Apple TV Aerial Screensaver for Mac

I came across this gem the other day from a colleage, Pete, and wanted to share with everyone: https://github.com/JohnCoates/Aerial

As mentioned by John Coates, “Aerial is a Mac screen saver based on the new Apple TV screen saver that displays the aerial movies Apple shot over New York, San Francisco, Hawaii, China, etc.” To me the best part is that you can either have the screensaver stream the latest aerials or you can download them locally so they work offline. If you stream, the aerials are loaded directly from Apple meaning you are never out of date!

How to do a clean reinstall of Sync for Mac

To do a ‘complete’ uninstall of Mac Sync:

1) Click the ShareFile Sync icon in the menu bar, and select ‘Quit.’

2) Open up ‘Finder’, go into ‘Applications’ folder and open ‘Utilities’ folder.

3) Double click ‘Activity Monitor’ to launch it.

4) In top right you can type in ‘sync’ to search or sort alphabetically to find the ‘SyncEngine’ process.

5) Select it and use the ‘Force Quit’ option and accept the warning. It’s necessary to quit SyncEngine because otherwise, it would stay running in the background and keeping the ‘sfconfig.db’ file ‘in-use.’

6) Open up ‘Finder’; go into ‘Applications’ folder again.

7) Drag ‘ShareFile’ into Mac trash bin in the bottom right of the screen.

8) Go back to ‘Finder’ and this time click the ‘Go’ menu and select ‘Go to Folder.’

9) Type in the path ~/Library/Logs/ShareFile 

10) Drag all the contents of this folder into the Mac trash.

11) Ctrl-click trash icon and select option to empty the trash.

Uninstall is finished.  You are now ready to start the install process

How to install Sync for Mac:

1) In ‘Finder’, see if you already have a ‘ShareFile’ folder.  You can either keep that folder if you want to keep the files or you can completely delete the ‘ShareFile’ folder.

2) Log into your ShareFile account, click ‘Apps’, and download Sync for Mac

3) Start the installer of Sync for Mac and configure for your account.

Best Mac RDP Application – CoRD

A small portion of my day is spent deploying software, beta testing software or troubleshooting software on Windows servers so when I am at home on my iMac I had to find a great replacement to Windows built in RDP software. After a few days searching and testing software I came across CoRD. CoRD is a free and open-source app for Mac and is very easy to use. CoRD allows me to view each session in either its own windows or all of my sessions within one Windows. Taking the true inspiration of Apple, CoRD is not only simple to use but it is also appealing to look at.

By far my favorite part about CoRD is the ability to “Command + any number” to automatically authenticate into a Windows Server that I previously set up. If you are looking for the best RDP app for Mac, you must check out CoRD.