Tag Archives: macOS

Updating your smartmontools

By | February 7, 2013

A while back, I posted on how you could monitor your Intel SSD under Mac OS X using smartmontools. With the addition of a new iMac to my home office, I again updated to the latest smartmontools (6.0 at the time of this post), but it didn’t have all the information about the Apple 128GB… Read More »

How to determine Intel SSD Endurance on Mac OS X

By | January 22, 2012

I’ve been chatting with @garyorenstein on Twitter about his upgrade from the stock spinning rust HDD in his MacBook Pro, to an Intel 320 Series SSD. This is an upgrade that I’ve undertaken before. I started thinking about endurance. Commercial grade MLC SSD products have a bad reputation for early wear-out. I wanted to see… Read More »

Sniffing Wi-Fi traffic on Mac OS X with a built in utility

By | December 5, 2010

Check out Meitar Moscovitz’s blog, specifically the article about how to use the Mac OS X terminal session to sniff WiFi and output standard (Wireshark compatible) .CAP files. Cool stuff!

How To Write To Windows NTFS Drives In Mac OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard”

By | November 29, 2010

If you use both Mac and Windows, check out Stephen Foskett’s blog on How To Write To Windows NTFS Drives In Mac OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard”.

How to activate your Mac shared printer for AirPrint

By | November 28, 2010

I just got back from vacation and upgraded my iPad to IOS 4.2 And quickly found out that AirPrint is only supported with a limited set of printers today. A bit of browsing around, I found AirPrint Hacktivator. It’s based on some investigation done by several people who used old Apple files from pre-releases of… Read More »