One of the most popular Finer Things in Tech posts of all time is a set of tips and a terminal command to show your home user library folder. Apple decided to hide this sensitive folder from users back in OS X Lion, but with the October 2013 release of OS X Mavericks, the company […]
If your Mac is on 10.8 Mountain Lion, you can share just about anything via services like iMessage, Twitter, Flickr, Apple’s AirDrop, and Facebook straight from the Finder, no extra apps or browsers required. As long as you add your service credentials to the Mail, Contacts, & Calendars pane, found under Apple menu > System […]
Some sites like WordPress and Google+ are adding the ability to drag and drop files to upload them. But if you use Safari, you can drag and drop onto most file upload buttons. If you have to upload a file to a site and you see the standard rectangular “Choose File” button, you can drag […]
A quick way to toss a bunch of files and folders into a new folder is to select them and use ⌃-⌘-N (Finder > New Folder with Selection). This will create a new folder, either on the Desktop or the current folder you’re viewing, toss in everything you have selected with a nice little animation, […]
You can trim your Finder window to save space and reduce clutter, depending on your workflow. ⌘-⌥-S (View > Hide Sidebar) will hide the sidebar (the second gallery image), while ⌘-⌥-T (View > Hide Toolbar) will hide both the top toolbar and sidebar.
If you would rather not deal with iPhoto (or Aperture) to get to the Photo Stream photos you’ve shared from your iPhone or iPad, CNET has a handy how-to for doing so. In short: OS X automatically syncs your iCloud documents, which include your Photo Stream, to a relatively hidden location in your home user […]
When you create a new file or duplicate an existing file, OS X uses “January 24, 1984″ as a placeholder for the file’s creation date until the operation finishes and it can fill in the real creation date. January 24, 1984 is the day Apple released the original Macintosh. To see this for yourself: Open […]