Web Pages as Apps, Equipment Insurance, and Photos! – Mac Geek Gab 649


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Have a webpage you use all the time? Why not make that its own, separate app? Need to create Symbolic Links (symlinks) but don’t want to use the Terminal? How about if you want to get an equipment warranty for that new Synology NAS you just bought? That’s just a sampling of the things you’ll learn in the first segment of this week’s episode. There’s more, folks. Lots more! Press play and enjoy!

MGG 649: Web Pages as Apps, Equipment Insurance, and Photos!

12:16 PM Mar. 19th, 2017 | 01:25:16 — Download: MP3 Version | AAC Version

Have a webpage you use all the time? Why not make that its own, separate app? Need to create Symbolic Links (symlinks) but don’t want to use the Terminal? How about if you want to get an equipment warranty for that new Synology NAS you...

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  1. Jeff Butts

    Just a note for any listeners who head over to Allison’s tutorial on setting up S/MIME. Allison demonstrates using StartCom as a CA, but it is no longer recognized as a valid CA by Apple, Google, or Mozilla. I’m currently using Comodo, which offers a free 1-year certificate, and I’m sure there are other free certificate offerings out there.

    Also, if you are sold into GPG Suite, and have held off on upgrading to macOS Sierra because of the lack of compatibility, don’t jump into macOS Sierra just yet. GPG Suite for macOS Sierra is still in beta, and hasn’t seen a fully stable release yet.

  2. Dave Hamilton

    Just a note for any listeners who head over to Allison’s tutorial on setting up S/MIME. Allison demonstrates using StartCom as a CA, but it is no longer recognized as a valid CA by Apple, Google, or Mozilla. I’m currently using Comodo, which offers a free 1-year certificate, and I’m sure there are other free certificate offerings out there.

    Thanks, Jeff! And, really, Jeff’s two recent how-tos have become the canonical pieces for setting up S/MIME on your Mac and S/MIME on your iPhone, too.

    Also, if you are sold into GPG Suite, and have held off on upgrading to macOS Sierra because of the lack of compatibility, don’t jump into macOS Sierra just yet. GPG Suite for macOS Sierra is still in beta, and hasn’t seen a fully stable release yet.

    I’ve been using the betas on all my machines with no negative issues at all. Have you seen anything?

  3. Interesting regarding StartCom, in that I see several of their root certs in my System Roots portion in Keychain Access, what error(s) are people getting preventing them from using their certs?

    Also useful to note, the GPG gang just released GPG Suite 2017.1b3, while I haven’t had any issues with prior betas, for those that are concerned, probably best to get the latest, if the update mechanism hasn’t already alerted you to it’s presence.

  4. After tinkering with S/MIME – largely as a result of Jeff’s article – I found myself reverting to GPG for one simple reason: I could not get certificates to work with multiple email addresses. I tried everything all the way up to nuking my Keychain and starting it from scratch (I had a backup and restored it after the test) but the certificate just wouldn’t install properly for the second email address.

    In regards to GPG I’m with Dave on this one. I’ve got the latest beta installed on Sierra and no glitches yet.

    I’d like to be able to use both, as Dave said he does in the last episode of MGG, but it looks like I’ll be relegated to GPG only for the foreseeable future unless anyone has helpful tips about getting it to work with multiple email addresses.

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