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Kerberos on OS X 10.7 (Lion)

So I had upgraded my wife's MacBook to Lion and discovered that, once again, Apple screwed around with Kerberos. This seems to be a recurring theme (and not a good one). After quite a bit of fighting and figuring, a few things have been sorted out. Once I've got it completely figured out, I'll document it on my wiki but in the meantime (since there is a severe shortage of good info ...

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Google Apps' two-factor authentication provides security boost for Mac and iPhone users

Last week's mac tip was Google Apps' two-factor authentication provides security boost for Mac and iPhone users which looks at how to setup two-factor authentication on the mac (or anywhere else really, this isn't quite specific to the mac).

Two-factor authentication turns off a lot of people because they think it's too hard but it honestly isn't, and the security benefits it provides are outstanding. Two-factor authentication operates on two principles or components for ...

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Two SSH clients to consider for the iPad

This week's mac tip is Two SSH clients to consider for the iPad. In this tip I look at two really great SSH clients for the iPad (and iPhone as well, although I was mostly just looking at the iPad versions which do vary from their iPhone counterpart): iSSH and Prompt. Really great clients for anyone that needs to SSH into a remote box. They're quite inexpensive and very well done.

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Work some project management magic with Merlin

Last week's mac techmail was Work some project management magic with Merlin where we look at using ProjectWizards' Merlin project management software. If you need project management on steroids, Merlin is a good bet. Even more importantly, if you need an easy way to share project management files within a group or with co-workers, Merlin is probably the only real contender on the mac right now.

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Enhance security on your Mac with Hands Off!

This week's mac techmail was Enhance security on your Mac with Hands Off! which is a neat security tool for OS X. I've been using Little Snitch for years, and Hands Off! is quite similar except that it provides more features and functionality, including the ability to protect files and directories on the hard drive with applicable policies to programs. Want to default deny access to files, and allow only trusted applications ...

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Use Fake to automate web testing on the Mac

Last week's Mac techmail was Use Fake to automate web testing on the Mac which takes a look at a neat app for the Mac called Fake. This app is similar to Automator, except instead of automating desktop-related tasks, it automates web-related tasks. With it you can automate web submissions, use it to do regression testing on a web application, and so on. Fake is really useful for anyone that does ...

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Choosing the right Git GUI client for Mac OS X

Last week's mac techmail was Choosing the right Git GUI client for Mac OS X in which I looked at the Tower application, a Git GUI client for OS X. I've looked at a few Git clients for OS X and Tower was my application of choice amongst the contenders; the tip explains why. Tower isn't as feature-complete as I would like it to be (most notably it's missing git-svn support), but ...

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Two tips: OS X ACLs and hidden Option key commands

I’m a little behind on putting up my recent Mac articles for TechRepublic here, so I’m going to put them all in one post.

The first is Introduction to OS X Access Control Lists (ACLs) which introduces you to OS X's implementation of filesystem access control lists. OS X, like Linux, has ACLs that can be used to secure files beyond standard owner/group/world permissions. While the Finder lets you manipulate ACLs a little ...

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How to use CrashPlan for online backups

The mac techmail from a few weeks ago was How to use CrashPlan for online backups, which looks at getting the CrashPlan client setup on OS X. CrashPlan is pretty neat: you can pay to store your backups on CrashPlan's servers in the cloud, or you can use the client for free to backup to other computers that you own or belong to friends. I've got a few computers here, and my ...

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