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How To Disable NetBIOS on MacOS OS X

Even though my network has NetBIOS disabled in my Windows environment, including on the Windows DHCP server, the Mac OS X computers on the network still want to send NetBIOS requests. While monitoring network traffic using tools like Responder in Kali Linux or Wireshark, you can see the NetBIOS requests being sent. In my case, [...]

By | 2017-02-16T15:10:13+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Categories: Mac, Security, System Administration|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

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 | 2016-10-21T18:39:18+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Categories: Linux, Mac, Technology, Windows|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 | 2017-01-16T15:43:45+00:00 September 5th, 2016|Categories: Mac, Security, Server Hardening|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Common Mac OS X Problems and Solutions

I've written a few tech tip articles for Mac OS X, but hopefully you'll find this list of common Mac OS X problems and solutions helpful. GMail Bug In Default Mail App If you use the default Mac Mail app, you might have run into some issues when setting it up for your GMail account [...]

By | 2016-10-16T15:54:07+00:00 August 26th, 2016|Categories: Mac, OS|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 | 2016-10-16T15:54:11+00:00 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 | 2016-10-16T15:54:23+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Categories: Apps, Mac, Tech Tips|Tags: , , , , , , |4 Comments

How To Change A Mac’s Computer Name And Host 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 | 2017-02-08T10:36:00+00:00 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 | 2016-10-16T15:54:43+00:00 November 2nd, 2015|Categories: Apps, Mac|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Edit AutoFill Information in Safari for Mac OS X

If you're a Safari user you've probably used their AutoFill or AutoComplete feature. Depending on where the information is stored or how old it is, some of the information it offers you to autofill is incorrect or out-dated. Luckily, you can find some settings in the preferences. - Open the Safari app and choose the [...]

By | 2016-10-16T15:55:00+00:00 September 24th, 2015|Categories: Apps, Internet, Mac|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Tips To Speed Up Mac OSX

If you're a Mac OS X user, some of these tips might come in handy for you if you notice your Mac running a little slow and will help speed up Mac OSX. Most newer hardware doesn't have any problems running the latest versions of OS X, but if you're like me, I always like [...]

By | 2016-10-16T15:55:19+00:00 July 12th, 2015|Categories: Mac, OS, Tech Tips|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment
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