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How to Decrypt External Drives on Mac

Oct 25, 2016 - Leave a Comment
How to Turn Off Encryption on External Drive on Mac to decrypt

For Mac users who encrypt external hard drives and USB flash drives, there may come a time when you want to remove the password protection and decrypt the external device. Decrypting an external drive allows all data on the drive to be accessed without the password authentication, effectively turning off any protection on the target … Read More

macOS Sierra 10.12.1 Update Available with Bug Fixes

Oct 24, 2016 - 24 Comments
macOS Sierra Update 10.12.1

Apple has released macOS Sierra 10.12.1, the update includes a variety of bug fixes and feature enhancements for Mac users running the Sierra operating system.

Fixing iCloud “Unknown error occurred” & “Mac can’t connect to iCloud because of a problem” Errors

Oct 23, 2016 - 5 Comments
Cant connect to iCloud because of a problem

Some Mac users may encounter an error message stating “This Mac can’t connect to iCloud because of a problem with”, which then directs the user to open the iCloud preferences. Once inside Mac iCloud preference panel, some users may be able to successfully login to iCloud, but often another error is encountered here which … Read More

How to Change Siri Keyboard Shortcut for Mac

Oct 21, 2016 - Leave a Comment
Siri icon on the Mac

As you likely know by now, there are multiple ways to summon Siri on macOS; you can open Siri with a keyboard shortcut, you can access Siri from the menu bar icon, and you can open Siri from the Dock icon too. If you want to customize how you access Siri, you can change the … Read More

iOS 10.1 Beta 5, macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta 5 Released

Oct 19, 2016 - 2 Comments
iOS 10.1 beta 5

Apple has released the fifth beta versions of iOS 10.1 and macOS Sierra 10.12.1.

Move & Relocate the Spotlight Search Window in Mac OS

Oct 18, 2016 - 1 Comment
Spotlight icon

The Spotlight search window can be moved around screen in modern versions of Mac OS X, which is great if you want to move the Spotlight window away from something that it’s obstructing, or perhaps because you’d rather it be in the corner of the display then in the middle of the Mac screen.

How to Use Picture in Picture Video Player on Mac

Oct 14, 2016 - 6 Comments
Mac Picture in Picture video mode

Picture in Picture mode is one of the more useful features available in the latest version of MacOS, essentially it allows you to pop open a little hovering video player that is unobtrusive as it floats over the screen. This is great whether you’re watching a game, tutorial, TV show, or a movie while working … Read More

How to Reinstall macOS Sierra

Oct 12, 2016 - 3 Comments
How to reinstall macOS Sierra

Some Mac users may need to reinstall macOS Sierra system software; typically this is necessary only as a troubleshooting technique, though there may be other reasons to reinstall Sierra as well. The method we are going to outline here will reinstall macOS Sierra without formatting or erasing the Mac, instead only macOS Sierra 10.12 system … Read More

How to Use Universal Clipboard on Mac, iPhone, iPad

Oct 11, 2016 - 22 Comments
Using Universal Clipboard on Mac and IOS

Universal Clipboard is one of the greatest features available with the latest versions of macOS and iOS which allow you to copy and paste between devices across platform or devices. For example, you can copy a link on a Mac and then paste it into an email on the iPhone, or copy a picture on … Read More

macOS Sierra 10.12.1 Beta 4 Released

Oct 11, 2016 - 10 Comments
A clean install of macOS Sierra has nothing on it

Apple has released the fourth beta version of macOS Sierra 10.12.1 to users enrolled in the beta testing programs.

Clear Mac App Store Temp Cache to Fix Some Download Issues

Oct 8, 2016 - 3 Comments
The Mac App Store cache temp data folder

Rarely, the Mac App Store may report erroneous app download statuses or even offer a malformed file leading to an app that doesn’t launch or is partially downloaded. These situations are almost always the result of an interrupted or corrupted download, but can occur in some other scenarios as well. Sometimes simply deleting the app … Read More

How to Disable Location Based Suggestions in Mac OS

Oct 7, 2016 - 2 Comments
Turn off Location-based Suggestions on Mac

Spotlight, Safari, Siri, Maps, and other apps on the Mac use your location during searches to help suggest particular activity. For example, if you’re searching in Spotlight for “coffee” on the Mac, you may find that nearby coffee shops are displayed, allowing you to search local listings directly from Spotlight search in Mac OS. These … Read More

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