Systems Administration

ScreenSaver Start 4.0.1 - Start your screen saver with a global hot key.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:46

ScreenSaver Start sits up in your menu bar allowing you to quickly start your screensaver by configuring a global hotkey. It can additionally be configured to start at login, so it's always ready when you need it.

Handy for quickly locking your screen (when your Mac is configured to lock with the screensaver) ScreenSaver Start is a useful addition to any Mac user's productivity toolkit. Useful for quickly keeping prying eyes away from sensitive information... With a quick tap on the keyboard, everything you are currently working on is quickly hidden from view.

Version 4.0.1:
  • Minor update to the copyright date

  • OS X 10.11 or later

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1Password Teams 6.8.8 - Secure management of sensitive data for teams.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:45

1Password Teams gives you full control over who has access to your team's most important information. Now you can share the simple security of 1Password with everyone. Emailing passwords is just the tip of the bad-security iceberg. IM, post-it notes, broken telephone. They’re not safe, and they don’t scale. 1Password Teams makes it super simple and safe to share all those passwords with the whole office. Items show up on your teammates’ devices automatically, so no one has to worry about staying in sync. And it isn't just for passwords: protect sensitive financial information such as bank accounts and credit cards; and access confidential documents from anywhere, knowing that all your information is thoroughly protected.

  • Tools that give you control. Manage what your teammates can see and do using the Admin Console. Instantly deploy, grant and revoke access to shared vaults. You can even securely recover locked-out user accounts.
  • Secure teams are productive teams. Keeping everyone safe can feel like a full time job. The less time you need to spend dealing with hacks, phishing scams, and lost passwords, the better. Give your team the tools they need to take security into their own hands. And it’s so easy to get started, they’ll thank you for it.
  • Everywhere. Get your secure data on your phone, your desktop, your wrist, and the web.
  • Security is not just a feature. It’s our foundation. Every design decision in 1Password Teams begins with the safety and privacy of your data in mind. For us, security involves more than just bolting on encryption and enabling SSL. It takes a combination of policy, innovative thinking, and a deep respect for your right to privacy.
    • Secure - We’ve innovated features never seen before in a password manager.
    • Private - Protecting your privacy requires a lot more than a simple privacy policy.
    • Transparent - We believe that openness always trumps "security through obscurity".

The published price is that of a Standard account, per user, per month, billed annually. The full pricing schema can be found here.

Version 6.8.8: Fixed:
  • When searching via 1Password's URL scheme the search term is now properly displayed in the search field.
  • Corrected some behavior related to how 1Password was connecting to

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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1Password Families 6.8.8 - Powerful security for sensitive information for up to 5 family members.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:45

1Password Families is the one password manager that’s ideal for your whole household. Decide who you share your information with and what they can do with it. You can give your loved ones the tools to stay safe online without taking away their independence. But not everything needs to be shared with the whole family. Personal vaults let everyone keep their own private passwords and documents, all managed under a single subscription.

  • Share. 1Password is the easiest and safest way to share passwords, credit cards, and anything else that’s too important to email.
  • Protect. 1Password helps your family practice smart online security by generating strong, unique passwords for all your online accounts.
  • Relax. 1Password remembers everything for you, and automatically signs you into your favorite sites with a single click.
  • Features
    • Protection for the whole family - Five people can join in and have individual accounts on your single subscription. They don't even have to belong to the same household.
    • 1Password on-the-go - Sign in to your account, view and edit your items, and manage your family from your web browser.
    • Always up-to-date - You will always get the latest versions of 1Password and all new features as soon as they come out. Never pay for upgrades again.
    • Award-winning 1Password apps - Your subscription includes the latest, full versions of the 1Password apps for Mac, iOS, and Android at no extra charge.
    • Secure documents - Your family gets 1 GB of encrypted storage for documents, which you can share and access securely from anywhere.
    • Use on all your devices -- for free - Don’t stress about licenses -- install 1Password on as many computers and devices as your family owns.
    • Seamless sync - All your data appears instantly on all your devices with no work on your part whatsoever. There is no sync service to set up.
    • Watchtower service - Receive around-the-clock alerts whenever there are security breaches for the services and sites that your family uses.
    • Item history backup - Go back in time up to one full year and recover passwords which you or your family members have deleted or changed.
    • 24/7 support - Get free, one-on-one support from AgileBits employees whenever you need it. We're here to help you at any time of day or night.

    The published price is that of a monthly charge for an all-access subscription (desktop and mobile apps, free upgrades, Web access, and sharing) for up to five (5) people.

    Version 6.8.8: Fixed:
    • When searching via 1Password's URL scheme the search term is now properly displayed in the search field.
    • Corrected some behavior related to how 1Password was connecting to

    • OS X 10.10 or later

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Tasker problem ver. > 5.1 when pushing Apply in UI

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:44


Anyone else experiencing crash when pushing Apply button in versions > 5.1

Thanks, Simon

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1Password 6.8.8 - Powerful password manager; integrates with Web browsers and more.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:43

1Password is a password manager that uniquely brings you both security and convenience. It is the only program that provides anti-phishing protection and goes beyond password management by adding Web form filling and automatic strong password generation. Your confidential information, including passwords, identities, and credit cards, is kept secure using strong encryption.

1Password fully supports major Web browsers, including Safari, Firefox, Chrome, and Opera. All browser extensions share the same encrypted data which means you never need to manually copy your passwords between browsers or from the password manager to a browser ever again!

Note: price shown in the listing is that of a 1-month subscription. To view other pricing options, go here.

1Password is also available for and syncs with Windows, iOS, and Android.

Version 6.8.8: Fixed:
  • When searching via 1Password's URL scheme the search term is now properly displayed in the search field.
  • Corrected some behavior related to how 1Password was connecting to

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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Findings 2.0.1 - Lab notebook app for scientists.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:42

Findings is a notebook app for scientists. When running experiments in a lab, it is crucial to keep track of what one is doing, to be able to later reproduce the results, assemble and publish them. This is what lab notebooks are for. For as long as science has existed, lab notebooks have been made of paper. There is something great about paper, and the freedom and flexibility it affords. But in 2014, paper starts to show its limits in other areas where computers have taken over: storing results, analyzing data, searching, replicating, sharing, preserving, and more. Findings ambition is simple: make your computer a better tool than paper to run experiments and keep lab records.

Version 2.0.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later

  • Adds menu item for removing an entry or protocol from the currently selected collection, also enabling the use of the backspace key for that action.
  • Keyboard shortcut for 'Fixed Width' (alt-cmd-x)
  • Press alt key during startup to disable crash reporting.
  • The action 'Duplicate Protocol' now works as expected.
  • Setting a proper title when duplicating an entry, instead of just calling it 'Untitled Experiment'.
  • Spurious message about trial mode for Pro users.
  • Enables option to remove link to the Findings website in PDF output for Pro users.
  • Displaying the Findings application name in the Force-Quit dialog, instead of an empty string.
  • Fixes crash at startup, that could happen when UI was ready before the library data.
  • Crash when duplicating a sticky.
  • Fixes crash in early app startup.
  • Fixes crash triggered by rare malformed library configuration file.

  • OS X 10.11 or later

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LadioCast 0.12.4 - Icecast2 client to broadcast an Internet radio program.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:41

LadioCast is an Icecast2 source client for the broadcast an Internet radio program.

LadioCast Features
  • Ability as Icecast2 source client software (connecting to such as Livedoor NETLADI (
  • Supporting Ogg Vorbis and MP3 encoding formats.
  • Equipped 3in/2out/2bus audio mixer, where you can select input and output sound devices respectively.

Version 0.12.4:
  • Updated libmp3lame library to the version 3.100.
  • Improved event tab to load AppleScript inside which fixes execution error at startup on macOS 10.13.
  • Fixed some minor bugs, including Ogg Opus and Ogg PCM encoding.

  • OS X 10.6.6 or later

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Vagrant 2.0.3 - Create and configure portable development environments.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:39

Vagrant allows users to create and configure lightweight, reproducible, and portable development environments.

Create a single file for your project to describe the type of machine you want, the software that needs to be installed, and the way you want to access the machine. Store this file with your project code.

Run a single command -- "vagrant up" -- and sit back as Vagrant puts together your complete development environment. Say goodbye to the "works on my machine" excuse as Vagrant creates identical development environments for everyone on your team.

Version 2.0.3: Improvements:
  • guests/solaris: More explicit Solaris 11 and inherit SmartOS from Solaris [GH-9398]
  • hosts/windows: Add support for latest WSL release [GH-9525, GH-9300]
  • plugins/login: Update middleware to re-map hosts and warn on custom server [GH-9499]
  • providers/hyper-v: Exit if Hyper-V is enabled and VirtualBox provider is used [GH-9456]
  • provisioners/salt: Change to a temporary directory before downloading script files [GH-9351]
  • sycned_folders/nfs: Default udp to false when using version 4 [GH-8828]
  • util/downloader: Notify on host redirect [GH-9344]
Bug Fixes:
  • core: Use provider override when specifying box_version [GH-9502]
  • guests/debian: Renew DHCP lease on hostname change [GH-9405]
  • guests/debian: Point hostname to in /etc/hosts [GH-9404]
  • guests/debian: Update systemd? check for guest inspection [GH-9459]
  • guests/debian: Use ip route in dhcp template [GH-8730]
  • guests/gentoo: Disable if/netplugd when setting up a static ip on a gentoo guest using openrc [GH-9261]
  • guests/openbsd: Atomically apply new hostname.if(5) [GH-9265]
  • hosts/windows: Fix halt problem when determining powershell version on old powershells [GH-9470]
  • hosts/windows: Convert to windows path if on WSL during vbox export [GH-9518]
  • providers/virtualbox: Fix hostonly matching not respecting :name argument [GH-9302]
  • util/credential_scrubber: Ignore empty strings [GH-9472, GH-9462]

  • OS X 10.6 or later

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Comparing syntax of different languages

Computer Science: Theory and Application - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:36


I have to do a project comparing languages from a linguistic point of view. I can only choose from: Java, C++, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, Python. Which two would make an interesting discussion on syntax? For example, I feel that Java and C++ are very similar in syntax so not that interesting. Java and JS might be more interesting because JS is functional IIRC. Alternatively, I would just compare Java with English. And be like:

In English:

The dog walks to Ally's house.

In Java:


I also wanted to talk about compilers and get into context free grammars, regex, and how compiling reduces to DFA but I think that could be out of scope.

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WebStorm 2017.3.5 - JavaScript, CSS and HTML IDE for Web Development.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:34

WebStorm is the smartest JavaScript IDE with CSS and HTML Editor for Web Development, at your fingertips. Navigate through files easily. Use relevant autocompletion for everything in your code. Get notified about code problems on the fly. Complicated language mixtures with HTML markup or SQL inside a JavaScript? Check how a modern IDE such as WebStorm handles this.

The published price is that for one user for the first year, billed annually. The pricing schema can be found here.

  • Smart DOM-based autocompletion
  • JavaScript Debugger
  • Extended JavaScript Frameworks support
  • HTML5 Support
  • Zen Coding
  • Language Mixing
  • FTP and Remote Files Synchronization
  • Spell Checker

Version 2017.3.5:
  • This update brings support for the strong cryptographic algorithms to the built-in SSH executable used by Git so that it is now compatible with the new GitHub cryptographic standards.

  • OS X 10.8 or later

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Joke awards for the team

Sysadmin - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:29


I work as lead admin and support a team of developers (SQL, .NET, ASP). I plan to surprise them with some small trophies, and the theme of the joke is as if the engraving machine had an error and the technician thought "print it anyway". Like those idiot birthday cakes where instead of "Happy Birthday Bill" it says the instructions that the baker was supposed to read.

Things like "You do not have permission to view this award." Or "Engraver.exe has encountered a problem and must be shut down".

Any suggestions? Feel free to steal this idea. The trophies at the nearby shop are made of Resin and are only about $7.00 for a small one.

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CLion 2017.3.4 - A power tool for a power language.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:28

Clion is a powerful IDE that helps you develop in C and C++ on Linux, OS X and Windows, enhancing your productivity with a smart editor, code quality assurance, automated refactorings, and deep integration with CMake build system.

Note: price is that based off of a one year subscription. Additional pricing options can be viewed here.

Version 2017.3.4:
  • The update brings an important fix to the built-in SSH client and makes it compatible with the new GitHub cryptographic standards.

  • 10.9.4 or later

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Dark theme vs light theme?

Sysadmin - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:21

We all know that fpr some people light and bright themes cause fatigue and eyestrain.

But what about dark themes, can they do the same? Or do they have some other cons?

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I want to add quick reply to text messages via my Garmin watch

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:19

My Garmin watch lets me use and native actions of notifications that it displays. For Textra I only get "Dismiss" or "Mark as Read". I would like to add one for "Quick Reply" that when selected makes another copy of the notification except with several options for quick responses such as "Yes" "No" "Can't talk now" or whatever else.

I know I'll be in autonotification but I'm not sure how to start. Do I need to suppress the Textra notification, poll its data and recreate a new notification or can I add an action to a native notification? Whichever way this works can someone point me to a tutorial or otherwise help me get started? Google search has failed me.

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Birmingham UK to Uber: Want a new licence? Tell us about your operating model

The Register - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:17
App biz's Nice Guy makeover yet to convince all regulators

Birmingham authorities have asked for more information on Uber's business model and operations before granting it a new licence.…

DesktopLyrics 2.6.12 - Displays current iTunes song lyrics on desktop.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:15

DesktopLyrics is an application that displays the lyrics of the song currently playing in "iTunes" right on your desktop. The lyrics for the song have to be set in iTunes; DesktopLyrics does nothing to fetch them if they aren't available on iTunes. If you don't want to type in all your lyrics manually you can use an application like "Harmonic", "GimmieSomeTune", or "Get Lyrical".

Note: As of version 2.0.0, DesktopLyrics is no longer free and costs $4.99. A 'Lite', unsupported version of the app is available here.

Version 2.6.13 (2.6.12):

Note: The downloadable demo is at 2.6.12. The version available for purchase on the Mac App Store is version 2.6.13.

  • Fixed problem where next/previous page buttons can not be clicked
  • Fixed rare problems when lyrics are cut onto a very large number of pages

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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Disable Edge First Time Run - MDT

Sysadmin - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:15

I'm trying to figure out how to prevent EDGE from popping up, not only when deploying my image, but also when logging into my image as a new user. Edge comes up with the fall creators screen and welcomes you. I wanna suppress that.

Closest thing I've found was to do this:

Anyone else doing this or something else? I'm confused a little with these two batch files. I understand that you put a task seq to run this:

cmd.exe /c EdgeBrowser\EdgeDisablePromptSetup.cmd

but then at the end of the code, it xcopies the other batch file to C:, but how does it execute?

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Ultranium3D 1.1 - 3D breakout arcade game.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:06

Ultranium3D is an incredibly addictive 3D breakout game. Entirely rethought and redesigned, this new version of the Jadeware classic offers a smoother, more comprehensive gameplay based on skill and reflex. This updated Ultranium release packs all of the block-breaking action that you would expect from a traditional arkanoid clone, in an amazing 3D environment. Four new skill levels have been added, ranging from "slow" for the novices, to "hardcore" for the experts that want to engage in a frenzied block-breaking rampage that can only be described as sheer mayhem. Give your paddle complete freedom of movement, put extra balls into play, perform combinations for extra points and watch as the blocks revolve around a unique 3D virtual environment to create a whole new level of gameplay. The game comes complete with an authentic techno soundtrack that will have you playing for hours.

Version 1.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9 or later running on a 64-bit Intel processor.

  • Online Scores
  • Bug Fixes

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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fp 10.0 - Unlimited length integers and more for Xcode C++.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 09:57

fp is an Xcode C++ project which implements unlimited length integers, multi-precision floating point numbers, and multi-precision complex numbers. It can calculate the usual transcendental functions, including the Gamma function and many special functions. I am releasing it without a restrictive license.

Version 10.0:
  • Adds new matrix types and expands the poly functions to generate primitive polynomials and their GF(p^m) fields. Most (if not all) memory leaks have been stopped.

  • OS X 10.4.11 or later

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ScreenFloat 1.5.14 - Create screenshots in floating windows.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 09:54

ScreenFloat allows you to create screenshots which float above all other windows so that information is always readily available.

  • ScreenFloat is the ideal choice for anyone tired of moving and resizing windows around just to access a piece of information hidden behind them.
  • It is a great way to transfer not copy-paste-able information to another application.
  • It is also an excellent tool to store information for later use.

ScreenFloat offers you a great way to organize your shots with the built-in "Shots Browser", which lets you tag and name shots and organize them in "Collections" and "Smart Collections", sorted by criteria you specify.

Version 1.5.14:
  • Fixed a semi-rare crash when dragging the image-icon of a floating shot
  • Canceling a drag (by pressing ESC) now actually works
  • Fixed a bug where removing a keyboard shortcut would be reset to the default one after a restart
  • Fixed a bug where, after sharing a shot, the shot would show the standard window buttons
  • Fixed a bug where, when saving a shot and in the dialog selecting "New Folder", the app would seemingly freeze

  • OS X 10.7 or later

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