Terminal is a useful tool for performing actions on macOS with simple commands. And for many Mac users, it’s the preferred way to get things done like showing hidden Finder folders or keeping your Mac from sleeping. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t entertain yourself with Terminal too.
We’ve shown you several fun and useful commands for Terminal and they’re pretty awesome. But if want to get in a little practice with Terminal commands that are just a bit whimsical, then this list is for you.
Here are nine enjoyable Terminal commands for macOS.
When Tomasz Schafernaker was presenting the weather during a live broadcast on BBC last Thursday and describing snowy conditions in parts of the U.S. Midwest, Siri on his Apple Watch hilariously chimed in to say that there was no snow in the forecast whatsoever.
Shortly following Steve Jobs' exile from Apple in 1985, the company went into a downturn with Mac sales under increasing pressure from commodity PCs running Microsoft software. The desktop wars of the '90s were pretty much over when the software giant released Windows 95, the first good-enough version of its operating system for the masses.
Apple's chief executive was among a group of tech leaders who met with US President Donald Trump earlier today to discuss improving governmental services.
Reuters photographer Carlos Barria was there to document the event.
He snapped up many images showing tech leaders mingling with Trump, but one particular photograph has sparked our imagination, to say the least.
Seen top of post, it shows U.S. President Donald Trump participating in an American Technology Council roundtable at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, accompanied by Apple CEO Tim Cook and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.
Other tech executives were seated at the table, but they're cropped out.
Cook's facial expression and body language on that image paint a picture of a man who'd rather speak in front of the Google I/O crowd than be pictured sitting next to Trump, and we mean that in a funny and light-hearted way.
At any rate, the photo is priceless, wouldn't you agree? That said, we're struggling to come up with the perfect caption to illustrate the image so maybe you could help us out here?
What is Cook really thinking?
Share your own photo caption with the rest of our readers in the comment section below.
User-submitted reviews on the App Store can be quite mean. There's no denying the fact that people too often slam app makers with 1-star reviews without much thinking.
Now, some of the most unfavorable app ratings are based on complaints about the most mundane things such as the size of the font, the color palettes or the lack of features users think developers should have prioritized over the others and what not.
In case you haven't yet seen this video in which well-known developers read aloud some of the 1-star reviews their apps contend with, give it a quick watch now and meet us in comments.
Unbelievably, some of the techies I spoke to believe that maybe, somehow, the 3.5mm headphone jack will make a comeback in the next year's iPhone. That ship has sailed, of course, but that's not stopping pranksters and jokers on YouTube from milking the headphone jack meme for all it's worth, like a video titled “Secret Hack To Get Headphone Jack on the iPhone 7” from YouTuber TechRax.
In it, TechRax suggests that users drill a hole in their brand spanking new iPhone 7 in order to access a supposedly hidden headphone jack inside the device.
Siri giving witty responses ahead of major Apple events has become something of a tradition for Apple and part of the festivities by its eager fans. The just-announced September 7 iPhone 7 press conference is no exception. Thanks to a silent backend update, Siri now serves up a variety of amusing responses when asked about the iPhone 7 event.
Best thing you check them out for yourself.
Three days ago, Samsung of South Korea took the wraps off its flagship Galaxy Note 7 phablet. It's a cool, powerful smartphone that features a curved 5.7-inch AMOLED screen, Galaxy S7-like design, speedy chips, an iris scanner and an improved S Pen (which has learned a few new tricks, like translating words, and is now waterproof itself).
Believe it or not, a Samsung executive during the Note 7 unveiling mocked live, on stage, Apple's rumored decision to remove the 3.5mm audio jack from the next iPhone.
“You know what else it [Note 7] comes with? An audio jack. I’m just saying,” he quipped.
Apple posted a new video to its YouTube channel Thursday night called "Backstage." Those who watched Monday's WWDC keynote will recognize the comedy sketch, which aired at the beginning of the live stream before Tim Cook took the stage.
The four and a half minute video stars SNL alum Bill Hader as director David LeGary, who is attempting to produce an over-the-top opening number for WWDC. It features several celebrity cameos, and inside jokes about apps and Silicon Valley.
Of all the smells you can wake up to in the morning, I would have to say that Bacon is perhaps the most alluring. Obviously, that's not the case for everyone, but if I could, I would create an automatic bacon-cooker that I could program to start cooking bacon at 9am every morning.
Fortunately, thanks to Oscar Mayer, all of that may not be necessary. The company has created a new device, aptly-named 'Wake Up & Smell the Bacon,' which pairs with your iPhone to create an alarm clock of sorts that can wake you up to the sound and smell of sizzling bacon...
We receive about 3.5 tons of emails every given day here at iDB, and I have to admit that I don't get past the second sentence of 95% of them before trashing them. Then there is an actual 4.9999% that I actually read and reply to or forward to one of our editors. Finally, there is this 0.0001% of emails that really stand out. They stand out because they are intriguing, well written, funny, or even bizarre, and in some cases, they're all of the above.
This week, we received what I believe to be the best email that ever graced my inbox. It was so entertaining that instead of reading it while standing at my desk, I went downstairs, picked up my iPad mini and read the email from the comfort of my couch. I would lie if I said the idea of pouring myself a glass of Crown Royal didn't cross my mind.
It was so entertaining to me that I wanted to share it with you.
Forget Apple's iOS in the Car initiative, or Siri Eyes Free, or even big name car makers rolling out support for iOS mirroring and other hands-free features that tap Apple's iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices - here comes the ultimate Siri-driven feature (yeah, pun intended).
Introducing Steeri, the world's first driverless car app.
Put together by the Smart Department sketch comedy group, the video humorously depicts what Siri-powered driving might be like. The video is right after the jump so have a look and join us in comments...