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Safari 7.1 Released for OS X

Sep 18, 2014 - 7 Comments
Safari 7.1 for OS X

Safari 7.1 has been released for OS X, bringing several improvements to performance, stability, security, and privacy to the Mac web browser. Notably, the update adds support for the DuckDuckGo search engine, encrypts all Yahoo searches that are done from the URL bar, improves the Reader features compatibility with websites, and also improves the AutoFill … Read More

OS X 10.9.5 Update Released for Mac

Sep 17, 2014 - 8 Comments
OS X 10.9.5 Update for Mac

Apple has released an update to OS X Mavericks, versioned as OS X 10.9.5. The update is recommended for all Mac users to install and includes bug fixes and security updates for core system software.

How to Change the Mail Font Size in Mac OS X

Sep 16, 2014 - 7 Comments
Increased larger Mail font size in Mac OS X

The default font size in the Mail app for Mac OS X is size 12 for emails and messages that are lacking styling, which tends to be most communications that are sent by email. If you find that font size to be too small, or even too big, you’ll be pleased to know that changing … Read More

How to Show Web Site Passwords in Safari for Mac OS X

Sep 15, 2014 - Leave a Comment
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Mac users who opt-in to use the Safari AutoFill username and password feature have a convenient way to show and retrieve those login credentials at any time. This is incredibly helpful if you’re prone to forget the passwords or logins for the billion and one websites we all use, and need to access that login … Read More

OS X Yosemite Public Beta 3 and Developer Preview 8 Released

Sep 15, 2014 - 25 Comments
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Apple has released OS X Yosemite Public Beta 3 to those Mac users registered with the public beta program. Additionally, Apple released OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 8 to Mac developers. The two builds include bug fixes and feature enhancements, and appear to largely be the same, pushing the release of OS X 10.10 ever … Read More

How to Disable Parental Controls in Mac OS X

Sep 14, 2014 - 3 Comments
Disable Parental Controls for a user in Mac OS X

Parental Controls are a great feature of OS X that allows for restrictions to be placed on a specific user account on a Mac. These restrictions are varied and chosen by whoever set the parental control feature, ranging from setting time limits for computer use, to preventing certain web pages from being accessed, to even … Read More

Upgraded iCloud Storage Plans Offer More Storage at Lower Prices

Sep 11, 2014 - 4 Comments
Upgrade iCloud Storage

Apple has expanded their iCloud storage plan lineup to offer dramatically increased storage capacities for a monthly fee. The new pricing plans offer up to 1TB of total storage capacity, which should be plenty for just about any gadget owner, even if you have a handful of iPhones, iPads, and Macs in use on a … Read More

Show Process ID of Individual Web Page Tabs & Windows in Safari for Mac OS X

Sep 10, 2014 - Leave a Comment
PID in a Safari page title

Anyone who develops just about anything for the web knows that following resource usage of a specific tab or window, or just tracking down an errant tab or window can be difficult, but Safari on the Mac has a hidden trick up it’s sleeve that makes it much easier; the ability to show web process … Read More

Have Your Mac Tell You Bad Knock-Knock Jokes

Sep 8, 2014 - 5 Comments
Tell Me A Joke to Speakable Items in Mac OS X

There’s a rather amusing Easter Egg built into the Speakable Items function of OS X Accessibility options that lets your Mac tell you bad jokes. Yes, seriously. Sounds goofy, maybe even pointless? Well that’s why it’s an Easter Egg, so if that isn’t compelling I don’t know what is. Let’s dig in and learn how … Read More

Gracefully Close an Application from the Command Line in OS X

Sep 5, 2014 - 5 Comments

Quitting apps gracefully is typically done through the appropriate application menu by choosing “Quit”, but the Mac GUI is obviously inaccessible from the command line of OS X. So when most command line users are confronted with the need to exit an application, they wind up using the ‘kill’ command to terminate the process and … Read More

How to Enable Safe Mode from the Command Line on a Mac

Sep 4, 2014 - 2 Comments
Terminal in OS X

Troubleshooting complex issues on a Mac can be challenging as is, and if you’re ever confronted with some complex situations you may find the command line to lend a major hand. In this case, advanced users can boot a Mac into safe mode through the usage of the nvram utility, a tool which allows users … Read More

List All Network Hardware from the Command Line in OS X

Sep 3, 2014 - 6 Comments
Network Utility in OS X

The networksetup utility offers a command line interface to configuring the variety of Mac networking features available in OS X. We’ve discussed networksetup and accompanying features many times here for more advanced purposes, but one of the simpler uses of networksetup is that it can list out every piece of networking hardware attached to a … Read More

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