Browsing Category Mac OS X

Removing Adobe AIR properly from macOS

February 15th, 2018 // 9:10 pm @

I have been doing a bunch of FortiGate deployments and finally decided to enroll my instance of FortiClient on my daily driver to my firewall at home. Upon doing so, I did a vulnerability scan just out of interest. The only issue identified was Adobe AIR. Now, like most people, I haven’t been using Adobe […]

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Category : Mac OS X

IKEv2 VPN on macOS and iOS

September 4th, 2017 // 7:10 pm @

I have been working on an improved and more stable VPN option for macOS users since the demise of PPtP. My personal preference is for an improved firewall experience using UTM appliances like FortiGate and then leveraging SSLVPN, as it seems to work from a large majority of locations and internet connection types. However, the […]

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Category : Mac OS X &MikroTik &Networks

Mail’s Related Messages view

September 18th, 2011 // 7:20 pm @

A customer just asked about the new conversation view in OS X Lion’s Mail.app. The messages are all displayed together, and there is a link to display the related content at the bottom of each message. There is a menu option under the View menu, “Show Related Messages”, which will put your sent items in-line. […]

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Category : Mac OS X

Useful Lion Window Keys

September 5th, 2011 // 4:22 am @

So… following along in Twitter yesterday, and the following tweets turned up: Nifty little feature in Lion: hold Option and resize a window and do the same only hold shift. Very nice work, Apple.

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Category : Apple &Mac OS X

OS X Lion and Cisco VPN Connectivity

July 26th, 2011 // 6:38 pm @

My mate John has written a decent article on Cisco VPN connectivity with Lion. As he didn’t have the latest Cisco VPN Client when he upgraded to Lion, this was a great “workaround”. http://www.uprun.com/blog/2011/7/24/cisco-vpn-client-wont-work-with-lion.html

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Category : Mac OS X

Lion and rebuilding your Mac

July 7th, 2011 // 9:32 pm @

Saw this article this morning, originally on Slashdot, but referred to on a couple of other sites as well. Basically, it is the SysAdmin’s method for getting Lion onto a USB stick for stand-alone reinstalls. Article is here.

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Category : Mac OS X

Issues with iTunes 10.1 and iPhoto 9.1

November 13th, 2010 // 9:49 pm @

A lot of people are reporting issues with iTunes and iPhoto and the annoying “Allow/Deny” Firewall prompts. In a Terminal window, try this: $ codesign -v /Applications/iTunes.app /Applications/iTunes.app: a sealed resource is missing or invalid As an aside, I also checked my copy of iPhoto 9… same thing: $ codesign -v /Applications/iPhoto.app/ /Applications/iPhoto.app/: a sealed […]

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Category : Mac OS X

Apple Mail 4.0 and IMAP

June 24th, 2010 // 12:02 pm @

Check out this reference page on the Google Apps help site: http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=78892

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Category : Mac OS X

Using Preview to merge and create multi-page PDFs

May 25th, 2010 // 5:41 pm @

The Preview.app in 10.5 and newer has many new features. One that appears to be undocumented, however, is the creation (merging) of multi-page PDF documents. It’s simple: Use Preview to open up the two PDFs you would like to merge. Choose View » Show Sidebar (or click the Sidebar button). Make sure both PDFs are […]

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Category : Apple &General &Mac OS X

Printer Control in a Managed Network Environment

May 23rd, 2010 // 11:13 am @

One of my customers recently complained of having to go out to the receptionist’s computer and type in an administrator password everytime her local USB printer ran out of paper or got a paper jam. I think I have a fix: Create a new group in Workgroup Manager on the server. Add the user to […]

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Category : Apple &Mac OS X

Software Update AppleScript [Updated]

February 13th, 2010 // 1:00 pm @

Check out this site for a handy AppleScript to manage changing between Apple’s Software Update Servers and a local Software Update server running on a Mac OS X on your own network.

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Category : Mac OS X

Leopard and Snow Leopard Cron Jobs

November 11th, 2009 // 8:28 pm @

http://www.davidlanier.com/story/cron-and-launchctl-on-mac-os-x-105-leopard

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Category : Mac OS X &Mac OS X Server

Snow Leopard Mail “Copy Address” Preferences

October 9th, 2009 // 11:01 am @

After being frustrated about the “Copy Address” function within Mail 4 in Mac OS X 10.6, I have found a solution: http://macdaddyworld.com/2009/09/14/fixing-copy-address-in-mail-on-10-6 Basically, the trick is to go to Terminal and do the following: defaults write com.apple.mail AddressesIncludeNameOnPasteboard -bool NO Hope that helps someone!

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Category : Mac OS X

Apple Stores offline – is Snow Leopard coming? [Updated]

August 24th, 2009 // 10:28 pm @

[Updated 30 minutes later:] Yep – Snow Leopard is “shipping” on August 28, 2009. Good work Apple!

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Category : Mac OS X

Serial Console for Mac OS X

July 21st, 2009 // 2:15 pm @

I have been using “screen /dev/tty.xxxxxxxxxxx” for sometime now, but then stumbled upon this old macosxhints.com page: http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20061109133825654 Check it out if you still have to occasionally use a serial port.

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