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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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Run Hypercard on Modern Mac OS via Web Browser

May 27, 2017 - Leave a Comment
Hypercard on Mac in a web browser

Do you remember Hypercard? If you’re a (very) longtime Mac user, you might recall tinkering with the amazing Hypercard application, described by the creator as “a software erector set, which lets non-programmers put together interactive information” using the HyperTalk scripting language along with an easy to use interactive interface builder. Though Hypercard was never brought … Read More

How to Quickly Track a Package from Mac OS

May 25, 2017 - 7 Comments
Track a package from the Mac easily

You can quickly track any package or parcel from the Mac, all you need is an email or message that contains the tracking number. The instant package tracking ability is a data-detectors feature that will automatically recognize most tracking numbers in commonly used apps on the Mac and allow you to take action to quickly … Read More

How to Re-Open Historical Windows & Tabs in Safari on Mac with a Keystroke

May 24, 2017 - 3 Comments
Reopen historical tabs on Mac Safari with a keystroke

Modern versions of Safari for Mac have a unique History keystroke that allows you to open prior windows and tabs from history in reverse chronological order. For example, let’s say you have closed 10 browser tabs over the course of the last hour, then hitting this keystroke 10 times would re-open each of those closed … Read More

How to Make a Shortcut (Alias) on a Mac

May 22, 2017 - 12 Comments
Finder icon on the Mac

Making an alias for a Mac application, folder, or file, offers an easy way to access that item without having to track down its original location. Instead, you can place an alias anywhere and it will launch the original item immediately, while the original item remains in its original location. An alias on the Mac … Read More

How to Fill Out PDF Forms and Documents on Mac

May 19, 2017 - 4 Comments
Click into the PDF forms to fill them out

For many computer users, filling out PDF forms and PDF documents is a routine occurrence, and the Mac Preview app allows you to easily and quickly fill in a PDF file. The great thing about using Preview to complete PDF forms on the Mac is that there are no additional apps or downloads needed, it’s … Read More

How to Access Terminal via Recovery Mode for Mac

May 18, 2017 - Leave a Comment
Terminal in macOS

Some more advanced Mac troubleshooting and diagnostics techniques require a user to access the Terminal from Mac OS Recovery Mode. We’ll show you how to quickly access the command line while a Mac is booted into Recovery Mode.

How to Resend a Message “Not Delivered” from Mac Messages

May 16, 2017 - 5 Comments
Resend a message on Mac

The Mac Messages app may occasionally fail to send a message correctly, when a message fails to send it is made obvious by a little red (!) exclamation point and a “Not Delivered” message under the failed iMessage or text message. But you don’t have to retype the message or just let it go, instead … Read More

MacOS Sierra 10.12.5 Update Released

May 15, 2017 - 25 Comments
MacOS 10.12.5

Apple has released MacOS Sierra 10.12.5 for Mac users. The small point release update to Sierra includes security updates and bug fixes, and is therefore recommended to install for all users running a prior MacOS Sierra build. A separate security update release is available for Mac users running OS X El Capitan and Yosemite.

How to Disable All Safari Browser Plug-Ins on Mac

May 13, 2017 - 3 Comments
Safari icon

Safari on the Mac has the ability to run third party plug-ins, some of which may perform additional services and bring additional functionality to the web experience. Plug-ins include things like Flash Player, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and other similar multimedia tools that are added into the browser. While some web sites may require these plug-ins, … Read More

How to Disable Safari Extensions on Mac

May 10, 2017 - 3 Comments
Safari icon

You can disable third party Safari extensions on the Mac without completely uninstalling them. This can be helpful for troubleshooting purposes, various testing scenarios, and many other situations, whether you’re a developer, trying to determine if and which particular extension is causing an issue with Safari, or even maybe just giving a trial run to … Read More

Can’t Spell? Ask Siri to Spell a Word on iPhone, iPad, Mac

May 9, 2017 - 5 Comments
Ask Siri to spell a word on iPhone

Can’t remember how to spell a word? You can ask Siri to spell the word for you! That’s right, good old Siri on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad has no problem helping you spell words if you can’t think of where to begin and when autocorrect is off or otherwise failing you, is this Siri … Read More

How to Clear All User Log Files on a Mac

May 6, 2017 - 5 Comments

Mac OS has an elaborate application level logging system that monitors and logs various system level and app level functionality, including app crashes, problems, and internal errors within apps. Most of this logging information is only relevant to debugging and developer usage and has little practical usage to the average Mac user, but when you … Read More

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