I explain, once again, the biggest security hole on Mac today. And, this time, why you need to watch out each time you get a new Mac, too.
Be very careful how you install Seagate’s drive diagnostic software on Mac, even if downloading from their own web site.
For at least a full month, I made a conscious decision to cease all social networking. I was busy trying to build a product, but I also learned some things about how and what I was social networking about. I learned some nifty things about what I missed, and what I should not miss doing [...]
If you install the latest Java update, released yesterday, on OS X Lion or OS X Mountain Lion, it will not only delete the Java web-plugin, but it will delete something you didn’t expect… Java Preferences.app. Apple did make note of this, in the security descriptor notes for the update, but nowhere in the notes [...]
My favorite OS X screen saver… and well, my favorite screen saver for the past two decades, is back for Mountain Lion. Mind Console Productions has quietly updated the port of After Dark’s Starry Night to version 2.0… and restores full Mountain Lion compatibility. If you ran the previous version on Mountain Lion, you’d get [...]
After well over a year of delays, Oracle has finally shipped consumer-friendly versions of Java 7 SE for Apple’s OS X. But, you need this primer to understand it all.
Now that Mountain Lion has shipped, Apple has shipped OS X Server for Mountain Lion. And it comes at a great new price, only $19.99. I think that’s great. What I don’t think is great, is that Apple now refuses to even sell OS X Server for OS X 10.7 Lion. Because of driver bugs, [...]
I’ve tried valiantly, since the day OS X Lion was released, to get used to Versions. And, I can’t take it anymore. I finally penned Apple a passionate request to offer an off switch. I do totally understand why Apple does not want to offer an off switch. Apple wants Mac users to get used [...]
If you’re catching this article via search engines, it’s a follow-up to my previous article on the potential for Mountain Lion to run on machines below the system requirements. Media reports are now that the graphics chipset — not the kernel — are what is holding up Mountain Lion on older Macs. OpenGL 4 support [...]
Apple often rearranges keystrokes, trackpad options, and keyboard controls after releasing a new version of Mac OS X. These “benefits” are rolled in to new Mac models, and eventually become the new standard, at least typically. And I don’t mean to say that these new features aren’t benefits. Apple takes full advantage of new hardware, [...]