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“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”


18h
comment Can I used the command line to disable settings in Yosemite that have made my Mac visible?
Is there a way to just take BT out of "advertising mode" (or is that what the above does)?
21h
comment Why is my MacBook visibile on Bluetooth after Yosemite install?
@IanC.: It is in "advertising mode", which is a potential security concern.
22h
comment Is my password vulnerable to recovery using my Apple ID?
No. The question is "Is my password vulnerable to recovery using my Apple ID?" That is: Is it currently possible to use password recovery given what I've described?
1d
comment Is my password vulnerable to recovery using my Apple ID?
That explains why the option to allow reset is gone. The question is whether the functionality is gone.
1d
comment Is my password vulnerable to recovery using my Apple ID?
@Buscar웃: Right, so that may be why the ability to change the settings gone (putting aside that the first example was also a FV2 system). But because the choice is gone, does that mean the functionality is too: does it mean (as I hope) I can't reset the password using the Apple ID (or just that I can't change whether I can)?
1d
comment Is my password vulnerable to recovery using my Apple ID?
My Apple ID is fine and set for all other purposes as normal (calendar, mail, store, etc.). But setting it for password recovery is a different thing. There's no place to do that now (and no way to see whether it's set or not) that I can see.
1d
comment Is my password vulnerable to recovery using my Apple ID?
@Buscar웃: I don't know. How would I find out? There's no control for setting it on Users & Groups > Password. I think it usually appears above the sections I've illustrated; but that area is blank for me.
1d
comment Why does a system upgrade take so long if there are files in '/usr/local'?
For me the issue is TeX (via MacTeX), Git, and Python (managed with pip).
1d
comment Why does a system upgrade take so long if there are files in '/usr/local'?
So basically they're just being moved around, not examined or tweaked, so I could delete and restore myself to save time (next time)! TeX alone had thousands of files (it seems).
2d
comment How do I disable Bonjour visibility after Yosemite install?
I've split that (and the original "what's it for") part of the question off into a separate one.
Oct
20
comment How do I disable Bonjour visibility after Yosemite install?
What side effects will this have? Is having Bonjour advertising enabled required for Handoff or Continuity?
Oct
19
comment How do I disable Bonjour visibility after Yosemite install?
@IanC.: I see it in scanners (e.g., iStumbler). Prior to Yosemite my machine was not listed there at all.
Oct
19
comment Why is my MacBook visibile on Bluetooth after Yosemite install?
@patrix: See the link in the comment and this.
Oct
19
comment How do I disable Bonjour visibility after Yosemite install?
@Tetsujin: Disabling Handoff does not change my Bonjour visibility (I can still see "whats-my-name" for my machine from other machines). Is this also caused by Handoff (as patrix implies)?
Oct
19
comment Why is my MacBook visibile on Bluetooth after Yosemite install?
If this is Handoff (as it appears to be from some answers below), at what point in the Handoff setup (or enabling/disabling) process does my machine become visible/invisible? Does it advertise for as long as Handoff is enabled; does it stop as soon as it's not? And to what devices is it visible (e.g., just devices using the same Apple ID?) Also, a command line way of enabling/disabling would be great (I'd like to turn visibility on/of with a script).
Oct
19
comment Why is my MacBook visibile on Bluetooth after Yosemite install?
At what point in the Handoff setup (or enabling/disabling) process does my machine become visible/invisible? Does it advertise for as long as Handoff is enabled; does it stop as soon as it's not?
Sep
29
comment How does HealthKit resolve recording of the same activity by multiple sources?
@bmike: Several apps now (8.0.2) work with HealthKit as sources. Check the app store.
Sep
29
comment How does HealthKit resolve recording of the same activity by multiple sources?
@bmike: Cyclemeter is just an example: the question applies to any two or more sources.
Sep
28
comment What does the option to “Allow Full Access” for my iOS keyboard do?
I'm just wondering how it pertains to the question. What's "it" (the Keyboard?), that can't be accessed system wide if I don't allow?
Sep
28
comment How do I add a cover image to an iBook that lacks one?
Just to be clear: turning on "Sync Books" (if that indeed still works) is not a viable option.