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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 ...


BOOM! I found the proper way to do this: Get brew if you don't have by doing: ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)" After that: brew update brew upgrade osxfuse brew upgrade ntfs-3g sudo mv /sbin/mount_ntfs /sbin/mount_ntfs.orig sudo ln -s /usr/local/sbin/mount_ntfs /sbin/mount_ntfs brew info ...


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) ...


The overhaul of the virtual memory system makes it clear that memory pressure is the primary factor to track and not how many free pages, inactive pages or overall virtual memory is allocated. The bottom panel is invaluable for diagnosing a slow machine and knowing whether to rule out memory contention as a cause of the slowness. After running your Mac ...


With a text field active, Control ⌃ + Command ⌘ + Space opens a characters panel including Emojis.


┌── 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 ...


The energy consumption view that collects 8 hours of history and graphs the charge level in your battery as well as showing each process that drained measurable amounts of energy is going to make squeezing extra productivity out of one charge much easier. Not only will developers (I'm looking at you Dropbox) know that they have to be better stewards of ...


Secret Wallpapers OS X ships with a bunch of really cool sample photos that are not normally available for use as desktop backgrounds. Previously in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, these were located at: /System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.Framework/Versions/A/Resources/Default Collections/ In OS X 10.9 Mavericks, they’re now located at /Library/Screen ...


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 ...


Bring Your Home Folder's Library Back with One Checkbox in Mavericks: Apple decided to hide the Library from its users in recent OS X updates, but in Mavericks you can now change that with a simple checkbox. In the past you had to enter a Terminal command with every little system update: chflags nohidden ~/Library With OS X Mavericks, you can just ...


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 ...


Put your computer to sleep quickly If you're using OSX Mavericks on a MacBook, tapping the power key briefly immediately puts your computer to sleep—a simple tweak that makes saving energy even easier. For the usual shutdown dialog, just keep holding for three seconds, or press control+power. As always, you can put just the display to sleep by pressing ...


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


Using multiple desktops on multiple displays is finally usable. Now I can switch desktops on my left hand monitor while the right hand monitor doesn't change.


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


The battery menu in the top bar now shows apps using high amounts of energy - nice for killing energy-hogs:


Move Dashboard in Mission Control You can now drag to rearrange the Dashboard to move it between your desktop spaces and full screen apps. It can even be dragged to alternative monitors, providing that "Displays have separate Spaces" is enabled in System Preferences → Mission Control.


I've seen this too. Emacs 24.3.1, Mavericks 10.9. I've found that the distnoted process calms down within seconds after I quit out of Emacs. I've filed an Emacs bug here: http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.bugs/80836


Mac App Store Notifications Now Include Multiple "Later" Options You can choose from a handful of times in the future to remind you about pending updates from the Mac App Store. Credit to this reddit.com/r/mac post.


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 ...


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?


This seems to be Google Drive-related. The behavior has stopped after quitting Google Drive app (in the taskbar). If you have the same issue, please also report to the Google Support Forums so Google will know the extent of the issue: http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/drive/report-a-problem/sv-ZC0ws3Mw This is now fixed - ...


Battery Life It's hard to beat getting an additional hour of use on a battery charge. I've been getting at least that much more use before having to plug in my 2012 MacBook Air. My experience matches up well with Apple's claim during the announcement keynote where the 13 inch Air from 2013 with Haswell benchmarked with another hour to an hour and a half of ...


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 ...


Finder messages are now Notification Center alerts Prior to Mavericks, alerts from Finder would show up as a modal window, however they now show as a Notification Center alert, such as below:


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 ...


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 ...


Disable App Nap on a per app basis in OS X Mavericks: You may or may not know that one of the more discreet features in OSX Mavericks will be App Nap. Apps will enter App Nap when they’re completely hidden from view by other apps and when they aren’t actively working. This is a great way to reduce your running apps from killing your Mac’s battery life. ...


I haven't tested it myself, but according to John Siracusa's review at ars, if you disable the "Displays have separate Spaces" checkbox in the Mission Control preference pane, the old behavior (including ability to split a window between displays) returns.


Show Desktop using Trackpad now follows motion Using the Show Desktop gesture, the motion of the windows now follows the motion of your fingers on the trackpad. No longer is it a set speed, you can move the windows at the exact speed of your fingers, and even pull them back half way through to cancel the motion.

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