Category Archive: OS X

Sep 27 2017

Understanding Linux Permissions

Linux is a multiuser operating system. In a multiuser environment, it is necessary to ensure that a user cannot access or modify files or directories that they arent supposed to. File permissions provide a protection mechanism for controlling access to files and directories. Linux’s file security model is based on that of Unix. Each file …

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Sep 11 2017

Enpass Is The Free Cross-Platform Password Manager

Previously we covered KeePassXC password manager which is also free application. Here comes another password manager called Enpass, it is free and cross-platform available for Linux, Windows, Mac, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone and iOS. Source: Enpass Is The Free Cross-Platform Password Manager (NoobsLab)

Aug 27 2017

How to Pass Arguments to a Bash-Script

You can write a bash script such that it receives arguments specified when the script is called from the command line. This method is used when a script has to perform a slightly different function depending on the values of input parameters (the arguments). For example, you may have a script called “stats.sh” that performs …

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Apr 19 2017

Keep local Instant Messages on your local network with BeeBEEP (Secure Lan Messenger)

When you want to send an instant message to someone else that’s on the same local network as you are, whether that be another family member or a co-worker in your office, why use an offsite chat server that leaves your messages open to interception by the company running the chat server or some other …

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Feb 27 2017

Detect Webcam & Microphone Activity on Mac with Oversight

Though Mac users don’t usually have to worry excessively about “camfecting” malware and spyware, some security conscious users may find it nice to know if a process or application is attempting to access their computers web camera or microphone. Source: Detect Webcam & Microphone Activity on Mac with Oversight

Feb 05 2017

How to Make ‘Quick Look’ in Mac More Powerful with Plugins

Quick Look is one of the most convenient features of macOS as it allows you to quickly preview files. Here is how to extend its functionality with plugins. Source: How to Make ‘Quick Look’ in Mac More Powerful with Plugins – Make Tech Easier

Jan 11 2017

How to Run Any Mac Terminal Command With a Keyboard Shortcut

Are there particular Terminal commands you find yourself running several time a day? Do you wish you could trigger them quickly, with just a keystroke? Source: How to Run Any Mac Terminal Command With a Keyboard Shortcut (How-To Geek)

Nov 02 2016

Use macOS Sierra’s Purgeable Space to Optimize Hard Drive Space – Make Tech Easier

macOS Sierra comes with a “purgeable space” feature to help you optimize your hard drive space. Learn what is it and how you can make use of it. Source: Use macOS Sierra’s Purgeable Space to Optimize Hard Drive Space – Make Tech Easier

Oct 31 2016

How to Move Your User Data to a New Mac without Time Machine – Make Tech Easier

If you want to move your user data from an old Mac to a new one, you can do so by transferring the necessary files over. Time Machine is not required. Source: How to Move Your User Data to a New Mac without Time Machine – Make Tech Easier

Oct 10 2016

[OS X] Don’t Put Tape On Your Webcam, This Free App Alerts You When Someone Hacks It

It is a known issue that a hacker access the webcam and mic on your device without your consent and awareness. You can take the help of a tape but it can’t be considered a wise solution. An ex-NSA hacker has created an anti spying tool for OS X which alerts you when an application …

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