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This quick tip can save you either dozens of hours of computer processing time, or hundreds of dollars in buying digital copies of your favorite films.
While Jeff Butts doesn’t use his mid-2010 Mac Mini as often as his other Mac, it’s definitely worth noting that the elderly computer performs so well with the newer version of the operating system.
The new key combination to take a screenshot on iPhone X should be fairly intuitive for most.
Perhaps Apple doesn’t think we’ll ever need to reboot the device, but Jeff Butts has uncovered a couple of ways to do it anyways.
Join Jeff Butts once again, and he’ll show you how to compile sudo and nano in FreeBSD, plus introduce you to XikiHub, a new Terminal/command line product taking shape at Kickstarter.
When Steve Jobs said, “You’re holding it wrong,” he wasn’t referring to taking pictures; still, the saying probably holds true for that use, too.
This is a great new feature, stymied by conflicting and confusing instructions for use that, strangely enough, vary depending on which model of iPhone you have.
Despite the spike in Google searches for “iPhone slow,” Futuremark decided to tally up results from its own database of benchmark data for various models of the iPhone.
Using My Faces and the Face Gallery, you can quickly build up a catalog of watch displays for any event or purpose.
Through the magic of Audio MIDI Setup, you too can have your own custom surround sound system in macOS, using speakers you’ve already got laying around.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a command line cowboy or a total newbie to Terminal. There’s an awesome tool called XikiHub looking for funding on Kickstarter. The founder of XikiHub says it is the social command line, and the project looks really cool. It’s based on Xiki, a command line platform. XikiHub will give you a friendlier and more powerful Terminal. What’s more, the platform will get even better over time. Users can contribute commands for high-level interfaces like git and changing the desktop background. XikiHub will also support repeating recent commands and searching the community for help to remember which commands do what. This social repository for commands is also open source. The developer uses a multi-pronged security approach, and will have a low tolerance for abuse, spam, or social media marketing. This will be one of my rare backings on Kickstarter. Hopefully, you’ll back it, too.
This is probably one of Jeff Butts’s favorite new features in iOS 11, since it lets him set up Control Center exactly the way that best suits how he uses his iPhone.
It’s time for another episode of Terminal Tinkering, and this week Jeff Butts takes you on a tour of the dark and mysterious roads of third-party drivers for Hackintosh, unsigned apps for macOS, and the Ports Collection in FreeBSD.
You have to do some digging to find the Apple Music social profile settings, but once you’re there you’ll find them easy to use.
Jeff Butts loves all sorts of home automation gadgets, so it’s little surprise he’s interested in these yard machines.