Show Library Folder on Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks

Since Mac OSX 10.7 Apple hid the Library folder in Finder which contains all the settings and personal app-specific data. This usually works fine with everybody that doesn’t constantly install applications or fidel with the settings in various p-list files. However it has always been a pain to enable / gain access to the folder […]

“Fixing” Slow Wake Up of MacBook Pro with Retina Display

My main machine I use throughout the day is a Macbook Pro (soon to be one with a Retina Display). I really love almost anything about this laptop except that sometimes it’s a little bit slow to wake up from sleep when I open up the lid. After opening the lid, it instantly shows the […]

Remove Applications from Location Services in Security & Privacy on OS X 10.8

After removing an application in OSX 10.8 it still showed up in location services under the security and privacy settings in system preferences. (see picture below) The reason is that it saves the entries in a binary plist file. You could delete the file and OSX will automatically recreate it. However you would have to […]

MacOS X Mountain Lion parental control running at near 100%

After recently upgrading to Mountain Lion I now have the process named “parentalcontrolsd” running 24/7 even though I do NOT use any parental controls. 58174 parentalcontrolsd root 98.7 9 72.3 MB Intel (64 bit) 138.4 MB Simple work-around: remove all settings from parental controls Disable parental controls on all users. Delete the folder /Library/Application Support/Apple/ParentalControls […]