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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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Fixing Odd Mac Mouse or Trackpad Behaviors & Random Clicks

Aug 1, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Apple Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad weird behavior resolutions

The mouse and trackpad are pretty essential to desktop Mac users, so if the input devices start acting up with mystery clicks, clicks not registering, erratic motions, and other weird behavior, you have good reason to be frustrated.

How to Completely Remove Apps & Software in Mac OS X by Manual Terminal Uninstall

Jul 31, 2014 - 6 Comments
Terminal

Most apps in Mac OS X can be uninstalled easily by dragging them into the Trash from the /Applications/ folder, and many others come with accompanying uninstall applications that will clean house and completely remove the apps too. Additionally, there are third party utilities for OS X that can make total removal of apps as … Read More

Stuck in Yosemite with OS X Installer Drive and a Missing OS X Mavericks Partition? Here’s the Fix

Jul 31, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Select Mavericks partition from OS X Yosemite to return back at boot

Some Mac users who partitioned their Macs to dual boot between the beta OS X Yosemite builds and stable OS X Mavericks releases have discovered a disconcerting issue; their Mavericks partition seems to have vanished and been replaced by an “OS X Installer” partition, forcing them to be stuck in OS X Yosemite. The obvious … Read More

How to Install New Screen Savers in Mac OS X

Jul 30, 2014 - 2 Comments
Screen Saver

Adding a new screen saver to Mac OS X that you’ve obtained from a third party source isn’t as easy as it used to be, but that doesn’t mean it’s particularly complicated. Though Gatekeeper has made things slightly more challenging to improve security, you’ll find that installing any screensaver to the Mac is still pretty … Read More

Advanced Mac OS X Diagnostics & Troubleshooting with sysdiagnose

Jul 29, 2014 - 6 Comments
sysdiagnose advanced Mac diagnostics in OS X

Mac users who are dealing with particularly complex or troublesome issues with OS X can turn to an advanced diagnostics tool available from the command line in Mac OS X. The tool, called sysdiagnose, offers detailed technical analysis and reports of a huge variety of components of OS X and the Mac hardware, making it … Read More

Don’t Like Something in OS X Yosemite? Let Apple Know with Feedback Assistant

Jul 28, 2014 - 20 Comments
OS X Yosemite logo

Now that OS X Yosemite is in open public beta and generating considerable interest from Mac users, a fair amount of complaints or frustrations have surfaced both in our comments and around the web on forums. Whether it’s a pestering bug, a beloved feature that has gone missing or that was tweaked in Yosemite, something … Read More

Where Mac System Icons & Default Icons Are Located in OS X

Jul 27, 2014 - 10 Comments
Mac OS X system icons

The system icons of Mac OS X decorate nearly everything found within the Finder and desktop, ranging from default folder icons, to the default icons of hard disks, network machines, even the Finder sidebar items, and some toggles found throughout OS X. If you’ve ever wanted to access the full size original resources for these … Read More

How to Make a Bootable OS X Yosemite Beta USB Install Drive

Jul 25, 2014 - 14 Comments
OS X Yosemite Installer USB Drive

Now that the OS X Yosemite Beta is available to the public (you can still sign up and download it if you’re interested in running the beta release on your Mac), you might be wanting to make a bootable installer drive out of an external USB flash disk to make installation easier. Sure, you can … Read More

Troubleshooting OS X Yosemite Beta 1 Download Errors & Problems

Jul 24, 2014 - 42 Comments
Failed to download Yosemite error message

With the OS X Yosemite public beta now available to download, some users are experiencing a handful of issues when trying to actually download and install the release.

OS X Yosemite Public Beta Now Available to Download

Jul 24, 2014 - 8 Comments
OS X Yosemite Public Beta

As expected, Apple has released the first version of OS X Yosemite Public Beta. Individuals who signed up to be a part of the public beta program for OS X 10.10 are now able to download the first Public Beta build, which is essentially the same version as the recently seeded OS X Yosemite Developer … Read More

OS X Yosemite Public Beta Release is Tomorrow, Here’s How to Prepare

Jul 23, 2014 - 5 Comments
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Tomorrow, Apple will release the first Public Beta version of OS X Yosemite to Mac users who have registered with the open beta program. The first public beta build of OS X 10.10 will apparently be the same as Yosemite Developer Preview 4, and is aimed at soliciting feedback from non-developer Mac users, according to … Read More

OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 4 & iTunes 12 Beta Released for Dev Download

Jul 21, 2014 - 7 Comments
OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 4

Mac developers running OS X Yosemite will find Developer Preview 4 1.0 is now available to download from the Mac App Store. Additionally, the first beta release of iTunes 12.0 has been made available for developers, and an update to OS X Yosemite Recovery should also be installed. Each of these beta releases are intended … Read More

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