March 19, 2016
Tech News, Tips, Tricks, 'n Tutorials
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Ever wonder if you could have a Ninite-like program that you can use for Macs? Get Mac Apps fills in that void of multiple apps installation for OS X.
All you have to do is visit the site, select the apps you want to install, copy the generated command, paste it in Terminal, and press Return to start the installation.
They’ve got the basic apps we usually install on new systems – Chrome, Firefox, VLC, Caffeine, Handbrake, Audacity. They also have Gimp, Libre Office, Text Wrangler, and Sublime Text 2 & 3.
I’m just not sure if running the same command would update the installed apps. If you’ve tested it already, you may share the result by commenting.
May 10, 2012
Tips, Tricks, 'n Tutorials
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Here’s a script that may be used using Apple Remote Desktop to log in to multiple Macs. This is helpful if you need to log in on a Mac-based laboratory using a single user account.
Apple Remote Desktop
tell application “System Events”
Make sure you run the Unix script as root.
April 13, 2012
Downloads, Tech News, Tips, Tricks, 'n Tutorials
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It was reported that more than 650,000 Mac OS X computers were infected by the Flashback Trojan. For now, it only conducts a click fraud scam that takes control of users’ search results in their browsers. But according to this report
, it can steal banking and other login credentials.
Flashback Trojan disguises itself as a Flash installer. If you are prompted to install Flash which looks like the image below, abort the installation by clicking the X button on the upper left corner of the window.
If you want to check if your machine is infected, download the removal tool (FlashbackRemoval.zip)
from F-Secure. Unzip the file after downloading and double click the unzipped script. You will be asked to accept the license agreement.
If traces of the trojan are found, it will start the clean up process. But if your system is clean, you will be prompted by this:
Apple has already released an update which has an integrated tool for removing the trojan. Always keep your Macs updated. Here’s the screenshot of the update: