Safari 7.1 has been released for OS X, bringing several improvements to performance, stability, security, and privacy to the Mac web browser. Notably, the update adds support for the DuckDuckGo search engine, encrypts all Yahoo searches that are done from the URL bar, improves the Reader features compatibility with websites, and also improves the AutoFill … Read More
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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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Apple has released an update to OS X Mavericks, versioned as OS X 10.9.5. The update is recommended for all Mac users to install and includes bug fixes and security updates for core system software.
The default font size in the Mail app for Mac OS X is size 12 for emails and messages that are lacking styling, which tends to be most communications that are sent by email. If you find that font size to be too small, or even too big, you’ll be pleased to know that changing … Read More
Mac users who opt-in to use the Safari AutoFill username and password feature have a convenient way to show and retrieve those login credentials at any time. This is incredibly helpful if you’re prone to forget the passwords or logins for the billion and one websites we all use, and need to access that login … Read More
Apple has released OS X Yosemite Public Beta 3 to those Mac users registered with the public beta program. Additionally, Apple released OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 8 to Mac developers. The two builds include bug fixes and feature enhancements, and appear to largely be the same, pushing the release of OS X 10.10 ever … Read More
Parental Controls are a great feature of OS X that allows for restrictions to be placed on a specific user account on a Mac. These restrictions are varied and chosen by whoever set the parental control feature, ranging from setting time limits for computer use, to preventing certain web pages from being accessed, to even … Read More
Anyone who develops just about anything for the web knows that following resource usage of a specific tab or window, or just tracking down an errant tab or window can be difficult, but Safari on the Mac has a hidden trick up it’s sleeve that makes it much easier; the ability to show web process … Read More
There’s a rather amusing Easter Egg built into the Speakable Items function of OS X Accessibility options that lets your Mac tell you bad jokes. Yes, seriously. Sounds goofy, maybe even pointless? Well that’s why it’s an Easter Egg, so if that isn’t compelling I don’t know what is. Let’s dig in and learn how … Read More
Quitting apps gracefully is typically done through the appropriate application menu by choosing “Quit”, but the Mac GUI is obviously inaccessible from the command line of OS X. So when most command line users are confronted with the need to exit an application, they wind up using the ‘kill’ command to terminate the process and … Read More
Troubleshooting complex issues on a Mac can be challenging as is, and if you’re ever confronted with some complex situations you may find the command line to lend a major hand. In this case, advanced users can boot a Mac into safe mode through the usage of the nvram utility, a tool which allows users … Read More
The networksetup utility offers a command line interface to configuring the variety of Mac networking features available in OS X. We’ve discussed networksetup and accompanying features many times here for more advanced purposes, but one of the simpler uses of networksetup is that it can list out every piece of networking hardware attached to a … Read More