With the announcement of new iPads and iMacs and a refreshed Mac mini, Apple also released the final version of OSX 10.10 after multiple public betas. In case you are setting up multiple Macs or need an offline installer for older Macs that do not support “Internet Recovery” you can create an USB Installer. You will need the following:
A Mac with OSX Mavericks/Yosemite installed
8GB or larger USB flash drive – preferably USB 3.0 if your Mac supports it
OSX 10.10 Installer from the AppStore in the Appllications folder.
Administative Access to your Mac (No restricted account)
Beware: All date on the USB key will be deleted (create a backup if necessary)
Using the Disk Utility format the Stick so it contains 1 HFS+ Partition and uses the GUID partitoning scheme (not the default MBR)
Leave the name “Untitled” as it is for now and format it using the Mac OSX Extended (Journaled) filesystem.
Open command line terminal and enter the following command
This command will erase the disk and copy over all necessary installation files. After a while the USB key will automatically be mounted and the volume will soon load the OSX installer. Additionally, a recovery partition has been created that may come in handy if the hard drive dives and not internet connection is available.
If you ever have used an Android phone I am pretty sure that you all experienced the following: Android Phones usually come with dozens of pre-installed applications. If you happen to receive your phone from a carrier it might even come with more carrier – centric applications which you might or might not like. The Android application managers offers the ability to disable most of these apps similar to how you uninstall applications acquired through the Google Play Store.
Short Remark: If the application came factory pre-installed and meanwhile has received updates through the Play Store the “Disable” button will probably be labelled with: “Uninstall Updates”
In contrast, the manufacturer may turn off the “Disable” functionality for certain system applications. As you can see on the next screenshot, the application cannot be disabled. The button is greyed out.
Fortunately, a way still exist to disable those apps without rooting your mobile phone using Android’s Debug Bridge.
Connect your device via USB and fire up a Terminal
Check that your device is connected using adb devices
Connect to a shell on your mobile phone using adb shell
pm list packages will show the package names of all installed applications on the phone (including built-in applications)