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Other Mac

Magic Mouse

Mac types

Mac Mini

Apple TV

Mac App Store

Open Source MacOS

Samba with MacOS

Apple stuff bought

Apple TV

iPod Shuffle


iPod nano


MacBook Pro

Specific products affected

  • MacBook Pro 15-inch and 17-inch models with NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics processors
    • MacBook Pro (17-Inch, 2.4GHz)
    • MacBook Pro (15-Inch, 2.4/2.2GHz)
    • MacBook Pro (Early 2008)
  • These computers were manufactured between approximately May 2007 and September 2008

MacBook Pro JDG-NCBV-2008

MacBook Pro JDG-NCBV-2011

MacBook Pro JDG-TWSNET-2013

MacBook Air JDG-DGT-2015

  • d150307 bought at Amac Amersfoort: “MacBook Air 13” - Ultimate - i7 1.7 DC - 8GB- 256GB”
  • Printed on bottom of Mac “A1466 EMC 2632”
  • About this Mac says: “MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2014)”
  • Everymac: “Apple MacBook Air “Core i7” 1.7 13” (Early 2014) Specs“
    Identifiers: Early 2014 - BTO/CTO - MacBookAir6,2 - A1466 - 2632
  • shortname: MacBook Air Early 2014 A1466
  • Keyboard type seems to be: U.S.
  • Video Card: Intel HD Graphics 5000, VRAM: 1.5 GB, Built-in Display: 13.3” Widescreen, Native Resolution: 1440×900, 2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring, 2nd Max. Resolution: 2560×1600

MacBook Pro (ex-JAA) JDG-DGT-2016

  • d161210 bought from Jan-Aart van den Akker
  • MacBook Pro, CPU: 2,2 GHz Intel Core i7, 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
  • Printed on bottom of Mac “A1286 EMC ?”
  • Apple MacBook Pro “Core i7” 2.2 15“ Early 2011 Specs. Identifiers: Early 2011 15” - MC723LL/A - MacBookPro8,2 - A1286 - 2353-1
  • shortname: MacBook Pro Early 2011 A1286
  • Battery Type: 77.5 W h Li-Poly (Battery Life: 7 Hours)

Mac Mini JDG-DGT sep-2015

Apple iPad mini JDG-2014

  • Apple MF432NF-A iPad mini Wi-Fi 16GB Spacegrijs
  • says this is actually:
    Apple iPad mini (Wi-Fi Only/1st Gen) 16, 32, 64 GB Specs
    Identifers: iPad mini (Wi-Fi) - MD528LL/A* - A1432 - 2607* - iPad2,5

Apple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi 64GB gold 2015

Apple iPad Pro 2 Wi-Fi 64GB gold 2017

Apple iMac 27 inch retina 5k

Apple MacBook Pro Touchbar 15 inch retina 2017

Apple MacBook 12-inch aug-2018

Other stuff

Mac Manuals

Mac OS



LAN / IP Scanner

Copy DVD

Burn DVD


File Eplorer


Create New File in Finder

Bittorrent for MacOS

Convert CHM to PDF

Enlarge size Bookmark Bar in Firefox for Mac

  • but it doesn't work…
/* save in file userChrome.css in profile dir */
/* Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/ */
/* info from: */
/* Multi-row bookmarks toolbar for Fx3b5pre*/
#bookmarksBarContent {display:block !important;}
.places-toolbar-items {display:block !important; height: 50px !important; overflow-y:auto !important;}
#bookmarksBarContent toolbarseparator {display:inline !important;}
#bookmarksBarContent .bookmark-item {visibility: visible !important;}
.chevron {height: 0px !important;}


Screenshot (built-in)




Mac Ports

  • Open-source unix on Mac OS X

Use Macports on CMDLINE:

export PATH=/opt/local/bin:/opt/local/sbin:$PATH
export MANPATH=/opt/local/share/man:$MANPATH
cat <<HERE >> ~/.profile
export PATH=/opt/local/bin:/opt/local/sbin:\$PATH
export MANPATH=/opt/local/share/man:\$MANPATH
cat <<HERE >> ~/.bash_profile
export PATH=/opt/local/bin:/opt/local/sbin:\$PATH
export MANPATH=/opt/local/share/man:\$MANPATH
port -v selfupdate
port upgrade outdated
port list
port search ghost*
port install ghostscript

Extract TNEF winmail.dat

  • Microsoft MS-TNEF MIME attachments
  • Example from
    # Extract:
    tnef --body-pref all --number-backups -f winmail.dat --list
    tnef --body-pref all --number-backups -f winmail.dat -v
    # maybe decode BASE64:
    openssl enc -d -base64 -in myfile.b64 -out myfile.txt


  • use macPorts to install SSHFS
> port install sshfs


Remove TUN/TAP:

sudo -i
rm /Library/Extensions/tap.kext
rm /Library/Extensions/tun.kext
rm /Library/StartupItems/tap
rm /Library/StartupItems/tun

Microsoft for Mac


Google for Mac


Keyspan usa19hs

FTDI UC232R-10


Firewire / USB / USB2

Although similar in theoretical maximum transfer rate, FireWire 400 tends to have the performance edge over USB 2.0 Hi-Speed in real-world uses, especially in high-bandwidth use such as external hard-drives. The newer FireWire 800 standard is twice as fast as FireWire 400 and outperforms USB 2.0 Hi-Speed both theoretically and practically.

AFP / Apple File Protocol

Itunes DAAP

Adobe Photoshop

Sound recording on Mac



Start-up scripts

> cat /Library/StartupItems/AddRoutes/AddRoutes 
# Set up static routing tables 
# Roark Holz, Thursday, April 6, 2006
. /etc/rc.common

StartService ()
{ ConsoleMessage "Adding Static Routing Tables"
  route add -net 172.16.0./12
StopService ()
{ return 0 }
RestartService ()
{ return 0 }
RunService "$1"

> cat /Library/StartupItems/AddRoutes/StartupParameters.plist 
        Description     = "Add static routing tables";
        Provides        = ("AddRoutes");
        Requires        = ("Network");
        OrderPreference = "None";

chmod 755 AddRoutes StartupParameters.plist

Ruby gems

Mac Apps / iPhone Apps

Scan into PDF

Mac Book Fan Control

Image Resize


media player Mac

WLAN / Wifi

Snow Leopard

Test if EFI is 64bit

> ioreg -l -p IODeviceTree | grep firmware-abi
    | |   "firmware-abi" = <"EFI64">

Check kernel mode (32/64 bit)

Open “System Profiler” and click “Software” and look at “64-bit Kernel and Extensions”

How to boot into 64-bit mode

Hold down the '6' and '4' keys when the Mac starts up (until the Apple log).

Always boot into 64-bit

Edit this file:


Insert arch=x86_64 into the Kernel Flags field:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" 
<plist version="1.0">
	<key>Kernel Flags</key>

Boot Mac OS X

  • Special boot-up (apple-)key combinations in Mac OS X →
    Command-S  Boot into single user mode (command-line)
    Command-V  Boot using verbose mode
    Shift      Boot using safe mode (temporarily disables login items and non-essential kernel stuff)
    Option     Go into openfirmware and select boot volume

VMware Fusion




Solar walk

mac OS Lion 10.7

How to extract the DVD.ISO from the Mac.Apps.Installer
- Navigate to your applications folder
- Right-click (or control-click) on the “Install Mac OS X” 
  and select “Show Package Contents”
- Open the “Contents” directory and then go into “SharedSupport”
- Double-click on “InstallESD.dmg” to mount the Lion disk image onto 
  your Mac desktop


Create bootable USB from ISO/DMG

How to install from USB Stick rather than CDROM
Am using a USB Stick to install Ubuntu Server 11 on a Linux machine, 
rather than using CD-ROM. 
(Am using Mac OSX 10.6.7 to download my iso, configure USB stick, 
and then copy .iso to it)

This worked for me
- Insert 4GB USB Stick
- Open Disk Utility, Click ERASE. Format USB using MS-DOS (FAT)
- When Disk appears in Left hand column, right click and get 
  Information (note down the "Disk Identifier : eg disk6") 
- Then right click the Disk and select Unmount. (the drive still 
  shows but the disk unmounts)
- Switching to the Terminal App
- Change to superuser / root, by issuing: sudo su - (then enter your 
- Change directory to where ever your recently downloaded .iso image 
  is stored, eg: Downloads
- My file iso is called ubuntu-11.04-server-amd64.iso, (approx 
  650mb) so use the following command:

dd if=ubuntu-11.04-server-amd64.iso of=/dev/disk6 bs=8192

- This will start copying the file to the USB stick. 
- There is no "verbose" or screen "output" of what is happening. But 
  after 15mins you should see something like:

root# dd if=ubuntu-11.04-server-amd64.iso of=/dev/disk6 bs=8192

Create bootable USB from Mac OS ISO/DMG/APP

copy DMG/ISO from macOS installer

> lt "/Applications/Install macOS High"
total 10081840
-rw-r--r--   1 root  wheel   1.3K Sep 21 04:52 InstallInfo.plist
drwxr-xr-x  11 root  wheel   374B Sep 21 07:07 ../
-rw-r--r--@  1 root  wheel   4.3G Sep 26 23:53 InstallESD.dmg
-rw-r--r--@  1 root  wheel   468M Sep 26 23:54 BaseSystem.dmg
-rw-r--r--@  1 root  wheel   1.9K Sep 26 23:54 BaseSystem.chunklist
-rw-r--r--@  1 root  wheel   2.5M Sep 26 23:54 AppleDiagnostics.dmg
-rw-r--r--@  1 root  wheel   328B Sep 26 23:54 AppleDiagnostics.chunklist
drwxr-xr-x   8 root  wheel   272B Sep 26 23:54 ./

Download Youtube etc

Apple ID

Mac OS X encrypted disk image dmg

  • change password:
    hdiutil chpass /Users/mark/file.dmg


Touch for Mac Finder

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