Tag Archives: osx

mas-cli – Mac App Store command line interface

Now this is handy. Never open the “Mac App Store” app again: mas-cli is a simple command line interface for the Mac App Store. Designed for scripting and automation. Installation possible via Homebrew: brew install mas mas-cli – Mac App … Continue reading

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macOS Quick Look plugins for JavaScript, Markdown, JSON, …

The repository sindresorhus/quick-look-plugins has gathered a collection of some handy macOS Quick Look Plugins. Pictured above is a quick look preview of a JSON file. Installation of the plugins is possible via Homebrew. sindresorhus/quick-look-plugins → (via Freek, quite some time … Continue reading

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Mission Control – Remote Config Utility for iOS, OSX, …

Have you ever wished you could change some config parameter for your app without deploying a new version? Of course you have! Wouldn’t it be great if you had whole config for your app in the cloud and change it … Continue reading

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Drobo vs OS X Mavericks

After upgrading to Mavericks your Drobo might not show up in Finder (here it did just fine, using a Drobo FS800 (aka 2nd gen Drobo) connected over Firewire). If that happens, do either one of these to get your Drobo … Continue reading

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Fluid lets you create a Real Mac App (or “Fluid App”) out of any website or web application, effectively turning your favorite web apps into OS X desktop apps. Fluid — Turn Your Favorite Web Apps into Real Mac Apps … Continue reading

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OS X hardlink

UPDATE 2013.02.09: Via the comments I’ve come to know that it is possible with ln after all as long as you don’t combine a tilde (˜) and quotes in the source path (which I did because some of my folders … Continue reading

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Autocomplete git branch name

Turns out it’s possible to enable autocompletion of git branch names when working on the command line. The script can be automatically installed on OS X using these commands: $ curl -G https://raw.github.com/git/git/master/contrib/completion/git-completion.bash > ~/.git-completion.sh $ echo ‘source ~/.git-completion.sh’ >> … Continue reading

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Napkin for Mac

Napkin is the ultimate tool for concise visual communication. Painlessly annotate images or create diagrams and share the results quickly. Not only does it and the results look good, it also some contains some interesting user interactions. Napkin →

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Face Detection on OS X and iOS

Recently I realized that Apple added support for face detection in OS X Lion and iOS 5. Apple’s face detection is exposed through Core Image, the super-useful image manipulation library. Two classes are important: CIDetector and CIFeature (along with its … Continue reading

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Zero-config development with Apache’s VirtualDocumentRoot and xip.io

# Use name-based virtual hosting. NameVirtualHost *:80 UseCanonicalName Off # ~/Sites/ vhost configuration – sends foo.bar.dev to ~/Sites/bar/foo <VirtualHost *:80> VirtualDocumentRoot /Users/dave/Sites/%2/%1 <Directory "/Users/dave/Sites"> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews AllowOverride All Order allow,deny Allow from all </Directory> </VirtualHost> What that VirtualDocumentRoot … Continue reading

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