Archive for June, 2014

Fix: User accounts don’t show on the OS X login screen

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Odd problem on one of the Macs here ... on reboot the user accounts didn't show on the login screen, only the admin. It would appear if we used the Log Out command though, which was strange.

The problem turned out to be with FileVault, and the fix was painless.

  • Open System Preferences
  • Choose Privacy & Security
  • Click on FileVault
  • Click the Enable users... button in the preference pane and enable the user account you want to show on the screen. That users will need to enter their password to do this.



On reboot the users should show up on the login screen.

Beware when downloading iTunes!!!!

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

If you're looking to download iTunes, don't, whatever you do, search for the download using a search engine.


Because there's no end of malware and junkware in the listings. Unless you know what you're doing, you can find yourself downloading nasties in the process. Most of the time you don't just get iTunes, but some other bundled adware, but sometimes you can get really unlucky and pick up malware that will infiltrate your system.

The only fully trustworthy place to get a copy of iTunes from is Apple.

Stay safe out there!

Shout out from Tim Cook

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

It's not every day I get a shout out from Apple CEO Tim Cook.