macOS - George Garside
Posts about macOS (formerly OS X), the Mac operating system.
Content Caching is a new feature available in High Sierra, making the existing Caching service from Server.app available to all consumers to use in their home environment.
Another year, another disappointing macOS release. Here's the most comprehensive list of hidden features and underdocumented changes in macOS High Sierra.
Unified Logging in macOS Sierra replaces sensitive information with private in the logs to hide the information, and this is how users and developers can unhide the information
How to install Hugs 98 to run Haskell on your Mac using Homebrew, compatible with macOS Sierra.
Enable Hey Siri in macOS Sierra to activate Siri just like iOS, without additional software. Works from anywhere at any time.
There's basically no new worthwhile headline features in macOS Sierra for the power user, but here's a few other things they included.
Fix Vector Magic Desktop Edition crash when smoothing image in OS X El Capitan due to an updated system dylib
This package is is incompatible with this version of OS X and may fail to install. Installing this package may damage your system, and the installation may fail.
El Capitan was a smaller update, but there's still plenty of hidden features and little things to be found around the new version of OS X.
Causes of shutdown on OS X with explanations for what they mean and how to fix them.
Safari 8.0.7 has been released through the Mac App Store for OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 and includes some minor improvements, detailed here.
How to fix Photos has attempted to repair the library "Photos Library.photoslibrary", but is unable to open. The library could not be opened—here's the fix.
This effect with Keynote Magic Move is powerful as it can be used to create a number of advanced transitions using two different objects or even more!
Property lists, or plists, can contain data key-value pairs, which are binary property list files encoded in Base64. Here's how to decode data plist.
The favourites are stored in the Finder sidebar preferences' favoriteitems dictionary in the aforementioned plist file, under the CustomListItems array.
You can add custom characters to these popups to include your own characters (and even strings) by customising PressAndHold.app.
I use Terminal with the zsh shell, kept up-to-date with Homebrew. Oh My Zsh manages my zsh configuration and themes, and I have a few custom plugins.
Environment variables have a maximum size, so if your variables are too large, then the shell script action will stop working. Here's how you can fix it.
Alongside all the big new features, there's a number of subtler changes to OS X. Here's all the little things of OS X Yosemite hidden features.
OS X Yosemite Safari crash on launch is a well known and prolific bug. There's a quick fix to get your Safari working again: run the following in Terminal.