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    Productivity
    How to Manage Your Tasks with Todo.txtTodo txt preview
    Todo.txt is the world's simplest to-do list tool, and it's simply a plain text file. Here's how to get started managing your tasks in plain text, and how to use the apps and command line interface to Todo.txt to get the most out of this somewhat geeky yet powerful productivity tool.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Electronics
    How to Use a Raspberry Pi as a Local Web ServerThumb
    In this tutorial I will show you how to set up a Raspberry Pi to be used as a Local Web Server with SSH and FTP functionality.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Terminal
    40 Terminal Tips and Tricks You Never Thought You NeededIcon terminal 2x
    The Terminal is an exceptionally powerful tool, providing a command line interface to the underpinnings of OS X. It’s a topic we’ve covered at length before with our popular series Taming the Terminal. There’s a great deal that Terminal can do, from moving large numbers of files to changing preferences that we didn’t even know exist. To demonstrate just how versatile the Terminal is, I’ve rounded up 40 truly excellent Terminal tips and tricks that can come in very handy. Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Tips & Shortcuts
    Quick Tip: How to Stop Your Mac From Sleeping Using the Command LineRetinapreviewimage stopmacfromsleepingfromcommandline
    Computers sleep as a way to save energy and prevent unnecessary wear on your machine's hardware. Yet there are times you may want to stop your Mac from sleeping such as when you’re watching a movie, cloning a large repository from GitHub, or need to let a large download finish from your favorite website. When in these situations, it can be inconvenient to look through System Preferences > Energy Saver until you find the settings needed and then you must remember to re-enable your original settings when you are done. With OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion, we are able to stop our Macs from sleeping for a period of time from our command line with the caffeinate command. Let’s take a look at how to use this command, and some alternatives for older machines.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    OS X
    Quick Tip: Removing Duplicates in 'Open With' Using TerminalFinal retina preview
    If you're like me, you'll notice that things start to get messy on your Mac after a while if you aren't super organised. The desktop gets full of files, and your folders can easily get into a bad state; but what really tells me I need to sort things out is when my right click option for Open With gets crammed with all sorts of useless junk. In this tutorial I'll show you a very easy way to stop your Open With list showing duplicates and apps you no longer have.Read More…
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    Terminal
    How to Repair Damaged Zip Files With TerminalBroke zip preview 400
    It's inevitable when using your Mac that you will eventually compress files into a zip archive; either for storage, backing up, to email or to save a bit of hard drive space. But such is life that if something can go wrong, chances are it eventually will, and you will be left with a damaged zip archive that you can't seem to open. I want to show you how to use Terminals zip commands to target a damaged zip archive and, if all go well, repair the archive; and if not, then try to salvage as much as you possibly can.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Terminal
    Grep and sed DemystifiedTerminal%20tutorial%20icon
    Grep. You hear it a lot. You see those cryptic IT guys typing the command, system admins mentioning it in passing, you even see it in some shell scripts. It seems like one of those things that just exists, but isn't meant for you. This article will change that - we'll explain and take a quick look at grep (and its less famous friend sed) in this newest installment of OS X Demystified.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Quizzes
    Mactuts+ Quiz #2: Terminal BasicsTerminalquiz
    Terminal is one of our favorite topics here at Mactuts+. It's a truly advanced application that allows you to take control of your Mac at a level not possible with any other utility. Today we're going to find out how much you've learned. Browse through our Terminal tutorials, then take the quiz below to test your knowledge!Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Terminal
    Homebrew Demystified: OS X's Ultimate Package ManagerHomebrew
    You keep seeing the word "Homebrew" whenever you install an app that isn't simply dragged into the Applications folder. What is Homebrew? The site says "package manager," but what's a package manager? What's a package? What's a manager? There, there - no need to pull your hair out. We'll go over all of this and more in today's tutorial.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Terminal
    How to Play Tetris, Pong and Other Hidden Games on Your MacTerminaltetris f
    Did you know that you can play Tetris on your Mac? Of course you did, you can play lots of games. But did you know that there's already a Tetris game built in? In fact, if you know your way around Emacs, you can play a whole bunch of awesome retro games like pong and snake. Read on to see how.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Terminal
    Quick Tip: Trick Out Your Mac with TerminalTerminal%20tutorial%20icon
    The Mac OS X operating system is already really sleek, but we're going to look at how to use terminal to activate some cool hidden settings that will make your Mac even better. The terminal tricks I'll be showing you range from adding spaces to your dock to freeing your Dashboard widgets from the Dashboard. So let's get started!Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Terminal
    10 Terminal Commands That Every Mac User Should KnowTenterminalcommands
    The Terminal in OS X is often, in my opinion anyway, an overlooked area of the operating system. Most newcomers to Macs look at it with fear, as the sight of anything code-related or advanced is enough to put them off for life. Fortunately, you don't have to be scared of Terminal and think of it as a feature just for the tech-minded. Knowing some basic Terminal commands can really enhance your experience of OS X. So, for all the beginners out there, here is my pick of the top 10 Terminal commands that every Mac user should know.Read More…
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