This resources page contains a list of more technical Mac OS related sites. If you are interested in Macs related technical information, tips and insights, you may want to start with the following list.
- Stuffit Expander by Smith Micro
- GraphicConverter by Lemke Software
- Apple Product Specifications
- Apple Security Updates
- MacFixIt, now part of CNET
- Mac OS X Hints
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SecureMac was historically one of the best sites for information on mac security topics. Definitely a recommended read.
Quoted from the SecureMac.com site:
Mac security is a more serious problem than most people think. It’s true that Macintosh computers have lower security risks than the average PC, but running security software for Macs is every bit as essential.
SecureMac has operated at the cutting edge of Apple security for over a decade. We produce some of the best security software for Mac computers on the market. And we’ve won the awards to prove it.
If you’re reading this right now, you’ve probably realized that securing your Mac against malware and privacy threats is important. If you want to keep your Mac secure, you’ve come to the right place.
MacUpdate is an app/software download website that simplifies finding, buying and installing apps for your Macintosh computer.
MacUpdate.com is updated daily and currently carries more than 40,000 Macintosh applications for download.
Click here to visit a page on this site about MacForensicsLab for Mac OS X. The software is a complete forensics suite that is fully cross platform and available on Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, as well as Linux.
This product is owned and produced by the owners of this website and the page you will be linking to is inside this website.
www.MacSurfer.com is a news aggregator site for Mac OS X news sites. A handy site to find links to all things happening in the mac world.
In earlier days – the Mac OS stored compressed files using a program called ‘Stuffit’, you may have seen these files around with a suffix of .sit or .sitx. Since OS X version 10.3, zip compression has been built in but occasionally you will still see legacy files around using this format.
The decompression tool is available for free download and runs mac and other platforms. You can download the expander by clicking here.
Perhaps the most powerful tool for working with graphic formats. This program can open almost every graphic format ever made, and is well known for it’s ability to handle “less than perfect” files. Try it for free and see the great features. We recommend this product to all mac users.
An official and comprehensive list of specifciations for all Apple products. Use this list to get details on past and present features for iPods, Mac computers, iPhones, and much more.
An official source for security updates on Mac OS X. Users of Mac OS X can also get all their updates by selecting ‘Software update…’ from the Apple menu on the top left corner of the screen, or simply by waiting for the process to be performed automatically.
Quoted from the Apple site:
This document outlines security updates for Apple products. For the protection of our customers, Apple does not disclose, discuss or confirm security issues until a full investigation has occurred and any necessary patches or releases are available. To learn more about Apple Product Security, see the Apple Product Security website.
MacFixIt, now part of CNET provides latest news, reviews of software and hardware products, and the latest workarounds and solutions to technical roadblocks and frustrating barriers.
MacInTouch is an independent journal providing timely, reliable news, information and analysis about Apple Macintosh and iPhone/iOS platforms.
The Mac OS X Hints site gives handy tips and tricks for all things Apple.
Quoted from the Mac OS X Hints website:
I should first say that OS X public beta was my first real exposure to UNIX, and that’s probably one of the bigger reasons for this site — a good friend of mine is a UNIX wizard, and I’m sure he was getting tired of my calls! While trying to learn the system, I was getting somewhat frustrated at having to jump all over the web to find answers to OS X questions. There are some excellent sites out there (make sure you check out the links pages here), but none that seemed to focus specifically on providing how-to’s in a quick, easy-to-use format.
So in November of 2000, I launched macosxhints.com … and in the last five-plus, it has grown into a collection of thousands of hints regarding OS X and related applications, with multiple thousands of comments from experienced users providing even more information. It’s truly a one-stop-shop for OS X hints and how-to’s, and I’m amazed at just how intelligent and friendly the macosxhints community is!
Update — Mac OS X Hints is now a read-only site. There’s still a wealth of great information there the many will find useful.