Tag: How To

31 Days Of OS X Tips: Show The Path Bar In The Finder And Get A Sense Of Place

Many old-school Mac users know that you can view a currently open folder’s path by command-clicking its name in its window’s titlebar. It’s a useful nugget of information,...

Lock Your Mac’s Screen To Foil Prying Eyes

If you use your Mac in a public or semi-public area—such as in an open-floorplan office—you might not want random people to be able to...

How To Automatically Silence Notifications At Night

Sometimes, you just want a little peace. Notification Center’s Do Not Disturb feature can give you some by silencing the alert-pop-ups that incessantly harass you...

“It’s how you use it” revisited

Last week my colleague Nic Lake wrote an article about the way he uses his Apple hardware and what tasks he delegates to certain devices....

Dealing with SPAM in OS X Mail and iCloud

Over the last few months I started receiving an increasing amount of spam mails through my iCloud addresses (*@me.com). Being very careful with those, determining...

Create a Smart Playlist for Unheard Podcasts

I listen to a lot of podcasts. Sometimes they start to pile up, and I want to get through as many as possible. I decided...

A Beginner’s Guide to Video: Part One

Complexity is an unfortunate byproduct of technology. Many substantial innovations we have seen in the last hundred or so years are very hard to understand on the surface. The process of compression is incredibly hard to understand in full unless you feel like studying volumes upon volumes of specifications for codecs (Compressor/Decompressors). Luckily, we don’t have to understand the intricacies of compression to use it handily. Before I continue further about compression, there are some important highlights about video sources that I need to touch on.