Category Archive: Apple OS X

Jul 11 2017

Mac OS Sierra: Security & Privacy

Mac OS Sierra: Security & Privacy

When you have apps not from the App Store or identified developer, you need to add “Anywhere” in the Security & Privacy under System Preferences, but somehow it is missing from Mac OS Sierra.   For remedy, you can go inside the terminal and input the below command: sudo spctl –master-disable    

Nov 13 2016

Mac OSX terminal command line for wifi

Show and List all your network adaptor networksetup -listallhardwareports   Turn off wifi on your macbook networksetup -setairportpower en1 off   Turn off wifi on your macbook networksetup -setairportpower en1 on   Scan and list the available wifi network /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/A/Resources/airport scan

Apr 10 2016

Apple removed Mac login using iCloud password since OS X 10.11.4.

Recently, trying to troubleshoot a bug on my MBP, I’ve signed out from iCloud and realise iCloud login option no longer available. After some research Apple actually removed Mac login using iCloud password since the release of OS X 10.11.4, it doesn’t forcibly remove it from existing accounts, but if you turn it off, you …

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Mar 15 2015

How to hide macintosh update ?

If  you are facing update that keeps repeating, try execute the below command to ignore the update that not required.   > softwareupdate -l Software Update Tool Copyright 2002-2012 Apple Inc. Finding available software Software Update found the following new or updated software: * ThunderboltFirmwareUpdate1.2-1.2 Thunderbolt Firmware Update (1.2), 134K [recommended] [restart]   > sudo …

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Mar 12 2015

How to manual edit kext in OSX 10.10 Yosemite

cd /System/Library/Extensions mv KextName.kext KextName.old  (Recommended to backup) cd /path/to/new/kext (new kext path here) cp -R KextName.kext /System/Library/Extensions Next fix the permissions so the kext can be executed by OS user (root/system) cd /System/Library/Extensions chmod -R 755 KextName.kext chown -R 0:0 KextName.kext   (Set the ownership on files to system user (root)) kextcache -m Extensions.mkext -z /System/Library/Extensions …

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Oct 17 2014

Fix Ubuntu SSLv3 POODLE issue in Apache

1) Edit the file that holds the Apache SSL configuration: sudo nano /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/ssl.conf 2) Find the following line: SSLProtocol all -SSLv2 3) Add the option “-SSLv3″ so that the line will look like this: SSLProtocol all -SSLv2 -SSLv3 4) Now restart Apache to make the change effective: sudo service apache2 restart

Apr 20 2014

OSX 10.9.x- How to check system profiler on WiFi connected

OSX 10.9.x- How to check system profiler on WiFi connected Open your OS X terminal using the below command to display your wifi interface profile and connected SSID details too. system_profiler SPAirPortDataType

Jan 19 2014

Mac to a USB serial device

Mac to a USB serial device The below is a simple guide to get your mac connect to a USB serial device, maybe a USB-RS232 or USB-TTL. 1) Open your terminal window 2) using the below command to list all tty devices that is recognised by your mac  ls /dev/tty.*   Shiki-mbp-:~ shiki$ ls /dev/tty.* …

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Jan 12 2014

Seagate SSHD 1TB Hard Drive ST1000LM014

Seagate SSHD 1TB Hard Drive ST1000LM014 Today, I had got a new 2.5″ SSHD to replace my existing portable time machine hard drive (Buffalo Mini-Station) , as the existing hard drive is already full. I didn’t actually buy a new portable HDD with an enclosure, instead I bought bare drive itself so that I can …

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Jan 09 2014

Enable Mac OS X built-inTFTP Server

Enable Mac OS X built-inTFTP Server sudo launchctl load -F /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/tftp.plist

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