Even when every network device is disconnected, your computer can still communicate over a kind of network. Known as a “loopback,” a Unix machine can send and receive network communications from itself and to itself over a virtual network device. Your computer can send messages from itself to itself, permitting network-style communications without the need […]
The Network preference pane can be a dark and foreboding place. With some training, you can actually understand what you’re doing when you try and fix your internet connection. Pop open the Network pane found in System Preferences, and let’s explore.
Why on earth would ever need to create a Wi-Fi hotspot with your Mac. If you’ve had the privilege of staying in a high-end hotel, you know the answer to this question. Ethernet connectivity is cheap: Wi-Fi connectivity is inexplicably more expensive.
Sometimes your Mac’s network activity can seem like a black box. There aren’t that many system tools for analyzing network activity, and Terminal commands like netstat vomit a ton of data that’s hard to sort through and understand. Fortunately, you’re not the only one that wants to find and control the apps using your network […]
Ever have a dumb friend? Man, I’ve had a few. I new this one kid back in the day who decided that for his first tattoo he’d get a tribal flame starting at his wrist that went up to his elbow. Then the flame would be done with an American flag pattern, with some licks […]