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How To Use PC Keyboard Shortcuts in macOS

As a user of both a PC and a Mac, there are times when I dock my Mac that is connected to a Windows PC keyboard. As you know, in macOS, you use keyboard shortcuts like Command ⌘ C and Command ⌘ V for copy and paste. In Windows, you would use Control C and [...]

By | 2018-04-26T13:11:33+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Categories: Mac|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

How To Flush DNS Cache in MacOS

If your Mac is on a network where DNS changes are made frequently or occasionally, there might be a time where you'll need to perform a DNS flush so that you can resolve a web address to the correct IP address. You might run into an issue where a computer on the network is setup [...]

By | 2018-04-24T14:41:44+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Categories: Mac|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How To Fix “There is no connected camera” Error with a Mac FaceTime Camera

One of the great features of a Mac is the FaceTime camera, when it works correctly. Unfortunately, you can run into an issue where you get the dreaded "There is no connected camera" error when trying to use your Mac FaceTime camera. By reading the message, you might think this is a hardware issue, but [...]

By | 2018-04-24T13:04:36+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Categories: Mac|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

How To Hide The Teamviewer Dock Icon in MacOS

Until Teamviewer devices to build an option into the app that hides the dock icon, the only way to remove it is through some hacks. Since it is in the top menu bar already, I would prefer to have it not take up space in the dock. Unfortunately, doing these hacks will permanently remove the [...]

By | 2018-03-27T15:39:10+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Categories: Mac|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How To Restore Mac from a Mac Server File Server Time Machine Backup

If you have a netboot setup, then the backup share should automatically appear when you're in the recovery tools. If you're trying to restore from a regular file share, then you'll probably have to do these few extra steps... Prerequisites: Admin account & password AFP/SMB-share & server IP-address During the steps below, if you cannot [...]

By | 2018-02-08T12:26:41+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Categories: Mac|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

macOS – Organize and Sort Launchpad

As I start to use a Mac more and more, there are little tips and questions that I come across. Recently, I noticed my Launchpad wasn't very organized. I had some pages with only a few icons and there was no order to any of the icons. I know I can manually move them around, [...]

By | 2018-01-09T12:42:47+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Categories: Mac, Tech Tips|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

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: , , , , , , |2 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 | 2016-10-16T15:53:18+00:00 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 | 2016-10-16T15:53:20+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Categories: Apps, Mac|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Attack Allows OS X Malware To Piggyback On Your Webcam

Security researcher Patrick Wardle of Synack has discovered a new potential use of malware that targets the use of the Mac OS X webcam. This new attack allows OS X malware to record video and audio whenever a victim legitimately turns on their webcam, without drawing attention to itself. As you can see in the [...]

By | 2016-10-16T15:53:23+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Categories: Attacks, Malware, Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments