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  • OS X Server 5.1
    4 1Password 6 2 1 Banktivity 5 6 7 Parallels Desktop 11 1 3 Fantastical 2 2 Related Articles OS X 10 11 4 Improves Notes iBooks and Live Photo Support 21 Mar 16 iOS 9 3 Works the Night Shift Protects Notes and More 21 Mar 16 Close To help us avoid automated posts and misuse of our site please enter the words below Close Gerberding Thanks for your interest in forwarding this article via email Please fill in your email address and that of the recipient below You can also include a short message Close Send to Your email Your name Your message indicates required fields To help us avoid automated attempts to spam recipients please enter the words below Watchlist 23 Mar 2016 Print Comment 0 OS X Server 5 1 by Agen G N Schmitz Apple has released OS X Server 5 1 which has been updated for compatibility with OS X 10 11 4 El Capitan see OS X 10 11 4 Improves Notes iBooks and Live Photo Support 21 March 2016 In fact OS X Server 5 1 now requires 10 11 4 El Capitan and previous versions of OS X Server won t work on 10 11 4 El Capitan so you ll need to make sure to install both updates The release also adds support for TLS Transport Layer Security 1 2 adds support for the new education features in iOS 9 3 see iOS 9 3 Works the Night Shift Protects Notes and More 21 March 2016 adds new restrictions to the Profile Manager and offers performance optimizations for iCloud data caching According to this Apple security note the update also addresses an issue in Time Machine Server that neglected to warn administrators if permissions were ignored when performing a server

    Original URL path: http://tidbits.com/article/16359 (2016-04-24)
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  • OS X 10.11.4 Improves Notes, iBooks, and Live Photo Support
    appear soon on Apple s Support Downloads page As in iOS 9 3 see iOS 9 3 Works the Night Shift Protects Notes and More 21 March 2016 you can now protect notes in the Notes app To do so first choose Notes Set Password You re prompted to enter and verify a password and password hint Then to lock a note open or select a note and choose File Lock Note Keep in mind that if you set a password for a note you can t view that note in iOS unless that device is running iOS 9 3 or later After you set a Notes password that password will be used for all notes you protect with a password There are also a few new commands that appear under the Notes menu Change Password As you d expect this changes the password for all protected notes Reset Password If you forget your password this command changes the password for all new notes going forward but the password for already protected notes remains the same Close All Locked Notes This locks protected notes prompting you to enter the password if you try to view them They re also locked when you quit Notes of course You can now import files into Notes under File Import Notes You can import plain text and rich text documents including folders of such documents as well as exported notes from Evernote To sync PDFs in iBooks via iCloud make sure iCloud Drive is enabled in System Preferences iCloud click Options next to iCloud Drive and make sure iBooks is selected Then in iBooks click Use iCloud in the dialog that appears If the books don t appear click the Sort By pop up menu in the main iBooks window and choose Show iCloud Books In iOS 9 3 just tap Use iCloud when prompted on your first launch of iBooks presumably you can disable it in Settings iCloud iCloud Drive OS X 10 11 4 also improves support for Live Photos captured with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus Previously AirDrop and Messages for Mac stripped out the videos from Live Photos but no longer In Messages Live Photos are denoted with concentric circles in the upper left of the image attachment Click the photo to open it in a separate window and then click the Live Photo button to play the embedded video The 10 11 4 update also fixes a number of bugs including problems with Performance when opening raw images in Photos Twitter s t co URLs failing to load in Safari JavaScript dialogs blocking access to other Web pages in Safari Apple Mail s VIP mailbox not working with Gmail USB audio devices disconnecting Compatibility and reliability of the Apple USB C Multiport Adapter Also addressed are a handful of enterprise related issues such as A black screen after logging in as the root user Problems clicking the Allow or Always Allow buttons in Keychain Access while using

    Original URL path: http://tidbits.com/article/16341 (2016-04-24)
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  • Previously Downloaded OS X Installers No Longer Work
    get Mountain Lion and Mavericks again Reply Mark 2016 03 03 02 34 Glad to see a news site covering this I stumbled across this issue last week and managed to piece pretty much the same things together Recorded on http www sallonoroff co uk blog 2016 02 when the os x installer cant be verified including the OpenSSL command to check the expiry dates on any installers you might already have saved Reply Adam Engst 2016 03 03 09 37 Yeah I m kicking myself slightly since I was aware of the certificate problem in mid February but got distracted by other things before getting around to writing about the apps And although a few people raised the installer issue at that point I didn t notice until Randy posted on TidBITS Talk Reply Jim Carr 2016 03 03 03 53 If you want to download a fresh copy of an older OS X installer make sure you log into App Store on a Mac old enough to run it For example Apple will not allow a 2013 MacPro to download Lion for an older Mac that still uses it Reply Adam Engst 2016 03 03 09 34 Good point Jim thanks We ll add that to the article On my 27 inch Retina iMac Apple won t let me download the Lion Mountain Lion or Mavericks installers Reply Mark 2016 03 03 12 23 That is a very good point Jim I d not even considered it since all my Macs are old enough Reply GIl Poulsen 2016 03 03 07 28 If all your previously downloaded installers show DOWNLOADED in your Purchases list is there some simple way to clear that so that you can re download these newer installers I have tried clearing cookies and resetting the App from the Developer menu and also purging all store caches from Library Caches but no dice Reply GIl Poulsen 2016 03 03 07 28 And deleted the installers from Applications just to clarify Reply Adam Engst 2016 03 03 09 39 Have you rebooted after deleting everything I can t think of anything else that would be necessary although you could also try signing out of the App Store and back in from Store Sign Out Reply SteveD 2016 04 03 15 04 Did you empty trash This article and this method just helped me to re dl the Yosemite installer I had the exact symptoms you list Great article Josh team Reply Marv 2016 03 03 09 43 I m not a huge fan of using Terminal The temporary solution to set system date to 1 Feb 2016 via terminal scares me Can the same thing be done using System Preferences Date Time if Set date and time automatically is unchecked and date set to 2 1 2016 If Terminal must be used what is the Terminal command to set the date back to the real time This is the problem I have with posters on various forums They give the command on how to do something but fail to give the command to undo what you just did Reply Adam Engst 2016 03 03 09 55 The reason for the Terminal command is that once you re in the installer you can t get to the Date Time preference pane to change the date but you can get to Terminal That s meant as a oh drat workaround that prevents an hour long download just as you were starting to install The proper solution is to get a new version of the installer Regardless you don t need to set the date back using Terminal after the installation because you can easily use the Date Time preference pane to do so instead It may not even be necessary depending on your settings because the Date Time preference pane may automatically fix the date and time by consulting a remote time server I ll clarify this in the article Reply Nate 2016 03 03 20 17 Don t be scared of Terminal in this case The command you are running can only affect the time as long as you don t type anything other than the date command you are at exactly zero risk of unintentionally performing other operations that could harm your system Reply Marv 2016 03 03 10 18 Thanks Adam but my question remains Can you set the date and time via system preferences prior to doing the install and have it work Reply Adam Engst 2016 03 03 11 06 Probably assuming automatic time setting is turned off but if you re in a position where you can set up your installation environment in advance you should just get a new installer so it s not an issue Reply Josh Centers 2016 03 03 11 07 If you re thinking that far ahead you d be better off downloading the newer installer with the current certificate Reply Mark 2016 03 03 12 16 If the Mac still has a working OSX installation then yes you can use System Preferences But say you re booting from a USB drive because your Mac won t start up or you ve put in a new hard drive then Terminal is your only option Reply Marv 2016 03 03 12 12 Yes I understand the best practice is to re download the new installers Give your readers a heads up and save them some time If you have previously downloaded and saved the installer on a different partition or external hard drive unmount them before downloading If you don t the download does not appear in Applications because somehow it knows you have it stored elsewhere Just lost 2 hours as a result of this 1st one failed unmounted the partitions and externals 2nd attempt successful Thanks Reply Adam Engst 2016 03 03 12 50 Indeed that s why we recommend deleting all old installers before starting Besides you might need the disk space for the new

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  • The Power of Preview: Pulling Files into Preview
    keep it If you put multiple items in the scanner Preview scans them to separate files all of which are shown in a single Preview window One last thing While viewing a PDF you can add additional pages to it by choosing Edit Insert Page from Scanner The scanning interface here is simpler with only a checkbox to use the scanner s document feeder if available a Rescan button for trying again and an Add To Document button It s not clear how Preview chooses resolution in this scenario but it seems to be relatively high The page is inserted after the currently selected page though you can also drag it around within Preview s thumbnail sidebar Take Screenshots Those who write about technology have memorized Apple s keyboard shortcuts to take Mac screenshots Normal people who need to take a screenshot only a few times a year should turn to Preview instead Just as the previous features also appeared in Apple s Image Capture utility the screenshot capabilities are mirrored in Apple s Grab utility also stored in the Utilities folder In Preview choose File Take Screenshot There you find three options From Selection After choosing this command your cursor becomes a crosshair Click and drag the crosshair over the screen area you wish to capture From Window Choose this command and your cursor becomes a camera Move the camera cursor over a window and the window turns blue to indicate that it s selected Click to take a screenshot of that window By default your window screenshots come with a large shadow to remove it Option click the selected window From Entire Screen When you choose this command a 10 second countdown begins which you can cancel by pressing the Esc key Once the countdown finishes Preview takes a screenshot of your entire screen If you have multiple screens Preview creates screenshots for each one The timer is useful when you need to set up the screen in such a way that wouldn t be possible with an instantaneous screenshot Although it won t appear in the final screenshot regardless you can move the countdown timer bar around to get it out of your way Unlike OS X s screenshot shortcuts which dump the screenshots on your Desktop Preview opens each new screenshot as a PNG file in an Untitled window where you can make any modifications you like before saving it Simple but effective Wait modifications Yes that s right Preview is also a surprisingly full featured graphic editor too But that s a topic for a future article Preview may seem unassuming but it s packed with useful capabilities and we ll be looking at more of them in the future PDFpen and PDFpenPro 7 make PDF editing easy Review and mark up your PDFs fill and sign forms and even export PDFs to Word format Signing is now easier you can view the OCR text layer and more Try editing your PDFs today http smle us pdfpen 7 tb Comments about The Power of Preview Pulling Files into Preview To leave a comment click Add a Comment and then enter the text your name and your email address which won t be displayed Your comment will appear after you follow a link in the one time confirmation message we send to verify that you re a real person The simple facade of OS X s built in Preview document and image viewer conceals many powerful features This week we show you all the ways you can open files in Preview including from cameras scanners and your Mac s screen Receive comments via RSS Add a comment Peter Meyer 2016 02 25 10 30 These are great articles I am starting to look forward to them each week I am an experienced OSX user and even with my years of messing around and finding things this stuff is great for me Thank you Reply Josh Centers 2016 02 25 13 26 Thank you so much Preview is probably my favorite Apple app so I m ecstatic to write about it for TidBITS Reply Gerrie Shults 2016 02 25 12 47 You should add that Preview scanner import works through Bonjour too doesn t have to be USB connected I ll also second Peter Meyer s comment It s all true for me too Reply Josh Centers 2016 02 25 13 31 Thanks we hadn t considered that Reply Adam Engst 2016 02 25 13 51 How do you see this working I have an Epson AcuLaser multi function printer scanner and it appears only if I connect it directly to my Mac and not if it s connected to an AirPort Express which is how we normally use it What s the setup for a Bonjour connection to work Reply Bruce Blakely 2016 03 15 16 38 I can t speak to how this works for the commenter above but I scan into Preview from a networked Brother multi function This also works from Image Capture which has essentially the same scan interface as Preview I can also open Printers Scanners in System Prefs select the device on the left select Scan on the right then click Open Scanner and I end up in a slightly different from Preview ImageCapture interface Printers Scanners tells me the connection to the device is via Bonjour all via ethernet or Wi Fi no USB involved and that I am using a Brother CUPS driver I m running Mavericks but this has all worked since at least OS X cat of 2002 When you say you are connecting your multi function to an AirPort Express do you mean via USB If this works for Bonjour printing but not scanning I would guess that you need a different driver to get the scanning to work via Bonjour I seem to recall that most printers multi functions that I use have different drivers for direct connect USB vs a network connection but

    Original URL path: http://tidbits.com/article/16284 (2016-04-24)
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  • Mac App Store Update for OS X Snow Leopard
    Just for Fun Macs Mac OS X Media Creation Networking Opinion Problem Solving Safe Computing Tech News Watchlist Weekly Issues Issue 1317 18 Apr 16 1316 11 Apr 16 1315 04 Apr 16 1314 28 Mar 16 1313 21 Mar 16 1312 14 Mar 16 1311 07 Mar 16 1310 29 Feb 16 1309 22 Feb 16 Back Issues About TidBITS About Us Advertise Contact Copyright Privacy TidBITS Members ScanSnap Smile Thoughtful detailed coverage of the Mac iPhone and iPad plus the best selling Take Control ebooks Pick an apple Become a TidBITS member TidBITS Watchlist Fantastical 2 2 1 Retrospect 13 01 LaunchBar 6 6 2 Delicious Library 3 5 1 GarageBand 10 1 1 Pixelmator 3 4 4 1Password 6 2 1 Banktivity 5 6 7 Parallels Desktop 11 1 3 Fantastical 2 2 Close To help us avoid automated posts and misuse of our site please enter the words below Close Gerberding Thanks for your interest in forwarding this article via email Please fill in your email address and that of the recipient below You can also include a short message Close Send to Your email Your name Your message indicates required fields To help us avoid automated attempts to spam recipients please enter the words below Watchlist 28 Jan 2016 Print Mac App Store Update for OS X Snow Leopard by Agen G N Schmitz Apple has released Mac App Store Update for OS X Snow Leopard which installs a renewed intermediate signing certificate that enables Snow Leopard users to continue to purchase new apps and run any previously purchased apps that required verification The update also includes improvements to Mac App Store alerts It s nice to see Apple not hanging Snow Leopard users out to dry when the Mac App Store s certificate changed

    Original URL path: http://tidbits.com/article/16226 (2016-04-24)
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  • Security Update 2016-001 (Mavericks and Yosemite)
    Bring Bug Fixes 19 Jan 16 Close To help us avoid automated posts and misuse of our site please enter the words below Close Gerberding Thanks for your interest in forwarding this article via email Please fill in your email address and that of the recipient below You can also include a short message Close Send to Your email Your name Your message indicates required fields To help us avoid automated attempts to spam recipients please enter the words below Watchlist 19 Jan 2016 Print Comment 6 Security Update 2016 001 Mavericks and Yosemite by Agen G N Schmitz Apple has issued Security Update 2016 001 for OS X 10 9 Mavericks and 10 10 Yosemite with a single patch that affects the older California themed OS releases The rest of the listed security fixes apply only to the concurrently released OS X 10 11 3 El Capitan see OS X 10 11 3 and iOS 9 2 1 Bring Bug Fixes 19 January 2016 The update improves memory handling with libxslt the library used to perform XSL transformations on XML documents to avoid a type confusion that could allow a maliciously crafted to execute arbitrary code The security updates are available via Software Update or via direct download from Apple s Support Downloads Web site Free For 10 9 5 Mavericks 288 3 MB for 10 10 5 Yosemite 369 MB Check out the Take Control ebooks that expand on the topic in this article Take Control of Upgrading to El Capitan Install OS X 10 11 El Capitan on your Mac easily with Joe Kissell s expert help informed by countless test installs Find essential advice on hardware and software compatibility problem prevention prepping your drive and picking the best installation method Joe provides full installation directions plus

    Original URL path: http://tidbits.com/article/16208 (2016-04-24)
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  • Marco Arment on Why Apple Still Sells Old MacBook Pros
    you completely The fact that so many people are still buying the old MacBook pro means it offers something they want The retina screen is way overrated On a laptop I don t see enough difference I do see it on the 5K iMac I really really hope that Apple does not replace the MacBook Air with the new Macbook To pay extra for the privilege of buying adapters is ridiculous I do not have any retina or 4K displays and sitting I front of my computer working I never get the feeling that I want one Not only does the new MacBook have only 1 port but it is USB not Thunderbolt so it is limited I have a Mac Pro and a 2011 MacBook Air and both still work perfectly I Apple does decide to replace the Air with that Under Powered 1 port Machine I will but the latest Air and keep it as long as I can I am sure others feel as I do Ian 2016 01 11 08 12 Marco states geeks like him wonder why people would buy such an outdated machine I find it strange that screens that were standard less than 2 to 3 years ago are labeled by him as low resolution In the summer of 2014 I decided to replace my 2008 15 inch MacBook Pro despite it being outfitted with maximum RAM and SSDs Although Mid 2012 15 inch MacBook Pro s could still be found I knew that I needed the hardware features available in the top of line models all except one a Retina screen That one feature added 1000 to the listed price After finishing configuring my order I had a final price of over 3500 I felt so ashamed and guilty spending so much on that notebook compared to what I had spent for its top of the line predecessor Nevertheless I had to settle for a late 2013 instead of the mid 2014 models which had recently become available and would have meant an extra 500 Not being able to replaced RAM and storage myself was adding insult to injury Jim Gagne 2016 01 11 23 10 I m old enough so that my eyes prefer a big screen and I love a fast processor Two years ago I needed a large MacBook Pro and didn t mind lugging a boat anchor Buying a used 17 early 2011 model through Amazon couldn t have been easier Turns out the supplier was iBuildMacs com Jon is a local guy Los Angeles area who works out of his home LOVE this machine I went back to Jon last month to get an upgraded used 2010 Mac Pro With two 3 33 GHz 6 Core Intel Xeon processors and a 1 GB PCIe SSD it outperforms anything Apple sells today and holds all my old hard drives as backup Cost was about 3000 roughly half what I d pay for a similarly configured new Mac Pro

    Original URL path: http://tidbits.com/article/16179 (2016-04-24)
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  • Security Update 2015-008 (Mavericks) and 2015-006 (Yosemite)
    1 Pixelmator 3 4 4 1Password 6 2 1 Banktivity 5 6 7 Parallels Desktop 11 1 3 Fantastical 2 2 Related Articles TidBITS Watchlist Notable Software Updates for 14 December 2015 14 Dec 15 OS X 10 11 2 Focuses on Improving Reliability and Security 08 Dec 15 Close To help us avoid automated posts and misuse of our site please enter the words below Close Gerberding Thanks for your interest in forwarding this article via email Please fill in your email address and that of the recipient below You can also include a short message Close Send to Your email Your name Your message indicates required fields To help us avoid automated attempts to spam recipients please enter the words below Watchlist 08 Dec 2015 Print Comment 3 Security Update 2015 008 Mavericks and 2015 006 Yosemite by Agen G N Schmitz Apple has issued Security Update 2015 008 for OS X 10 9 Mavericks and Security Update 2015 006 for 10 10 Yosemite with some patches specific to these older releases sprinkled in amongst the security fixes that appear in the concurrently released OS X 10 11 2 El Capitan see OS X 10 11 2 Focuses on Improving Reliability and Security 8 December 2015 Initially Apple had released Security Update 2015 005 for Yosemite but it replaced that download with the new Security Update 2015 006 without comment other than to note that the new update includes all the security patches from the previous one Make sure to get the latest version regardless In particular the two security updates address multiple memory corruption issues in ImageIO OpenGL CoreGraphics and CoreMedia Playback as well as a memory corruption issue related to the handling of iWork files all of which could lead to arbitrary code execution Additionally the

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