Apple today gave a sneak peek of iMac Pro, an entirely new workstation-class product line designed for pro users with the most demanding workflows. The all-new iMac Pro, has a gorgeous 27-inch Retina 5K display, up to 18-core Xeon processors and up to 22 Teraflops of graphics computation.
After many years of using behemoth font managers for Mac OS, I’ve decided to go minimal and try RightFont. So far, so good. It’s not gonna preview 600 faces at one time or do any major auto-activation in Adobe Creative Cloud, but it has some handy features and can help you use Google Fonts as well. Free to try at https://rightfontapp.com/.
These days, most apps no longer require an Installer, so when I find one that does, I run this to ensure it’s not going to install something malicious. Continue reading “Inspect Mac Installer Packages”
It’s time to uninstall Adobe Flash. Just do it. You’ll be happy you did.
I love LaunchBar. I’ve used it since it’s inception with only a few sidesteps to try Alfred and Spotlight, always returning to LaunchBar. Version 6 is fantastic.
UPDATE: Apple has made San Francisco the system font in macOS
I am also enamored with the San Francisco typeface that Apple is using on the Apple Watch. After downloading it and trying it as my System Font in Yosemite, I wanted to build a LaunchBar theme to match, so here it is. (I cannot provide a link to download the font itself, a few minutes on Google and you’ll find it.)
- Download: San Francisco Theme (Light and Dark) for LaunchBar
- Install: Unzip and double-click the theme files to install into LaunchBar.
Sometimes, when listening to music via a Bluetooth speaker from your Mac you’ll get random “popping” or “clicking” sounds. This solution may help.
We need to edit the Bluetooth plist file located at:
The property or key that needs to be changed in this file is “Apple Bitpool Min (editable)”. The default value is 2. You should try and use a value between 40 to 58 and see if your problem is resolved.
To edit the plist file, launch Terminal and type the following. Make sure your Mac is backed up before trying any of this if you are not comfortable working in Terminal.
defaults write com.apple.BluetoothAudioAgent "Apple Bitpool Min (editable)" -integer 40
After this, shut off Bluetooth and turn it back on. You may even want to delete and then re-pair the speaker to the Mac.
This got rid of the annoying intermittent popping sound coming from my Bose Soundlink II when paired to my MacBook Pro.