In Linux, you can hide a file by adding a “.” to the beginning of the filename. In Mac, you can use the chflags command to hide files or folders.
Mac OS X tips & tricks
If you are a Mac user, you will know that it doesn’t allows you to permanently delete files from the context menu. Wouldn’t it be great if you can add a “Delete” option in the context menu so you can quickly and easily delete the file/folder?
While there are lots of applications that allow you to create self-extracting archive, here is how you can do it with the native tool that come in your OS.
If you’re one of those who uses iTunes to listen to music, you may be looking for easier ways to control it while doing other things on your Mac. We’ll take a look at 6 Mac apps that allow you to control iTunes from the menu bar.
Are you tired of limitations and restrictions that are included with most cloud sharing services and email services? With Minbox, you can send files of any size and type fast – often within seconds.
One of the restriction with cloud storage services is that you are confined to a single folder where have to place your files for them to be synced to the cloud. MacDropAny is a simple app for Mac that lets you easily sync any folder on your Mac with your favorite cloud storage.
While taking the screenshot, what if you have selected a region at a corner of the screen, only to discover that the region you want is at the other corner of the screen? Here is a neat trick that allows you to move the selected region to another part of the screen.
If there are multiple users on your Mac, you can easily make a folder private in Mac OS X with this simple trick.
While there are tons of applications that you can use to batch resize images, nothing beats the command line to get things done quickly and efficiently. In Mac, you can easily batch resize images with this command.
If you are not residing in the USA, you will not be able to access sites like Hulu, Netflix, Pandora and etc. Tunlr is a useful service that you can use to access Hulu, Netflix and many more sites from outside of USA, for free.
BitTorrent makes use of a distributed technology to download bits of a file from different sources and combine them together at the end point. This results in faster downloading without adding burden to any server. Wouldn’t it be great if you can use the same technology to sync files across multiple devices?
In this tutorial, we will show you how to activate the web server in Mountain Lion, as well as setting up PHP, MySQL and PhpMyAdmin. At the end of this tutorial, you will have a MAMP (Mac, Apache, MySQL, Php) server running on your Mac.
Do you have an issue with the trackpad in Mac misbehaving while you were typing? If you are using an external mouse, here is a quick way to disable Mac trackpad when it detects a connected mouse.
If you are looking for a quick way to clean up the right click context menu in Mac OS X, here is how you can do it
If you’ve ever suffered a hard disk failure on your computer, you know how devastating it can be – especially if you haven’t been backing up your data regularly. Wouldn’t it be great if there is an early warning system that can keep you up-to-date on the status of your hard disk and lets you know right away if errors are found?
If you are concerned about the security of your data on Dropbox’s server, and are fed up with the storage limitation, you may want to try out AeroFS. It sync your files across computer without storing them in the cloud and you can store as many files as your hard disk can hold.
Love it or hate it, OS X Mavericks is coming this fall. If you just can’t wait to try out some of its features, have no fear because you really don’t need the new OS to get these new features. Instead, I’m going to show you how to get all of Mavericks features and more by using third-party tools and applications that are already available to you (most for free).
Most computers (and OSes) will automatically go into sleep mode when it has been idle for some time. This can be useful in reducing power consumption and extending the life span of your hardware. However, it can be frustrating when the computer goes to sleep while you are watching a movie, or just listen to […]