How to manage Gatekeeper via Command Line.

Following on from John’s Gatekeeper Podcast. I thought I would blog about something that I’ve been asked about a few times whilst teaching Apple’s Support Essentials course which is, how to remotely manage Gatekeeper using Command Line. As John mentioned in his podcast, the spctl command line tool manages the security assessment policy subsystem which […]

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How to switch off Mail app preview for attachments

How many times have you tried to open a mail message but the mail just freezes because it’s building the previews for the message attachments? By default the Mail app provides a preview of any attachments it can read, however, you can turn it off by running a simple Terminal command: defaults write com.apple.mail DisableInlineAttachmentViewing […]

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The Lord of the Rings chronicles hidden within your Calendar!

Following on from last week’s ‘How to use Calendar to view significant dates in history’ blog, and with the imminent release of the new Lord of the Rings movie ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’, I thought it would be worth pointing out that your OS X’s Unix architecture has a FreeBSD calendar hidden within it […]

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