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Status Apple has released Bash security fixes for Shellshock and related vulnerabilities as "OS X bash Update 1.0". They can be installed through normal system update for people using OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5 or OS X Mavericks v10.9.5 (they are included in Security Update 2014-005) and can also be installed manually. Official Apple fixes are also ...


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No versions of OS X are affected (nor is iOS affected). Only installing a third party app or modification would result in a Mac or OS X program having that vulnerability / bug in OpenSSL version 1.0.x Apple deprecated OpenSSL on OS X in December of 2012 if not earlier. No version of OpenSSL that is vulnerable to CVE-2014-0160 (a.k.a the Heartbleed Bug) ...


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You want to change line 92 of the xml version of /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Battery.menu/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/Localizable.strings: Make a copy of the strings file: cp /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu\ Extras/Battery.menu/Contents/Resources/\ English.lproj/Localizable.strings ~/Desktop Convert the binary strings file to xml: ...


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┌── ln(1) link, ln -- make links │ ┌── Create a symbolic link. │ │ ┌── the path to the intended symlink │ │ │ can use . or ~ or other relative paths │ │ ┌─────┴────────┐ ln -s /path/to/original /path/to/symlink └───────┬───────┘ └── the path to the original ...


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Yes you are technically vulnerable. So if you feel like panicking or billing a panicked client for a few hours of panic work, go for it! But the reality is unless you allow SSH access from remote connections or a web server that runs server side scripting, you are not at risk. You are only truly vulnerable if someone you do not know can remotely access your ...


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In order to maximize the window so that it fills the visible window content, use: ⌥ + Click on green icon In order to maximize the window both in width and height to the current desktop for applications like Google Chrome use: ⌥ + ⇧ + Click on green icon You notice the change of behaviour of the button in the way it changes its content from two the ...


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You do NOT need to install a third party app. Both Google Chrome and Firefox support this functionality. (ok, technically these are third party apps, but lets assume you are not using safari.) Chrome: Open gmail in chrome. In the address bar next to the "bookmark star" you should see a grey diamond. Click on the diamond Select "use gmail". If you do ...


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Uncheck Show warning before changing an extension in Finder preferences / Advanced (⌘+,)


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Yes! Type this in your shell env x='() { :;}; echo vulnerable' bash -c 'echo hello' If it says vulnerable then you are vulnerable. If it says bash: warning: x: ignoring function definition attempt bash: error importing function definition for `x' hello then you are good. Edit: link to the fix


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I heard that it was the day ENIAC was revealed to the world: The completed machine was announced to the public the evening of February 14, 1946 and formally dedicated the next day at the University of Pennsylvania The theory being that there were no "files" in existence prior to that date. With regard to the time, 0x4F3AFDB0 (from Finder.h above) mod ...


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To code using Swift you'll need Xcode 6. Xcode 6 beta is compatible with Mavericks 10.9.3 and upwards so yes it is possible to write Swift code in Mavericks! NB: As of July 11, Xcode 6 beta is available freely on Apple's website. Where can I download Xcode 6 Beta?


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I answered a similar question here - cmd-tab behavior on mavericks with multiple displays The Task Switcher does follow the Dock. If the Dock is on screen 1, the Task Switcher will appear on screen 1. If the Dock is on screen 3, the Task Switcher will appear on screen 3. Etc. To make your Dock appear on a screen you can use a couple of methods. Method ...


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Zoom function can now be performed much easier — by double-clicking window title. You don't need to precisely aim at the small green button anymore, which I believe is the reason it has been converted into full screen button by default.


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It's a bit messy, and there is a degree of cross-overs, but the quick tour, without really going into the subfolders of these: /etc, /tmp and /var are just symbolic links to subfolders in /private. /etc generally contains configuration files. /tmp is for temporary files used by running processes (also see /var/tmp) /var is also used for somewhat ...


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There is no way to legitimately get the file without having access to a Mac, and a licensed copy of the OS via a purchase (unless you are a member of the Developer Program, for which you can expect to pay far more than the cost of the OS, what with it being free). But if you can blag some access time on a Mac, then you can download the OS from the Mac App ...


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On windows, the Cygwin is a Unix-like environment and OS X is full on UNIX, so there is no need for any additions to get unix tools. Open Terminal.app and start with manual pages. The more and tail -f commands are typical unix commands to page, search, and watch a log file. For your example, the tail command to watch your log file is: tail -f ...


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I know I'm late to the party but this is a memory leak specific to Cocoa emacs on Mavericks that is fixed in the trunk. For now there is a patch you can use to build emacs 24.3 with just the fix. https://gist.github.com/anonymous/8553178


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I'm sorry to say that, according to my own email exchange with their Advisors, Apple Engineering's official response is that this is by design: This is normal behavior caused by transparency being turned off and on to differentiate between which display is active. There are a few workarounds you can try. — Adjust the settings in System ...


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It seems to be an App Store preference. https://appleseed.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/unenroll


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Requirements iPhone/ iPad running iOS8 (Lightning port ONLY) Mac running OS X 10.10 Yosemite How to Record iPhone/iPad Screen on OS X Yosemite Connect the iPhone/iPad to Mac via USB Open the QuickTime Player on the Mac Select File > New Movie Recording Quicktime will default select iSight camera, click on the arrow alongside the record button ...


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You can disable copy/pasting the formatting from Terminal by changing the com.apple.Terminal preferences file. Open Terminal on your Mac and enter the following command: defaults write com.apple.Terminal CopyAttributesProfile com.apple.Terminal.no-attributes This will strip all text attributes out of copy/pasting from Terminal


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I can confirm (from second-hand bad experience & first-hand testing) that a complete disk erase & clean reinstall does not disable Find My Mac. You need to also either: Reset the Mac's PRAM (aka NVRAM aka firmware settings). You can do this by holding Command-Option-P-R at startup, and holding them down until the computer has restarted & chimed ...


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Rebuild LaunchServices to Fix Duplicate Entries in OS X’s ‘Open With’ Menu To fix this, we need to reset OS X’s LaunchServices database. As is the case with most actions in OS X, there are multiple ways to accomplish this task, but the fastest is to simply use a Terminal command. From that article- Copy following in to your Terminal ...


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You can download the OS X Mavericks license agreement from Apple's Software License Agreements page. It's definitively not free of either license or copyright. The licensing terms stipulate only running it on Apple hardware and furthermore restricted on how to use it with virtual machines on top of Apple hardware. You need to also consider the App Store ...


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remote sync, rsync, is a reliable choice for copying large amounts of data. You can prepare the command and perform a dry-run before committing to the copy; add --dry-run to simulate the copy. Your final command will be fairly simple: sudo rsync -va --progress /Volumes/SourceName /Volumes/DestinationName The flags are: v increases verbosity. a applies ...


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Of course it's possible: Your Mac is just a generic Intel machine (albeit one running EFI instead of a traditional BIOS unless you set up BootCamp). Grab your favorite BSD install CD, stick it in the drive, and have fun.1 1 - Because Apple is deprecating the optical disk you may have to make a USB install stick, or plug in an external CD/DVD drive. Most of ...


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To turn off notifications: sudo defaults write com.apple.usbd NoiPadNotifications -bool YES sudo killall usbd To turn them back on: sudo defaults delete com.apple.usbd NoiPadNotifications Via Craig Hockenberry


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I have run openssl version on every Mac I could get my hands on1 and all of them show: OpenSSL 0.9.8y 5 Feb 2013 …including the current latest version: OS X 10.9.2. Therefore I can conclude that no version of OS X is affected by Heartbleed. 1 and also ones I couldn't and just had SSH — still tested though, production machines are important! All in all I ...


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Pasteboard is handled by pbs process on OS X. Things which are copied are stored inside pbs address space. More about that is on Apple Pasteboard Server article. Whether the data is transferred between objects in the same application or two different applications, in a Cocoa application the interface is the same—an NSPasteboard object accesses a shared ...


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Us Mac users ask the same question the other way: Why do you need an (un)installer for everything in Windows? The majority of Mac programs are complete bundles - all their resources are in the Application's folder (right click on App icon -> Show Package Contents). So they will run from anywhere, there's a system variable that tells the code where it is. ...



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