Tag Archives: NTP

Incorrect time on your Mac? Here’s how to fix that

DateTimeIconXThe time that your Mac displays is not only for your convenience, but also a requirement for many of OS X’s services. This includes its ability to schedule tasks and notify you of calendar events, as well as time-stamp files and events, and properly communicate with online services using some forms of encryption. Therefore, if the clock on your Mac is off, then you might not only be late for a meeting, but might also not be able to send or receive messages and other Web content. Continue reading

How to manually patch NTP for OS X 10.6 and 10.7

NetworkIconXThe recent NTP (network time protocol) security update from Apple was the first that Apple silently pushed to users, updating their systems without first notifying them of an available update and then requiring users specifically go to the App Store to install it; however, while intended for swiftly updating supported versions of OS X, this does not patch versions of OS X that are no longer supported by Apple. Continue reading