OS X


  • In OS X Yosemite your login screen is usually made from your currently set wallpaper mixed with a Blur effect. This version of OS X gives you easy way to change this picture to something completely different. All you need to do is to prepare the image you want to use and save it as… read more

  • It may happen that after you started downloading an application from App Store, the whole process will be interrupted by a broken internet connection or any other situation that can occur. In this case, application which hasn’t been correctly downloaded or updated will be marked with an error on the list. Any attempt to re-download… read more

  • One of the reasons why I felt in love with Macs and OS X is the combination of interface beauty and power of Unix. Although I do like Debian and Ubuntu in terms of doing my development stuff, both systems are extremely ugly and don’t give much visual pleasure. But let’s focus on OS X.… read more

  • Some time ago I wrote an article about installing Wget equivalent in OS X. Now, thanks to Homebrew you can have Wget instead of using cURL which has a little bit more complex syntax. I assume that you already have Homebrew installed. If not, then please follow this page. Now in Terminal simply type Yes!… read more

  • Sooner or later you will reach the point where your application will have to send e-mails from your local environment. I will show you how to properly set MAMP and Postfix in OS X to be able to push messages using PHP’s mail function or using terminal command. Requirements One of the further steps will… read more

  • If you miss a typical package manager like Apt-Get from Ubuntu then Homebrew in OS X is for you. When your Mac has Homebrew, you can easily install packages with command line. To install it, open Terminal and paste You will get the following prompt. Hit Enter and follow instructions shown on the screen.

  • I know nobody who finds OS X Dashboard as an useful tool. There is a easy way to permanently turn in off by typing just few lines in terminal. Open OS X Terminal and paste the following line: Hit Enter and then type: After the Dock will be reloaded, your dashboard should be disabled and… read more

  • After MAMP is installed on OS X, you can use command line (terminal) to access MySQL in exactly the same way as on Linux. It’s very handy when you have to deal with importing or exporting huge SQL files. On of the things that can become little bit frustrating is that when normally you would… read more

  • Background Caffeine is an awesome application that in case of any need will prevent your Mac from going to sleep mode. Unfortunately Caffeine’s icons have not been designed for Retina displays and on Macs with Retina all you will see will be pixelated cup (of coffee obviously). New icons JimmyGreen did some beautiful icons that… read more

  • Preparation Mavericks Before we’ll begin, I assume that you’ve already downloaded free OS X Mavericks from Apple Store. Connect your Mac to a power supply and prepare USB flash drive with at least 8 gigabytes of free space. USB drive If your Mavericks image is already downloaded, then let’s prepare our USB drive. Plug in… read more

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