Tag Archive: Files


Move Files While Keeping Permissions Intact with “Paste Item Exactly” in the Mac OS X Finder

Cutting and pasting files within the OS X Finder is an easy way to move files and folders around on the Mac, particularly for Windows converts, but by default the cut and paste function changes permissions and ownership during the file move process. For the most part that is desirable, but if you are logged … Read More

Set a Password on iWork Files in Mac OS X for Added Security

Every app in the iWork suite offers optional password protection of files created, modified, or opened within their respective application. In practice, this means that no user will be able to open or access the file and view the contents on their Mac or iOS device without entering the password first. Password protecting iWork documents … Read More

Print Files Directly from Mac Desktop & OS X Finder to Save Time

Did you know you can start printing any file directly from the desktop of a Mac? While most users open a file and then print it from the application of which the file was built in, that’s not actually necessary, instead printing can be initiated from anywhere in the Finder of OS X. This often … Read More

Get rid of duplicate and untitled iTunes files and save 60% with TuneUp [Deals]

For music enthusiasts, there’s no audio organization software quite like iTunes. Still, unless you continually spend hours upon hours going through all of your ripped and downloaded music with a fine toothed comb, your iTunes is probably a mess. Enter…Read more ›

How to Save Pages Files as Word Document Format from a Mac

The Microsoft Word document format is widely used in many corporate and educational environments, particularly where the Windows platform is dominant. For Mac users who work with the Pages app for word processing, a simple option to improve cross-platform document readability and compatibility is to save (or export) a Pages file as a Word .doc … Read More

Share Files Between User Accounts in Mac OS X the Easy Way

There are a variety of ways to share files between different user accounts on the Mac, but OS X offers one incredibly simple way in particular; the Shared folder. Most Mac users may not even see the folder let alone know it exists, but it’s easy to access, and makes sharing a file or many … Read More

Apple files for Samsung divorce with first batch of TSMC microprocessors

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) has reportedly started shipping its first batch of iPhone and iPad microprocessors to Apple, according to sources familiar with the matter. By making microprocessors for Apple, TSMC is taking over a role previously carried out by…Read more ›

Manage your digital files with M4VGear DRM Media Converter [Sponsored post]

This post was brought to you by Anvsoft, creator of M4VGear. Do you want to copy or convert your videos, TV shows and music videos to other formats so that they can be watched on all your devices? Currently, movies…Read more ›

How to Join Multiple PDF Files Into a Single PDF Document in Mac OS X

If you have multiple PDF files that you want to combine into a single PDF file, you can rely on the Macs bundled Preview app to accomplish this. Not only can Preview combine a variety of single or multi-page PDF docs into a single file, you can even add images as pages, remove a page … Read More

Use ditto to Copy Files & Directories Intelligently from the Mac Terminal

Most longtime command line users rely on the cp command to copy files and directories, but Mac OS X offers another solution with the ‘ditto’ command. Ditto is slightly more advanced but can be advantageous to ‘cp’ for several reasons, as it not only preserves ownership attributes and permissions but also file resource forks and … Read More