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Solving Mac OS Networking Issues

Sometimes (I’m not sure under which circumstances) it happens that networkng in Mac OS gets broken. In this case you might not be able to establish a connection at all although you entered the IPs and everything. The easiest way …

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Fix Duplicate Entries in Mac OS “Open With” Menu

I don’t know why this happens, but everytime after a few weeks of using my Mac I always end up having multiple entries of the same programs in my “Open With” menu. It must be some kind of bug, probably …

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Start, Stop, Activate & Deactivate Services on Mac OS

As for services (–> processes that are automatically launched on startup/login) Mac OS distinguishes between daemons and agents whereas daemons are system-wide services (–> one instance for all users) and agents are user-specific services. Both are managed by “launchd” which …

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Trash Won’t Empty on Mac OS

From time to time it happens that Mac OS won’t let you empty its Recycle Bin (Trash) because of an allegedly opened file. This can usually be fixed by a system reboot. There are however a few things you can …

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Getting Access To Mac OS Without A Password

If you forgot your Mac’s admin password or you have to maintain a friend’s Mac who doesn’t remember his password, you can do the following to obtain administrative access. Power on your Mac Press and hold Command+S to enter Single …

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Temporarily Running Opera with a Clean Profile

A nice little tip for Opera users: if you experience any problems or strange behaviour, it might be helpful to run Opera with a fresh profile to do some further testing in order to get to the bottom of the …

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How To Use Apache/PHP/MySQL on Mac OS

Mac OS comes with a pre-installed Apache2 webserver and all necessary PHP5 components to host PHP content. Both can be easily activated. If you also install a MySQL server you can turn your Mac into a full webserver. I originally …

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Streaming with VLC Player

VLC is a very powerful media player which has tons of options and can play almost every media file. In this how-to I will demonstrate how easy it is to set up an HTTP audio/video stream. VLC supports other streaming …

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