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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 Type Accents on Mac the Easy Way

Mar 22, 2017 - 15 Comments
Type accents on Mac the easy way

Many languages use accents and diacritic marks to change how a letter or vowel sounds. Accordingly, you may find it useful to know how to type accents and diacritical marks on a Mac using the keyboard. This should be particularly useful for users who also type or write in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Greek, but … Read More

How to Use Stationery in Mail for Mac to Stylize & Personalize Emails

Mar 21, 2017 - 16 Comments
Use Stationery in Mail for Mac

If you want to add some flair and customization to emails sent from your Mac, you can use the Stationery feature to personalize the appearance of emails sent from the Mail app in Mac OS. The Stationery customizations make emails look a lot more exciting than just simple text on a white background, and you … Read More

How to Re-Open Recently Closed Tabs in Safari for Mac the Easy Way

Mar 14, 2017 - 11 Comments
Safari icon

Mac users have long been able to re-open a closed Safari tab by using a keyboard shortcut, but what if some time has passed, or what if you want to re-open a specific closed tab in Safari? It turns out the latest versions of Safari for Mac OS support a menu-based option to easily browse … Read More

Using the Escape Key on Touch Bar MacBook Pro

Mar 10, 2017 - 9 Comments
Escape Key on Touch Bar Mac

Perhaps one the most controversial aspects of the Touch Bar equipped MacBook Pro models is the removal of a physical hardware Escape key. Instead of being an always present physical Escape key, the new Escape key is a digital button on the Touch Bar screen which is usually visible but not always. We’ll discuss using … Read More

How to Get the Size of a Directory from Command Line

Mar 9, 2017 - 5 Comments
Get the size of a directory by command line

Want to see the size of a directory from the command line? You may have noticed that using the traditional ls command to list the contents of a a directory won’t necessarily show the total size of a directory. Instead, to see what the disk usage is for a specific directory you’ll want to use … Read More

How to Clear & Reset DNS Cache in MacOS Sierra

Mar 8, 2017 - 7 Comments
How to clear DNS cache in macOS Sierra

Mac OS users who have modified their DNS settings may need to clear their DNS cache before the changes take effect. Additionally, sometimes name servers and domains may not resolve as intended if you have stale DNS cache on the Mac, another situation where resetting DNS cache can often be the solution. We’ll show you … Read More

Make Pages Open New Blank Document by Default on Mac

Mar 7, 2017 - 16 Comments
Open Pages to a new blank document on Mac

Pages on Mac defaults to launching into a series of document opening panels and new document templates, but if you typically use Pages on the Mac to create new Pages files, you might appreciate launching the app directly into a new blank document instead.

How to Search in Photos on Mac for Matches & Attributes

Mar 6, 2017 - 2 Comments
Search Photos on Mac

The Mac Photos app offers a Search feature which allows for searching for attributes in pictures, whether they are objects, things, descriptions of locations, places, or beings. This is just like the excellent Search feature in Photos for iOS in that you can search for a term or description and an album that matches those … Read More

How to Take a Picture on Mac Using the Camera

Mar 5, 2017 - 4 Comments
Photo Booth on Mac takes Mac selfies

Have you ever wanted to take a picture with your Mac webcam? Maybe you want to post a new profile picture to the internet or send a funny face to a friend or relative. Whatever the intention, it’s easy to snap pictures with a Macs built-in camera, allowing you to take selfies with your Mac. … Read More

Search JPEG Images Only Within Spotlight on Mac

Mar 3, 2017 - 4 Comments

Have you ever been in a situation where you know you want to find a JPEG file type and you know the name of the file, but you don’t want to search other document types on the Mac? You can use image specific file format search operators on Spotlight in Mac OS to help narrow … Read More

How to Disable Webcam / FaceTime Camera on Mac Completely

Mar 1, 2017 - 28 Comments
How to disable Mac camera completely

Some of the more privacy conscious Mac users out there might put tape over their webcam or use apps like Oversight to detect camera activity. While either of those approaches can be satisfactory for many users (or considered totally paranoid and overboard to others), many advanced Mac users in the security community go a step … Read More

How to AirDrop from iPhone to Mac

Feb 27, 2017 - 18 Comments
How to AirDrop from iPhone to Mac

AirDrop is the fastest and most convenient way to wirelessly send files from an iPhone or iPad to a Mac. While AirDropping from iOS to Mac OS is easy, how it works may not be particularly obvious to some users, and many people don’t know the feature exists at all. Learning to use AirDrop to … Read More

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