• Disk Utility
    How to Create a Retina-Ready DMG-Based App InstallerPreview
    While the Mac App Store is a great option to distribute your application, thanks to a variety of Apple-imposed restrictions, it's not for everyone. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a DMG-based installer for your application that's perfectly optimized for Retina displays. Read More…
  • Terminal
    Basic Vim ConfigurationVim
    Now that you are learning to use Vim, you'll realize that there are a lot of options that can be configured, though you may not know how to make those options survive a reload. In this tutorial I’ll show you the basics of using Vim's configuration file so that you can set up the Vim editor the way you like it.Read More…
  • OS X
    Quick Tip: Change the Icons on a MacPreview
    Changing the icons for folders, drives, and applications is a great way to give your Mac a personal touch. In this tutorial, I'll guide you through every step of the process, from finding an icon in the proper format, to optimizing it for use as an icon, and finally, applying it to just about anything on your Mac. Read More…
  • Customization
    Beyond Terminal: 4 OS X Terminal AlternativesCathode1
    Terminal is an invaluable tool that every Mac user should explore. In the past published a number of OS X Terminal tutorials to help improve your workflows and general productivity. Though for some Mac users Terminal isn't equipped enough for their needs and these people often seek other solutions which can achieve a similar result. In this tutorial I'll cover some of the best Terminal replacements available and show how they can benefit you.Read More…
  • OS X
    How to Check and Enable TRIM on a Mac SSDTrim preview retina
    You probably know that solid state drives (SSD) differ from Hard Disk Drives (HDD) in how they store information, and you may have heard that something called TRIM can maintain their performance. In this tutorial, I’ll not only show you how you can enable TRIM support for your SSDs, but also understand what the term means and how it fits into the functionality of solid state storage.Read More…
  • Customization
    Taking Control of Your Browsing Experience With StylebotStylebotimageret
    Now, the best thing about the internet is that anyone can publish to it no matter what their skill level. The worst thing is that anyone can publish to the internet no matter what their skill level. In this short screencast, I take an irreverent look at a serious issue: that of badly designed websites. I examine the style inspectors in Safari, Firefox and Chrome, to demonstrate how you can improve your browsing experience. An in-depth look at the Stylebot extension, for Chrome, shows how you can make ugly websites look beautiful. Almost. Does anyone (apart from me) really visit websites this ugly? If so, this screencast if for you! Let's make ugly websites beautiful.Read More…
  • Customization
    Create Your Own Vanity URL ShortenerVanityurl preview retina
    Whether you run a business or are just active on social media, chances are you share a lot of links. With so many URLs flooding into our timelines, it can be difficult to make yours stand out. You may have noticed that some people have their own vanity URL for shortened links—something that uniquely identifies content as coming from them. Creating and using a vanity URL shortener can be a valuable asset to your brand, and it’s easier than you may have thought!Read More…
  • Customization
    How to Natively Boot Linux on Your MacUbuntu preview4
    Linux is not for everyone. It is, however, a perfectly acceptable (and dare I say good) alternative to Windows and OS X. It offers near-limitless control over an operating system and is available for free. Furthermore, Ubuntu, a popular variety of the open-source OS, works well on a Mac, and best of all, it can be booted natively. Read on to find out how.Read More…
  • Customization
    Create Your Own Custom Extension for PopClipPopclip icon 2x
    PopClip is one of our favourite apps on Mactuts+ and one of the reasons why is its support for extensions. You can perform actions on selected text using PopClip that makes it extremely versatile, whether you want to open a link in another browser, search for the selected text in Google or add it as a to-do to Things, PopClip provides an iOS-style pop-up menu that makes doing these tasks easy. In this tutorial, I’ll be demonstrating just how easy it is to create your own extension for PopClip to perform a custom action.Read More…
  • OS X
    Quick Tip: How to Change the Default Application to Open FilesThumbnail template
    In a previous article, Removing Duplicates in ‘Open With’ Using Terminal, I’ve covered how to clean up your options for opening files with different applications. In this Quick Tip I will show you how you can change the default application that opens your files. I won't be using Terminal or any third party applications, so you won't need to dive into any code, nor download any applications. Read on to see why you might want to change the default application and how you can do so easily.Read More…
  • Customization
    How to Configure a Mac to Make Remote Support a BreezeIcon remote 2x
    More and more of our friends and family are getting a Mac, whether it’s as their first home computer or they’ve switched from a Windows PC. This means that, as Mac aficionados, we’re usually the first one our parents call when something isn’t working right. In this guide, I’ll show you how to set up their Mac in such a way that any remote assistance needed can be done quickly and easily. Read More…
  • Customization
    How to Set Up Your Mac to Allow AirPrinting From iOSAp icon 2x
    AirPrint is a great feature of iOS that provides a simple way of printing documents from your iPhone or iPad directly to an AirPrint-compatible printer with no setup or installation needed. That’s all well and good but the number of AirPrint-compatible printers is pretty small, chances are many of us have a great printer at home that isn’t compatible. In this tutorial, we’ll explore a couple of ways to provide AirPrint to your iOS device using your Mac as well as how we can make AirPrint work even better!Read More…