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

  

Apple
  https://www.apple.com
  https://www.apple.com/contact/
  https://www.apple.com/privacy/
  https://www.apple.com/recycling/
  https://www.apple.com/sitemap/
  https://www.apple.com/support/
  https://www.apple.com/support/systemstatus/
  https://www.apple.com/today/
  https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201222
  https://support.apple.com/manuals

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.

Anti-virus and Privacy
  Anti-virus for Apple macOS
    https://www.malwarebytes.com/mac-download/
    https://www.securemac.com/download
  PrivacyScan from Secure Mac
    https://www.securemac.com/privacyscan

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
  Need New Password?
  On iOS Settings > Apple ID, etc > Password & Security > Change Password.

  Once an Apple ID password is changed, one has to enter the
  new password on all your Apple devices, including Macs,
  (often multiple times).

Apple Manuals
  https://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 Options
  https://www.apple.com/support/backup/
  https://www.sandisk.com/home/ssd/extreme-portable-ssd

  Use Time Machine to back up or restore your Mac
  https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201250

  Backup to external HD or SSD, via command line
  rsync -av /Users/User_Name/  /Volumes/MySSD
  rsync --delete -av /Users/User_Name/  /Volumes/MySSD

    The "a" flag in -av signifies archive mode, a shortcut for
    a handful of other settings. You almost always want to use
    the "a" flag.

    The "v" flag in -av signifies verbose mode, outputting a
    summary of the files as they are copied.

    The --delete flag tells rsync to delete any files at the
    destination that are not currently at the source.

    The slash (/) after your_username is important to prevent
    a directory called your_username from being created in
    /media/your_uuid/backup.
      
Battery Life and Lifespan
  https://www.apple.com/batteries/maximizing-performance/

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, Malwarebytes 
      https://www.malwarebytes.org/mac-download/
      Scan and Remove malware.

  2.  Download, Install to Applications, EtreCheck
      Available in the Mac App Store
      EtreCheck is a simple little app to display the
      important details of your system configuration.
      EtreCheck can also removes cruft and malware.
          
  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 Third Party Applications, use
      AppCleaner.app to get rid of all the hidden files too.


Command Line Commands & Resources
  https://developer.apple.com/library/archive/documentation/OpenSource/Conceptual/ShellScripting/CommandLInePrimer/CommandLine.html
  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 (including Macs, iPhones and iPads)
  http://edu-observatory.org/olli/HCS/index.html

  Human Behavior Part I
    Phishing
    Passwords
    http://edu-observatory.org/olli/HCS/Week1.html
  
  Human Behavior Part II
    Secure Connection to the Internet
    Backups
    Privacy
    http://edu-observatory.org/olli/HCS/Week2.html
  
  Hardware Security
    Routers Security
    Printers Security
    http://edu-observatory.org/olli/HCS/Week3.html
  
  Software Security
    Updates
    Krebs's Three Rules
    http://edu-observatory.org/olli/HCS/Week4.html

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

DNS - Public DNS service operators
  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_recursive_name_server#List_of_public_DNS_service_operators
  https://pmurphs.com/2018/04/02/quad-9-9-9-9-9-vs-quad-1-1-1-1-1-dns/
  https://www.dnsperf.com/#!dns-resolvers
  
  A public Domain Name Server (DNS) is a name server that may
  be used in place of, or in addition to, name servers
  provided by your local Internet Service Provider (ISP).
  Public name servers offer reliability, security, speed and
  privacy. Several services now support secure DNS lookup
  transport services such as DNS over TLS and DNS over HTTPS.


Dropbox (making you life easier)
  https://www.dropbox.com/downloading
  
  Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc.,
  headquartered in San Francisco, California, that offers
  cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software.
  Dropbox allows users to create a special folder on each of
  their computers, which Dropbox then synchronizes so that it
  appears to be the same folder (with the same contents)
  regardless of which computer is used to view it. Files
  placed in this folder also are accessible through a website
  and mobile phone applications.


EtreCheck (syscheck)
  Available in the Mac App Store
  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

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

    Refresh Page .............. Command-R
    Refresh Page and Cache .... Command-Shift-R

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

    New Window ................ Command-N
    Minimize Window ........... Command-M
    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

Learning iPads, iPhones (iOS Devices)
  http://edu-observatory.org/olli/iPad/index.html

Learning Mac Computers (macOS)
  http://edu-observatory.org/olli/Mac_Computers/index.html

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/
  https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204172

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

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

Malwarebytes 
  https://www.malwarebytes.org/mac-download/
  Scan and Remove any malware.

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 - 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/

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
  https://www.macobserver.com/tips/quick-tip/recover-admin-mac/

Ports - TCP and UDP ports used by Apple software products
  https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202944

Privacy When Using the Internet 
  http://edu-observatory.org/olli/Privacy/index.html
  https://www.apple.com/privacy/manage-your-privacy/

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/

Repairs
  http://www.ifixit.com/

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

Reset (Forgotten) Apple ID Password
  On iOS Settings > Apple ID, iCloud, iTunes & App Store > Password & Security > Change Password.

  Once an Apple ID password is changed, one has to enter the
  new password on all your Apple devices, including Macs,
  (often multiple times).

Reset (Forgotten) macOS Password
  https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202860
  Boot (Command-R) > Utilities > 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)

Search Engine Privacy - DuckDuckGo does not track you
  https://DuckDuckGo.com
Search Engine Privacy - Use Google without being tracked https://www.startpage.com
Security Media & Podcasts http://edu-observatory.org/media/Security_Media/index.html SECURITY SETTINGS - FINDER PREFERENCES Finder Preferences > General Finder Preferences > Advance SECURITY SETTINGS - SAFARI PREFERENCES Safari Preferences > General Safari Preferences > Search Safari Preferences > Security Safari Preferences > Privacy Safari Preferences > Extensions (Privacy) https://safari-extensions.apple.com/?category=security Similarly iPhone > Settings > Safari > Content Blockers Adblock Plus (works on all computers and mobile devices) https://adblockplus.org/ Block ads that interrupt your browsing experience. Say goodbye to video ads, pop-ups, flashing banners and more. Blocking these annoyances means pages load faster. With Adblock Plus avoiding tracking and malware is easy. Blocking intrusive ads reduces the risk of "malvertising" infections. Blocking tracking stops companies following your online activity. Disconnect https://disconnect.me/about Disconnect is founded on a basic principle: that people should have the freedom to move about the Internet - and their lives - without anyone else looking over their shoulder. Ghostery Lite (For MacOS Safari) https://www.ghostery.com/faqs/what-is-ghostery-lite/ Ghostery Lite is a result of Safari's security and privacy updates to create a product that not only elevates Safari users privacy, but also increase page load speed. We built Ghostery Lite through collaboration with some of our most dedicated users on Safari who asked for a redesigned experience. Testing Privacy EFF -- Is your browser safe against tracking? https://panopticlick.eff.org Web Browser Cookie Forensics https://www.grc.com/cookies/forensics.htm?2rsdtpnmxvnqk Testing Privacy Web Browser Cookie Forensics https://www.grc.com/cookies/forensics.htm?2rsdtpnmxvnqk EFF -- Is your browser safe against tracking? https://panopticlick.eff.org Safari Preferences > Advanced SECURITY SETTINGS - SYSTEM PREFERENCES System Preferences > Software Updates System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Firewall > Firewall: On System Preferences > General > Allow Handoff System Preferences > Network > Advanced > DNS: 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 Two-Factor Authentication https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204915 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 VPN - Virtual Private Network When using a public Wi-Fi network use a VPN. A VPN secures your device's internet connection to guarantee that all data you are sending and receiving is encrypted and secure from prying eyes. Iowa State requires its students to use a VPN. Couple of excellent VPN services: ExpressVPN, NordVPN. VPN Reviews from Top10VPN. sam.wormley@gmail.com