What is the actual signal strength on my iPhone?

What is the actual signal strength on my iPhone? Well it probably has no useful link to the bars that you can see in the corner of your handset. Follow the below steps to change to a dB signal strength indicator. Dial *3001#12345#* on your iPhone then press Call. You’ll notice a signal strength indicatorContinue reading “What is the actual signal strength on my iPhone?”

Accessing WiFi password history – Mac

In order to see the passwords used by your Mac, navigate to the applications folder and open other and then Keychain Access. Once open, select System inside the Keychain box and look for your network, double click the chosen network and tick the show password box. A dialogue box will then pop up and ask you to confirm youContinue reading “Accessing WiFi password history – Mac”

Vi, commands at a glance – basic

Vi can often be daunting, so here is my Vi commands at a glace list. Inserting: r            Replace character under cursor with next typed character. R           Replace characters under cursor until esc is pressed. i            Insert before cursor. a    Continue reading “Vi, commands at a glance – basic”

Skypes little known in chat commands

If  found myself needing to give admin rights to everyone in my skype chat group but couldn’t find anything to support it in the GUI, then I descovered the Skype commands buried in their website. Below are some key entries, all of which are entered in the chat bar; /kick [Skype Name] – removes theContinue reading “Skypes little known in chat commands”

Patching Shellshock – Mac

In the event that you discover your Mac is vulnerable to Shellshock, the following action should be taken. http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1769 – Mavericks (10.9.5 and above) http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1768 – Mountain Lion (10.8.5) http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1767 – Lion & Lion Server (10.7.5) To check whether you are vulnerable see Identifying Shellshock for full details on how to identify it.

Is my processor x32 or x64 bit – Mac OSX

Open the Applications folder or navigate to where Terminal is and allow it to run, then type uname -a and see what it produces. If you are presented with .. /RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64 then you have a processor capable of both x32 and x64 bit operation, if however you are met with .. /RELEASE_I386 i386 thenContinue reading “Is my processor x32 or x64 bit – Mac OSX”