Below you will find pages that utilize the taxonomy term “Mac OS X”
iOS 9 ATS (App Transport Security) exceptions
App Transport Security is a feature that improves the security of connections between an app and web services. The feature consists of default connection requirements that conform to best practices for secure connections. Apps can override this default behavior and turn off transport security.
Transport security is available on iOS 9.0 or later, and on OS X 10.11 and later. Source
What does that mean?
That unless you change something in your iOS app’ plist, your app will not be able to communicate with unsecure HTTP servers, when it runs on iOS 9.
That’s a good thing really; Apple is trying to force people to update their HTTP servers to use the latest HTTPS protocols & recommendations: TLS 1.2, SHA256 or better, forward secrecy.
How to run a super-fast Android emulator with Intel x86 system images
Note: I did this on my MacBook Pro, and saw a major difference between the x86 emulator, and the old ARM emulator. I guess I should thank the CPU my MacBook uses, which supports Intel® HAXM*. If yours doesn’t, you’re out of luck! * Intel® HAXM requires an Intel® processor with support for Intel® VT-x, Intel® EM64T (Intel® 64), and Execute Disable (XD) Bit functionality.
[Updated] How to monitor the Apple Store for available refurbished items using cron
So, you’d like to buy a refurbished product from the Apple Store, but it’s currently Out of Stock. And will probably be for a while, and when it’s not anymore, the few units available will be gone in minutes. So you need a way to be notified ASAP when it’s available, so you can have a chance to order it.
Here’s a simple way using cron.
Show/Hide DesktopShelves using a Hot Corner
Here’s how I setup a Hot Corner to show or hide my DesktopShelves.
(Note that this trick can also be used to launch any program or AppleScript using a Hot Corner.)
Start iPhoto screen saver from AppleScript
Starting the screen saver from AppleScript is simple enough:
tell application "System Events" to start current screen saver
Even starting another screen saver than the default from System Preferences is simple, if you want one of the standard screen saver:
tell application "System Events" to tell screen saver "Arabesque" to start
But it becomes much more complicated if you’d like to start the iPhoto screen saver, and use another as the System Preferences default. Here’s how I did it:
Videotron Internet Usage Monitor
Hacking Crome extensions - How I added keyboard shortcuts to 1Password in Chrome
I love 1Password. It looks good, it’s safe, it has a web-accessible UI, it has an iPhone/iPad application…
What I didn’t like about it was it’s Chrome extension, which required me to use the mouse to click the 1Password icon in the toolbar each time I wanted to auto-fill a form with login details!! That was so annoying.
So annoying in fact that I took upon myself to implement keyboard shortcuts in the 1Password extensions.
Network-wide incoming calls notifications using Growl, Boxcar and XBMC
Earlier this week, I stumbled upon an iPhone app that allowed users to receive push notifications on XBMC. When a notification is received in XBMC, it appears in the lower right corner of the screen. Pretty cool.
This made me think it would be nice to see incoming phone calls there.
So I took out the Ovolab Phlink device I had sitting on a shelf, and created a small ‘ring’ script for it. That (Apple)script checks for the caller ID when the phone rings (and for a matching entry in my address book), and if it is available, calls an external PHP script that handles the network-wide notifications.