Tag Archive: List’

How to List All Files and Subdirectory Contents in a Folder

Ever wanted to see not only every file in a given directory, but all files within that directories buried subdirectories? If you’re looking for what is basically a recursive listing of files in a given folder, we’ll show a great trick for the Mac OS X Finder that allows you to do just that, and also demonstrate several more advanced approaches using the command line.

Expand All Subdirectories & List Folder Contents in the OS X Finder

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Apple Loses Spot On List Of Top 20 Most Trusted Companies For Privacy

Apple is working on a better tracking solution for its developers.

People don’t trust Apple with all their personal data as much as they used to. That’s what the latest survey on privacy data claims, after ranking the top 20 companies that U.S. consumers trust the most with their private information.

Ponemon Institute has conducted its annual privacy survey for the past seven years that asks U.S. consumers to rate organizations that they  [Read More…]

Get the Classic iTunes Search List Style Back in iTunes 11

Return iTunes library search to normal

A lot of things changed when the latest version of iTunes was released, much of which represented user interface and behavior changes that weren’t always popular. For many of us, the best solution of handling the new UI was to basically revert the changes to make iTunes look normal and familiar again, and we’re about to do the same thing with the Search feature.

First  [Read More…]

Get a List of Preferred Wi-Fi Networks from the Command Line

Retrieving a list of preferred wireless networks can be helpful when troubleshooting wi-fi problems. The following trick will do just that, and it’s similar to a tip we covered recently which showed how to see a list of previously connected wi-fi networks using either System Preferences or a lengthy command line string, but as far as the command line goes the following command is much shorter and cleaner, and doesn’t require the use of sed and regex to clean up  [Read More…]

You Can’t Block Calls on iPhone, So Creating a Blocked List is the Next Best Thing

Do it Yourself Block Call List on iPhone

The ability to block incoming calls on the iPhone is missing on the OS side, and though there were once rumors that a call block feature would arrive with newer versions of iOS, those rumors ended up being about the Do Not Disturb feature. Do Not Disturb is excellent, but it’s not really blocking unwanted calls, it just sets a time period where  [Read More…]

Set a Unique Alert Tone for New Mail Messages from VIP List in iOS

Set VIP Mail Alerts in iOS

Managing slews of email can be one of the most challenging and time consuming parts of ones day, but with the help of VIP lists in iOS and OS X you can help to weed through some of the nonsense by simply having defined persons get precedent over others. On the desktop side of things, we’ve discussed using VIP in OS X’s Mail app before,  [Read More…]

See a List of All Wi-Fi Networks a Mac Has Previously Connected To

Wi-Fi Knowing which wireless networks a Mac has been connected to in the past be can be helpful for a variety of reasons, including network troubleshooting, determining where a Mac has been, if a specific wifi password is recoverable, and a myriad of other technical reasons. Searching for past networks is completely different from finding currently available networks, and you won’t recover historical data from the menu bar item or otherwise excellent  [Read More…]

Apple Announces The App Store’s Best Of 2012 List


Year in review lists are usually pretty exhausting, but with millions of apps to choose from in the App Store there’s a pretty good chance you missed some great new apps that came out in 2012. Apple just unveiled their App Store Best of 2012 page and it’s packed with goodies.

The App Store Best of 2012 is divided into numerous categories of apps so everyone will find something they  [Read More…]

Apple Plummets To 42 On This Year’s List Of 50 Happiest Companies To Work For

Last year, Apple acheived spot number 15 on CareerBliss’s list of the top fifty happiest companies. This year, Apple came in at a near-bottom 42. What happened?

The list pulls info from anonymous job satisfaction reports that can be submitted to the CareerBliss site, not the most scientifically valid of methods. However, as TUAW notes, the average reported salary for Apple employees dropped from $ 59,559 per year to $ 57,269  [Read More…]

The Ultimate List Of iTunes 11 Tips, Tricks And Changes [Roundup]

iTunes 11 is a huge upgrade from its predecessor, and it has received lots of positive feedback since it became available for download on Thursday, November 29th.

Apple has baked iCloud into the core of iTunes, and the app’s interface has been decluttered and enhanced with new features like the MiniPlayer. We’ve been combing through the innards of iTunes 11 to find all of the little changes and additions. Here’s our  [Read More…]