After the recent trauma of the last reinstall of OS X Lion, I came across a bit of an issue with the installation of CS 5. No matter what options I chose when doing the trial install, it always ended with the same error.. “Inconsistency in the installer database. Please restart your computer and install again.”
Not even the restart fixed it, which we all know is not very often the case!
Having spent a few frantic hours googling and trying out potential solutions, I finally came across the Adobe Creative Suite Cleaner. A quick run of the tool and finally the install worked!
It’s also worth pointing out, that event though the clean up tool may not be able to find the installation, click the cleanup button anyway. Now restart the trial installer, and you should find it will install as expected.
Have you ever had the need to rename several hundred files, in countless subfolders? Using nothing but Automator you can have it completed in minutes..
Using the method below you can:
- Find & Replace, in either the full name or just the file extension
- Add Date or Time
- Add additional text
- Change the case of the name
- Make Sequential
- Launch ‘Automator’ from the Applications
- Chose Workflow from the menu
- Select ‘Files and Folders’ from the Actions panel on the left hand side
- Then drag a ‘Ask for Finder Items’ to the workflow
- Now, chose a ‘Get Folder Contents’, and tick the box to ‘Repeat for Each Subfolder’
- Then select a ‘Replace Text’ object from the actions menu.
- Change the selections depending on what you are wanting to achieve and then hit the ‘Run’ button.
rotecting your Mac from virus infection is as important as wearing your seatbelt when you drive. However, going as far as your everyday antivirus product may not tick all of your boxes. Then check out Private Eye!
Private Eye is a free network monitor for OS X Lion, not only does it monitor inbound and outbound traffic – but it does it in realtime! Thus giving you an instant view of exactly what is going on and where.
Private Eye breaks down the traffic by application, giving you the ability to filter by application at the click of a button.
As you can see from the screenshot below, on the left you can filter by direction of traffic or application. Then on the right hand side you can see the time of connection, the application name, the direction and the destination IP address. In this case below, the help demon is making almost constant connections to 18.104.22.168.
Private Eye is the perfect solution if you want to confirm non of your apps are ‘calling home’.
If you locate any applications which cause concern, then you may want to check out Radio Silence Firewall for Mac, which is developed by the same team as Private Eye
|Ease of use- Private Eye really couldn’t be easier to use, the simple point and click interface means even my nana could use it!
|Features - Private Eye packs in everything you really need for a quick and simple overview of your network traffic
One of my fellow OS X blogger’s has recently published a new blog post you may want to check out. In this post Rob details how to go about changing OS X Lion’s default SSHD port number. You may want to do this for a number of reasons, both for security and to avoid clashes in port usage. Rob’s blog is just starting out, but please bookmark it and check back frequently for more informative posts.
In your traditional *nix OS you can simply edit one file in your /etc or /etc/ssh directory, generally called sshd_conf or something similar, and change your sshd port. Simply bust out your trusty text editor and change the line “Port 22? to list whatever port you wish to use, save the file and restart your sshd daemon. Sshd will now be running on the port of your choosing.
Good work Rob, I look forward to reading future posts.
I could never understand why apple chose to remove Front Row from it’s OS when Lion was released. Don’t get me wrong – I never really used it, but it seems all OS’s now come with their own built in media viewer. Front Row has always been capable of holding it’s own with it’s slick, intuitive interface.
If you would rather live with, then without front row on your Lion install thanks to Ralph Perdomo over at Mad Hatter Consultanting you can get it back by downloading and installing the Front Row Enabler package.
The package reintroduces the missing files required for Front Row to function:
/System/Library/CoreServices/Front Row.app /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/BackRow.framework /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/iPhotoAccess.framework /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.RemoteUI.plist /Applications/Front Row.app
All of the files have been taken from a Snow Leopard image, and should work flawlessly with your Lion install. If however you are after something a little more ‘advanced’ why not check out Plex?