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Speed up the shutdown process in OS X

A quick adjustment of the timeout values for key processes can greatly speed up otherwise laggy shutdowns in OS X.

By October 14, 2013


Understanding default permissions in OS X

Creating new files and folders gives them a default permissions set that can allow access to them from other account, which may be concerning at first glance.

By August 22, 2013


Don't like Mountain Lion's Notification Center? Quit it

While Apple's new Notification Center has its conveniences, some may prefer not to use it, but there's no direct way to turn it off.

By August 8, 2012


Flash update for Mac adds silent background updating

Adobe's new updating process should keep Mac users running the latest version of Adobe's popular Web plug-in.

By June 11, 2012


How to disable automatic log-in via the command line in OS X

While the use of system preferences is an easy option, this setting can be scripted for quick reversion either manually or by scheduling.

By June 8, 2012


New exploit uses old Office vulnerability for OS X malware delivery

While this means of exploiting Mac systems via Microsoft Office is old and has been patched, this marks the first time Office documents have been used to exploit OS X systems.

By March 27, 2012


How to trigger OS X system events with Griffin Proxi

Automating tasks in OS X is exceptionally useful, but while Apple has some options for scripting workflows, it does not offer many options to trigger them. Griffin's Proxi application may be the answer.

By January 30, 2012


Troubleshooting the boot process for Intel Macs

Understanding what happens when your Mac boots may help when troubleshooting problems during the boot process.

By December 20, 2011


Wi-Fi network not connecting after sleep

Sometimes even though a wireless network is available, after waking from sleep OS X may not connect to it. Here is a workaround that will keep the system connected.

By December 22, 2011


Options for searching the Unix man pages in Lion

There are several ways to look up command manual pages in the OS X Terminal.

By December 16, 2011