Automatic Login for Windows XP & Mac OS X

This feature allows other users to start your computer and use the account that you establish to automatically log on. Enabling auto logon makes your computer more convenient to use, but can pose a security risk since anyone can just turn the machine on and access your files. Mac OS X This may vary slightly depending […]

Mac OS X 10.6.5 has been released.

Mac OS X 10.6.5 out.  The releases notes mention: General fixes and improvements improve reliability with Microsoft Exchange servers address performance of some image-processing operations in iPhoto and Aperture address stability and performance of graphics applications and games resolve a delay between print jobs address a printing issue for some HP printers connected to an […]

Allow the Mac DVD Player to skip the commercials…

Why won’t the DVD player in OS X allow me to skip certain content or change audio/subtitle tracks on certain DVDs? you ask. Well, the first answer is UOPs, or user operation prohibitions, and the second answer is probably some sort of licensing blah-blah-blah that prohibits Apple from ignoring UOPs in their software. But the real answer […]

How to tell what version of Mac OS X you have?

The system version is on the Installer disc, at: /System/Library/CoreServices/SystemVersion.plist You can get the specific information with this command: defaults read /path/to/mount/System/Library/CoreServices/SystemVersion ProductBuildVersion While the above describes how to do it on media, you can also test your local hard drive.  See below: [nerv:/system/library/CoreServices] benjamin% defaults read /System/Library/CoreServices/SystemVersion { ProductBuildVersion = 10F569; ProductCopyright = “1983-2010 […]

Can’t use a Vise Installer? Here’s the fix…

Evidently, some versions of the Vise Installer don’t quite work properly under Mac OS X… Here’s why…  The symptom is that your computer slows down or stops responding…  The Installer splash screen may display, but the Vise Installer typically stops at the “Gathering Details” screen. Why?  You have a “network volume” mounted, it could be […]

Apple Releases Fifth Build of Mac OS X 10.6.5 | World of Apple

Earlier this week Apple released to developers the fifth build of Mac OS X 10.6.5. The release comes just a couple of weeks after the previous release of Mac OS X 10.6.5. The current version of Mac OS X Snow Leopard was released in mid-June after just under two months of developer testing. Mac OS X 10.6.5 […]

What’s VQ_VERYLOWDISK & why is it in my log?

For example: 9/4/10 1:48:31 PM KernelEventAgent[72] tid 00000000 received event(s) VQ_LOWDISK, VQ_VERYLOWDISK (516) This indicates that Mac OS X has detected a drive (hard drive, RAM drive, Zip Drive, etc), that is very low or out of disk space.  If this is your boot drive, you will receive a POP up warning message that the […]