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Saturday, 14 January 2017

How To Disable MacBook iSight Camera In macOS Sierra

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Here’s how to easily disable or enable iSight Camera on Mac, particularly on MacBook, in macOS Sierra and protect your computer from prying eyes.
Have you ever sat blankly staring at your Mac’s embedded camera, either on an iMac or MacBook, and wondered if someone happens to be watching you in stealth even though the little green light isn’t active? Visit any organization which uses Macs for its computing needs, and you’ll see more than one MacBook on desks which has a piece of tape covering the iSight Camera. Some call it paranoia, others call it peace of mind. Whatever you want to call it, if you fear being watched without permission, you can actually disable access to the iSight Camera with a handy little third-party app called iSight Disabler. Here’s how to go about using it.
Step 1: Rather than mess around with a GitHub repository and trying to gain the technical knowledge on how to actually fiddle with code, you can just download the latest update in a zip format from Dropbox here. This will also give you macOS Sierra compatibility if you happen to be running Apple’s latest desktop OS.
Step 2: Once the zip file has been downloaded, do what you would normally do with a compressed file of this nature, and decompress it. That will give you access to all of the files inside, one of which, is a file called
Step 3: This is the file that we want to concern ourselves with. It’s basically an Apple Script creation that is tasked with automating the process of enabling, or disabling the iSight Camera built into Apple’s Macs. Double click the file to launch the app.
Step 4: You’ll be presented with a familiar looking dialogue box with some information about the script, including an important knowledge bomb which states that all running applications that currently have access to the iSight Camera will continue to do so until they are restarted. Make sure you keep that in mind. Click on the Disable iSight button to prevent access to the camera.
Step 5: When prompted, enter the relevant password for the currently signed-in user or main administrator.
And there you have it. The iSight Camera will now be disabled until you go through the same process and select Enable iSight.
Of course, if you are of a technical persuasion, or just like to tinker and see the inner workings of things, then you can actually check out the iSight Disabler project directly on GitHub, which will let you see the commits, version history, and the source itself, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Saturday, 28 March 2015

This Super Cool MacBook Case Can Be Customized Using Lego Blocks [Video]

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MacBook cases come in all shapes and sizes, although given Apple’s dogged efforts to downsize and de-bulk its famed notebook these past few years, it’s fair to say that the majority of those successful and selling well do so because they preserve the Cupertino’s ethos for compact, slick design. But while barely-there covers and shells are great for saving space and keeping dust and scratches at bay without adding too much to the overall load, I’d be willing to go out on a limb and say that none can match today’s featured MacBook case for sheer geek-delight.
As you can see, the snap-on Brik Case covers the machine including the iconic Apple logo, allowing you to stand out from the crowd by clipping any one of a number of different build-based toys onto the canvas. Lego, while being the obvious selection for most, isn’t the only weapon of choice in this case, with Mega BloksPixelBlocksKRE-O and K’NEX all supported, albeit in an unofficial sense.
As can be seen in the Brik Case’s Kickstarter demonstration video, you can use your desired building blocks to decorate, create useful contraptions for holding various items, or, even more simply, just build.
The idea of being able to attach a makeshift pen-holder to your machine using Lego or K’NEX is undeniably cool, although given that the MacBook is one to be handled with care at the best of times, trying to keep everything together may prove a fairly tall order.
With four weeks to go of its Kickstarter campaign, the Brik Case has almost raised $7,000 of its $30,000 goal, and looks well on its way to becoming a reality. For A $30 pledge, early birds can get the Brik Case for their MacBook or MacBook Air along with a bag of 100 assorted bricks, and with an eventual retail price of $40, you’ll save money while also achieving the famous, warm and fuzzy feeling of backing something you support.
If the campaign and production run to schedule, you’ll have your Brik Case shipped by August, and if you can recall a time when having fun did not require the intervention of a digital gadget, then you owe it to yourself to pony up the $30 for this.