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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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Make a SuperDrive Work on Unsupported Macs? It’s Possible!

Mar 17, 2018 - 7 Comments
SuperDrive on a Mac

The Apple SuperDrive is an external CD / DVD drive that reads and writes to optical discs, and while it works great with many Macs, there are some Mac models where the SuperDrive doesn’t work, like any Mac that happened to come with a built-in optical drive. For the computers that do not support the … Read More

How to Change Audio Import Settings in iTunes on Mac & Windows

Mar 16, 2018 - 4 Comments
Change audio import settings in iTunes for audio encoder and audio quality

If you’re ripping CDs to import a music collection into iTunes on a Mac or Windows PC, you may be interested in knowing that you can change the media encoding for imported music. By default, iTunes will import and rip CDs using the MP3 Encoder at 160kbps, but if you want to change the encoding … Read More

Get Instant Command Line Access from Anywhere in Mac OS with iTerm2

Mar 14, 2018 - 9 Comments
Access a command line from anywhere on the Mac

If you’re a command line user, you can imagine that it’d be useful to have a Terminal window available instantly to you from anywhere on the Mac, whether you’re currently in the Finder, Safari, Xcode, or any other application entirely. Well there’s no need to imagine, with iTerm you can have an instantly available terminal … Read More

How to Make a Copy of Files or Folders on Mac with Duplicate

Mar 11, 2018 - 13 Comments
How to make copy of files or folders on a Mac

If you ever need to make a copy of a file or folder on the Mac, you’ll be happy to know that there is a super-easy way to accomplish that task thanks to the Duplicate File feature in the Mac Finder. The name is self descriptive, as Duplicate will create an exact copy of any … Read More

How to Search Emoji on Mac

Mar 9, 2018 - 4 Comments
Search Emoji on the Mac

You probably know that you can quickly get to Emoji icons on the Mac via keyboard shortcut or menu items, but did you know you can search Emoji on the Mac? Using the Emoji search feature makes it much faster and easier to get to a particular Emoji icon rather than browse through hundreds and … Read More

How to Install Homebrew on Mac

Mar 7, 2018 - 2 Comments
How to install Homebrew on Mac

Advanced Mac users may appreciate using the Homebrew package manager, which greatly simplifies the process of installing command line software and tools on a Mac. For example, if you want to easily install favorite command line tools on a Mac like cask, htop, wget, nmap, tree, irssi, links, colordiff, or virtually any other familiar unix … Read More

How to Find All 32-Bit Apps on a Mac

Mar 6, 2018 - 16 Comments
How to find and view all 32-bit apps on a Mac

MacOS High Sierra is the last macOS release to support 32-bit apps “without compromise” (presumably meaning without performance degradation, and with maximum compatibility), and betas of macOS 10.13.4 are now notifying users if 32-bit apps are being run. This might suggest that 32-bit Mac apps will run through a compatibility mode like Rosetta or Classic … Read More

How to Get the Size of a File or Folder in Mac OS

Mar 4, 2018 - 10 Comments
Get Info shows file size or folder size of an item in Mac OS

Need to know the size of a particular file? Or have you ever wondered how large a particular folder is on a Mac? With a simple trick you an quickly get the size of any file, folder, or item as found within the Finder file system of Mac OS.

How to Find Duplicate Songs in iTunes 12

Mar 3, 2018 - Leave a Comment
How to Find Duplicate Songs in iTunes 12

iTunes offers a simple way to track down and find duplicate songs in a music library, so if you find yourself hearing the same song every once in a while when listening to iTunes on a Mac or Windows, or after copying music to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod, then it’s quite possible duplicate tracks … Read More

How to Rip a CD with iTunes & Import MP3s on Mac & Windows

Mar 1, 2018 - 31 Comments
How to rip a CD to mp3 with iTunes

Do you have some audio CDs laying around that you’d like to digitize and convert to mp3? Ripping a CD and turning the audio into MP3 or M4A tracks is remarkably simple with iTunes, and the process its he same on both a Mac and Windows PC.

How to Show a List of All Calendar Events on Mac

Feb 27, 2018 - 20 Comments
Show a list view of Calendar events on Mac

If you use the Calendar app on Mac and iOS, your calendar events will seamlessly sync between all Apple devices using the same Apple ID. While the iPhone and iPad have easy ways to display a Calendar in List View from iOS, the Mac doesn’t have the same simple toggle functionality to see a list … Read More

How to Keep Folders on Top When Sorting by Name in Mac OS Finder

Feb 26, 2018 - 13 Comments
Folders shown on top in a Name listing view of Finder

By default, if you sort a directory by name in the Mac OS Finder, you will find that both files and folders are arranged alongside one another based upon an alphabetical sorting of their names. This is great for many users, but if you have a large folder with many subfolders and files, it can … Read More

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