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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 can disable it through Terminal with the following command: defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean YES && killall Dock It can be re-enabled with: defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean NO && killall Dock


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BOOM! I found the proper way to do this: 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 osxfuse You should now be given two lines of instructions specific for your version for installing osxfuse. Cut and paste these from your output. ...


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OS X 10.9 Mavericks includes an iBooks app that allows you to read any documents - including purchased books or your own pdfs - that you had in iBooks for iOS. Mavericks is a free upgrade available for the following systems, and was released on 22 October, 2013 through the Mac App Store. From OS X Mavericks : System Requirements To install Mavericks, ...


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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 - ...


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You can indirectly get this information from a web page and the curl command. Take the last 4 characters of your serial number and feed that to the following URL after the ?cc=XXXX part. If your serial number ended in DJWR, you would issue this command: curl http://support-sp.apple.com/sp/product?cc=DJWR To get your serial number, use the following ...


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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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Here is the way to deal with complex paths to cd frequently. mkdir ~/Links ln -s /complexpath/there ~/Links this will create the symbolic link ~/Links/there To use this new Links directory efficiently, if your login shell is bash just include this command in your ~/.profile (which is used by all Bourne style shells bash, ksh, zsh…): CDPATH=~/Links:. ...


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If you're running your script from the shell, you don't actually need the #!/bin/sh shebang as outlined in this this answer–every Unix-like system I've used, including OS X, will default to /bin/sh if no interpreter is specifically specified (though it's a good idea as non-shells won't know how to execute your script unless you give the shebang.) You also ...


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Like Harry reported, the problem can be dealt with by disabling "Show iTunes in the Cloud purchases". But then you don't see your Cloud-based music if you haven't downloaded everything. I found that re-enabling this option seemed to reconnect with Cloud and resolve the duplicates problem without losing any history.


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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.


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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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Apparently, the private key I was using on my machine was an old one. My key did not contain the encryption information added to the private key file if I generate a new one: -----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY----- Proc-Type: 4,ENCRYPTED DEK-Info: AES-... To obviate to the problem, I decrypted the key with openssl: $ cd ~/.ssh $ cp id_rsa id_rsa.bck $ openssl ...


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Technically - the process is called trilateration and operates by cross checking all BSSID - the unique identifier / MAC address for each wireless base station that your Mac can detect with it's radian in a listening mode. You can run this scan manually by running the Wireless Diagnostic app which is located in /system/Library/CoreServices/Applications on ...


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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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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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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


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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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You can set hide-mirror to true to remove the blur effect: defaults write com.apple.dock hide-mirror -bool true;killall Dock Before: After: I don't know how to make the background dark though.


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It's due to the lack of precision of pi and due to the overall all lack of precision in the built-in system. pi = 3.1415926536 pi/2 = 1.5707963268 cos(1.5707963268) = -5.103412e-12 FYI = 5.103412e-12 = 0.000000000005103412 ~ 0 About the overall system precision : 3.141592653589793238462643383 = 3.1415926536 In Python we get following : ...


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The updater is registered with the system service launchd. Instructions to completely disable this can be found on The real way to disable Adobe Updater from your Mac OS X: Open a Terminal window and type the following commands: cd ~/Library/LaunchAgents launchctl remove `basename com.adobe.ARM.* .plist` launchctl remove `basename com.adobe.AAM.* .plist` ...


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Background: when you run the "Install OS X Mavericks" application to upgrade your Mac, the app deletes itself when it's done. Solution: make a copy before you run it. Since the App Store opens it automatically, you need to quit it, go to the /Applications folder, and make a safe copy somewhere. Actually, my standard procedure is to create a zip archive of ...


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This turned out to be a more complicated problem than I originally expected. QuickTime X cannot play MIDI files, although QuickTime 7 could. As far as I can tell that means that there is no "built-in" solution to playing MIDI files on Mac OS X (for example, afplay does not work). Therefore I believe that any solution will involve downloading and installing ...


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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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One way to get around this would be to create a symbolic link to .htaccess and call it something without a dot. For example: $ cd site_root $ ln -s .htaccess htaccess Then you can open htaccess from Finder and you'll actually be editing the .htaccess file. (You could even make the second command ln -s .htaccess " .htaccess", which would visually look ...


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Use wget instead. You can install it with brew install wget or sudo port install wget. For downloading files from a directory listing, use -r (recursive) and -np (don't follow links to parent directories): wget -r -np http://www.ime.usp.br/~coelho/mac0122-2013/ep2/esqueleto/ Other useful options: -nd (no directories): download all files to the current ...


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Download the update from the App Store. Once the file has finished downloading, check your Applications folder for the "Install OS X Mavericks" icon. Copy this installer to your other computers before going through the install process. The installer will delete itself after the install is finished.


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Aahhh, bash redirection :- ( pmset -g && echo && pmset -g assertions ) | open -f -a TextEdit That runs your commands as a single bash command (that's the effect of &&) in a sub-shell (which is what wrapping it in the () does) and redirects the output of the sub-shell into TextEdit for you. You technically don't have to use ...


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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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After following Jeffrey J. Hoover's tip, sudo scutil --set ComputerName "newname" sudo scutil --set LocalHostName "newname" sudo scutil --set HostName "newname" I would add these last two steps: Flush the DNS cache by typing: dscacheutil -flushcache Restart your Mac.



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