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Repair Disk Permissions El Capitan 10.11

Repair Disk Permissions El Capitan 10.11
Mac X 10.11 El Captain disk utility does not come with repair disk permissions option. This is frustrating to most Mac users since repairing disk permissions used to be typical maintenance we perform on our Macs. According to  Apple, file system permissions are protected in the latest version of OS X El Captain. While this may be true, it is still possible some application or action you performed changed permissions – so why not still check and repair? Here are the steps to repair your Disk Permissions in OS X El Captain.   1. Open Terminal (Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal) 2. Type the following command to immediately repair disk permissions on your home volume: sudo /usr/libexec/repair_packages --repair --standard-pkgs --volume / 3. Disk Utility will do its thing and eventually finish...

Mac X Check Power Consumption Usage

Mac X Check Power Consumption Usage
Ever wonder how much power your Mac computer is actually using in real-time? As long as your Mac has an Intel processor (all latest Mac machines have Intel processors today) you can monitor your Mac computer processor power in watts, processor frequency (how fast each core is running) and temperature – all in real time!   1. Download and install Intel Power Gadget for Mac X here.   2. The application installer will create a folder in Applications called Intel Power Gadget.   3. Open Intel(R) Power Gadget.app. You will see 3 screens reporting processor power, processor frequency, and processor temperature in real-time.   You can enable automatic logging to a file that will save by default in the /tmp directory. It will create a CSV file. Enjoy!

Control Turbo Boost on Mac

Control Turbo Boost on Mac
Turbo Boost is a feature on modern day Mac computers that allow a processor to increase and decrease clock rate (processor speed) as Mac OS needs it. There are benefits to Turbo Boost including energy conservation, increasing battery life, and generally increasing your Mac machine life. There are a lot of Mac geeks that would like to control when Turbo Boost is on and off.   Note: Your Mac must be a compatible model to be able to use Turbo Boost. The current list of compatible Macs can be found here.   1. Download and install Turbo Boost here.   2. Double-click the Turbo Booster application. You will see a menu bar item added.    3. And like that, you can turn on/off your Mac machine Turbo Booster settings using...

Add Image to Mac Mail Signature

Add Image to Mac Mail Signature
In the latest version of Mac X mail, you can add an image to your signature(s) easily.   1. Open Mac Mail and go to Mail -> Preferences -> Signatures    2. Click + to add a new signature template. 3. Next, find the image you want to place inside your signature. Simply drag the image into the signature white space screen pictured below.   4. The image will automatically resize to fit in your signature. You can still resize the image by dragging the corners.   Create a Clickable Image to Link to Another Website   1. Create a new email message. 2. Copy your image into the new email message. Ensure only the image is placed in the email (no other text)   3. Now, select the image (ctrl...
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