3s, batch file renaming can both save you time and reduce frustration. Here are two free ways to rename large groups of files in OS X.
In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the steps you need to know in order to change various strings in OS X’s Finder and iTunes. The same process can be applied to pretty much any other program.