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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 Use Sidecar on Mac with iPad as a Second Display

Dec 11, 2019 - 1 Comment
Sidecar settings panel

Sidecar allows an iPad to be used as a secondary external display with a Mac. This great feature was brought to Mac with macOS Catalina, and it makes it possible to extend a Mac Desktop onto a compatible iPad, giving you a second monitor without actually needing a second monitor.

MacOS Catalina 10.15.2 Update Released for Mac, & Security Updates for Older MacOS

Dec 10, 2019 - 8 Comments
MacOS Catalina 10.15.2

Apple has released MacOS Catalina 10.15.2 to Mac users running the Catalina operating system. The second point release update includes bug fixes, security enhancements, and some minor new features and adjustments, and is therefor recommended to install for any Mac users actively running MacOS Catalina. Mac users running older macOS releases will find Security Update … Read More

How to Force Restart a MacBook Air (2018/2019)

Dec 7, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How to Force Restart MacBook Air

Wondering how to force restart a new MacBook Air 2019 or 2018 model? As you may have noticed there is no obvious power button like there used to be on old Macs, so the old approach to force restarting a Mac seems like it doesn’t apply to the newer MacBook Air 2019 and 2018 models. … Read More

How to Play & View SWF Files on Mac

Dec 2, 2019 - 1 Comment
Playing SWF file on Mac

Occasionally some Mac users may come across an SWF file that must be opened or accessed. If you have a SWF file that you need to view, play, or open on a Mac, you can do so with a variety of freely available tools. SWF is the file format for Adobe Flash files, and you … Read More

How to Convert HEIC to JPG on Mac Easily with Preview

Nov 22, 2019 - 8 Comments
How to convert HEIC to JPEG on Mac with Preview

You may occasionally need to convert an HEIC file to JPEG on the Mac, perhaps because someone sent you an iPhone picture in the HEIF / HEIC file format, for compatibility purposes, or for any other reason. This article will show you how to concert an HEIC file to JPEG file on the Mac using … Read More

How to Delete Siri & Dictation History on Mac and Opt-Out of Audio Recording Storage

Nov 21, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How to delete Siri data and audio recordings from Mac

Want to delete and erase all Siri and Dictation history associated with a Mac from Apple servers? Additionally, can opt out of future audio storage and review of Siri recordings from a Mac. You can do both of these with the latest MacOS system software release, and this article will show you how.

How to Install MacOS Catalina on Unsupported Macs

Nov 8, 2019 - 31 Comments
How to install MacOS Catalina on unsupported Macs with DosDude tool

Want to run MacOS Catalina 10.15 on a Mac, but that computer isn’t on the official list of Catalina supported Macs? Then you may be interested in a third party tool that allows advanced uses to patch the MacOS Catalina installer so that it works on otherwise unsupported Macs.

MacOS Catalina 10.15.1 Update Download Available Now

Oct 29, 2019 - 14 Comments
MacOS Catalina 10.15.1

Apple has released MacOS Catalina 10.15.1 update for all Mac users who are running MacOS Catalina. 10.15.1 is the first major point release software update to MacOS Catalina after Apple had previously issued a smaller set of Supplemental Updates to the operating system. MacOS Catalina 10.15.1 arrives as build 19B88 and includes bug fixes and … Read More

How to Fix “application is damaged, can’t be used to install macOS” Errors

Oct 24, 2019 - 50 Comments
Fix copy of Install MacOS damaged and cant be used to install macOS

If you have attempted to use a MacOS installer application recently, you may discover an error message stating something like “This copy of the Install macOS Mojave.app application is damaged, and can’t be used to install macOS.” This prevents the installer of macOS from working and running, and essentially makes the installer applications useless. The … Read More

Revised MacOS Catalina‌‌ Supplemental Update Released

Oct 21, 2019 - 13 Comments
MacOS Catalina

Apple has released a new revised version of the MacOS Catalina Supplemental Update that was initially released last week. It’s unclear why a revised version of the supplemental update was made available, or if any new features or changes are included. Release notes accompanying the download remain the same, however. The newly updated MacOS Catalina … Read More

How to Hide MacOS Catalina from Software Update on Mac

Oct 16, 2019 - 46 Comments
How to hide MacOS Catalina update on Mac

Want to stop MacOS Catalina showing up in Software Updates on a Mac? Don’t plan on updating to MacOS Catalina anytime soon? Still up in the air about whether or not to update to MacOS Catalina 10.15? If you don’t want the “MacOS Catalina” update to show as available to download in the Software Update … Read More

MacOS Catalina Supplemental Update 1 Released with Bug Fixes

Oct 15, 2019 - 12 Comments
MacOS Catalina update

Apple has released the first bug fix update for MacOS Catalina, labeled as “MacOS Catalina 10.15 Supplemental Update”. The first supplemental software update to MacOS Catalina aims to resolve some bugs and issues that some users have experienced with MacOS Catalina, including problems with initial system installation, an issue with accepting terms and conditions, and … Read More

How to Update & Install MacOS Catalina

Oct 13, 2019 - 7 Comments
How to install MacOS Catalina

Want to install MacOS Catalina on a Mac? This article will show you how you can install and update MacOS Catalina upgrade on any compatible Mac. It’s a fairly straight forward process, and by following the steps you should be running the latest and greatest MacOS Catalina 10.15 in short order.

List of Macs & iPads with Sidecar Compatibility

Oct 11, 2019 - 10 Comments
Sidecar compatible Mac and iPad models

Wondering which Mac and iPad models support Sidecar? If you’re curious as to whether or not a Mac and iPad is compatible with Sidecar, you’ll find the list of supported devices below to be helpful. Not all Mac and iPad models support the feature, but most new models do. Sidecar is the helpful new feature … Read More

Troubleshooting MacOS Catalina Problems

Oct 9, 2019 - 162 Comments
Troubleshooting MacOS Catalina problems

Some Mac users have reported a variety of problems with MacOS Catalina, ranging from installations getting stuck or taking abnormally long, to problems with some apps not working, to issues with certain printers or accessories no longer working, App Store difficulties, iCloud and Apple ID issues, amongst other nuisances. While installing and using MacOS Catalina … Read More

Should You Update to MacOS Catalina? Or Wait? Or Not At All?

Oct 9, 2019 - 30 Comments
Should you update to MacOS Catalina or wait or not

Wondering if you should update to MacOS Catalina or not? Are you not sure if you’re truly ready to update and install MacOS Catalina? Perhaps you have a critical app or two that you know aren’t supported by Catalina, or maybe you’re hesitant to update because your current Mac system is working just fine for … Read More

How to Prepare for MacOS Catalina

Oct 8, 2019 - 12 Comments
How to prepare for MacOS Catalina

Are you ready to install MacOS Catalina on your Mac? Now that MacOS Catalina 10.15 is now available to download, you may be wondering whether or not you’re ready to update to the latest system software release, and perhaps you’re looking for some guidance on how to get ready for the MacOS 10.15 update. This … Read More

MacOS Catalina Download Now Available to All Mac Users

Oct 7, 2019 - 49 Comments
MacOS Catalina on Mac App Store

Apple has released MacOS Catalina 10.15 to download for all users with supported Macs. MacOS Catalina is the next major Mac operating system update, and includes a variety of new features and capabilities, including Sidecar which allows an iPad to run as a secondary display for a Mac, the replacement of iTunes by three separate … Read More

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