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Mac OS, Mac OS X, or macOS, is the operating system that resides on Apple’s desktop and portable computer lineup. Built upon a Unix core, it is easy to use yet highly advanced, extremely stable, and an excellent OS for productivity and creation. Browse through our articles or use the search feature to look for something specific that is pertinent to the Mac operating system.

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Safari 13 Released for Mac

Sep 19, 2019 - 35 Comments
Safari 13 for Mac

Safari 13 has been released for Mac users running MacOS Mojave and macOS High Sierra. Later, Safari 13 will also arrive along with MacOS Catalina when that operating system is released in October.

How to Selectively Install Updates from MacOS Software Update

Sep 17, 2019 - 2 Comments
How to install specific updates only in MacOS software update

Sometimes when you check for available macOS software updates in System Preferences you’ll find there are multiple software updates available for different things, for example there might be a Safari update, alongside a macOS supplemental update, along with a security update, or firmware update. But what if you only want to install one of those … Read More

MacOS Catalina to be Released in October

Sep 11, 2019 - Leave a Comment
MacOS Catalina

For those who have been wondering when macOS Catalina will be coming out, Apple has announced that MacOS Catalina will be released in October.

How to Rename Tags on Mac

Sep 9, 2019 - 3 Comments
How to edit and rename tags on Mac

If you use the Tags feature to tag files and folders on the Mac you may find it helpful to know that you can edit and rename tags to be more descriptive or to better suit your purposes for those tags. For example, perhaps you want to rename some tags to be used as indicator … Read More

How to Stop FaceTime Opening Automatically on Mac

Sep 7, 2019 - Leave a Comment
FaceTime on Mac

Some Mac users may be aiming to turn off FaceTime because they have noticed the app launches itself automatically. Some have even noticed that FaceTime opens itself automatically on boot when the computer restarts or on system startup. Sometimes this happens because of saved states and the user left FaceTime open before rebooting the Mac, … Read More

How to Delete & Disable Significant Locations Data on Mac

Sep 5, 2019 - 2 Comments
How to clear and disable Significant Locations on Mac

Want to clear and disable Significant Locations data stored on your Mac? For some quick background, your Mac will attempt to determine what locations are significant to you in order to provide you with location related information for Maps, Photos, Calendars, and with other apps too. These stored places are referred to as “Significant Locations” … Read More

How to Rotate Images in MacOS from Finder the Fast Way

Sep 2, 2019 - 6 Comments
How to rotate images in Finder of Mac OS quickly

The latest versions of MacOS include an handy feature that allows you to quickly rotate images directly from the Finder, without having to open any other application like Preview or Photos. This image rotate capability comes as a Finder Quick Action and it can be accessed anytime from the Column view, Icon View, or List … Read More

How to Invert Images with Pixelmator on Mac

Aug 31, 2019 - Leave a Comment
Invert image on Mac with Pixelmator keystroke

Want to invert an images color in Pixelmator for Mac? Inverting a picture does exactly what it sounds like, it takes an image and inverts the colors so that each color is its opposite. There are two ways you can invert images in Pixelmator on the Mac, one using a keystroke combination and the other … Read More

How to Disable Location Based Apple Ads on Mac

Aug 30, 2019 - 3 Comments
How to disable location for Apple Ads on Mac

If you want to disable location based Apple ads showing on the Mac in various Apple apps and products, you can do so with a settings adjustment. In situations like these, location data is typically used to make ads more relevant to you and your location, but some people may prefer to not have location … Read More

New Supplemental Update for MacOS Mojave 10.14.6 Released

Aug 26, 2019 - 12 Comments
MacOS Mojave supplemental update aug 26 download

Apple has released another new supplemental update to macOS Mojave 10.14.6. The supplemental software update includes bug fixes, security enhancements, and performance improvements, and is therefore recommended for all Mac users running MacOS Mojave to install. The new supplemental update will bring macOS 10.14.6 to build 18G95. Specifically, the new supplemental update aims to fix … Read More

How to Delete an APFS Volume from Mac

Aug 22, 2019 - 3 Comments
Finished deleting APFS volume on Mac

If you have created a new APFS volume on a Mac for some purpose, perhaps to run a different version of MacOS on, you may eventually wish to remove that volume from the APFS container. Deleting an APFS volume removes all data on that volume and is irreversible, so make sure that you are targeting … Read More

Screen Saver Stuck on Mac? How to Fix It

Aug 17, 2019 - 6 Comments
Mac stuck on screen saver

Ever had your Mac get stuck on the screen saver? This can happen sometimes and when it does the Mac is unusable since the screen saver is quite literally stuck activated. The most obvious symptom of this problem is just as it sounds; the screen saver is enabled and active, but the Mac won’t respond … Read More

How to Show All Drive Devices in Disk Utility for MacOS

Aug 16, 2019 - 9 Comments
How to show all disk devices in Mac Disk Utility

You can adjust a setting in Disk Utility for Mac to see all device disks and drives connected to a Mac. This will make it so that you can view the containing drive (like “Apple SSD”) rather than simply the partition or volume that is accessible by the user facing part of the file system … Read More

How to Adjust Screen Brightness on Mac from Command Line

Aug 14, 2019 - Leave a Comment
Terminal in macOS

Want to change the screen brightness on Mac from the command line? You can use the Terminal to adjust screen brightness to be brighter or dimmer with a few different methods, as we’ll demonstrate here. First we’ll show you a handy way to increase or decrease Mac screen brightness using osascript at the command line, … Read More

How to Opt Out of MacOS Catalina Beta Updates

Aug 13, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How to remove the macOS beta profile

Want to stop getting beta updates to MacOS Catalina or Mojave? You can opt-out of receiving beta system software updates by removing the beta profile from a Mac. This works the same with both the public beta and developer beta profiles of MacOS system software.

How to Open a VMDK File in VirtualBox

Aug 12, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How to open VMDK in VirtualBox

Need to open a VMDK file in VirtualBox? This article will show you how to setup and use a VMDK virtual machine file with VirtualBox. This particular tutorial is demonstrated on a Mac, but using a VMDK with VirtualBox this way should work the same on Windows and Linux too.

How to Make FaceTime Video Calls on Mac

Aug 11, 2019 - Leave a Comment
FaceTime

If you have a Mac you can easily make FaceTime Video calls to any other user with an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or iPod touch. FaceTime video chat offers a fun way to have conversations with people, and it can also be useful for business and other purposes too. This article will show you how to … Read More

How to Uninstall Malwarebytes on Mac

Aug 9, 2019 - 9 Comments
How to uninstall Malwarebytes from Mac

At some point in time you may have installed the popular Malwarebytes tool on a Mac to scan for malware, spyware, ransomware, junkware, and other garbage threats on a Mac, but at some point you may decide you want to uninstall Malwarebytes from the Mac and remove the utility from a computer. Whether you’re using … Read More

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