In OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Apple introduced a new way of creating a USB installer with the createinstallmedia executable. The executable is present also in OS X 10.10 Yosemite Developer Preview, but there seems to be a bug which prevents the process to carry through. In the meantime you can create a Yosemite boot stick… Continue reading
Today marks the 30th anniversary for the Macintosh. Happy Birthday, Mac! I didn’t become a Mac-user until 1990, but I’ve owned and used most of the models. Looking through MacTracker, I think the Macintosh 512K and Macintosh XL (the renamed Lisa) are the only models I’ve never put my hands on. The first Apple my… Continue reading
My family toured the West Coast this summer, and a visit to Yosemite Valley was included on the route. I do love the work of Ansel Adams, and this is my meager tribute to this great photographer.
OK, so you want to create a USB-drive to install OS X 10.9 “Mavericks”. In previous versions of OS X, you could create an USB-installer by restoring the InstallESD.dmg found in the OS-package downloaded from the Mac App Store (MAS). This is no longer an option.
In Developer Preview 4, Apple introduced a createinstallmedia executable. You’l find it inside the downloaded OS X Mavericks in /Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia. We’ll use this to create a USB installer.
Only NASA can produce somthing as gorgeous as this compilation of images of the earth. Let’s hope it’ll be just as beautiful next year.
You do password protect your Mac, don’t you? You don’t have automatic login, and you’ve set your computer to require password after sleep or screen saver kicks in? Right? That’s a good start
PopClip from Pilotmoon Software is a handy utility for working with text. PopClip appears when you select text with your mouse, much the same way as you see on iOS. Now a pop up with cut, copy and paste wouldn’t be too much to be exited about, but PopClip can be customized with extensions. The… Continue reading
Some settings I just like to apply on my Macs. There are lots of resources for finding these “hidden” preferences. A good place to start is Secrets. You can download a Preference Pane for easy access to tweaking your settings. An application like MacPilot can also be used. The Pragmatic Programmers has also published Mac… Continue reading
Sure would be nice…