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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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Tackling ‘Photos Agent’ Heavy CPU & Resource Usage on Mac

Jun 24, 2017 - 6 Comments
Photos app icon in Mac OS X

“Photos Agent” is a little Photos app helper process that often runs on the Mac, it’s for Photos app users and it handles background tasks like downloading and uploading to iCloud Photo Library, downloading and updating Photo Streams and shared streams, and other related iCloud Photos and Photos app tasks. For users who don’t use … Read More

How to Check iCloud Drive File Upload Progress on a Mac

Jun 22, 2017 - 7 Comments
How to check iCloud Drive upload progress on Mac

Whether you’re moving a file over to iCloud Drive or copying a file to iCloud Drive from the Mac, you may want to know the upload progress as the file is transferred to iCloud. Fortunately the Mac Finder makes this easy, and you’ll be able to see the status of uploads to iCloud Drive from … Read More

Download iOS 11 Beta 2, macOS High Sierra Beta 2, and More Now Available for Developers

Jun 21, 2017 - 5 Comments
Downloads of beta 1 for macOS High Sierra and iOS 11

Apple has released the second beta versions of iOS 11, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, tvOS 11, and watchOS 4. Each update is available now for users participating in the developer beta testing programs.

See All Open Windows on a Mac with Mission Control

Jun 20, 2017 - 15 Comments
Mission Control activate with Trackpad on Mac

Mission Control is one of the better productivity enhancing features on the Mac, allowing you to quickly see all open windows, documents, and applications on Mac OS in a broad overview screen. This offers a fantastic way to quickly navigate through depths of open apps and windows and to quickly get to what window or … Read More

How to Add Google Hangouts to Messages on Mac

Jun 19, 2017 - 3 Comments
Choose Google as account to messages for mac

Did you know the Mac Messages app can support chatting with Google Hangouts natively? This is a nice feature for Mac users who chat with Google Hangout and leave a web browser window open to do so, since you’ll be able to communicate and message through Google Hangouts (aka modern Google Talk) but directly in … Read More

How to Uninstall Java on a Mac

Jun 16, 2017 - 19 Comments
How to uninstall Java from Mac OS

Many Mac users don’t need Java on their computer, but if you happen to have Java installed and want to remove it from a Mac then you can uninstall Java and JRE with a little effort.

How to Dual Boot MacOS High Sierra Beta & Sierra on Partitions

Jun 14, 2017 - 7 Comments
Dual boot MacOS High Sierra on a new partition

The macOS High Sierra beta can be installed and dual booted alongside a stable release of MacOS Sierra, El Capitan, or another Mac OS X release. This can be a suitable option for developers, beta testers, and pro users who want to try out the new MacOS 10.13 beta release without overly committing to it, … Read More

Get the MacOS High Sierra Default Wallpaper

Jun 13, 2017 - 5 Comments
MacOS High Sierra default wallpaper

The default wallpaper in MacOS High Sierra is a beautiful autumn lakeside scene featuring mountains frosted with a light snow, it looks fantastic but you don’t need to wait until the final High Sierra release is available to use this great wallpaper right now.

How to Make Bootable MacOS High Sierra 10.13 Beta Installer USB Drive

Jun 12, 2017 - 10 Comments
Install macOS High Sierra beta via USB installer

MacOS High Sierra 10.13 beta offers the createinstallmedia tool allowing for the creation of a macOS High Sierra bootable installer drive. Many advanced users prefer to install major Mac OS releases this way since it offers a single boot tool to partition, update, or install macOS from, and though it’s considered advanced it’s really not … Read More

5 Notable New Features Coming to macOS High Sierra

Jun 9, 2017 - 19 Comments
MacOS High Sierra

macOS High Sierra isn’t necessarily a giant feature packed system software release, and instead it aims to improve and refine the overall experience of the Mac operating system. But that doesn’t meant there aren’t some exciting new features and changes coming to macOS 10.13 when it debuts in the fall. Let’s review a handful of … Read More

MacOS High Sierra Compatible Macs List

Jun 6, 2017 - 24 Comments
MacOS High Sierra compatible Macs list

Apple will launch macOS High Sierra, versioned as MacOS 10.13, later in the year. With a variety of new features and enhancements to the Mac operating system on the way, you’re likely wondering if your Mac or perhaps other Mac models will be supported by the latest operating system. The good news is that macOS … Read More

MacOS 10.13 High Sierra Release Date Set for Fall

Jun 5, 2017 - 11 Comments
MacOS High Sierra

Apple has announced the next Mac OS system software release, which will be named macOS High Sierra and versioned as 10.13. The upcoming Mac system software version includes various new features and updates to the Mac operating system, including an all new file system, enhancements to Safari, Photos, and Mail app, and include various under … Read More

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