Where is your Dock


Pin your OS X Dock to the bottom right

… wherever you like! Shawn Blanc blogged on his own preferred place over the desktop to place the Dock, bottom right.

Personally I’m not sold on this, since I use my 2010’s hi-res MacBook Pro only in two ways: stand alone or in clamshell mode with a Dell U2713HM display. And in both I prefer my Dock to be placed on the left of the screen, with the auto-hide option enabled. So – as ever – YMMV


Kitabu, a free Mac OS X epub reader

OSX, Software

via → Kitabu on Sourceforge

It’s main features are:

  • Library management
  • Table of Contents
  • Additional options: Text Size, Color
  • Reader can choose how many columns they want in a book
  • Mouse & Trackpad gestures support
  • Multiselection in Library view
  • E-book library in two views
  • Book pane selection. Book can be displayed in one, two or three panes
  • Font and background selection
  • Plays audio & video
  • Fixed Layout
  • QuickLook plugin that previews ePub file metadata directly from the Finder

handyPrint v5 – share your Mac’s printers with your iDevices

OSX, Software

After fifteen years on the web I’m still very attached to the use of mailing list as a source of information and problem solving inspiration for specific topics. From a specific distro-oriented Linux mailing list to motorcycles ones. I follow a bunch of Apple products’ related mailing lists that – even if with a lower traffic than in the past – are always capable of making me discover new, interesting and extremely competent people, or some nifty tools like the one I’m going to show in this post: handyPrint.

handyPrint v5 is a 64 bit Mac OSX application that allow you to print from your iPods, iPads and iPhones on printers that do not support the AirPrint protocol.

This application is released as donationware, with a minimum of 5$. By the way the number and the kind of functionalities offered by the Pro version (which is enabled via a code that’s emailed to you after the donation) are significant only if your workflow is extremely automated. In all the other, more mundane, situations the basic version will be more than enough.

You can download handyPrint on its developer website: → Netputing | handyPrint v5.0.7.

P.S. = keep an eye wide open over the website banners. On my machine I see signs of Genieo

Volafox, a computer forensics tool for Mac OS X

OSX, Software

image courtesy of Victory Investigations

Thanks to a security-related mailing list I follow I’ve come to know this tool – Volafox Mac OS X Memory Analysis Toolkit – that’s a Python powered collection of open source scripts focused in the computer forensics analysis of systems equipped with Mac OS X or some other BSD flavours. This tool may come handy when a system is compromised and during investigations, permitting to be complaint with the best practices and helping in the detection and listing of malware or malicious software in the victim’s computer.

It’s main capabilities are to give information on:

  • MAC Kernel version, CPU, and memory specifications
  • Mounted filesystems
  • Kernel Extensions listing
  • Process listing
  • Task listing (Finding process hiding)
  • Syscall table (Hooking detection)
  • Mach trap table (Hooking detection)
  • Network socket listing (Hash table)
  • Open files listing by process
  • Show Boot information
  • EFI System Table, EFI Runtime Services
  • Print a hostname

Download and project’s documentation is available over the official page on Google Code:

☞ https://code.google.com/p/volafox