Tag Archive: Network


The networksetup utility offers a command line interface to configuring the variety of Mac networking features available in OS X. We’ve discussed networksetup and accompanying features many times here for more advanced purposes, but one of the simpler uses of networksetup is that it can list out every piece of networking hardware attached to a … Read More

Apple has put a massive amount of money and talent into the construction of its own content delivery network (CDN) for the last few years and its finally starting to pay off. The new CDN has already gone live in… Read more ›

Calling itself a social networking app for just two people, Avocado has long been one of the favorite apps of me and my wife. For everything from sending little reminders of affection in the form of digital hugs, to letting… Read more ›

If you’re anything like me it can be difficult to stay on top of all of your different social media accounts, which is why Buffer is so useful as a tool — since it allows you to share to Twitter,… Read more ›

AirPlay no longer requires a Wi-Fi network in iOS 8

Apple has made yet more improvements to AirPlay in iOS 8 by enabling compatible devices to make direct connections with each other for content streaming. This eliminates AirPlay’s reliance on a Wi-Fi network and fixes one of its biggest limitations. In… Read more ›

Mac OS X comes with a bundled port scanner tool, just one of a variety of features tucked into the ever useful Network Utility app. That means you don’t need to bother with the command line or install more advanced tools like nmap to quickly scan for open ports on a given IP or domain, … Read More

Many Mac users have recently stumbled upon a “Thunderbolt Bridge” alert dialog that shows up when they visit the OS X Network preference panel, the full text of the message box says: “New Interface Detected   A new network has been detected:   Thunderbolt Bridge   Please verify that it is configured correctly, then press … Read More   [Read More…]

Many Mac users have recently stumbled upon a “Thunderbolt Bridge” alert dialog that shows up when they visit the OS X Network preference panel, the full text of the message box says: “New Interface Detected   A new network has been detected:   Thunderbolt Bridge   Please verify that it is configured correctly, then press … Read More

Having dead Wi-Fi zones in your apartment or office is a huge inconvenience for all. NetSpot Pro is the answer to all these problems. NetSpot Pro lets you visualize, optimize and troubleshoot your wireless networks using any MacBook so you… Read more ›

How to Forget a Wi-Fi Network in Mac OS X

Once a wi-fi network has been joined in OS X, the Mac will default to joining that network if it’s within range and available again. This is undeniably convenient for joining our home, work, and regular wireless networks, but it can be a nuisance when the Mac rejoins a network that you no longer want … Read More