Category: Mac

How to Flash SD cards on Mac

This guide shows you how to flash SD cards to mount files, specifically .img files for Raspberry Pi, Android TV Shield, and any other device. Make sure your SD card is empty. If not, you can use Mac’s disk utility application to erase the contents of your SD card. 1. Plug in your SD card and verify that your SD card is attached by typing in: diskutil list Keep track of which path is your SD card because if you...


How to transfer files from Mac to Android

On Mac, Android does not automatically allow you to transfer files. Unfortunately, you’ll need an extra program to transfer files from your Mac to Android devices. One of the programs that allows you to do this is called Android File Transfer. 1) Download Android File Transfer. Hit the green Download Now button.   2) Open the downloaded androidfiletransfer.dmg Drag and drop Android File Transfer into the Applications folder.   3) Open Android File Transfer. At this point, Android File Transfer...


How to take Screenshots on Mac

There always comes a time where you just have to take a screenshot on your computer especially on a Mac. Luckily, Macs even have an integrated shortcut for screenshots! It’s stupid easy and especially useful because of the multiple options. By default, your screenshots will be saved to your Desktop with the date as its name.   The Full Screenshot Command (⌘)-Shift-3 The command takes a full picture of your desktop.   Partial Screenshot (Drag method) Command (⌘)-Shift-4 Move the...


How to Install Cassandra 2.1.6 on Mac OS

Cassandra is a useful NoSQL database management system with praise for its high availability. Let’s demonstrate how to install Cassandra 2.1 on Mac OS X. Step 1) Install the Oracle Java Development Kit (JDK) On Macs, you can easily download the corresponding dmg file and install. After installing, check that you have installed the JDK.

  Step 2) Install Cassandra Make a directory for your Cassandra package and change directory into it.

Download the latest Cassandra tar file into...