Apple's OSX Lion upgrade is available from the App store as an almost 4GB download, and a single purchase can update all your computers running Snow Leopard. My concern was that I didn't want to have … [Read more...] about How to copy the OSX Lion installer to prevent multiple downloads
Tips tricks and how tos for using Apple Mac OSX
OSX is Apple's UNIX based operating system and GUI that has been sold since 2002 as a replacement for the classic Mac OS which ended at version 9. This section contains tips and tricks and howtos for using OSX. I have been using OSX as my day to day desktop and development environment since June 2010.
I have a whole bunch of short avi files (not sure what format they actually are, but the extension is .avi) and needed to join them together quickly and easily so the 3 year old could watch some TV … [Read more...] about Join video files together on Mac with cat and mencoder
The default behavior of the Finder on OSX is to hide UNIX files such as /usr /var etc and dot files (e.g. .htaccess). This quick tip shows how to enable (or disable) showing these files. Enable … [Read more...] about OSX Quick Tip: Show all files in the Finder including dot files
One thing I've found annoying with the mobile Safari browser on iOS is the shadows that appear at the top of input boxes. It's not normally too much of an issue unless you are doing fancy styling and … [Read more...] about Remove input shadows on iOS devices
Using the "ls" command to list directory contents from the command line with the -l flag will include the date and time down to the minute, but not show the seconds. This post shows how to display the … [Read more...] about Showing seconds with ls on Linux and OSX
VMWare Fusion on Mac OSX allows you to shrink virtual disks easily for Windows virtual machines right from the graphical interface (Virtual Machine -> Settings -> General -> Clean Up Virtual … [Read more...] about How to shrink a VMWare Fusion Linux virtual disk