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How to turn off System Integrity Protection (SIP) in macOS

OS X El Capitan and later includes security technology that helps protect your Mac from malicious software.

System Integrity Protection is a security technology in OS X El Capitan and later that’s designed to help prevent potentially malicious software from modifying protected files and folders on your Mac. System Integrity Protection restricts the root user account and limits the actions that the root user can perform on protected parts of the Mac operating system.

Before System Integrity Protection, the root user had no permission restrictions, so it could access any system folder or app on your Mac. Software obtained root-level access when you entered your administrator name and password to install the software. That allowed the software to modify or overwrite any system file or app.

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Turn Windows into an AirPlay receiver

Whilst Windows is the most widely-used, Apple’s iteration continues to go from strength to strength, and does have many quirks attributing to its increased popularity. AirPlay is one such feature, allowing music to be played wirelessly to compatible speakers. Thanks to a nifty little app by the name of Shairport4w though, Windows users can too stream music from their iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, iTunes and basically everything that supports AirPlay, over a Wi-Fi connection. And it’s free!!

A simple, small and free app, Shairport4w turns your Windows PC into an AirPlay receiver with a simple setup process that takes less than a minute. It requires Apple’s Bonjour service to be running, but as an iDevice user, you’ll probably already have iTunes installed. As iTunes relies on Bonjour, you needn’t download it separately, but if you don’t have iTunes, Shairport4w will prompt you to download the Bonjour package at first launch.

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MacUpdate 2012 Spring Bundle

Featuring another incredible collection of 11 popular Mac apps for just $49.99.
The full app lineup includes:

1. VMware Fusion 4 ($49.99) – http://macupdate.com/app/mac/23593/vmware-fusion

2. Drive Genius 3 ($99.00) – http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/17099/drive-genius

3. PDFpen 5 ($59.95) – http://macupdate.com/app/mac/13829/pdfpen

4. ForkLift 2.5 ($29.95) – http://macupdate.com/app/mac/24467/forklift

5. Typinator 5 ($33.00) – http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/18028/typinator

6. DesktopShelves 2 ($14.99) – http://macupdate.com/app/mac/38013/desktopshelves

7. Snapheal ($14.99) – http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/41078/snapheal

8. Boom [Home Pack] ($10.99) – http://macupdate.com/app/mac/36700/boom

9. Phone to Mac ($24.95) – http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/30886/phone-to-mac

10. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition ($29.99) – http://macupdate.com/app/mac/41944

11. Worms Special Edition ($9.99) – http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/39283

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The Restart Page

Free unlimited rebooting experience from vintage operating systems.   Try it out here: http://www.therestartpage.com/ Visit their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/therestartpage

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