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Syslogd Overwhelming Your Computer?

If your Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5) system is unexpectedly sluggish, logging might be the culprit. Run Activity Monitor (Applications/Utilities/ folder), and click the CPU column twice to get it to show most to least activity. If syslogd is at the top of the list, there's a fix. Syslogd tracks informational messages produced by software and writes them to the asl.db, a file in your Unix /var/log/ directory. It's a known problem that syslogd can run amok. There's a fix: deleting the asl.db file.

Launch Terminal (from the same Utilities folder), and enter these commands exactly as written, entering your administrative password when prompted:

sudo launchctl stop com.apple.syslogd

sudo rm /var/log/asl.db

sudo launchctl start com.apple.syslogd

Your system should settle down to normal. For more information, follow the link.

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Take Control of Yosemite Upgrades, New Features, and Sharing

On the same day Apple released OS X 10.10 Yosemite, we published three Take Control books to help readers upgrade successfully, get the most out Yosemite’s new features, and learn how to share nearly anything in nearly every imaginable situation.

 
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Welcome Wi-Fi Changes under Yosemite’s Hood

How to Use Apple Pay

How Spotlight Suggestions Handles Privacy

Apple Posts Record Profits for Q4 2014

Examining iTunes 12’s New Interface

OS X 10.10 Yosemite, iOS 8.1, and Apple Pay Have Arrived

iBooks Author Gains New Import Options

 

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iWork Updated for Yosemite and iCloud Drive

Apple Launches iMac with Retina Display, Refreshes Mac mini

iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 Expand the Line

Moving to iCloud Drive

Transmit for iOS 8 Provides File Transfer Everywhere

Macworld Expo Mothballed after 30 Years

You Are Apple’s Greatest Security Challenge

Apple and Google Spark Civil Rights Debate

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