Sep 2, 2015
OS X 10.10.4 Update Replaced Troubled Discoveryd Process

On June 30, Apple released OS X 10.10.4 update to fix the widespread networking issues that was plugged since 10.10. Apple replaced the home grown Discoveryd process with good old industry tested mDNSResponder. The troubled Discoveryd was introduced in OS X 10.10 back in October 2014.

The OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.
This update:
- Improves networking reliability
- Improves Migration Assistant reliability
- Addresses an issue that prevented certain external monitors from functioning properly
- Improves the reliability of upgrading iPhoto and Aperture libraries to Photos
- Improves reliability when syncing photos and videos to iCloud Photo Library
- Addresses an issue that caused Photos to quit unexpectedly after importing some Leica DNG files
- Resolves an issue that could delay outgoing email messages in Mail
- Fixes an issue where a website could prevent the user from navigating away by presenting repeated JavaScript alerts in Safari
This 10.10.4 update primarily focuses on stability improvements and bug fixing.
Feb 20, 2015
Apple Initiates 2011 MacBook Pro Repairs Over Video Issues (Finally)

The wait is over finally. After signing a petition with thousands of signatures, flooding Apple Discussion Forum with thousands of posts and even few lawsuits, Apple has responded. It has offered repair of MacBook Pros from Early 2011 to Early 2013 which are experiencing GPU related issues. All 15" and 17" MBPs are included. According to Apple, the symptoms are

An affected MacBook Pro may display one or more of the following symptoms:
  • Distorted or scrambled video on the computer screen
  • No video on the computer screen (or external display) even though the computer is on
  • Computer restarts unexpectedly

You can find more on this issue at
Feb 18, 2015
Best Plugins For Safari

When you use Safari as your primary browser, you must take the advantage of some essential plugins or extensions. They greatly enhance the power of Safari. Here I will discuss some notable plugins which are great for day to day use.

1. AdBlock

Almost everyone wants to get rid of annoying ads. They take valuable space and bandwidth. They even downloaded first when you open a web page. Here AdBlock comes to rescue. It blocks all the annoying ads without compromising the readability of the webpage. It is very customisable. If you want to unblock ads on a webpage or a specific domain, you can do that too.

2. ClickToFlash

The name says it all. It blocks all the Flash content in the browser. It puts a placeholder in place of Flash content. You can click to play. The Flash content will be automatically converted to HTML5 content. This is great for Macs as Flash is a CPU hogger. You have the option to play up to 4K(!) resolution. It also provides numerous features.

3. Pocket

Pocket is a extension of the popular iOS and OS X app Pocket. It lets you save and sync webpages with iOS and OS X app, so that you can read it later. If you are in a hurry, then it's must have.

4. Franker

Franker is a very clever plugin that lets you translate texts in a webpage. You just select texts and click Franket. It will inject the translation right next to it. Very useful if you are visiting a foreign language website.

You can get the above mentioned extensions from 

Feb 12, 2015
How to Copy Text in Quick Look

Quick Look is an awesome feature in OS X. It lets you preview the file contents without opening the associated app. But normally, we cannot copy from that Quick Look window. With a nifty trick we can enable that so that you can copy from that window. To enable copying, just execute the following code in Terminal.

defaults write QLEnableTextSelection -bool true;killall Finder

Now you would be able to copy from Quick Look. And if you want to disable it you can do it by executing the following command

defaults delete QLEnableTextSelection;killall Finder
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