mac

Give Yosemite A Classic, Pre-OS X Look By Tweaking These Settings

If you find yourself yearning for the old days of OS 9, WonderHowTo shows you how to give Yosemite a classic black-and-white look by tweaking just a handful of settings.


Universal Media Server Streams Music And Movies To Almost Any Device

Windows/Mac/Linux: Streaming music or movies from a computer to a set-top box, TV, receiver or any other device in your home entertainment system isn’t difficult, but finding a media server with great features that’s also easy to use can be tricky. Universal Media Server gets the balance right.


The Best Apps That Take Advantage Of Yosemite's New Features

Yosemite has been out for a week now, and that means apps are getting updated to support some of its new features. From Notification Center tweaks to Continuity features, here are some of the best apps taking advantage of Yosemite.


iStat Mini Stuffs A System Monitor In Your Notification Center

Mac: There are lots of system monitors out there. iStat Mini places all those stats right in your Notification Center so they’re out of the way but still accessible.


Trigger Yosemite's Dark Mode With A Hidden Keyboard Shortcut

Yosemite’s Dark Mode is a nice way to darken your screen so that it’s easier on your eyes, but you have to dig into the System Preferences to enable or disable it. Redditor abspam3 figured out a way to do that with a keyboard shortcut.


F.lux For Mac Adds Yosemite Support

Mac: F.lux, the app that automatically dims your screen at night, has released a beta version that includes OS X Yosemite support. This includes a few new integrations with Yosemite’s Dark Mode.


Safari And Spotlight Can Send Data To Apple, Here's How To Turn It Off

Mac: In order for Spotlight to work properly, it needs to send your search data to Google, Apple and Bing. Initially, it seems easy enough to disable this if you care about privacy, but as users over on Hacker News note, it’s not as obvious as it seems.


Top 10 Hidden Features Of OS X Yosemite

Yosemite is here with a bunch of new features, but a few of the best things are hidden away. Here are 10 hidden features you might not have noticed yet.


Dictate Any Command To Your Mac With Automator

Mac: One of the lesser known features in Yosemite is a new Dictation Command option in Automator. As MacWorld points out, this means you can set up a command to launch any Automator action you want, including launching apps and ejecting disks.


How To Fix OS X Yosemite's Biggest Annoyances

Yosemite’s here today and as seems to always be the case with Apple’s new operating systems, it comes with a handful of annoyances alongside its new features. Don’t worry though — most of the common annoyances can get fixed up with a few clicks.