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Security Update 2015-003 for OS X Yosemite Released

Mar 19, 2015 - 10 Comments
OS X Yosemite

Apple has released an important security update for OS X Yosemite users. Labeled as “Security Update 2015-003 1.0, the update is available to all Macs running OS X Yosemite 10.10.2.

Perform Detailed DNS Lookups with host Command in OS X

Mar 19, 2015 - 3 Comments
Terminal in OS X

All domains are associated with an IP address, whether it’s for a website, mail server, or whatever else. While using nslookup offers a simple way to get DNS information and an IP for a specific website or domain, if you want a significantly more detailed retrieval, you can use the host command instead. The host … Read More

How to Use a Playstation 4 Controller with Mac in OS X Yosemite

Mar 18, 2015 - 8 Comments
ps4-controller

Many Mac users have a gaming console or two as well, and if it happens to be a Playstation 4, then you’ll find that using that PS4 controller with OS X is incredibly simple. This basically means your DualShock Playstation 4 controller will work as a native game controller for any supported game running on … Read More

Safari 8.0.4, Safari 7.1.4, Safari 6.2.4 Out with Security Updates for OS X

Mar 17, 2015 - 7 Comments
Safari Security Updates 8.1.4, 7.1.4, etc

Apple has released a group of important security updates for the Mac Safari web browser, versioned as Safari 8.0.4 for OS X Yosemite, Safari 7.1.4 for OS X Mavericks, and Safari 6.2.4 for OS X Mountain Lion. The notes accompanying the download are brief, simply recommending the security update for all Mac users as it … Read More

Connect to a Server Often from Mac? Add it to Favorite Server List in OS X

Mar 17, 2015 - 9 Comments
browsing-network-mapped-shares

If you find yourself frequently connecting to a network share or remote server from your Mac, you should do yourself a favorite and add it to the Favorites list in the Connect to Server screen of OS X. Though the feature is right in front of our faces, very few Mac users seem to use … Read More

OS X 10.10.3 Beta 4 Released for Testing

Mar 16, 2015 - 24 Comments
OS X 10.10.3 beta 4

Apple has released the fourth beta of OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite for testing. The new beta build arrives as 14D105g and includes updates to the OS X 10.10.3 system software and seems to continue focus on the new Photos app for Mac. Additionally, the new beta build apparently fixes a bug that impacts newly released … Read More

OS X 10.10.3 Beta 3 Released to Mac Developers

Mar 12, 2015 - 1 Comment
New MacBook 12" with Retina Display

Apple has released a new developer version of OS X 10.10.3 for Mac. The new beta build of 14D98g includes Photos app, as well as support for Force Touch API, which is the redesigned touch-sensitive trackpad included in the new 12″ MacBook and MacBook Pro 13″ Retina. The new diverse Emoji characters and some other … Read More

Change the Green Button Maximize Behavior in OS X Yosemite with BetterTouchTool

Mar 11, 2015 - 23 Comments
BetterTouchTool preferences for changing green button behavior in OS X

The Green Button in OS X window bars used to maximize windows to fit the Mac screen, but since OS X Yosemite the Green Button now sends windows or apps into full screen mode by default. This can be modified one-off by Option+Clicking the maximize button, but a better solution for some users is to … Read More

Security Update 2015-02 Available for OS X Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion

Mar 9, 2015 - 37 Comments
Security in Mac OS X

Apple has released an important security update for Mac users running a variety of versions of OS X. Labeled as “Security Update 2015-02″, the small update weighs in around 60MB and is available now for OS X Yosemite, OS X Mavericks, and OS X Mountain Lion.

How to Change the Root User Account Password in OS X

Mar 8, 2015 - 5 Comments
Login as root user in Mac OS X

Some advanced Mac users require having the root user enabled in OS X for administrative or troubleshooting purposes. While many will keep the root user account password the same as their general administrator password, this is not always recommended for some situations, and thus these Mac users may wish to change the root user account … Read More

How to Bypass a FileVault Password On a Per Boot Basis with OS X

Mar 6, 2015 - 7 Comments
Lock a Mac Screen

Using FileVault full disk encryption is one of the better ways to protect your Mac and personal documents from prying eyes and password resets, but if you’re troubleshooting a Mac with FileVault, either your own or someone else’s, it’s kind of annoying to have another layer of passwords necessary to enter before you’ll be able … Read More

Microsoft Office 2016 Preview Available for Mac as Free Download

Mar 5, 2015 - 53 Comments
Office for Mac 2016

Microsoft has released a free public preview version of the Microsoft Office 2016 Suite for Mac. The Office suite includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, and OneNote, which are arguably the most popular productivity apps in existence.

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