Mastering Terminal To Hack Your Mac [Feature]

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Terminal app can be daunting at first, but it’s really the best way to hack into your Mac’s configurations and preferences to customize things to work for you rather than against you. With the right Terminal commands, you can tweak the Finder, mess with the user interface, build a more private and secure Mac, and even enable features that aren’t officially supported on older Macs.

Here are a few of the better ones.

Ending Soon! The Mac Productivity Bundle 3.0 [Deals]

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It’s that time of year again. A time where we are getting busier and busier by the hour. A time where there doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day. And a time where stellar deals come along all across the web.

But very few of these deals pack a ton of apps that not only offer a little something for everyone, but they all offer the ability to save significant pockets of time for everyone as well. That’s what The Mac Productivity Bundle 3.0 does, and while the regular price of all 9 apps would be $1150 if sold separately, Cult of Mac Deals has it for just $50!

Stack Your Web Design Toolbox With The World’s Largest UI Bundle [Deals]

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Sometimes you need to have that one tool in your digital toolkit, and it just isn’t there. Sometimes you want to have more to work with, but you just run out of inventory. Sometimes you just don;t have enough of what you need.

This latest Cult of Mac Deals offer will get rid of all of those “sometimes” when it comes to web design, because you’ll get over 300 vectors, icons and more for all of your design needs with The World’s Largest UI Bundle. And you’ll get it for only $69!

Ending Soon! The Awesome Design Bundle Will Kick Your Graphic Work Into High Gear [Deals]

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If you’ve been looking to take your design work to a whole new level, we’ve got a deal here at Cult of Mac Deals that is right up your alley. The Awesome Design Bundle packs all the tools and templates you’ll need to kick your graphic work into high gear.

This deal is teeming with resources that will elevate your skills on a wide variety of fronts – and all for just $39!

Achieve New Graphical Heights With The Awesome Design Bundle [Deals]

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You can’t just get by with an average design, especially in a world where retina displays are becoming popular and the blogosphere is becoming more critical of things like how an app and website looks – all the way down to its icon. You need to make sure that anything you create doesn’t just perform well, but it looks even better. With all that is offered in The Awesome Design Bundle courtesy of Cult of Mac Deals, you’ll be able to design better than ever before.

This Awesome Design Bundle is a collection of excellent design resources that will help you achieve new graphical heights – and you can get it here for only $39!

In The Future, iOS Might Display Shadows Based On Actual Light Sources

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You can't tell in a still photo, but the reflections on the volume slider button in iOS 6 dynamically update as you move the device.
You can't tell in a still photo, but the reflections on the volume slider button in iOS 6 dynamically update as you move the device.

Since the early days of Apple, an emphasis has been put on realistic user interfaces, starting with the Apple Lisa’s GUI in 1983. This drive for skeuomorphism in design is more present in iOS than ever before. Having a touch screen allows applications to feel more natural, simulating actual real-world buttons and objects. If speculation is to be believed, future versions of iOS may take this trend even farther by placing user interface shadows based on the actual position of the light source in the room.

10 Mistakes That Can Sink An App, A Mobile Site, And A Company’s Reputation

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10 Mistakes can sink an app, mobile site, and a company's reputation
10 mobile mistakes can ruin a company or developer's reputation

Apple’s meticulous focus on design and usability is one of the hallmarks of its products. That attention to detail is evident in almost every Apple product, but iOS devices epitomize Apple minimalist approach and its goal of removing any barrier between the user and a great user experience. Unfortunately, not all iOS developers or mobile web developers get to that same level of minimal and effortless design.

There are probably hundreds of small ways that developers can miss the mark when designing iOS apps or creating content designed for mobile devices, but Gartner research director Johan Jacobs notes that most mobile app/experience design failures boil down to ten common mistakes.