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How to Use Touch ID to Authenticate sudo on Mac OS

Nov 22, 2017 - 3 Comments
sudo with Touch ID on a Mac

If you have a Touch Bar equipped MacBook Pro and you’re a frequent command line user, you may appreciate a trick that allows you to use Touch ID to authenticate sudo and su, rather than typing out your password in the Terminal like some kind of digital neanderthal.

How to Prevent macOS High Sierra from Automatically Downloading

Nov 21, 2017 - 9 Comments
How to Stop Automatic Downloading of macOS High Sierra

If you’re on a Mac with recent macOS release (Sierra or El Capitan), then Apple is defaulting to try and automatically downloading the 5GB installer for macOS High Sierra in the background to your computer. When the download completes, the Mac then sends you a notification suggesting that High Sierra is ready to install, with … Read More

How to Change the MacOS High Sierra System Font to Lucida Grande

Nov 19, 2017 - 16 Comments
Change the MacOS System Font to Lucida Grande

Do you wish you had Lucida Grande as the system font in macOS High Sierra? Wish no more, it’s possible to easily change the system font away from San Francisco and to the fan favorite Lucida Grande again in macOS 10.13.

How to Access iCloud Drive from Command Line in Mac OS

Nov 16, 2017 - 6 Comments
Access iCloud Drive from Terminal in Mac OS

Some Mac users may need to access iCloud Drive from the Terminal in Mac OS. But if you have tried to access iCloud Drive via command line on your own, you may have noticed it does not appear in the user Home directory. This is because iCloud Drive is actually locate elsewhere in Mac OS, … Read More

Resolving Wi-Fi Issues in macOS High Sierra

Nov 13, 2017 - 13 Comments
Fix Wi-Fi issues in macOS High Sierra

Some MacOS High Sierra users have reported issues with wireless networking after updating their Mac to the latest system software version. The problems may range from difficulties connecting to wi-fi networks, dropping wi-fi connections (particularly after waking from sleep), sluggish wireless speeds, and other frustrating connectivity problems with wi-fi networks. This article will attempt to … Read More

How to Open Zip Files on Mac OS

Nov 5, 2017 - 4 Comments
How to Open Zip Files on a Mac

Zip files are archives that function as a single compressed package of a either multiple files, a folder, or a single item. Zip files are frequently encountered when downloading stuff from the web or elsewhere to a Mac, and while the Zip format used to be widely limited to the Windows world, .zip archives are … Read More

MacOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Beta 1 Released for Testing

Oct 31, 2017 - 10 Comments
Downloads of beta 1 for macOS High Sierra and iOS 11

Apple has released the first beta build of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 to users enrolled in the Mac system software beta testing programs.

MacOS High Sierra 10.13.1 Update Available to Download Now

Oct 31, 2017 - 41 Comments
macOS 10.13.1 Update for High Sierra

Apple has released macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 to all Mac users running High Sierra. The MacOS High Siera 10.13.1 update includes bug fixes, security improvements, and feature enhancements, and also includes over 70 new emoji icons.

How to Move eMail from Junk to Inbox on Mail for Mac

Oct 28, 2017 - 7 Comments
Move a group of emails from Junk to Mail inbox on Mac

The Mail app for Mac has a built in junk filter which attempts to identify and isolate spam mail from the rest of your emails. For the most part, the Mail Junk filter is pretty good on the Mac, but sometimes it’s a little too good, and some users may find that Mail on the … Read More

How to Change Full Name of a User Account on Mac

Oct 27, 2017 - 4 Comments
Full name has changed

When you setup a Mac or create a new Mac user account, you’ll be asked for a full name during the setup process, and that full name gets associated with the user account. But what if you want to change the full name associated with a user account in Mac OS? Perhaps you had a … Read More

MacOS High Sierra 10.13.1 Beta 5 Released for Testing

Oct 26, 2017 - 10 Comments
iOS 11.1 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 beta

MacOS High Sierra 10.13.1 beta 5 has been released by Apple for Mac users participating in the beta testing programs.

How to Set All Mac Apps to Prefer Tabs with New Document and Windows

Oct 24, 2017 - 3 Comments
Other tab preference settings for Mac apps

Tabs are useful and ubiquitous, whether for web browsing, the Finder, text editing and word processing, Mail, or any other apps they may appear, tabs help to reduce window and document clutter by bringing many different documents or windows into a single window with a tab bar. Many modern Mac apps support tabs nowadays, but … Read More

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