Thoughtful, detailed coverage of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, plus the best-selling Take Control ebooks.

 

 

Pick an apple! 
 
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.

Visit Discussion of syslogd problem at Smarticus

 
 

iWork Updated for Yosemite and iCloud Drive

Concurrent with the release of OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Apple also released updates to its iWork apps on Mac and iOS, bringing iCloud Drive compatibility and other enhancements.

 
Show summaries of articles

Keyboard Maestro 6.4.3

Mellel 3.3.3

Postbox 3.0.10

OmniFocus 2 for Mac Brings a Fresh Look to GTD

Yojimbo 4.0.3

iWork for iCloud Gets Another Update

NoteBook 4.0.1

No Correlation Between Heat and Hard Drive Failure

LaunchBar 5.6.4

 

READERS LIKE YOU! Support TidBITS by becoming a member today!
Check out the perks at <http://tidbits.com/member_benefits.html>
Special thanks to Phyllis Dull, Karen Erickson Brandt, Jack Clay, and
Mark Alexander for their generous support!
 

PDFpen and PDFpenPro 6.2.1

Microsoft’s OneNote Takes on Evernote

1Password 4.4 Updated with Watchtower Service

Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.206

Paprika 2.0.3

Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.201

Keyboard Maestro 6.4.1

Typinator 5.9

PCalc 4

Next 20 articles for Home Mac Productivity...

 

READERS LIKE YOU! Support TidBITS by becoming a member today!
Check out the perks at <http://tidbits.com/member_benefits.html>
Special thanks to Bruno Gees, Gregg, Charles Rose, and John Craig for
their generous support!