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

Jul 23, 2014 - 2 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 - 6 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

Run QuickTime Player 7 in OS X Yosemite & Mavericks

Jul 20, 2014 - 8 Comments
QuickTime Player 7 in Mac OS X

QuickTime Player, the video player and editing tool bundled with the Mac for ages, received a fairly major overhaul when it turned into QuickTime Player X. While it became free and lost the need to upgrade to a Pro version, it also lost out on a lot of really nice professional features that QuickTime Player … Read More

Remove User Names from Login Window for Added Security in OS X

Jul 17, 2014 - 7 Comments
Display login name as password and username field in Mac OS X

The login screen of OS X defaults to showing the account pictures and user names of all accounts on the given Mac. This is undoubtedly convenient for most users as it makes logging into accounts much faster, but for situations where a Mac requires higher security, users may wish to hide user account names from … Read More

Maintain & Recall Command Line Clipboard History with iTerm 2

Jul 15, 2014 - 2 Comments
Command Line Clipboard History in iTerm2

Mac users who spend a lot of time at the command line have yet another reason to use iTerm 2 as their default terminal client; clipboard history. Added in the most recent version of iTerm, a running history of OS X clipboard activity can be natively stored, recalled, and summoned directly in iTerm2, accessible through … Read More

How to Enable Multiple Profile & Guest Browsing Support in Chrome

Jul 14, 2014 - 1 Comment
Enable Chrome Guest Mode

If you share a computer, or when someone else just needs to use your web browser for a while, you probably know the dread of worrying about a million saved web logins, history, saved searches, and whatever other customizations and personal data you have in the browser. Common solutions are often to use a guest … Read More

How to Change the Profile Picture of a Mac User Account

Jul 14, 2014 - 3 Comments
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The first time you set up a Mac or new user account, you’re asked to pick a profile picture for that account. Most of us set this image once and don’t think much about it, but that profile picture follows us around in OS X and is visible at each boot login menu, in the … Read More

How to Set a Headphone Specific Volume Level in Mac OS X

Jul 13, 2014 - 4 Comments
Headphone specific volume level on Mac

I don’t know about anyone else, but I always have a very different volume level for my headphones than for my speakers, and if you’re anything like me than this tip is great news. You can actually set headphone-specific volume levels on your Mac, so you won’t have to be constantly toying with the volume … Read More

Share Files Between User Accounts in Mac OS X the Easy Way

Jul 11, 2014 - 2 Comments
Share between user accounts in Mac OS X the easy way

There are a variety of ways to share files between different user accounts on the Mac, but OS X offers one incredibly simple way in particular; the Shared folder. Most Mac users may not even see the folder let alone know it exists, but it’s easy to access, and makes sharing a file or many … Read More

Outdated Adobe Flash Plugins Disabled in Safari Automatically Due to Security Issue

Jul 11, 2014 - 4 Comments
Flash Out-of-Date in Safari for Mac OS X

Mac Safari users who have the Adobe Flash plugin installed are likely to find it disabled automatically by Apple, due to a recent security issue with the Flash plugin. That basically means if you don’t have the very newest Flash version installed already, and most people don’t yet, you’ll see the a “Flash Out Of … Read More

How to Start the Mac Screen Saver with a Keyboard Shortcut in OS X

Jul 10, 2014 - 10 Comments
Keystroke to start a screen saver on the Mac

Have you ever wanted to initiate the screen saver of your Mac by hitting a keystroke combination? You’re not alone, and that’s what we’re going to show you how to do here. While OS X does not include this feature by default, we’ll demonstrate how to create an Automator system service that will accomplish the … Read More

Quickly Make a Stickies Note from a Selection in Mac OS X

Jul 9, 2014 - 21 Comments
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Stickies is an app that creates floating notes that can sit on your Mac desktop, it’s been around on the Mac for ages and tends to sit quietly forgotten in the Applications folder of OS X. Often the lack of Stickies usage is either due to not knowing the app exists, or just not knowing … Read More

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