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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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How to Delete a Single File from Trash on Mac

Jul 18, 2019 - Leave a Comment
Confirm to delete immediately specific file from Trash on Mac

If you have a ton of files in the Mac Trash can but don’t want to empty the entire trash for whatever reason, you can use a handy feature to delete specific files or single folders from the Trash. This allows you to selectively target and delete individual items that are in the Mac Trash … Read More

How to Stop Apps from Using Camera on Mac

Jul 11, 2019 - 10 Comments
Prevent App Camera Access on Mac

Want to prevent a Mac app from using the camera on your computer? MacOS makes it easy to manually control and manage which apps can access the front-facing camera on a Mac. Being able to manually control which apps access the camera on a Mac can be helpful for privacy and security purposes, and perhaps … Read More

How to Save Webpage as PDF from Mac in Safari

Jul 9, 2019 - 8 Comments
Save webpage as PDF on Mac with Safari

Need to save a webpage as a PDF file on a Mac? Safari on the Mac makes saving webpages as a PDF very easy. Exporting a webpage in PDF format is useful for many purposes, whether you want to access an offline version of a webpage or article, to transmit information on a webpage as … Read More

MacOS Catalina Public Beta 2 Download Released

Jul 4, 2019 - 6 Comments
MacOS Catalina public beta 2

Apple has released the second public beta version of MacOS Catalina 10.15 to users enrolled in the public beta testing program for Mac system software.

How to Adjust Mac Fan Speed Manually with Macs Fan Control

Jul 3, 2019 - 11 Comments
Manually control Mac fans with Mac Fan Control

Advanced Mac users may wish to occasionally manually control their Macs fan speed, along with monitoring the active fan speed and keeping an eye on the various internal temperature gauges of their Mac. This can be helpful for performance reasons, but also for some troubleshooting situations, or even if you want to attempt some drastic … Read More

MacOS Catalina 10.15 Dev Beta 3 Released for Download

Jul 2, 2019 - Leave a Comment

Apple has released the third developer beta version of MacOS Catalina 10.15 to users enrolled in the Mac developer beta testing program.

How to Install MacOS Catalina Public Beta

Jun 26, 2019 - 5 Comments
How to install MacOS Catalina public beta

MacOS Catalina public beta is now available for the adventurous to download and install. With MacOS Catalina public beta you’ll be able to try out all the interesting new features of macOS 10.15, including Sidecar which allows you to use an iPad as a secondary display, Screen Time for Mac, Activation Lock for Mac, enhancements … Read More

MacOS Catalina Public Beta Download Now Available

Jun 24, 2019 - 4 Comments
MacOS Catalina beta

Apple has released the first public beta of macOS Catalina to users interested in running the public beta version of the next generation macOS release. Technically anyone can download and install macOS Catalina 10.15 public beta, but it’s generally only appropriate for advanced users to do so.

How to Enable Do Not Disturb on Mac

Jun 21, 2019 - 3 Comments
How to enable Do Not Disturb on Mac

Enabling Do Not Disturb on a Mac will instantly silence and hide all notifications and alerts that arrive to the computer. This makes Do Not Disturb a great feature if you use your Mac to get work done and want to focus, since you can hush the pestering notifications and alerts that bug you about … Read More

How to Downgrade from MacOS Catalina Beta

Jun 19, 2019 - 5 Comments
How to downgrade macOS Catalina

Have you decided you no longer want to run the MacOS Catalina 10.15 beta? You can revert from MacOS Catalina by downgrading. The simplest way to downgrade from MacOS Catalina beta back to a prior stable build of MacOS like MacOS Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, or otherwise, is by formatting the computer and … Read More

How to Resume a Download in Safari on Mac

Jun 18, 2019 - Leave a Comment
File download resuming in Safari on Mac

Safari on the Mac can resume stopped downloads and restart failed downloads rather easily. For example, if you were downloading Xcode from Apple but your internet connection was interrupted and the download stopped, you can resume the download where it left off rather than restart the entire download over again. This is a great way … Read More

MacOS Catalina Release Dates: Final Version, Public Beta

Jun 18, 2019 - 2 Comments
MacOS Catalina

Mac users anticipating the next major release of MacOS Catalina may likely be wondering when the release dates are for the next operating system. As you may know already, MacOS Catalina is currently in developer beta, but when does the MacOS Catalina public beta start? And when does the final version of MacOS Catalina get … Read More

MacOS Catalina Beta 2 Released for Download

Jun 17, 2019 - 1 Comment
MacOS Catalina beta

Apple has released macOS Catalina 10.15 beta 2 for users enrolled in the developer beta testing program for MacOS system software. Separately, Apple has also released downloads for iOS 13 beta 2 and iPadOS 13 beta 2, along with beta 2 of watchOS 6 and tvOS 13.

How to Boot MacBook Pro Without a Battery (Older Models 2006 – 2011)

Jun 14, 2019 - 6 Comments
MacBook Pro 2010 model

You may have noticed that sometimes you can not power on and boot a MacBook Pro when it doesn’t have a battery installed. Let’s say you had to remove the battery of an older MacBook Pro because it was swelling, or the battery failed for some other reason, but when you go to power on … Read More

How to Create a New Email Compose Shortcut for the Mac Dock

Jun 11, 2019 - 4 Comments
Custom New Mail Compose icon for Automator action built from Emoji and a system icon in MacOS

Heavy email users may find it useful to have a handy Dock shortcut for creating new email messages on the Mac. In this tutorial, we’ll walk through setting up a simple Automator application that will compose a new email message with a set template whenever the app is clicked in the Mac Dock, from anywhere … Read More

How to Create a MacOS Catalina Beta USB Bootable Install Drive

Jun 6, 2019 - 12 Comments
How to make a MacOS Catalina beta bootable install drive

Advanced Mac users can make a bootable macOS Catalina beta installer drive using a USB flash drive. This offers a simple way to install the macOS 10.15 beta release onto a test Mac, either on a separate drive or partition. Using a boot installer drive allows for easy formatting and partitioning of disks too, making … Read More

MacOS Catalina Compatibile Macs List

Jun 4, 2019 - 23 Comments
MacOS Catalina supported Macs

Want to know if a particular Mac can run MacOS Catalina 10.15? While many Macs will support MacOS Catalina, The next major feature rich Mac operating system which is due this fall, not every single computer out there will run the release. Fortunately, the compatible Macs list for MacOS Catalina is pretty forgiving, as you’ll … Read More

MacOS Catalina Features & Screenshots

Jun 3, 2019 - 9 Comments
MacOS Catalina

MacOS Catalina will be the next major version of the Mac operating system. Versioned as MacOS 10.15, Catalina includes a variety of new features, improvements to bundled apps like Safari, Photos, Reminders, and Notes, the splitting of iTunes into several new apps, and some intriguing new features and capabilities that bundle well with iOS 13 … Read More

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