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Mac OS X, often called simply OS X, 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.

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How to Show All Possible Screen Resolutions for a Display in Mac OS X

Aug 27, 2015 - 1 Comment
All resolutions shown for a Mac Display

Though it’s generally recommended to use the ‘Default for display’ screen resolution option, Mac users who connect their computer to an external display or TV may find it helpful to be able to see, access, and use all possible display resolutions for a particular screen. This can be particularly useful if a display is either … Read More

How to Change the Search Engine in Safari for Mac OS X

Aug 25, 2015 - 14 Comments
Safari icon

Mac users who favor the Safari browser as their primary means of web access in OS X may find it helpful to switch the search engine used by default in Safari. This determines which web search tool is used through the URL address bar and elsewhere in Safari. You can choose between the four major … Read More

How to Restore a Mac from a Time Machine Backup

Aug 24, 2015 - 21 Comments
How to restore an entire Mac from Time Machine backup

While Macs have a great reputation for being stable and rarely experiencing major issues, the reality is that sometimes things can go wrong. Typically this happens when either a hard drive fails or an OS X system update goes completely awry, but if you have set up Time Machine backups on the Mac like all … Read More

OS X El Capitan Recovery Update Version 2.0 Available for Beta Users

Aug 21, 2015 - 1 Comment
El Capitan recovery update 2.0

Apple has released an update to the Recovery feature for Macs running beta versions of OS X El Capitan. The update is recommended for all users running OS X El Capitan to install.

OS X El Capitan Developer Beta 7 & Public Beta 5 Released for Mac Testers

Aug 19, 2015 - 20 Comments
OS X El Capitan

Apple has released OS X El Capitan Developer Beta 7 alongside OS X El Capitan Public Beta 5 for users participating in the beta testing programs for Mac system software. And yes, it’s basically the same Public Beta 5 that was released and then pulled yesterday. It’s unclear why the initial release of El Capitan … Read More

OS X El Capitan Public Beta 5 Available for Mac Testers

Aug 18, 2015 - 15 Comments
OS X El Capitan

Apple has released the fifth Public Beta release of OS X El Capitan to users participating in the Mac Public Beta testing program for OS X 10.11. The new build arrives as 15A262c and the accompanying release notes suggest it should be installed by all users who are running the public beta versions of Mac … Read More

How to Log Out Another User Without Logging In On Mac OS X

Aug 17, 2015 - 3 Comments
Log out another user account without logging into it in Mac OS X

For Macs who have multiple user accounts on a single computer, sometimes you may log in to multiple user accounts concurrently. This leaves the prior user account logged in while another user account session opens. There’s really nothing wrong with that, aside from reducing available resources, but sometimes you may wish to log out the … Read More

How to Import Pictures into Photos App in Mac OS X

Aug 15, 2015 - 21 Comments
Photos app icon in Mac OS X

Want to quickly import images into Photos app on the Mac? It’s quite easy to bring new or old pictures into the OS X Photos app, and while there are actually many different ways to accomplish the importation, we’ll cover a few particularly fast methods. Whether you want to add pictures to Photos app from … Read More

OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite Update Available Now

Aug 13, 2015 - 54 Comments
OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite Update

Apple has released OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite to Mac users, the update aims to “improve the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac” and is therefore recommended for all users to install on their hardware running OS X Yosemite. Release notes accompanying the update are brief, but the update includes several important security fixes which … Read More

How to Determine File Type & Encoding from Command Line in Mac OS X

Aug 11, 2015 - 2 Comments
Terminal in OS X

Typically if you’re looking to determine the file type and encoding of an item, you can simply look at the file in the Mac Finder, check the file name extension, Get Info about the file, or even open it to quickly find out what the file is. Of course, that’s limited to the user friendly … Read More

Use “Keep Both” to Merge Same Name Files into Single Folder of Mac OS X

Aug 10, 2015 - 3 Comments
Hold OPTION key to reveal 'Keep Both' files option in Mac Finder

The Mac Finder offers a variety of methods of merging two folders contents together into a single directory. One option allows users to join different directory contents together that contain files with the same names, using the ‘keep both’ function in OS X Finder.

Mac USB Ports Stopped Working? It’s Likely Easy to Fix

Aug 9, 2015 - 12 Comments
Mac USB ports not working? It's probably an easy fix

While Macs usually work flawlessly, sometimes peculiar issues pop up. One such unusual case is when the USB ports on a Mac suddenly stop working, seemingly out of the blue. While there may be several reasons (or no reason) for USB ports ceasing to function with no cause, the good news is that it’s typically … Read More

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