How to Start a Simple Web Server in Python 3 on Mac

Jul 30, 2018 - 1 Comment

Start simple web server in Python 3 with http server command

If you’re a Python user you may already be familiar with the handy trick that allows you to instantly create a simple web server using an easy command string entered in the command line of Mac OS. But if you’re a Mac Python user who has installed or updated to Python 3, then you will find the traditional command string from the prior Python versions does not work to initiate the web server in new Python 3.x+ releases.

Not to worry, the simple web server Python trick still works in Python 3 for Mac (and for Linux and Windows too of course, but we’re obviously covering MacOS), it’s that the command syntax is just slightly different. We’ll show you how to start a simple web server with Python 3 by using the new Python 3.0+ equivalent of the python -m SimpleHTTPServer command.

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Beta 5 of iOS 12 & MacOS Mojave Released for Testing

Jul 30, 2018 - 1 Comment

New iOS 12 and MacOS Mojave betas are available

Apple has released iOS 12 beta 5 to iPhone and iPad users enrolled in the developer beta testing program, along with macOS Mojave beta 5 for Mac users participating in the Mac developer beta program. The accompanying public beta release builds typically arrive soon after.

Additionally, Apple has released tvOS 12 beta 5 and watchOS 5 beta 5 to users testing beta software on their Apple TV and Apple Watch.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 1 Comment

How to Uninstall Packages with Homebrew

Jul 29, 2018 - 3 Comments

How to uninstall with Homebrew

If you have installed Homebrew on a Mac to use as a package manager for various unix and command line utilities, you’ve probably also installed a handful of packages deemed useful to you. But what if you no longer need one, and you want to remove a particular Homebrew package?

It turns out that uninstalling packages / formula with Homebrew is very easy, and uninstalling and removing packages from Homebrew is just as easy as installing them in the first place.

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How to Download All Photos & Video from Your Instagram Account

Jul 28, 2018 - Leave a Comment

How to download all photos and videos from Instagram

Ever wonder how you can download all of your photos from Instagram? Now you can easily download all Instagram photos, videos, along with images and movies from your Stories, as well as direct messages pictures, data, and media, comments, profile info, and other information related to your Instagram account. Of course most people will primarily be interested in downloading their pictures and videos from the service, and so that will be our focus here.

This guide will show you how to download all photos and videos from an Instagram account to any Mac or Windows PC. Technically you can download the files to an iPhone, iPad, or Android as well, but it’s perhaps less useful there. The downloaded Instagram data arrives as an archive file, perfect as a backup or as a portable data archive for storing elsewhere or using as you wish.

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Top Mac Malware & Threats: Watch a MacAdmins Presentation on MacOS Threat Landscape [Video]

Jul 27, 2018 - 11 Comments

Mac malware presentation from Thomas Reed

Are you interested in seeing a non-alarmist, data-driven, and realistic assessment of the existing malware threat environment for the Mac platform? If so, you’ll want to watch this hour long presentation from Thomas Reed of Malwarebytes. Recorded at the 2018 MacAdmins conference at Penn State University, Mr Reed uses hard data found from the Malwarebytes scanner and removal tools to offer a “data driven look” at existing threats to the Mac.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Security - 11 Comments

How to Check Voicemail from Blocked Numbers on iPhone

Jul 26, 2018 - Leave a Comment

How to check voicemails from blocked callers on iPhone

As you likely know, you can block phone numbers from calling an iPhone and contacting your iPhone with the Block Contact feature. But did you know that blocked numbers and blocked contacts can still leave you voicemail, and that you can check that voicemail left by blocked callers?

Despite blocking a contact or phone number from being able to reach you, you can still check any voicemails left by those blocked phone numbers on the iPhone, as this tutorial will show you.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - Leave a Comment

How to Take Photos or Videos Directly in Notes for iPhone and iPad

Jul 25, 2018 - 5 Comments

The Notes app of iOS

The Notes app on iPhone and iPad is a great place for note taking, as well as being a great repository for storing various clips of data, sketches, lists, and much more. Another wonderful feature of the iOS Notes app is the ability to take photos or videos and embed that media directly into a note file. Essentially this means the Notes app has direct camera access, which can make it simpler and quicker to use the camera right from within the Notes app itself.

If you have never taken pictures or videos from the Notes app in iOS before to embed the picture or movie into a note, this tutorial will show you exactly how to do that on an iPhone or iPad.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 5 Comments

How to Find All Hosts on Network with nmap

Jul 24, 2018 - 6 Comments

How to find all hosts on network with nmap

Many advanced users often need to find and list all hosts on a network, often for IP discovery, connecting to a remote machine, or some other system administration or network admin purpose. One of the easiest ways to find all hosts and the host IP addresses on a network is by using the nmap command line tool.

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By Paul Horowitz - Command Line, Tips & Tricks - 6 Comments

Software Update for 2018 MacBook Pro CPU Throttling Issue Released

Jul 24, 2018 - 8 Comments

Bug fix released for MacBook Pro 2018 Touch Bar model when CPU throttling slows down performance

Apple has released a bug fix software update for macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 aimed specifically at Mac users who own the latest 2018 model year MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar.

The update is labeled as “macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update for MacBook Pro (2018)” and apparently aims to resolve a problem where the new MacBook Pro Touch Bar models were sometimes dramatically underperforming due to thermal issues with the processor, causing the CPU to throttle itself significantly. Installing the bug fix update should therefore resolve the performance issue.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 8 Comments

How to Set an Animated GIF as Screen Saver on Mac OS

Jul 23, 2018 - 5 Comments

Use an animated GIF as screen saver on Mac

Have you ever wished you could have an animated GIF as the screen saver on a Mac? Well there’s no reason to wish, because an animated GIF screen saver can be a Mac reality, with no rubbing of genie bottles needed.

Using an animated GIF as a screen saver is a bit goofy and probably not appropriate for most people, but if you have a favorite animated GIF and want some low-resolution eye candy for fun or enjoyment, then this screen saver option may be right for you.

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize, Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 5 Comments

How to Fix iPhone Black Screen Issues

Jul 22, 2018 - 2 Comments

iPhone black screen

Some iPhone users may run into a problem where the iPhone screen goes black, and then the iPhone screen seemingly stays stuck on black. A black iPhone screen can be caused by a variety of different things, but the good news is that usually a blacking out screen is pretty straight forward to fix and have working as normal again.

This guide will run through a variety of possible causes and potential troubleshooting fixes to an issue where iPhone display gets stuck on a black screen.

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How to Reinstall Steam Games on Mac (and Windows / Linux too)

Jul 21, 2018 - 1 Comment

How to reinstall Steam games

If you have previously uninstalled Steam games from your computer to free up disk space or remove a distraction, you may eventually decide you want to reinstall the games that you had previously deleted. Or perhaps you have a game in your Steam library that you haven’t installed onto a new computer, but you want to do so. Fortunately the Steam application makes re-installing any Steam game onto a Mac, Windows PC, or Linux computer very easy, as you will see in this tutorial.

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By Paul Horowitz - Games, Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

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