Tip: Sådan får du en hurtigere Mac


Tip: Sådan får du en hurtigere Mac

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Tiden går som bekendt, og den Mac der engang var ny og funklende, er med garanti ikke længere så hurtigt som da du købte den. Et par års brug kan tage hårdt på en computer. Jeg har samlet et par tips til hvordan du kan genskabe noget af fordums storhed. Der er ingen mirakelkur, men får man lidt hist og her, giver det alligevel en mærkbar forbedring.

Jeg vi starte med et par hardwaretips, der virkelig kan gøre en forskel, men som også er dyrere og ikke altid mulige. De andre tips er relateret til software og oprydning og kan bruges af alle.

RAM, RAM og atter RAM

RAM er stort set altid den begrænsende faktor for din computers hastighed. Prøv at tjekke Aktivitetsovervågning, som jeg nævnte tidligere. Du vil stort set altid se, at der er masser af fri CPU. Din Mac har altså altid masser af ledige kræfter. Undtaget er særlige tilfælde med processortunge opgaver som videoredigering etc. I dagligdags brug er CPU ikke problemet. Der er RAM derimod. Også her dokumenteres det med Aktivitetsovervågning. Typisk vil der aldrig været noget ledig RAM. Systemet elsker RAM, og tager alt det i brug det kan.

Det vil derfor stort set altid give en dramatisk hastighedforøgelse, at smide noget mere RAM i maskinen. Dette er dog ikke altid noget man kan gøre selv, da nogle Mac’s kommer uden mulighed for selvopgradering af RAM. På de hvor det kan lade sig gøre, så brug de par hundrede kroner og køb noget mere RAM. Dobbelt op på hvad du har i forvejen. De penge vil være givet rigtigt godt ud.

Få et SSD-drev

Noget af det det koster mest tid er læsning og skrivning til disken. En moderne SSD der meget hurtigere end en gammeldags roterende HD. Hvis du udskifter en HD med en SSD, vil du opleve en markant forbedring i din Macs ydelse. Virkelig markant. Det er en operation der kan give en gammel Mac nyt liv. Processen er ret omstændig sammenlignet med de andre ting, jeg har nævnt, men går dit drev i stykker og derfor alligevel skal skiftes, så benyt lejligheden til at bytte det ud med et SSD.

Reducer opstartstiden

Tiden fra du tænder din Mac til den er klar til brug bliver længere, hvis du har mange programmer, der er sat til automatisk at blive åbnet ved opstart.

Åbn Systemindstillinger > Brugere & grupper. Vælg den pågældende bruger og tryk på fanen “log ind-emner”. Her kan du se hvilke programmer, der automatisk åbner, når du logger ind efter en opstart. Fjern dem du ikke har brug for ved at markere dem og trykke på minus-knappen nederst. Men lad vær med at gøre det i blinde. Nogle ting som eksempelvis Dropbox skal køre i baggrunden for at virke, hvis du fjerner det fra listen, skal du selv starte det hver gang.

Forøg læse- og skrive-hastigheden på din harddisk

Ved at rydde op på dit drev kan frigøre plads og derved potentielt set øge hastigheden på din Mac. Dette er specielt tilfældet, hvis din harddisk er meget tæt på at være fyldt op. Så slet de ting, der bare ligger og fylder. Smid dem eventuelt over på en ekstern disk, hvis det er noget der skal arkiveres.

Hold softwaren opdateret

Software er fyldt med fejl, der af og til kan gøre din Mac langsommere. Heldigvis bliver de som oftest rettet over tid. Men det kræver at du får installeret softwareopdateringerne. Heldigvis gør Mac App Store det nemt, da du så bare skal tjekke et sted. Har du anskaffet software andre steder fra, skal du selvfølgelig huske at tjekke der også.

Luk programmer du ikke bruger

Åbne programmer, også selvom de bare ligger i baggrunden, bruger af din Mac’s ressourcer. Ved at lukke de programmer du ikke bruger, får du frigivet lidt ekstra til de andre. Overvej dog også bekvemmeligheden. Du skal ikke lukke Safari, hver gang du tjekker mail og lukke Mail hvergang du browser i Safari. Det bliver for omstændigt. Men luk programmer du ved du ikke skal bruge mere den pågældende dag. Bemærk at det ikke er nok at lukke vinduet. Programmet skal lukkes rigtigt.

Apple har et godt hjælpeværktøj kaldet Aktivitetsovervågning. Du finder det i Program-mappen under Hjælpeprogrammer. I Aktivitetsovervågning kan man se præcis hvor mange ressourcer de enkelte programmer bruger. Det værende sig CPU som RAM. Her kan du præcis de hvilke programmer og systemprocesser, der æder af de Mac’s ressourcer, og dermed gør din Mac sløv. Typisk er det RAM’en der er problemet, hvilket vi vender tilbage til nedenfor.

Luk Safari-faner du ikke bruger

Som tilfældet er for programmer, bruger hver fane i Safari ressourcer. Dette fremgår også af Aktivitetsovervågning. Måske ikke ret meget for hver enkelt fane, men har du mange åbne løber det hurtigt op. Nogle gange er det også bare en enkelt, der er løbet løbsk og æder dine ressourcer. Ved at lukke de faner du ikke bruger, frigiver du ressourcer. Igen skal du tænke dig om, lad være at lukke faner du jævnligt skifter mellem. Det er en afvejning af bekvemmelighed og ydelse.

Fjern de Dashboard-widgets du ikke bruger

Samme sang igen. Dashboard-widgets bruger ressourcer. Fjern dem, de alligevel aldrig bruger.

Ryd op på skrivebordet

MacOS’s skrivebord kan være en resurcesluger. Har du et mange ting på det, går det ud over hastigheden. macOS opfatter alle de ting du har på skrivebordet som en særskilt lille vindue med hver deres RAM-forbrug. Jo færre emner du har på skrivebordet, desto hurtigere vil din Mac blive. Selvfølgelig ikke noget dramatisk, men lidt har også ret. FLyt ting fra skrivebordet eller saml ting i mapper.

Midlertidige problemer kan skyldes Spotlight

Spotlight er macOS’s smarte søgesystem. Det indekserer alt på ens computer, og gør det lynende hurtigt at finde det man søger efter. Så snart det er blevet indekseret vel at mærke. Mens indekseringen står på, som efter en softwareopdatering, går det alvorligt ud over ressourcerne. Føles din Mac ekstra langsom så tjek om Spotlight er i gang med at indeksere. Det gør du ved at trykke på forstørrelsesglasset i øverste højre hjørne. HEr vil der stå, hvis en indeksering er igang. Når den er færdig er din Mac hurtig igen.

Prøv en genstart

Nogle gange kan de mest enkle ting gøre en forskel. Normalt burde det ikke spille en rolle, men en genstart af computeren kan i visse tilfælde være det der skal til.

En god app gør oprydningen nemmere

Skal den daglige vedligehold være nem, kan du bruge en app som CleanMyMac 3. Ret beset gør CleanMyMac ikke noget du ikke ville kunne gøre selv som nævnt ovenfor. Men den slags tager tid og kræver en del indsigt. CleanMyMac er for alle os andre. Den gør det nemt og samler det hele ét sted. Du behøver ikke have nogen som helst forstand på hvad der foregår eller at sætte dig ind i hvordan tingene egentlig virker. Du trykker bare på en knap og kan have fuld tillid til at det unødvendige slettes, men at de ting du faktisk har brug for er sikret.

Jeg har brugt CleanMyMac siden version 2, og kan roligt anbefale det til alle Mac-brugere der er på udkig efter en god app til at holde deres Mac i topform. Hvis jeg en dag får taget mig sammen til at lave en top 10-liste over de Mac-apps jeg anbefaler alle at installere, vil CleanMyMac 3 formodentligt være på listen.

Du kan købe CleanMyMac 3 for €39.95 hos Macpaw (link)

Hvad der derimod ikke virker

Du har med garanti set reklamer for programmet MacKeeper. Den meget agressive markedsføring, der lover guld og grønne skove, giver et meget godt hint om, hvor elendig programmet er. Hvis det var bare halvt så godt som de lover, ville det helt af sig selv sprede sig via mund til mund-anbefalinger. MacKeeper er på grænsen til at være malware, så hold jer langt væk. MacKeeper overdriver trusler, opfinder problemer etc. med det formål at få folk til købe tillægsydelser. I USA er der flere retssager kørende mod udviklerne bag programmet. Vi du bruge en app til formålet så gå efter CleanMyMac, som nævnt ovenfor.

Har du nogle verificerede tips, så læg en kommentar.

How to Access Terminal via Recovery Mode for Mac


How to Access Terminal via Recovery Mode for Mac

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Some more advanced Mac troubleshooting and diagnostics techniques require a user to access the Terminal from Mac OS Recovery Mode. We’ll show you how to quickly access the command line while a Mac is booted into Recovery Mode.


For some quick background, on a normally booted Mac, the Terminal application is found within the /Applications/Utilities/ folder, and it can be accessed directly through the folder hierarchy or by using Spotlight to search for and launch Terminal app. But Recovery Mode does not have the same applications directory access, nor does it have Spotlight or Launchpad. Nonetheless, accessing Terminal from Recovery boot mode is easy.

Accessing the Command Line in Recovery Mode on a Mac

  1. Boot into Mac OS Recovery Mode as usual by holding down the Command and R keys during system start
  2. Choose the language as usual (if applicable)
  3. At the “MacOS Utilities” screen, pull down the “Utilities” menu from the top of the screen
  4. Choose “Terminal” to launch Terminal app within Recovery Mode

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Terminal app will launch within Recovery Mode, ready for your commands, whether it’s resetting a password, clearing out disk space, disabling or re-enabling SIP in Mac OS, or any of the other myriad functions available via the command line.

Terminal app in recovery mode has fewer commands available to it because it is running off of the recovery partition. Additionally, you will need to manually access other hard drives or disk partitions if that’s what you’re looking to do, though running commands like the disk repair fsck tool and

The terminal is powerful and requires exact syntax to execute commands properly, it’s also unforgiving in that an improperly typed command can have very unintended side effects that are irreversible. That, plus the generally more archaic user interface of text input, make the command line most appropriate for advanced Mac users only. We regularly cover all sorts of Terminal and command line tips, so feel free to browse around and learn a bit more if interested.

Rarely, some Mac users may find that the “Utilities” menu is totally missing from Mac OS recovery mode entirely, which negates the ability to access the Terminal. This is usually due to an issue with the recovery mode partition itself, which may need to be recreated, or due to booting from internet recovery mode rather than normal recover mode.

Mac-malware spredt som open source-videoværktøj


Mac-malware spredt som open source-videoværktøj

Hvis du har hentet og installeret open source-værktøjet til videotranscoding HandBrake i perioden 2. – 6. maj til MacOS, så har du måske fået malware på dit system. Det fremgår af en besked på handbrake.fr særligt henvendt til Mac-brugere.

Malwaren er distribueret ved at kompromittere et download-mirror for video-softwaren, så filen HandBrake-1.0.7.dmg i stedet er blevet erstattet med skadelig software.

Hvis der kører en proces på systemet, der hedder Activity_agent, så er man inficeret, fremgår det af beskeden hos HandBrake. Og hvis filen, man har installeret, har en følgende checksum’er, ja, så er det malware, man har installeret.

SHA1: 0935a43ca90c6c419a49e4f8f1d75e68cd70b274  SHA256: 013623e5e50449bbdf6943549d8224a122aa6c42bd3300a1bd2b743b01ae6793

Ifølge beskeden hos HandBrake er der fifty-fifty risiko for at have fået malwaren, hvis man som Mac-bruger har downloadet HandBrake i perioden. Malwaren, der skulle være en ny variant af OSX.PROTON, kan fjernes ved at køre følgende kommandoer i en terminal:

launchctl unload ~/Library/LaunchAgents/fr.handbrake.activity_agent.plist  rm -rf ~/Library/RenderFiles/activity_agent.app  if ~/Library/VideoFrameworks/ contains proton.zip, remove the folder

Falsk autentifikations-popup

Sikkerhedsbloggeren Patrick Wardle, der laver sikkerhedsprogrammer til MacOS, har kigget nærmere på, hvad malwaren foretager sig.

Programmet starter med at lave en falsk autentifikations-popup, som lokker brugeren til at indtaste sine login-oplysninger. Hvis det lykkedes, bruger programmet oplysningerne til at installere sig selv som en persistent proces ‘activity_agent.app’.

Wardle gengiver en beskrivelse af en tidligere udgave af OSX.PROTON, som skulle gøre angriberen i stand til at gøre stort set hvad som helst med en inficeret maskine. Det vil eksempelvis sige at eksekvere bash-kommandoer som root, logge keyboard-input og tage screenshots.

Den nye variant af OSX.PROTON indeholder ikke helt den funktionalitet, der var i den tidligere udgave, oplyser Wardle. Eksempelvis skulle muligheden for at tage screenshots ikke være til stede.

Apple skulle have opdateret beskyttelsessoftwaren XProtect til at detektere den nye variant af OSX.PROTON. Ifølge Wardle foregår det udelukkende ved at se på et SHA-1-hash af den skadelige software. Det betyder, har Wardle fundet ud af, at hvis der bliver ændret en enkelt bit i den binære fil, så detekterer XProtect ikke længere malwaren.

Tips og korrekturforslag til denne historie sendes til tip@version2.dk

iOS – Siri



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“Hey Siri, get me a Lyft to SFO”

Talking to Siri is an easier, faster way to get things done. It’s always with you — on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV — ready to help throughout your day. Ask Siri to set an alarm or a destination. Book a ride or a table. Send a payment or a love note. Even change the lighting in your room. And the more you use Siri, the better it knows what you need at any moment. Just say it, and Siri does it.

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How to Run MacOS Sierra in a Virtual Machine for Free, the Easy Way


How to Run MacOS Sierra in a Virtual Machine for Free, the Easy Way

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Advanced Mac users may find it useful to run macOS or Mac OS X in a virtual machine atop their existing Mac operating system. Creating a virtual machine for Mac OS is now easier than ever before, and we’ll show you how to set up easy Mac virtual machines on a Mac.


For some quick background, virtualization allows you to run another operating system in a confined virtual machine atop an existing operating system through an application layer. This means there is no disk partitioning involved, the virtualized operating system runs just like any other application on your computer. We have covered this broad topic many times before for purposes like running Windows 10 on a Mac with a VM, to running Ubuntu Linux in VirtualBox, to Snow Leopard in a VM, and others. In the guide here, we will be creating a Macintosh virtual machine for running Mac OS on top of Mac OS, which can be helpful for testing out different apps and operating system versions, amongst other purposes.

How to Create a Mac OS Virtual Machine with Parallels Lite

For running macOS in a virtual machine we will use the free Parallels Lite app for Mac, beyond that you will need a MacOS installer either downloaded from the App Store, from a USB install drive, ISO, or elsewhere.

  1. First, get Parallels Desktop Lite from the Mac App Store, it’s free to download*
  2. Download Parallels Lite from Mac App Store

  3. Download a Mac OS installer application from the App Store, or have one available on a USB drive or elsewhere on the Mac (in the example here we are using the macOS Sierra download from the App Store)
  4. Launch Parallels Desktop Lite and choose “Linux Only”, the Free option then click Continue
  5. Choose the free option to install MacOS in virtual machine

  6. Choose “Install Windows or another OS from a DVD or image file” from the available options and click Continue
  7. Choose other disk image

  8. Parallels Lite will scan the hard drive for Mac OS installers and operating system ISO files, choose “Install macOS” and click Continue (choose “Locate Manually” and navigate to the installer if it did not find it automatically)
  9. Select the Mac OS installer

  10. Click Continue to create a new disk image file for the virtual machine
  11. Choose to create new disk virtual machine for Mac OS

  12. Give the virtual machine a name and a location to store the image file, then Continue again
  13. Name and place the Mac virtual machine

  14. At the Virtual Machine Configuration screen, choose Continue to go with the default configuration of 2 CPUs, 2GB RAM, and the default disk space
  15. Create the Mac OS virtual machine

    • Optionally click on “Configure” to manually adjust CPU, memory, and disk space of the virtual machine you are setting up

    Optionally configure the Mac virtual machine specs

  16. The virtual machine will boot and load the Mac OS installer file selected earlier, now choose to “Install Mac OS” to perform a clean install** of Mac system software within the virtual machine
  17. Install macOS in the virtual machine

  18. Go through the normal installation process, when compete the virtual machine will boot up and you will be running a virtualized Mac OS installation atop your existing MacOS
  19. Mac OS running in a virtual machine on Mac

That’s all there is to it, when finished the Mac will be running another version of MacOS in within the Parallels virtual machine. Easy! You can go full screen and use it full time if you want, or keep it in window mode.

In the walkthrough here we installed macOS Sierra into a virtual machine atop Mac OS Sierra, but you could also use it to install other versions of Mac OS including beta releases, El Capitan, Mavericks, and theoretically just about any other Mac system software release that you have available as an installer file, iso file, or other disk image.

You boot and shut down the Mac virtual machine by launching and quitting the Parallels Desktop Lite app, which will manage the virtual machine and offer power options directly.

* Parallels Desktop Lite is free to download and use for the purposes described here, additional features and operating system support can be unlocked through in-app purchases but that is not necessary for running a Mac OS virtual machine. Another option for Windows and Linux is to use VirtualBox, which is free for every purpose.

** You can also choose to restore from a time machine backup in the MacOS setup screen if you want to replicate an existing Mac installation for testing purposes.

While we have covered many virtualization and virtual machine tips and tricks before, this Parallels Lite approach offers a simple way to run Mac OS or Mac OS X within a virtual machine, and it’s free. A big thanks to our friend Keir at MacKungFu for discovering the Parallels Desktop Lite app has this functionality.

Happy virtualizing! Let us know in the comments if you have any particularly useful tips, tricks, or recommendations about running Mac OS in a VM.

How to connect incompatible accessories to HomeKit using Homebridge | iMore


How to connect incompatible accessories to HomeKit using Homebridge

Wish you could have a house full of HomeKit-enabled products? Homebridge might be able to help with that!

If you’re tired of waiting for your favorite home automation products to get HomeKit support, you might try Homebridge! Homebridge is a NodeJS server that acts as a HomeKit-enabled bridge, linking up non-HomeKit-enabled products to your HomeKit setup. Once you’ve set up a Homebridge server, you can download plugins for non-HomeKit-enabled devices in order to access them with the iOS Home app and control them using your voice with Siri.

We’re going to proceed through the tutorial assuming you want to install Homebridge on your Mac. You can also install Homebridge on Windows, Raspberry Pi, and other devices, but I’ve found the macOS installation process to be fairly straightforward and user-friendly.

Caveats and warnings

Before we dig in to Homebridge, there’s some stuff we need to talk about. Firstly, HomeKit-enabled products are such a small subset of the home automation market for a reason: Apple is very serious about compatibility and security.

HomeKit-enabled products have to go through rounds of testing and adhere to certain security guidelines. The same can’t be said for non-HomeKit-enabled products. Secondly, Homebridge and its accessory plugins are created and maintained by a community of developers — not a company.

If you choose to install Homebridge, proceed with caution and be mindful of what you choose to install on your computer and your devices. Homebridge requires some fussing with code and interaction with Terminal; if you’re uncomfortable with either of those things, it’s best not to proceed with this tutorial.

Lastly, don’t forget to back up your devices; if you mess something up along the way, it’s far easier to roll back changes than having to do a fresh install of macOS.

How to install Homebridge on your Mac

  • The prerequisites
  • Create the NodeJS server
  • Set up the configuration file
  • Understand the configuration file
  • How to install plugins

The prerequisites

  1. Make sure you have Xcode installed on your Mac. It’s free in the Mac App Store — here’s a link to download it.
  2. Download and install Node.js (which comes with the NPM package manager). It’s free — here’s a link to download it.

    Note: Installing Node.js is very straightforward. You’ll install it like any other non-Mac-App-Store application: Download, double click on the file, and follow along with the installation guide.

Create the NodeJS server

Here’s where we’re going to start working with Terminal. You’ll be typing in (or copy-pasting code) to the command line. Follow along step-by-step to properly install Homebridge.

  1. Launch Spotlight by pressing the following keyboard shortcut: Command ⌘ + Space bar.
  2. Start typing in Terminal. When the app appears in Spotlight, you can press Enter.
  3. Once Terminal’s up and running, enter the following to install Homebridge globally:

    sudo npm install -g --unsafe-perm homebridge

  4. Homebridge will be installed using the NPM package manager. Wait until the process is complete.
  5. Type homebridge into Terminal to launch it.
  6. You should see the following message:

    No plugins found. See the README for information on installing plugins.

    That means you’ve successfully installed Homebridge on your Mac!

  7. Quit Homebridge by pressing the following keyboard shortcut: Control ⌃ + C.

Note: If you have trouble installing Homebridge on your Mac, check out the Homebridge support page or visit the Homebridge Slack to get help from the developers.

Set up the configuration file

Homebridge requires two things to add a new accessory to your HomeKit setup: a plugin (more on those in a bit) and an entry in the Homebridge configuration file. We need to create the configuration file before proceeding.

  1. Open up a Finder window and press the following keyboard shortcut: Shift ⇧ + Command ⌘ + G to open up the Go to Folder dialog.
  2. Paste the following path into the Go to Folder dialog:

    /usr/local/lib/node_modules/homebridge and press Enter on the keyboard.

  3. Copy the file called config-sample.json to your Desktop.
  4. Open up a Finder window and press the following keyboard shortcut: Shift ⇧ + Command ⌘ + G to open up the Go to Folder dialog.
  5. Paste the following path into the Go to Folder dialog:

    ~/.homebridge and press Enter on the keyboard.

  6. Drag the config-sample.json file from your Desktop to the .homebridge folder.
  7. Rename the file config.json (delete the -sample portion).

Great work! You’ve installed the configuration file in the proper location. Before we get a little more familiar with the configuration file, you’ll need to download a plain text editor. TextEdit on the Mac is great, but it’s been known to mess up the configuration by changing quotes and apostrophes to “smart quotes” and “smart apostrophes” which is a big no-no for the configuration file. Homebridge suggests the Atom text editor. It’s what I use to edit the Homebridge configuration and it works well!

Understand the configuration file

Open up the Homebridge configuration file (the one you copied to the following location ~/.homebridge) in the Atom text editor. You should see four groups of information: bridge, description, accessories, and platforms.

  • Bridge: This is information used to describe your bridge (like a Philips Hue or Lutron bridge). You can change its name and the HomeKit pin.
  • Description: This is a description of your bridge and the various plugins you’ve installed. You can edit the entire text portion.
  • Accessories: These are individual, bridgeless accessories you’ve connected to your bridge (like a smart switch or plug).
  • Platforms: These are accessories that are typically connected through a bridge (like Philips Hue or Lutron Caséta).

Homebridge will launch just fine with these faux accessories and platforms in place, but I’ve found it’s best to delete them so you can start fresh when you install real plugins. You’ll want to leave the accessories and platforms categories in place — just delete the data inside of the categories.

When you’ve cleaned out your file, it should look like this:

{

"bridge": {

"name": "Homebridge",

"username": "CC:22:3D:E3:CE:30",

"port": 51826,

"pin": "031-45-154"

},

"description": "This is an example configuration file with one fake accessory and one fake platform. You can use this as a template for creating your own configuration file containing devices you actually own.",

"accessories": [ ],

"platforms": []

}

How to install plugins

Homebridge plugins serve as the bridge between non-HomeKit-enabled accessories and the Homebridge server. The plugins speak the language of your home automation accessories and translate your iOS Home app and Siri commands. You can find plugins on NPM; all Homebridge plugins begin with the text homebridge-. I’ll walk you through the installation of a plugin for the TP-Link HS105 Smart Wi-Fi Plug Mini. The installation process is exactly the same for all NPM Homebridge plugins, so you need only to find the plugin that corresponds with your product and follow along!

  1. Visit the NPM site by going to this link. The link will take you to a search query for Homebridge plugins.
  2. Start to type in hs100 until you see the homebridge-hs100 NPM plugin. Click on it.
  3. Underneath the Installation section, look for the text that tells you how to install it.
  4. Open up Terminal and enter the following:

    npm install -g homebridge-hs100

  5. This will install the TP-Link Homebridge plugin, so wait for the process to complete.

  6. Head back to the plugin page and look in the Configuration section. This will show you the text you need to enter into your Homebridge configuration file.
  7. Open up the Homebridge configuration file (the one you copied to the following location ~/.homebridge) in the Atom text editor.
  8. Enter the configuration text in the proper location and save your file. If you’re installing the TP-Link plugin, your configuration file should look like this:

{

"bridge": {

"name": "Homebridge",

"username": "CC:22:3D:E3:CE:30",

"port": 51826,

"pin": "031-45-154"

},

"description": "This is an example configuration file with one fake accessory and one fake platform. You can use this as a template for creating your own configuration file containing devices you actually own.",

"accessories": [],

"platforms": [

{

"platform": "Hs100"

}

]

}

How to connect Homebridge to your HomeKit house

Alright, we’ve got Homebridge installed, we’ve got a plugin ready to go, and we’re ready to get Homebridge up and running! Here’s how you add Homebridge to HomeKit and start controlling your accessories.

  1. Launch Terminal on the Mac.
  2. Type homebridge and press Enter.
  3. Homebridge should launch and begin to load up platforms and plugins.
  4. Head to your iOS device and launch the Home app.
  5. Tap the Add button in the top right corner of the screen (looks like a plus sign).
  6. Tap Add Accessory.
  7. Tap on the Homebridge accessory (mine’s just called Homebridge).
  8. You will see an alert that says, “This accessory is not certified and may not work reliably with HomeKit.” tap Add Anyway.
  9. Tap Enter Code Manually at the bottom of the screen.
  10. Enter the HomeKit code for your Homebridge accessory. You can find it in the Terminal window underneath the text that reads, “Scan this code with your HomeKit App on your iOS device to pair with Homebridge.”
  11. Add your Homebridge accessory and tap Next.
  12. Add your TP-Link Smart Plug (or other accessory you installed with a Homebridge plugin) and tap Done.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully linked a non-HomeKit-enabled smart home accessory to HomeKit. As long as there’s a plugin available, you can add any non-HomeKit-enabled accessories you like. Just be sure to install the plugin, fill out the configuration file, and quit and relaunch Homebridge in Terminal.

How are you feeling?

Installing Homebridge is no small task! Were you able to pull it off? Struggle along the way? Did you find help in the Homebridge support pages and Slack or are you still looking for assistance? I’m looking forward to hearing about your experience and your thoughts on Homebridge; share them with me in the comments below or over on Twitter!

Clips app: The ultimate guide


Clips app: The ultimate guide

How to use Apple’s new Clips app for iPhone and iPad — and make all your social and shared videos faster and more easily than ever.

Years ago Apple rebooted iMovie to better fit the modern era of video recording and editing. But in technology, years ago might as well be an eternity. So, now, Apple has started over again with an all-new, all-modern video editing and sharing app — Clips. It’s not meant to make the next award-winning indie movie. It’s meant to let you quickly and easily slap together social video to share with your friends and networks. In other words, it’s meant to make your Snapchat, Instagram, and iMessage extra lit.

See Clips on App Store

How to take and edit video and photos in the Clips app

Clips is Apple’s fun new video editing app for iPhone and iPad. With it you can quickly and cooly add video, photos, subtitles, effects, title cards, and music, and share it with your contacts and social networks. To do that, you first need to get all the videos and photos into Clips. Here’s how!

How to record and edit Live Titles in the Clips app

How to add and edit Live Titles in the Clips app

Silent movies gave way to DOLBY ATMOS, but thanks to Facebook, Instagram, and the like — and our desire to browse ‘em in bed while others are sleeping! — silent video has made a comeback. That’s also pushed subtitles out of the options drawer and made them default. With Clips, you don’t have to manually or tediously add them to your video. All you have to do is talk. Live Titles takes care of the rest!

How to add filters and effects in the Clips app

How to add filters and effects in the Clips app

Clips wouldn’t be a modern social video app if it didn’t include filters and effects. Sure, what you shoot might look totally gorgeous au naturel. But, if you want to cover any flaws or just add some fun, you can hit the filters, add the effects, and take your Clips to the next level.

How to add and edit Title Cards in the Clips app

How to add and edit Title Cards in the Clips app

Just like social has brought back silent cinema, it’s also made the Title Card popular again. Title cards are fun, animated backgrounds and text you can add to your videos. “The End” is probably the most famous example of a classic title card, but you can use them for intros, transitions — anything you want. If captions are a whisper, Title Cards are SHOUT! Apple’s built Title Cards right into the new Clips app for iPhone and iPad — but use their attention-grabbing power wisely!

How to add and edit overlays and emoji in the Clips app

Where would our snappy and instant candids be without word bubbles, comic callouts, time and location stamps, and even emoji to cover up what’s best left unseen? Apple’s new video app, Clips lets you add just such overlays to your video. They’re not very elaborate yet, but several of them are elegantly animated and can definitely ramp up the fun factor.

How to add soundtracks and music to the Clips app

How to add soundtracks and music to the Clips app

Apple’s new video app, Clips, might have Live Titles for social, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add music as well. There are dozens of soundtracks included — including an action track by Hans Zimmer! — and you can choose from your own library as well.

How to save and share videos from the Clips app

How to save and share videos from the Clips app

Five tips to make your Clips extra lit

Clips makes it ridiculously quick and easy to shoot video and photos, add effects and titles, and share with the world. But there are still a few extra tips and tricks worth knowing about so your Clips really stand out from the crowd.

Five tips to make your Clips extra hip

Any Clips questions?

If you still have any questions about Apple’s Clips app for iPhone and iPad, drop them in the comments below!

Se, hvordan du skriver et CV – på én side


Se, hvordan du skriver et CV – på én side

Hvordan gør man en omfattende karriere overskuelig på et CV? Prøv at begrænse resuméet til én side, lyder rådet fra eksperter hos Novorésumé. Se hvordan, de har sammenfattet Teslas Elon Musks karriere på én enkelt side.

Forestil dig, at du er Elon Musk, CEO for Tesla og en af verdens førende tech-entreprenører. Forestil dig, at du arbejder med alt fra elektronisk betaling til solenergi til elbiler til rumfart.

Det kræver da, at du har et CV på mindst et par sider, ikke?

Ikke hvis man spørger folkene bag Novorésumé, en virksomhed der tilbyder CV-skabeloner online.

Se stillinger inden for Energi, forsyning og miljø på Jobfinder.

Ifølge Business Insider har virksomheden givet bevis for påstanden ved at lave et eksempel på et CV-resumé for selveste Elon Musk på blot én side. Novorésumés co-founder Andrei Kurtuy er overbevist om, at ‘less is more’-konceptet også gælder for CV-skrivning:

»Vi ville bevise, at selv en meget succesfuld og omfattende karriere kan blive præsenteret på en side,« siger han til Business Insider.

Der er dog nogle ting, som du ikke nødvendigvis bør kopiere fra CV-eksemplet, skriver Business Insider. Under ‘Skills and competencies’ er for eksempel anført ‘micromanaging’, som i praksis betyder, at man går alting efter i sømmene og er meget kritisk, hvilket ikke nødvendigvis anses som en positiv lederevne.

Måske kan du finde bedre lederkompetencer, der passer til din egen stil og unikke baggrund.

Ikke desto mindre kan eksemplet bruges som inspiration til at skære ind til benet, så dit CV gør bedre indtryk, næste gang du søger nyt job:

Photo of Elon Musk CV example

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How to take and edit video and photos in the Clips app


How to take and edit video and photos in the Clips app

How do you get video and photos into Apple’s new Clips app? HOLD the big red button, and then…

Clips is Apple’s fun new video editing app for iPhone and iPad. With it you can quickly and cooly add video, photos, subtitles, effects, title cards, and music, and share it with your contacts and social networks. To do that, you first need to get all the videos and photos into Clips.

  • How does the Clips interface work?
  • How do you start a new project in Clips?
  • How do you take a video with Clips?
  • How do you take a photo with Clips?
  • How do you insert existing photos and video into Clips?
  • How do you move and rearrange Clips?
  • How do you mute or un-mute audio in Clips?
  • How do you trim (or un-trim) a Clip?
  • How do you delete Clips?
  • How do you delete a whole project?

How does the Clips interface work?

Clips has a refreshingly discoverable — buttons are mostly obvious and clearly labeled. From the main screen, top left to bottom right, you have:

Clips interface

  1. Downward caret: Switch to Projects.
  2. Speech bubble: Live titles.
  3. Overlapping circles: Shows the Effects filters.
  4. DF logo: Opens the Overlay browser.
  5. T-square: The Title Cards.
  6. Musical note: Opens the music library.
  7. Live view: Shows you what’s going to be recorded or inserted.
  8. Photo: Switches to the still camera.
  9. Video: Switches to the video camera.
  10. Library: Switches to your photo library.
  11. Microphone: Toggles audio recording on or off.
  12. Hold to Record / Add This Clip / Add This Photo: Inserts the content into the Clips timeline.
  13. Camera: Switches between the front-facing and rear-facing cameras.
  14. Play: Plays the current Clip stream.
  15. Clip thumbnails: Clips currently in the stream.
  16. Done: Switches to projects.

There are a few differences between the Photo and Library screens, for example, a flash button, but not many. The project screen is a different beast entirely, again top left to bottom right:

  1. Upward caret: Switches to the capture screen.
  2. ? button: Opens the help browser.
  3. + button: Starts a new project.
  4. Collages: Your existing projects.
  5. Preview: The currently selected project.
  6. Play: Play the preview.
  7. Open: Switches to the capture screen.
  8. Share: Opens the Share sheet.

How do you start a new project in Clips?

Clips organizes videos into Projects. Each project has it’s own clip stream. You can edit or add projects at any time.

  1. Tap the Projects button (Looks like v) at the top left.
  2. Tap the New Video button (looks like a +) or an existing project to select it.
  3. Tap the Done at the bottom right to go back to the capture screen. (You can also tap the Projects button again or the preview window.)

How do you take a video with Clips?

Taking videos is one of the primary functions of Clips, so it’s super-simple to do.

  1. Tap on the Video tab, center, beneath the live view.
  2. Tap the Record Audio button to switch between mic (with audio) and mute (no audio) modes.
  3. Tap the Camera Chooser button to switch between front (selfie) and back (elsie) cameras.
  4. Use the live view to frame the subject(s) you want to record.
  5. Touch and hold Hold to Record.
  6. Pinch on the live view to zoom in or out while recording.
  7. Let go when you’re done.

As soon as you’re done you can record more video or start working on the video you just shot.

Note: Clips will use the front mic for the front-facing (selfie) camera and the back mic for the back-facing camera. So, if you’re shooting something else and you want your voice heard (and/or Live Titled, see below), SPEAK UP. If you have headphones with a mic attached, Clips will use that mic regardless.

How do you take a photo with Clips?

Photos are treated almost like static video in Clips, so you don’t just choose your shot, you choose how long to hold on your shot as well.

  1. Tap on the Photo tab, left, beneath the live view.
  2. Tap on the Flash button to cycle the flash between auto (white), on (yellow), and off (struck out).
  3. Tap the Camera Chooser button to switch between front (selfie) and back (elsie) cameras.
  4. Tap the big, round Shutter button to take a photo.
  5. Tap Retake if you’re not happy with it and want a do-over.
  6. Touch and hold Hold to Add This Photo to insert the photo as a clip. (You need to hold for at least 1 second for it to be inserted.)
  7. Pinch or Swipe on the live view to zoom in or out or pan while inserting.
  8. Let go when you’re done.

When you’re done, you can immediately insert the same photo again, say with different zooming, switch back to video, or switch to something else.

How do you insert existing photos and video into Clips?

You don’t have to create brand new videos or photos for Clips. You can insert the photos and videos you already have.

  1. Tap on the Library tab, right, beneath the live view.
  2. Tap on the Albums button, top right, to switch albums.
  3. Tap on the photo or video you want to insert. (If you pick the wrong one, just tap on Library again and start over.)
  4. Tap the Record Audio button to switch between mic (with audio) and mute (no audio) modes. (You can add live audio to any photo or video while you’re inserting it.)
  5. Touch and hold Hold to Add This Clip/Photo to insert the video or photo.
  6. Pinch or Swipe on the live view to zoom in or out or pan while inserting.
  7. Let go when you’re done.

You can immediately add the same video or photo again, with different pan and zoom, for example, or move on to the next clip.

How do you move and rearrange Clips?

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Once you’ve captured or inserted a Clip, you can change the order and sequence at any time.

  1. Touch and hold the Clip you want to move.
  2. Drag the Clip to its new position.
  3. Let go.

If you make a mistake, just repeat the process until the Clip is where you want it.


How do you mute or un-mute audio in Clips?

If you record a Clip with audio and later want to silence it, or if you mute a clip and later want to restore audio, it’s just a tap or two away.

  1. Tap the Clip you want to mute or un-mute.
  2. Tap on the Sound button (looks like a speaker).

How do you trim (or un-trim) a Clip?

If you record too much and want to trim off the beginning or end of a Clip, you can do it using the same type of controls as the Photos app.

  1. Tap the Clip you want to trim.
  2. Tap the Edit button (looks like scissors).
  3. Drag the left or right Trim control to remove video from the beginning or end.
  4. Tap Apply to finish.

How do you delete Clips?

If you decide you no longer want a Clip, you can trash it.

  1. Tap the Clip you want to trash.
  2. Tap the Delete button (looks like a trash can).
  3. Tap Delete Clip to confirm.

How do you delete a whole project?

  1. Tap the Projects button (Looks like v) at the top left.
  2. Touch and hold any of your projects until they go into delete mode.
  3. Tap the Delete button.
  4. Tap Delete Video to confirm.

Any Clips questions?

If you have any questions on adding or editing video or photos to Clips, drop them in the comments below!