Adware Medic

The Mac is relatively free of viruses and malware. But, one thing it does not block is Adware. When you visit some websites ads on the site can install annoying adware apps on your Mac. I use the wonderful Intego Virusbarrier app which blocks adware, but most virus programs do not do this. Enter Adware Medic by The Safe Mac.

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Window Zoom Behavior

In the old days if you wanted to “Zoom” a window in the Mac OS you just clicked on the green button in the upper left corner of the app window. In Yosemite when you click on the green button you go to “Full Screen Mode”. This article tells you how to get the former “Zoom” behavior to work in Yosemite.

Doug

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MailPluginFix

If you are like me you will run at least one Mail application plugin. There are many of them available, they do enhance Mail’s functionality considerably. I use Mail Act-On from Indev Software and Attachment Tamer from Lokiware. They are both great plugins, but sometimes they do not work after an Mac OS update.

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Screenshot Shadows

Apple has designed their screenshots in OS X to have a shadow for last several several iterations of OS X. It looks kind of cool, but some people (yours truly included) do not like the shadow effect. If you are one of those people there are a couple of ways to remove it in Yosemite and previous versions of Mac OS.

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Masque Attacks

This is a good article on how prevent malware Masque from attaching your iOS device. Masque allows a malicious program disguised as an app to be installed on iOS. Most of the preventative measures described are common sense, but good reminders none-the-less.

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Purchased Software

When you purchase software through the App Store on your Mac it remembers. The software is purchased under an Apple ID. Then, after you purchase the software it is downloaded and installed on your computer. There is a way to install this software on another Mac if you would like to do so.

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Yosemite 10.10.1

Apple released the 10.10.1 update for Yosemite yesterday. It is about 312 MB and can be downloaded form the Mac App Store and installed. I do not have automatic OS installs turned on so I installed it manually on my 2012 iMac. Here is what it looks like:

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1Password Tips

I have used 1Password from Agilebits software for many years to store my passwords and other online information. It is the Cadillac of password programs. If you are a 1Password user then read this great article with some tips on taking advantage of 1Password power features.

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