How to Turn Bash Scripts Into Clickable Apps Using AppleScript

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Say you’re a bash scripting wizard who loves automating tasks for your less tech-savvy friends and family. Even though you’ve given them a script that completely fixes their problem, they might still be anxious about using the Terminal on their own. In this case, you might as well just do it all for them manually. Fortunately, AppleScript is a user-friendly language that can easily take your scripts and turn them into something both shareable and GUI friendly. Getting Started With AppleScript AppleScript is an age-old programming language that dates all the way back to Mac OS 7. It was designed…

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8 Ways to Make Traveling With Your Mac Secure and Simple

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Though you may be tempted to leave your laptop at home when you travel and make do with just your phone or tablet, sometimes you can’t get around it. When you have to bring your MacBook on a trip, use these tips to make it easier and more secure. Why You Need Your Mac When You Travel Your Mac is more than just a touchless iPad with a keyboard. While a tablet is great for quick usage, having a proper laptop is much better for tasks like blogging and photo editing. If you plan to cover your travels on your…

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Getting Started With Apple News+: Everything You Need to Know

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Apple News has always been a great way for anyone with an iPhone, iPad, or Mac to get caught up on the latest news. It covers a wide variety of different topics, including everything from politics to sports. Now Apple is looking to make the experience even better with its optional Apple News+ subscription. Along with complete access to more than 300 different magazines, readers can also view content from newspapers like the LA Times and The Wall Street Journal, along with other online news sources. We’ll take a closer look at the service and how to make the most…

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7 Mac Apps for a Better Spotify and Apple Music Experience

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The Mac apps for the two most dominant music streaming services—Spotify and Apple Music—have come a long way. Since they released, both have pushed several updates to sustain their growing user bases. But for power users who listen to music all the time, there are still a lot of features absent. So we’re looking at some great third-party Spotify and Apple Music add-on apps for Mac that you should try. 1. SpotMenu SpotMenu is a handy Mac app that puts a mini-player in the menu bar. You can select its icon (which also shows the active track’s name) to reveal…

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