Hide your Mac OS X username from the login screen. It’s a simply security measure I recommend for people with laptops especially. Here’s a couple of free and easy ways to do it.
With OS X 10.9.5 Apple made some significant changes to the way Gatekeeper operates, which effectively broke many pre-Maverick (10.9.x) apps, preventing them from running. Here’s a solution.
People who relied on color labels highlighting files and folders in Finder on per-Mavericks OS X were dismayed to discover this feature was removed by Apple, with no option for recourse. Here’s an easy and free way to restore color labels (aka. tags) on filenames and folders in OS X 10.9+
Here’s how you can copy and paste long complex passwords into security dialogs (aka. SecurityAgent) on OS X, particularly when creating and opening encrypted disks and disk images.
Mavericks has added some long overdue features to Finder, such as Tabs. I’ve been using tabs for a few years, and I’m glad to see that a third party app is no longer required. But there are still many nifty features apps like TotalFinder provide. Now there’s a free equivalent of TotalFinder. Learn about it here…
Do you have epub eBooks on your computer? Here’s a way to get QuickLook (part of OS X) to extract and present useful data from these epub files.