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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 Maps in Globe View on Mac

Sep 10, 2018 - 10 Comments
Globe view in Maps for Mac

Have you ever wanted a little digital globe you could interact with, spinning the Earth around to see the continents, oceans, and features of our planet? If so, you’ll be happy to discover that the Maps app on the Mac has a hidden globe view that allows you to interact with and spin planet Earth … Read More

How to Disable True Tone on MacBook Pro Display

Sep 8, 2018 - 3 Comments
How to disable True Tone on Mac Display

The latest MacBook Pro models include True Tone capable displays which automatically adjust the screen colors to resemble external ambient lighting conditions. This feature can make the screen appearance more pleasing to the eye in some lighting situations, but if you require color accuracy for your work, you may find the True Tone feature to … Read More

How to Get Octal File Permissions from Command Line in Mac OS

Sep 6, 2018 - 2 Comments
Getting file permissions in octal format on Mac

Command line users are likely familiar with using chmod to set file permissions in numerical or octal format, for example running a command like ‘chmod 755 filename’, but have you ever wondered how you can get file permissions in octal format? If you want to see or view the octal numerical value of permissions of … Read More

How to Delete a Fingerprint from MacBook Pro Touch ID

Sep 5, 2018 - 1 Comment
MacBook Pro 2018 Touch Bar model with CPU throttling slows down performance

If you have a Mac equipped with Touch ID, like one of the Touch Bar MacBook Pro models, you probably already know how to add fingerprints to Touch ID on the Mac thereby allowing your finger print to unlock the computer and make purchases. But what if you want to delete a fingerprint from the … Read More

How to Stop Word Capitalizing First Letter of Sentences Automatically

Sep 3, 2018 - 3 Comments
How to disable capitalizing first letter automatically in Word

Microsoft Word defaults to automatically capitalizing the first letter of a word in a sentence when it is typed. This can be convenient, or very annoying, depending on how you type, and thus first letter auto-capitalization is one of those Word features that is either loved or hated. If you fall into the latter camp … Read More

How to Access a Secret Login Console in Mac OS

Sep 2, 2018 - 5 Comments
Login Console is a Terminal available at login in Mac OS X

Some versions of Mac OS support the ability to login any user account directly to the command line right from the traditional login screen, thereby bypassing the familiar Mac user interface. Instead you’re essentially signing a user directly into the Terminal (a bit like using the ssh client to connect to an SSH server), without … Read More

Fixing a Mac That Keeps Booting Into Safe Mode

Sep 1, 2018 - 3 Comments
Fix a Mac that keeps booting into Safe Mode constantly

Safe Mode on the Mac is typically accessed intentionally and on a per-boot basis by holding down the Shift key during system restart or boot, then whenever the troubleshooting action is complete that required Safe Mode, the next reboot should be normal again. But sometimes a Mac can seemingly get stuck in Safe Mode regardless … Read More

How to Disable Touch Bar on MacBook Pro

Aug 30, 2018 - 9 Comments
How to disable Touch Bar on MacBook Pro

The Touch Bar on MacBook Pro is arguably the most controversial component of the current generation MacBook Pro (aside from the keyboard itself anyway), and if you’re a MacBook Pro user who does not like the Touch Bar experience for any reason, whether it’s poking around to find and use the touch ESC key, or … Read More

How to Save iPhone Text Messages and iMessages

Aug 29, 2018 - 15 Comments

Do you want to save an iPhone text message? Maybe you want to document and preserve a message sent to your iPhone for some purpose? Whatever the reason, you can save iPhone messages, text messages / SMS, iMessages, media messages including pictures and videos, or anything else sent through the Messages app on the iPhone. … Read More

How to Install & Run macOS Mojave Beta in a Virtual Machine the Easy Way

Aug 28, 2018 - 11 Comments
How to install and run macOS Mojave in a virtual machine

You can easily install and run macOS Mojave beta in a virtual machine right now on a Mac, and the process is surprisingly easy, plus it’s free! This tutorial will walk you through the steps required to install macOS Mojave beta into a virtual machine environment using freely available software. It’s quite easy, so even … Read More

Visualizing the Mac Startup Process: What Happens When a Mac Boots?

Aug 25, 2018 - 16 Comments
The Mac Boot Process Visualized

Have you ever wanted to know what’s going on when you startup a modern Mac? You press the power button, you see an Apple logo, and the Mac boots up into MacOS… from the average user perspective it’s about that simple, right? But what is actually happening behind the scenes after you press that power … Read More

How to Remove Stuck Time Machine Backups from Mac Trash Due to System Integrity Protection Error

Aug 23, 2018 - 5 Comments
How to fix Time Machine backup stuck in Trash due to System Integrity Protection

If you’re trying to remove a Time Machine backup from a drive and find that it’s stuck in the Mac Trash with a specific error message stating the trash can’t be emptied because “Some items in the Trash cannot be deleted because of System Integrity Protection”, then read on to learn how to resolve this … Read More

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