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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 10.11.4 Beta 3, iOS 9.3 Beta 3, WatchOS 2.2b3, tvOS 9.2b3 Released for Testing

Feb 8, 2016 - 3 Comments

Apple has released an array of new beta operating system builds, including the third beta versions of OS X 10.11.4 beta, iOS 9.3 beta, WatchOS 2.2 beta, and tvOS 9.2 beta 3. Each release includes bug fixes and feature enhancements for their respective hardware, along with a few new features.

The Mac “Startup Disk Almost Full” Message and How to Fix It

Feb 6, 2016 - 24 Comments
Mac Startup disk is almost full error message, here is how to fix it

Many Mac users will inevitably see the “Your startup disk almost full” error message show up in OS X, with a vague note to delete some files in order to make more space available on the Mac. While you can disregard the message for a little while, it will usually come back again shortly, and … Read More

How to Turn Off Contacts Found in Mail from Mac OS X

Feb 4, 2016 - Leave a Comment
Contacts app in Mac OS X

Modern versions of Mail app for Mac OS X and iOS default to scanning through email content to suggest contacts and fill in additional information about existing contacts. While this can offer a convenient way of easily filling in and uncovering contact information exchanged through emails, it can also frequently be inaccurate, leading to erroneous … Read More

How to Make an HTML Signature for Mail in Mac OS X

Feb 3, 2016 - 10 Comments
HTML signature in Mac Mail app of OS X

Many users like to set a signature to be automatically included in their outbound emails, and for those who like to have a stylized and somewhat interactive email signature, they’ll want to create what’s called an HTML signature. An HTML signature allows for different text styling like bolds, italics, font sizes, and, perhaps most relevant … Read More

How to Rotate Videos in Mac OS X

Feb 1, 2016 - 4 Comments
How to rotate or flip a video in Mac OS X

Have you ever had a video that was recorded vertically or sideways, and you wish it was orientated either horizontally or otherwise rotated? This is often the case with videos recorded on iPhone or Android phones shot with the notorious Vertical Video Syndrome, but the technique we’ll demonstrate works to flip or rotate any movie, … Read More

The “Optimizing Your Mac” Notification in OS X Explained

Jan 28, 2016 - 10 Comments
Optimizing Your Mac notification in Mac OS X

Some Mac users may see a notification alert pop-up from OS X in the corner of their display with a message stating “Optimizing Your Mac – Performance and battery life may be affected until completed.” While there aren’t any additional details offered in the notification, there is a “Close” button, which will dismiss the alert. … Read More

Save the Mac App Store Password for Free Downloads in OS X

Jan 27, 2016 - 18 Comments
Save password for free app store downloads in Mac OS X

Having to constantly enter the Apple ID password to download free apps from the Mac App Store is kind of annoying, but thanks to a new settings option you can stop the authentication requirement for free apps while still maintaining it for paid app downloads and for in-app purchases in OS X.

iOS 9.3 Beta 2, OS X 10.11.4 Beta 2, WatchOS 2.2 Beta 2, Released for Testing

Jan 25, 2016 - 3 Comments
iOS 9.3 beta 2 download

Apple has issued the second beta versions of iOS 9.3, OS X 10.11.4, tvOS 9.2 beta 2, and WatchOS 2.2 to users participating in the developer release testing programs for iPhone, IPad, iPod touch, Mac OS X, Apple TV, and Apple Watch. The new builds continue to improve features and enhancements on the respective operating … Read More

Show Location Usage Icon in the Menu Bar of Mac OS X

Jan 22, 2016 - 7 Comments
Show location use menu icon in Mac OS X

More services and features rely on location to function properly on Mac OS X, but whereas iOS will default to showing you a little compass arrow icon when location is accessed and used, OS X doesn’t show comparable location usage by default in the latest versions. For users who want to know when Mac OS … Read More

The iTunes Lockdown Folder Location & How to Reset iOS Lockdown Certificates in Mac OS X & Windows

Jan 21, 2016 - 6 Comments
The iOS Lockdown folders in Mac OS X and Windows

A hidden Lockdown folder is created by iTunes which stores certificate UDID data for iOS devices that are synced to a specific computer. These lockdown certificates are required to be able to successfully sync an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with a computer, but in some specific occasions, a user may need to manually access … Read More

OS X 10.11.3 Released with Bug Fixes, Security Updates for Yosemite & Mavericks Available

Jan 19, 2016 - 35 Comments
OS X 10.11.3 Update

Apple has released OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 for all Mac users, the final version is said to improve the compatibility, security, and stability of OS X and contains bug fixes and security improvements for the Mac operating system. Additionally, Apple has also released security updates for Mac users running OS X Yosemite and OS … Read More

How to Empty Cache in Safari for Mac OS X

Jan 17, 2016 - 1 Comment
Safari icon

Modern versions of the Safari web browser for Mac OS X offer a hidden feature that allows users to clear web caches from the browser without having to dump all other browsing history, cookies, searches, or other website data. This is a really useful feature for web workers and developers who routinely need to clear … Read More

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