Linked Resources for Mac Users
http://edu-observatory.org/mac/

  

Apple
  http://www.apple.com
  http://www.apple.com/sitemap/
  http://www.apple.com/contact/
  http://www.apple.com/support/
  http://www.apple.com/support/icloud/systemstatus/
  https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201222

Apple AntiVirus (Apple is using a different approach)
  http://www.macissues.com/2014/05/08/malware-detection-is-a-losing-battle/

  If you look at Apple's approach on this matter, the company
  has set active malware detection on the back burner. Instead
  of focusing efforts on its XProtect malware detection
  system, Apple has been favoring containment, not of malware
  itself, but of the possibilities for exploit and access to
  user data.

  Every program, Apple hosts on its App Store, is required to
  be sandboxed and digitally signed so only they can be
  executed when security measures such as GateKeeper are
  enabled. For personal data, Apple is focusing on encryption
  and the use of passwords in keychains, offering the easy
  generation of high-quality passwords for authenticating to
  Web sites, and managing them in the user's keychain.

  By using these options Apple provides on your Mac, you can
  stay ahead of the curve in terms of security.

  OS X Security is a Lot Better Than You Thought
    http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/os-x-security-is-a-lot-better-than-you-thought

  Five Steps to Staying Secure
    http://www.securingthehuman.org/newsletters/ouch/issues/OUCH-201410_en.pdf

  Kreb's 3 Basic Rules for Online Safety
    http://krebsonsecurity.com/2011/05/krebss-3-basic-rules-for-online-safety/
    Rule #1: If you didn't go looking for it, don't install it!
    Rule #2: If you installed it, update it.
    Rule #3: If you no longer need it, remove it.

  

  EtreCheck (syscheck)
    http://www.etresoft.com/etrecheck

    EtreCheck is a simple little app to display the important
    details of your system configuration and allow you to copy
    that information to the Clipboard. It is meant to be used
    with Apple Support Communities to help people help you
    with your Mac.

  Unbfortuanately even Mac owners get phished into downloading
  malware.

  OUCH! -- Social Engineering
    https://www.securingthehuman.org/newsletters/ouch/issues/OUCH-201411_en.pdf
  OUCH! -- Phishing
    https://www.securingthehuman.org/newsletters/ouch/issues/OUCH-201512_en.pdf

  Removing Malware - Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac Free
    https://www.malwarebytes.org/mac-download/

AirPrint
  https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201311
  
  AirPrint is an Apple technology that helps you create
  full-quality printed output without the need to download or
  install drivers on AirPrint compatible printers.

 Handy Print
  http://www.netputing.com/handyprint/

  HandyPrint is a macOS/OS X application that allow you to print
  from your iPods, iPads and iPhones on legacy printers that
  do not support the AirPrint protocol.

AppCleaner
  http://www.freemacsoft.net/appcleaner/
  http://osxdaily.com/2014/07/31/manual-complete-app-removal-mac-os-x-terminal/

  AppCleaner is a small application which allows you to
  thoroughly uninstall unwanted apps. Installing an
  application distributes many files throughout your System
  using space of your Hard Drive unnecessarily. AppCleaner
  finds all these small files and safely deletes them.

App Compatibility Table
  http://roaringapps.com/apps

Apple Downloads
  http://support.apple.com/downloads/

Apple ID
  http://www.apple.com/support/appleid/
  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5570

Apple Manuals
  http://support.apple.com/manuals
  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mactracker/id430255202?mt=12

Apple News
  http://edu-observatory.org/media/News_Apple/index.html

Apple Recruiting Video
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=A7HVt3xgTn4

Apple Recycling Program
  http://www.apple.com/recycling/

Apple Refurbished (Certified)
  http://www.apple.com/shop/browse/home/specialdeals/mac
  http://buy.gazelle.com/buy/used/catalog/macbooks

AppleScript
  http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/AppleScriptLanguageGuide.pdf
  https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#documentation/applescript/conceptual/applescriptx/Concepts/work_with_as.html
  http://www.google.com/search?q=applescript+tutorial
  http://www.macinstruct.com/search/node/applescript

Apple Security
  http://www.apple.com/support/security/
  http://images.apple.com/iphone/business/docs/iOS_Security_Feb14.pdf
  http://www.apple.com/business/docs/iOS_Security_Guide.pdf

Apple Security Updates
  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

Apple Support
  https://www.apple.com/retail/jordancreek/
  http://www.apple.com/support/
  http://www.apple.com/contact/
  https://www.apple.com/support/sitemap/
  http://kbase.info.apple.com/
  https://support.apple.com/kb/index?q=knowledge+base&src=globalnav_support&type=organic&page=search&locale=en_US#query=knowledge%20base&product=&doctype=¤tPage=1&includeArchived=false

Apple Support Communities
  https://discussions.apple.com

Apple Training and Certification
  http://training.apple.com
  http://training.apple.com/learn

Apple User Groups
  https://www.apple.com/usergroups/

  People who use Apple technologies have joined together in
  user groups all around the world. Hundreds of groups offer
  members the chance to become friends with other Apple
  product users, get questions answered and have a lot of fun.
  Groups are for everyone from first-time computer users to
  experts-from every profession, background and age. Want
  technology to do more for you? Join the club. Find a user
  group near you.

Applications (third party) Compatibility
  http://roaringapps.com/apps:table

Audacity for Mac
  http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/mac

Backup
  https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201250
  https://www.macissues.com/2016/05/18/dos-and-donts-for-managing-data-on-external-hard-drives/

Boot Options - Startup key combinations for Intel-based Macs
  http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201255

Cleaning Up an Infected Mac

  1.  Download, Install to Applications, and Run Malwarebytes 
      https://www.malwarebytes.org/mac-download/
      Scan and Remove any malware.

  2.  Download, Install to Applications, and Run EtreCheck
      http://www.etresoft.com/etrecheck

      EtreCheck is a simple little app to display the
      important details of your system configuration and allow
      you to copy that information to the Clipboard. It is
      meant to be used with Apple Support Communities to help
      people help you with your Mac. Address anything in red.

  3.  Download and install to Applications, AppCleaner
      http://www.freemacsoft.net/appcleaner/
      http://osxdaily.com/2014/07/31/manual-complete-app-removal-mac-os-x-terminal/
      When you want to remove some Third Party Application,
      used AppCleaner.app.


Command Line Commands & Resources
  https://support.apple.com/kb/PH15465
  http://ss64.com/osx/
  http://www.commandlinefu.com

Command Line Tools -- Install
  http://osxdaily.com/2014/02/12/install-command-line-tools-mac-os-x/
  xcode-select --install

Computer Security
  http://edu-observatory.org/media/Security_Media/index.html
  http://edu-observatory.org/olli/HCS/tools.html

Create a bootable installer for macOS/OS X
  https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201372

DiskWarrior
  http://www.alsoft.com/DiskWarrior/
  DiskWarrior now ships on a bootable flash drive instead of DVD

DNS Benchmark Utility
  http://code.google.com/p/namebench/

EtreCheck (syscheck)
  http://www.etresoft.com/etrecheck

  EtreCheck is a simple little app to display the important
  details of your system configuration and allow you to copy
  that information to the Clipboard. It is meant to be used
  with Apple Support Communities to help people help you with
  your Mac.

Exchange and Repair Extension Programs
  https://www.apple.com/support/exchange_repair/

Fax Documents (online)
  http://faxzero.com/

GIMP (Open Source similar to PhotoShop)
  http://gimp.org
  http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/

Home Computer Security
  http://edu-observatory.org/olli/HCS/index.html

Java (Disable)
  http://www.macworld.com/article/2028900/how-to-disable-java-on-your-mac.html

JetDriveLite (Flash Memory)
  http://www.transcend-info.com/apple/jetdrivelite/

Keyboard and Character Viewer (turn on in System Preferences)
  Keyboard and Character Viewer
  
Keyboard Shortcuts
  System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts

  Full Screen Mode
    Toggle .................... Control-Command-F

  There are many keyboard shortcuts such as:
    Copy ...................... Command-C
    Paste ..................... Command-V

    Print ..................... Command-P

    New Window ................ Command-N
    Close a Window ............ Command-W
    Quit an Application ....... Command-Q
    Force Quit Menu ........... Command-Option-Esc
    Force Quit an Application . Command-Option-Shift-Esc
    Delete File (Skip Trash)... Command-Option-Delete

    Screen Capture ............ Command-Shift-3
    Screen Capture (part) ..... Command-Shift-4
    Toggle Zoom ............... Option-Command-8
    Invert Colors ............. Control-Option-Command-8


Knowledge Base
  http://kbase.info.apple.com/
  https://support.apple.com/kb/index?q=knowledge+base&src=globalnav_support&type=organic&page=search&locale=en_US#query=knowledge%20base&product=&doctype=¤tPage=1&includeArchived=false

LibreOffice (alternative Open-source Office Suite)
  http://www.libreoffice.org/  LibreOffice
  http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/documentation/

Little Snitch (Outbound Firewall)
  http://www.obdev.at/products/littlesnitch/index.html

Mac Ads
  http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/apples-get-mac-complete-campaign-130552
  http://movies.apple.com/ca/getamac/ads/
  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Get_a_Mac
  http://pastie.org/602001.txt
  http://adweek.blogs.com/adfreak/get-a-mac-the-complete-campaign.html

Mac Maintenance
  http://www.macissues.com/2014/07/14/the-only-required-maintenance-for-your-mac/#more-1458http://www.macissues.com/2014/07/14/the-only-required-maintenance-for-your-mac/#more-1458
  http://osxdaily.com/2012/03/04/mac-maintenance-tips/

Mac Manuals
  http://support.apple.com/manuals/
  http://support.apple.com/manuals/#macos 

MacTracker
  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mactracker/id430255202?mt=12

NeoOffice (alternative Open-source Office Suite)
  http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/en/index.php
  http://www.fatmac.co.uk/downloads/downloads/tutorials/NeoOffice%20Tutorial.pdf
  http://userguide.neooffice.org/NeoOffice_User_Guide_Volume_2.pdf

Network - Down
  http://edu-observatory.org/media/Down/index.html
Network - Security News
  http://edu-observatory.org/media/Security_Media/index.html
Network - Tools
  http://edu-observatory.org/olli/HCS/tools.html

NTP security fix on 10.6.8 Snow Leopard
  http://dluat.com/how-to-install-the-2014-ntp-security-fix-on-10-6-8-snow-leopard/

OpenDNS
  http://www.securingthehuman.org/newsletters/ouch/issues/OUCH-201401_en.pdf

 

OpenOffice (alternative Open-source Office Suite)
  http://www.openoffice.org/  OpenOffice
  http://www.openoffice.org/support/

Parallels (virtualization software - multiple operating systems, if you must)
  http://www.parallels.com/en/

Password (Forgotten) - How to Reset
  https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202860
  Boot (Command-R) > Utilites > Terminal #resetpassword

Ramjet (Mac Memory)
  http://www.ramjet.com/
  http://ramjet.com/imacflat.asp

Recycle 
  http://www.apple.com/recycling/

Re-Install macOS/OS X with Internet Recovery on a Mac
  http://osxdaily.com/2014/12/14/reinstall-os-x-mac-internet-recovery/

Removing Malware - Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac Free
  https://www.malwarebytes.org/mac-download/

Removing MacKeeper
  http://www.macissues.com/2015/05/19/how-to-manually-remove-mackeeper-from-your-mac/

Repairs
  http://www.ifixit.com/

Reset Launch Pad - From Terminal type:
  defaults write com.apple.dock ResetLaunchPad -bool true; killall Dock

Reset (Forgotten) Password
  https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202860
  Boot (Command-R) > Utilites > Terminal #resetpassword

Reset NVRAM and PRAM
  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1379
  http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/mac-startup-modifiers-what-they-do-and-how-you-use-them

Safari Locked Up by Infected Website?
  1. Quit Safari (or Force Quit Safari)
  2. Restart Safari Holding the Shift Key
  3. Clear History and Website Data... (was Reset Safari)

Setting up an iOS 8 Device
  http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/ios-8-how-to-set-up-your-new-ipad-or-iphone-those-questions

Snow Leopard (download)
  https://support.apple.com/snowleopard

Software (third party) Compatibility
  http://roaringapps.com/apps

Speeding up your Mac
  https://www.macissues.com/2016/03/31/four-easy-steps-to-a-faster-mac/
  http://www.macissues.com/2014/06/26/how-to-speed-up-your-old-mac/
  http://www.macworld.com/article/1156418/speedier_mac.html
  http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/how-to-determine-if-your-mac-is-stressed-out
  https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3521 (advanced)

Startup key combinations for Intel-based Macs
  http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/mac-startup-modifiers-what-they-do-and-how-you-use-them
  http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201255
  

System Check (advanced)
  http://www.etresoft.com/etrecheck

System Preferences & Safari Preferences (some recommendations)
  Safari Preferences > General
  

  Safari Preferences > Search
  

  Safari Preferences > Privacy
  

  Safari Preferences > Extensions
  

  Safari Preferences > Advanced
  

  System Preferences > Accessibility > Display > Increase Contrast
  

  System Preferences > General > Allow Handoff
  

  System Preferences > App Store > Updates
  

  System Preferences > Network > Advanced > DNS: 
  


Uninstall Flash (recommended)
  Finder > Applications > Utilities > Adobe Flash Player Uninstaller

Uninstall Java (recommended)
  http://machow2.com/how-to-uninstall-java-from-el-capitan/

Unix Tools (DMGs, Pkgs, etc.)
  https://www.lynda.com/Mac-OS-X-tutorials/Introduction/78546/83608-4.html
  https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#releasenotes/Darwin/RN-Unix03Conformance/
  https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#documentation/Porting/Conceptual/PortingUnix/intro/intro.html
  https://support.apple.com/kb/PH15465
  http://www.macports.org/
  http://guide.macports.org/
  http://www.shelldorado.com/shelltips/

Vintage and obsolete products
  https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201624

  
  
  
 
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