Update $PATH variable on Mac Permanently

If you’re a developer or you commonly run apps from directory locations other than the default Mac locations, you probably hate typing out the full directory when running the app or script. To update the $PATH variable within the Terminal you just need to type: export PATH=/new/path:$PATH To update the $PATH variable PERMANENTLY you just … Continue Reading

Install ownCloud on a Mac Mini Server

So, I now have my own cloud storage solution!  I installed an ownCloud server on my colocated Mac Mini in Atlanta today. The install process is super easy on a mac: Create a website using server use https if possible allow .htaccess in advanced settings Download ownCloud server for mac (http://owncloud.org/support/install/) Unzip and untar the … Continue Reading

Clear DNS Cache on a Mac (OS X)

If you’re ever messing with DNS records, you may run into times when you have stale entries in your DNS Cache. Here’s you how clear your cache in Mac OS X: dscacheutil -flushcache

Sign PDFs with a Mac

Did you know you can sign PDFs and documents digitally with a Mac?  If you own a Mac running OS X Lion, you don’t need to print out another PDF just to sign your name again! First you’ll need to create your signature: Open the Preview App From the Menubar, select Preview -> Preferences Click … Continue Reading

Mac Trash Won’t Empty

If your trash can on your Mac won’t empty there are a couple things you can do. Stop using whatever file/program that’s still in the trash. The cool thing about Macs are the fact that you can move files that are still being used. One bad thing though, is that you can trash a file … Continue Reading

Find Your Mac’s Age

With OS X Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8) coming out soon, you may be wondering “Will my Mac or Macbook run Mountain Lion?” It’s really easy to find out. Just go here: http://support.apple.com/specs/ and put your serial number in. Mountain Lion will support the following devices: MacBook Pro – 13″ from mid 2009 or later, 15″ … Continue Reading

How I keep my Mac safe and clean

With the recent news about the Flashback trojan on the Mac platform, I thought I’d give you a look into how I keep the Macs in my family safe. Step 1 The first step to keeping your Mac safe is NOT INSTALLING FLASH!!  Adobe Flash is a security nightmare.  The open ports and multiple callbacks … Continue Reading

Quickly Lock Your Screen: Mac OS X

If you’re a longtime windows user, you’ve probably gotten used to the key combination “Windows + L”.   This command will lock the computer so you can leave it in peace and not worry about anyone getting on it. There’s really not a way to do that in a Mac, so here are two fast … Continue Reading

iOS Problem Fix: iMessage Not Delivered

If you’ve seen the words “Not Delivered!” under an iMessage on your iOS device, you’re probably not the happiest camper.  You want your text messages read and replied to, not sitting in nowheresville cursing you with the red exclamation point! This post will help you fix your iMessage not delivered issue.  There are several ways, lets … Continue Reading