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Mac OS X, often called simply OS X, 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.

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OS X 10.10.2 Beta 1 Available to Developers

Nov 20, 2014 - 3 Comments
OS X Yosemite

Apple has released the first developer beta of OS X 10.10.2, arriving as build version 14C68K. The notes attached to the OS X Update Seed 10.10.2 download don’t specify any particular focus areas, but presumably the update aims to address bugs and issues that have gone unresolved after the recent OS X 10.10.1 update. Developers … Read More

How to Flush DNS Cache in OS X Yosemite with discoveryutil

Nov 20, 2014 - 2 Comments
Clear DNS Cache in Mac OS X

Some Mac users may encounter situations where they need to flush DNS cache in OS X for a name server to resolve properly, or for some DNS address change to become noticed by their individual computer. This is particularly relevant for system administrators, network admins, and web developers, but there are certainly situations where other … Read More

Troubleshooting OS X 10.10.1 Wi-Fi Connection Issues

Nov 19, 2014 - 43 Comments
Mac Wi-Fi Tool

A number of Mac users who were experiencing wi-fi connection difficulties with OS X Yosemite have found the problems continue to persist after updating to OS X 10.10.1. The reasons for this are not entirely clear given that OS X 10.10.1 has aimed specifically at improving wi-fi reliability, but some of the traditional troubleshooting steps … Read More

OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 Update Available for Mac

Nov 17, 2014 - 82 Comments
Mac OS X Yosemite

Apple has released the first major update to Macs running OS X Yosemite, versioned as OS X 10.10.1. OS X 10.10.1 includes several prominent bug fixes, including resolutions to issues with Wi-Fi reliability, Mail app problems, and a Time Machine backup bug. Other stability enhancements, security updates, and bug fixes are also included in the … Read More

Find Local Listings & Restaurants with Spotlight in OS X Yosemite

Nov 16, 2014 - 8 Comments
Spotlight local business listings in Mac OS X

Spotlight is the fantastic search engine built into OS X and iOS, and while most people associate Spotlight searches with finding documents on their Mac or launching applications, the feature set has expanded dramatically since OS X Yosemite. One of the more useful tricks found within the revised Spotlight search is the ability to search … Read More

Increase or Decrease Text Size of Messages in OS X Yosemite

Nov 16, 2014 - 7 Comments
Change text size messages Yosemite

The Mac Messages app has long had the ability to change the text size and font of your messages and conversations, but the adjustment functions have changed a bit in OS X Yosemite. In Messages under OS X Yosemite, you now have the option to increase or decrease the size of the Helvetica Neue system … Read More

How to Use Mail Drop to Send Large Files Over Email from Mac OS X

Nov 14, 2014 - 9 Comments
Use Mail Drop to send a large file through Email in Mac OS X

Nearly every email server has a file size limit, typically ranging between 10MB and 40MB, and any file attached to an email larger than that will typically bounce or not send. Apple has come up with an interesting solution to this problem, calling it Mail Drop. Essentially, MailDrop will automatically detect when a large file … Read More

Edit AutoFill Information in Safari for Mac OS X

Nov 12, 2014 - 5 Comments
Edit autofill information in Safari for OS X

Autofill is one of the more useful features of Safari that automatically fill online order forms and logins, whether it’s a name, shipping address, login and password, or even payment and credit card information. Of course, if you change any of that information like an address or payment details, that old autofill information filling up … Read More

Show a Preview Panel in Every Finder Window of Mac OS X

Nov 11, 2014 - 6 Comments
Show Preview in Finder window

The Column view of the OS X Finder has long been popular with users who like to see a preview of what image or document they are selecting in the Finder. Of course, the problem with that preview panel is that up until OS X Yosemite, it was limited to the Column view, and if … Read More

OS X 10.10.1 Beta 2 Released to Developers & Beta Testers

Nov 11, 2014 - 11 Comments
OS X Yosemite

Apple has released the second beta version of OS X 10.10.1 to those registered with the Mac Developer Program and the Yosemite Public Beta. The update arrives as build 14B23 and is a relatively small download, weighing in around 300MB.

How to Change an Apple ID & iCloud Account in Mac OS X

Nov 8, 2014 - 5 Comments
Log in to a new Apple ID on Mac OS X

All users should have their own Apple ID, which is tied not only to an iCloud account, Messages, FaceTime, App Store, iTunes, iBooks, and Passbook with ApplePay, but in new versions of OS X an Apple ID can also be used to log into a Mac user account too. Because each Mac user should have … Read More

Use Private Browsing Mode in Safari for OS X Yosemite on a Per-Window Basis

Nov 8, 2014 - 8 Comments
Private browsing window in Safari OS X

Safari in OS X Yosemite gained the ability to initiate private browsing mode on a per-window basis. This is a marked difference from how Private Browsing worked previously in Safari on the Mac, which converted all browser windows and tabs that are open in Safari into privacy mode. Now, you can open an individual Private … Read More

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