Email SSL Security Certificates

April 22, 2014

Sometimes your email server gets a new SSL security certificate, or you have just set up your email account for the first time on this computer. In those cases, you may need to accept & save the email servers SSL security certificate. This works well with Mac OSX 10.5 (Leopard) and up, it is possible, […]

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HeartBleed is SSL Serious Security problem -but Macs aren’t directly vulnerable

April 9, 2014

THE BAD NEWS From The Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual […]

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Password strength checker

January 23, 2014

The worst thing about passwords is trying to come up with a new one that is sufficiently complex, yet something you can remember. And how do you know if a password is easily guessed versus being a great password? How long would it take the robo-crackers to figure out your password? You know they are […]

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How to Disable Sophos AV On-access Scanning

November 5, 2013

Most Mac users have not even seen a virus in many years. But it could happen. I’ve been trying out Sophos AV for Mac (Free) for some time now in both Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard & Mac OS X 10.8 Mtn Lion. It seems to run OK, without causing noticeable problems. One of […]

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I’m contributing to the Technical Documentation of CHIRP

September 7, 2013

I am now a contributing editor of Technical documentation for the CHIRP project. CHIRP is a free, open-source tool for programming your ham radio. It supports a large number of manufacturers and models, as well as provides a way to interface with multiple data sources and formats. With CHIRP you can easily upload or download […]

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Migrate from VirtualBox to Parallels

March 2, 2013

How to Migrate from VirtualBox to Parallels I have a bunch of VirtualBox VMs that work fine under VBox, and I’d like to use them with Parallels Desktop 8 on Macintosh. Sadly, Parallels is not able to import them as-is, and researching this via the Parallels KB has not been effective.  Searching the web I […]

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A Better sig for your email, use a linked graphic as a sig for Apple Mail

June 13, 2012

It is possible to add an attachment as a signature to every outgoing email, but this is not desirable & there is a better way. Why to NOT use an attached graphic as a signature If you always send an attachment with every email then people can’t tell when you are sending a real attachment […]

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How to Change your Email Password & How To Enter your new Password into Apple Mail

January 24, 2012

It is a good idea to change your email password every now & again. In many ways, control of your email account is the key to a lot of other things, such as recovering a ‘forgotten’ website password. So you want to make sure that your email password is not easily guessed either by humans […]

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Fix Palm HotSync – Mac OS X Palm Desktop Conduit Manager

September 26, 2011

After certain software updates and/or Mac OS X installs your Palm HotSync may broken. You might have had to Force Quit it because it seems completely stuck. Don’t despair! Here is a fix. * First off, know that Palm HotSync DOES WORK with Mac OS X 10.5.x Leopard and 10.6.x Snow Leopard. Yes, this really […]

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What is the best Web Browser for an old Mac?

July 8, 2011

What is the best Web Browser for an old Mac? Opera 9.64 is the best you can get… for anyone stuck on a very OLD Mac still running OSX 10.3.9 Panther. I know that because I had an injury earlier this year that kept me flat on my back for 2 weeks. The challenge was […]

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