Quick tips to show or hide hidden files on a Mac in OS X 10.8
Viewing Hidden Files in OS X
We sometimes need to view all files on a Mac and unlike Windows where changing the file attributes are relatively simple, it involves some very simple command line trickery on a Mac.
Open a Terminal session by launching Terminal from Applications/Utilities/
To have hidden file display turned on type the following exactly as it appears below,
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool true
Then type the following to restart the Finder process,
Changes may be reversed by turning Hidden Files Off by typing the following commands in a Terminal Window,
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool false
The Finder process needs to be restarted for changes to take effect so type,
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Security Breach – Wired Magazine reporter hacked.
I though that this is a must read for all of us who so heavily rely on the convenience and enjoyment that technology brings.
This is not a story by a reporter on IT security…this is a first person story of how the reporter himself was hacked!
Matt Honan writes for the tech Magazine WIRED and is also associated with the Gadget Blog GIZMODO. It can happen to you and it’s a real eye-opener.
It may seem a bit long, so sit down and pour yourself a favorite beverage, but read it completely to understand how supposedly foolproof security, checks and balances can be circumvented by a little social engineering.
The biggest takeaway from this is that with so much of our personal lives being digital, it would be unwise not to backup one’s data….regularly.
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Is Cloud-based OUTLOOK email from Microsoft a worthy alternative to GMAIL?
Microsoft provider of Hotmail.com, Live.com, Skype and the excellent SkyDrive online storage service, rolled out OUTLOOK.com yesterday.
You can sign up for a free account here
It’s a peek into how the new Microsoft Office and Windows 8 will look like with an almost flat and tiled two dimensional interface called Metro.
Users of Phones running the Windows Phone OS will be already familiar with it. It’s simple and uncluttered.
If your’e interested in adding it to you iDevice like an iPhone or iPad,
Just go to SETTINGS then to MAIL, CONTACTS and CALENDARS and then ADD ACCOUNT…
From among the choices you can either choose HOTMAIL or MICROSOFT EXCHANGE.
Just remember if you choose to configure your new OUTLOOK.com account as an EXCHANGE account on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, the entry for the Server field should be,
One more email account to keep track of then 🙂… Read the rest