In my previous posts I have lead you through how to make an AppleScript that can use to open a particular website URL in a particular browser. You can drag these Apple scripts to your dock to instantly access any URL from your dock. Obviously the next step is you will want to give these AppleScripts their own icon so that you can identify them from the dock easily. This is really easy to do in OS X.
Apple used to have a fantastic application called OSX Server (now called MacOS Server) which allowed you to run a full server from any OSX computer. A server can allow you share files, run your own email or web server, remotely connect in to your office etc. OSX server was particularly powerful running on a Mac Mini. With OSX Mojave Apple killed off OSX server, but it is still possible to download an older version from Apple that still works. Here’s how.
Mac OS X Mojave was released this week. Don’t forget that if you have more than one Apple computer it will save you time and data if you download the installer once and then copy it across to your various computers. Don’t use the automatic update feature of OS X. Instead download the installer from here: Apple’s Mojave download page
Apple as usual have been putting out software updates regularly, but some of them are very big. Software update 10.13.5 is over 2GB and 10.13.4 was 2.5GB. We have 4 Macintosh computers in our household so when they each download it, that ads up to approx 10GB of downloads. This is not a problem if you are on unlimited internet but if you have a small plan or if you are using your mobile phone hotspot for internet this can chew through your downloads pretty quickly!
Did you know that you can download the update once then copy it across to each computer by hand to save space? Here’s how.
Today I discovered a major bug using Illustrator with Apple High Sierra 10.13.1. Illustrator is stuck on the ‘hand’ tool. This renders illustrator completely useless because you can’t do anything at all. A quick Google search discovered that lots of other people have discovered this problem in all versions of Illustrator and also InDesign. I am using Illustrator CS5 which is an old version so I was a bit worried that I wouldn’t be able to resolve this problem. Thankfully there was a simple fix.