How To Change Your DNS On Windows, Mac, or Linux

A DNS server resolves website URLs into their IP addresses, which is how the internet functions. Without DNS, we would be typing in IP addresses into our browsers instead of domain names. As an end user, you're probably using your internet provider's DNS server by default, but you can change that. Of course you could [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|Categories: Linux, Mac, Technology, Windows|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

How To Stop macOS Sierra From Remembering Your SSH Key Passphrase

If you're a systems administrator and you've recently upgraded to Apple's macOS Sierra, you may have noticed that macOS now stores your SSH key passphrase by default, without even giving you the option not to save it. For security reasons, this is not recommended because if you have the key saved on your machine and [...]

By | October 7th, 2016|Categories: Mac, System Administration|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Photoshop and Office 2016 Stability Fixes in the Works for macOS Sierra Users

Following the release of macOS Sierra last month, the latest operating system has caused some compatibility and stability issues with Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac that both companies are working to resolve. There has not been any official dates released for fixes, but both companies have published official articles acknowledging the issues [...]

By | October 6th, 2016|Categories: Apps, Mac|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

OS X Targeted By APT28 With New Trojan Called Komplex

APT28 is a Russian hacking group that is recently known for the DNC hacking and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Olympic data leaks. APT28 is a group of hackers is associated with Sofacy, Pawn Storms, Fancy Bear and Sednit. This time they're targeting OS X devices using a new trojan called Komplex. They're distributing Komplex [...]

By | September 28th, 2016|Categories: Mac, Malware, Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

How To Secure Your Mac

If you're a Mac user, you'll want to make sure you're using your computer as securely as possible. The common notion is that the MacOS is secure out-of-the-box, but the truth is that every Operating System is vulnerable to attacks and hackers. Last week, Apple released security updates for MacOS. The MacOS is fairly secure, [...]

By | September 5th, 2016|Categories: Mac, Security, Server Hardening|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Mac Troubleshooting: Reset NVRAM and SMC

A Mac is like any other computer, sometimes things just go wrong without a good reason. Besides some basic troubleshooting steps, here are a couple of things you can try if you're having issues related to each. Reset NVRAM NVRAM is non-volatile random-access memory which stores information such as Speaker volume, Screen resolution, Startup disk [...]

By | August 24th, 2016|Categories: Mac, Tech Tips|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Solution For Adobe CS6 on Mac OS X El Capitan

If you've upgraded to OS X El Capitan 10.11 and you're a user of any Adobe CS6 applications (Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, etc), you'll probably run into some issues. Most notably, users have reported problems with Adobe Illustrator not opening at all, and text from text boxes in Adobe InDesign disappearing. There have also been [...]

By | March 7th, 2016|Categories: Apps, Mac, Tech Tips|Tags: , , , , , , |4 Comments

How To Change A Mac’s Computer Name With Terminal

If you're a Mac user, you probably know that you can go to System Preferences from the Apple menu in OS X, then go to Sharing and change your computer name from there. What happens when that option is greyed out and you can't change it? In my case, I could click on Edit and [...]

By | January 14th, 2016|Categories: Mac, OS|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Adobe Photoshop Mac Error Could Not Complete Your Request Because Of A Program Error Fix

If you use Adobe Photoshop on a Mac with OS X (appears to be Yosemite or newer), you may have run into the error "Could not complete your request because of a program error". Unfortunately, this error isn't very descriptive about the actual issue. After browsing a few sites about this error, it appears to [...]

By | November 2nd, 2015|Categories: Apps, Mac|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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