Monday, October 2, 2023

Applications / Software

Easily modify file permissions and ACL on OS X

Those of us who like to dig below the graphical surface of OS X often end up in Terminal hacking away with Unix commands. Sometimes it's necessary to change file/folder permissions, and to set a file to be executable, etc. It's easy to do in Terminal, but there's also a nice way to do it with via the GUI using this app...

Mute Audio Ads in Spotify

It's nice to have the free Spotify service, but what about the audio ads? They support the service, which is great. But there may be times when they are a pain in the arse.

Enabling Adobe Premier hardware rendering support on Macbook Pro

Do you use Adobe Premier Pro CS5, CS6, or CC on an iMac or Macbook Pro? Have you noticed video rendering takes a really long time? This may be an easy way to fix it, by enabling CUDA hardware acceleration support.

Extract RAR files on Mac OS X

Received a RAR file and wondering the best and easiest way to extract it on your Mac OS X computer. Extracting RAR files is simple, and the best part is the tools for the job are free.

Convert FLAC to iTunes lossless iTunes format (m4a)

FLAC is an open source lossless audio format. Apple choose not to support it. So how do we play FLAC audio files in iTunes and on iDevices?

Using TextEditor from the Command Line

A lot of people find the ASCII based command-line text editors (like Vim) a pain to work with. Here's a few suggestions on how to easily invoke TextEditor (or any other GUI based editor you prefer) from the command line in Terminal.

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