Tag Archive: Plugin


How to Disable Safari Power Saver Plug-In Stopping on Mac OS X

Many Mac users may not notice this, but modern versions of Safari support a new feature which automatically stops plug-ins from running in certain situations to save power on the computer. This is kind of like App Nap in OS X, except that it’s limited to plug-ins within the Safari browser itself, which means things … Read More [Read More…]

How to Disable Safari Power Saver Plug-In Stopping on Mac OS X

Many Mac users may not notice this, but modern versions of Safari support a new feature which automatically stops plug-ins from running in certain situations to save power on the computer. This is kind of like App Nap in OS X, except that it’s limited to plug-ins within the Safari browser itself, which means things … Read More

Safari plugin adds Beats Music to your browser, minus the Flash

Beats Music is due for a big redesign come WWDC. Hopefully that means a native Mac app is on the way, as well as a web player that doesn’t use Flash. While we’re waiting for Apple to trash its use…Read more ›

How to Remove the Adobe Acrobat Reader Plugin from Safari in Mac OS X

A variety of applications attempt to install Adobe Acrobat Reader into OS X, and many Mac users approve the installation and don’t think much of it. Typically when Acrobat Reader has been installed, it takes over the default PDF viewer that is built into Safari and uses a separate often slower Acrobat plugin for loading … Read More

How to Enable Flash Plugin for Specific Web Sites Only in Safari for Mac OS X

Safari Safari 7 now provides finely tuned controls over what websites can use which browser plugins, and there are few better uses for such a feature than selectively limiting the Adobe Flash Player plugin to only be enabled for specifically approved websites. Basically this means you can have the Flash player installed on your Mac, but blocked for your wider web experience, while still being allowed on a few select sites that  [Read More…]

Mutator, A Plug-In Mute Switch For Your iPhone, iPad, iPod

The Mutator is a hardware mute switch for your iPhone. What’s that you say? You already have a hardware mute switch on your iPhone? Well, yes you do. But – as the poor fellow who caused Mahlergate found out – mute doesn’t always mean “mute”.

When you slide the iPhone’s mute switch, it silences most hints, but it won’t silence any alarms or alerts you have set. This is usually a  [Read More…]

Allow the Java Plug-In on a Per Website Basis with Java & Safari Updates for OS X

Java icon Two new updates are available for Mac users that aim to increase security and control over how the Java web plugin runs in the Safari web browser. Named as Java for OS X 2013-003 and Safari 6.0.4 (or Safari 5.1.9 for older versions of OS X), the updates are available right now through Software Update via the  Apple menu. The updates combine to roughly 110MB and requires Safari  [Read More…]

Apple Blocks Older Versions Of Adobe Flash Plug-In To Protect Users From Malware

Apple has crippled Flashback significantly, and the number of infected users is dropping rapidly.

Apple announced today that they have updated Safari’s web plug-in that blocks older versions of Adobe Flash Player.

The update comes after Apple, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft experienced a slew of malicious attacks on their computers via a Java exploit. Blocking the Adobe Flasher Player plugin should protect users from vulnerabilities.

The Next Web reports that the update  [Read More…]

Apple Says Java Plug-in For Browsers To Blame For Malware Attack

Is Apple to blame for its sliding stock?

Following up on the news that Apple experienced a recent attack by hackers who infected some Macs with malicious software, Apple says they know how they did it.

In a statement released to All Things D, Apple says that the hackers accessed a number of Mac systems through a vulnerability in the Java plug-in for browsers.

Here’s the full statement:

 

“Apple has identified malware  [Read More…]

Preview All Text Files in Quick Look with the QLStephen Plugin for OS X

Quick Look all text files

By now you’re probably familiar with Quick Look, used in the Mac Finder and Open/Save Dialogs to view an instant preview of any file simply by selecting it and hitting the spacebar or a tap gesture in OS X. It works amazingly well to see what something is before you open it, but if you’ve attempted to use Quick Look on some text files that don’t  [Read More…]