Dr. Mac is back with more things to try when good Macs go bad…
After more than three decades as a Mac user, trainer, and troubleshooter, Dr. Mac has seen and resolved more Mac snafus than most. Here are some things he recommends you try when a good Mac goes bad…
When you delete a Windows partition, but don’t use Boot Camp Assistant to remove the installation, something pesky gets left behind. In this Quick Tip, Jeff Butts shows how to delete the leftover EFI Boot entry from when you dual-booted between macOS and Windows.
We have a deal on PliimPRO, software for the Mac that lets you safely share your screen with just one click. By simply clicking “Presentation Mode,” your colleagues or clients will just have to focus on your screen and not on other stuff you got there. The video below (no sound) shows how PliimPRO works. This app is $9.99 through our deal.
Ernie Smith wrote a profile of the Mac font called LastResort. It only appears when the OS can’t find an appropriate character of the system font.
But LastResort is a more interesting font than it seems. It’s essentially the typography form of hieroglyphics, showing unusual characters intended for people building fonts to have some sort of error system that helps them figure out what might be missing from their typeface.
A great write up of a font I had never heard of before.
Dr. Brad Marston is a professor of physics at Brown University and Associate Director of the Brown Theoretical Physics Center. A graduate of Caltech, he received his Ph.D. from Princeton University and did postdoctoral work at Cornell University. Brad is an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow and is also an Apple developer.
Brad and I chatted about his computational and theoretical physics career. At Caltech, he attended physics classes taught by two of his heroes, the legendary physicists Dr. Richard Feynman and Dr. Kip Thorne. There, he developed his interest in quantum physics and computational models. Later, when he left Sun workstations behind, he adopted the UNIX-based Mac and Xcode as his tools of choice. That’s what he used to build his visual climate model, GCM, already compiled for Apple Silicon. Tune in and geek out with me and this amazing physicist and Mac guru.
Dr. Mac says, “If you only buy apps from the Mac App Store, you’ll miss out on many useful, reasonably priced, and effort-saving Mac apps.
Bob Gendler is an IT Specialist in the Apple world and a Jamf guru. He holds a B.S. degree in Information Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is now part of the Mac Management team at NIST, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, in Washington, D.C.
From a very early age, Bob fell into the world of Apple starting with an Apple IIgs and, as a teenager, a Power Mac 6100. Quickly, as an undergraduate, his specialty became system administration, and, later, that served him well landing the job at NIST. Bob filled me in on his latest project, the “macOS Security Compliance Project,” and the security problem the community faced with macOS. Basically, the new GitHub project leverages a library of scriptable actions which are mapped to compliance requirements in existing security guides or used to develop customized guidance. Bob nicely explains this crucial tool, his team, and who would benefit.
Dave Hamilton joins host Kelly Guimont to chat accessibility tips for macOS and iOS on the heels of the 30th anniversary of the ADA.
Digital security is crucial, but often confusing. Clario has just launched a new product that solves that problem without compromise.
Charlotte Henry and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple’s future operating systems and the amount of wrong in a theory.
Starting today, gamers can download “Magic: The Gathering Arena” on Mac through the Epic Games Store.
Our macOS release will feature full cross-platform support in parity with our Windows client, including the upcoming release of Core Set 2021. New and current players will find the same cards, formats, events, play queues, and features on macOS as they can on Windows.
A new commercial Hackintosh has come and gone in not much longer than it would have taken the Bitcoin to buy it to clear. The OpenCore Computer Velociraptor appears to have gone extinct before it was ever really born.
Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun share their thoughts and experiences with the new technologies Apple announced at WWDC this week.
If you updated to macOS Catalina 10.15.4 recently, you may have seen a warning message about kernel extensions. They’re going away.
Bryan Chaffin, Charlotte Henry, and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont for a quick analysis of the WWDC Keynote just after it finished.
The objective of this project is to develop an extensible, modern approach to security guidance that can be used by any organization to adhere to security compliance frameworks and policy. Project outputs include scripts, documentation, and configuration profile payloads
Have you ever noticed your Mac tells you Catalina uses up 5 volumes? How about encrypting specific files and folders? And what about that cable modem password…should you change it? These are just a few of the questions answered.
This episode is chock full of everything you love: Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found, and yes, answers to your questions! Send yours in to [email protected], and now press play to listen and learn at least five new things.
There are though three ways to Force Quit on a Mac if an application you are using stops working and becomes non-responsive.
Mac security researcher Jaron Bradley says he believes hackers are still using an open source macOS backdoor called “Tiny SHell.”
Tinyshell is an open source tool that operates like a shady version of SSH. It’s been a while since I’ve encountered a new sample, but I fully believe attackers are still out there using it. If you watched the Macdoored talk then you’ve seen what attackers are doing “post mortem” with this tool. However, no technical details have been discussed about the malware itself.