Mac: Apple flipped a switch that makes it so your Mac can now automatically download its newest operating system, macOS Sierra. If you're not a fan of this behaviour, it's easy to disable.
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Mac: Tracking your various sensors on your Mac is easy enough with a system monitor, but if you're looking for a free and simple option, VitalSigns dumps info from various sensors into your Notification Center.
Mac: You have a ton of great launchers on Mac and even the built-in Spotlight does a good enough job for most of us. If you're looking for something a little different, Lacona is an app currently in beta that takes a natural language input approach.
Mac: Macs with a Retina display look great, but most of them do not have the power to run games at that incredibly high resolution. While you can usually change the resolution in-game or on a system level, OS X Daily points to a hidden little option that makes all that easier.
Apple has always packed a lot of decent software into OS X, but long time users may remember when the built-in options sucked so much that you had to install basic alternatives, like a PDF reader or image viewer, just to get something that worked well. Times have changed, and if you haven't looked lately, it's time to try a few of those built-in productivity tools again.
Mac: Make a bootable USB flash drive is the easiest (and fastest) way to get the newest version of OS X installed on multiple machines. However, if you still have one sitting around, TidBits found out that an expired certificate file means they won't work any more.
Mac: iTerm has long been our favourite terminal emulator for the Mac, and over the weekend the next big update entered into public beta. It's packed with a ton of new features.