Parental controls enable guardians to control what their kids can watch. Even if you’re not concerned about your kids intentionally seeking out inappropriate content, it can often come to them by accident.
wget is a non-interactive command-line utility for download resources from a specified URL. Because it is non-interactive, wget can work in the background or before the user even logs in. The program was designed especially for poor connections, making it especially robust in otherwise flaky conditions. While wget isn’t shipped with macOS, it can be […]
Storage technology has evolved by leaps and bounds since the dawn of the computer age. Today’s leap forward is NVMe, a storage system that promises to exponentially increase the bandwidth available to storage devices. Apple’s SSDs are well-made, no doubt, but that’s not their sole source of speed. That is granted by the impressive bandwidth […]
By using titles, you can add text to your Final Cut video projects. This could be something like the title of a video, the location of a scene, the role of an interviewee, or a source for archive footage.
Computers tend to fail in predictable ways. Especially when it comes to hardware, certain types of failure can cause programmatically-detectable signals that reveal the cause of the problem. Diagnostic programs that can accomplish this process are typically only available to authorized shops. Except that’s not really true: you can use Apple Diagnostics to access Apple’s […]
Back in the day, Apple built professional-grade software for a variety of creative pursuits. Today, Final Cut Pro X is one of the few remaining. While professionals haven’t always been happy with Apple’s handling of Final Cut Pro X, Apple’s changes were all in the direction of making powerful software more accessible to novices. Features […]
Even when every network device is disconnected, your computer can still communicate over a kind of network. Known as a “loopback,” a Unix machine can send and receive network communications from itself and to itself over a virtual network device. Your computer can send messages from itself to itself, permitting network-style communications without the need […]
Depending on the application and the installation method, you may be able to completely uninstall apps from macOS by simply dragging the .app bundle into the trash. However, that typically leaves behind at least a few preference files. In some cases it can leave behind gigabytes of data. 1: Uninstallers If possible, you should always […]
In part two of our introduction to uBlock Origin on macOS, the best ad blocker in the business, we’ll be discussing static filtering rules and GUI methods of selecting and blocking on-screen content. Removing Elements with Static Rules If you want to remove elements from the page using graphical tools, you can access that feature […]
Windows 10, while still the most-used desktop operating system, gets plenty of flack. And it absolutely deserves it. Here’s our abridged list of things in Windows 10 that are as bad as stepping on a Lego. 1. Forced Auto Updates Perhaps the most obvious gripe with Windows 10 is its auto-update (and auto-reboot) process. No […]