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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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Check & Modify AutoCorrect Settings from the Command Line in OS X

Dec 18, 2014 - 1 Comment
defaults write commands in Mac OS X

Spelling autocorrect features tend to be divisive, with Mac users usually either loving it or hating it. Most Mac users know they can easily turn off autocorrect through an OS X system preference change, but the System Preferences are only accessible from the graphical interface of a Mac. If you’re wanting to automate the enabling … Read More

How to Send & Receive Text Messages from Mac with SMS Relay for OS X Yosemite

Dec 17, 2014 - 4 Comments
Enable SMS Text Messages on a Mac from iOS

The Mac Messages app has long had support for sending and receiving iMessages, and now the latest versions of Messages for OS X support a new feature which allows you to send and receive SMS text messages as well. This basically means that you can talk to someone using an Android, Windows phone, ancient flip … Read More

How to Always Show the User Library Folder in OS X Yosemite the Easy Way

Dec 16, 2014 - 8 Comments
Making the Library Folder visible in OS X Yosemite with a Settings toggle

An individuals user Library folder contains personalizations, preference files, caches, and other contents specific to any given individual user account on a Mac. While most users won’t need access to their user account Library directory, some advanced users like to have easy access to that folder for a variety of purposes. All modern versions of … Read More

How to Re-Install OS X with Internet Recovery on a Mac

Dec 14, 2014 - 6 Comments
Starting OS X Internet Recovery Mode on a Mac to reinstall system software

In some rare situations, reinstalling OS X on a Mac may be required. This is made fairly easy as all modern Macs include the OS X Internet Recovery feature, which lets you reinstall OS X through a netboot type of mode that is accessed from the internet rather than a local drive. This is helpful … Read More

OS X 10.10.2 Beta 3 Available to Mac Developers with Focus on Wi-Fi & Mail

Dec 12, 2014 - 31 Comments
OS X Yosemite

Apple has released a third beta version of OS X 10.10.2 to Mac users who are registered with the Macintosh Developer program. The new beta build of 14C81f apparently focuses on several issues where some OS X Yosemite users have experienced ongoing problems with the new Mac operating system, including Wi-Fi, Mail, and VoiceOver.

Safari Updated to Version 8.0.2, 7.1.2, or 6.2.2 for Mac Users

Dec 11, 2014 - 18 Comments
Safari

Mac users will find a new Safari update available to them, with the precise version offered depending on the OS X release they are running. The small software update appears to resolve several bugs, in addition to whatever issues may have appeared in another recent Safari update that was later pulled by Apple.

Make TextEdit in Mac OS X Behave More Like Windows Notepad

Dec 10, 2014 - 19 Comments
Make TextEdit on a Mac be like Notepad on Windows

Many longtime Windows users have grown to rely on the Notepad app for it’s plain text editing simplicity, for everything from writing little code blocks to just serving as a easy way to strip formatting and styling from anything copied into an open Notepad document. As a result, many Windows switchers to the Mac platform … Read More

Resize the Large Buggy Open / Save Dialog Windows in OS X Yosemite

Dec 8, 2014 - 20 Comments
Resize a huge window off screen in OS X with a Shift Click and Drag

OS X Yosemite has a rather peculiar bug with Open and Save dialog windows, where the file selector or saver dialog window shows up as inappropriately large. Sometimes the Open / Save window gets so big that it goes underneath the users Dock or even off screen, effectively preventing the dialog window from being resized. … Read More

How to Stop Showing OS X Beta Software Updates in Mac App Store

Dec 5, 2014 - 10 Comments
OS X Yosemite Public Beta now available to download

Some time ago, many Mac users signed up to participate in the OS X Public Beta program to try out and beta test OS X Yosemite before it was released to the wider public. Since then, being included in that public beta program makes those Macs also receive beta software builds for other updates to … Read More

OS X 10.10.2 Beta 2 Released for Developers

Dec 4, 2014 - 6 Comments
OS X Yosemite

Apple has released another beta of OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite to those registered with the Mac Developer program. Officially labeled as “Pre-release: OS X Update Seed 10.10.2″, the second beta build arrives as 14C78c and is said to focus specifically on Wi-Fi. No other bugs or issues are mentioned in the brief download notes accompanying … Read More

How to Sign Documents with the Mac Trackpad Using Preview for OS X

Dec 4, 2014 - 10 Comments
Preview in Mac

The Mac Preview app has long included the ability to digitally sign documents with a signature, but up until the most recent versions of OS X, users had to basically sign a piece of paper and then use the Macs front-facing camera to ‘scan’ and digitize the signature. That has changed with OS X 10.10 … Read More

Safari 8.0.1, 7.1.1, & 6.2.1 Released for Mac OS X

Dec 3, 2014 - 22 Comments
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Apple has released a series of small updates to the Safari web browser for users of OS X Yosemite, OS X Mavericks, and earlier versions of OS X including Mountain Lion. The contents of the updates vary per release, but include bug fixes and resolutions to some issues that users were experiencing with specific versions … Read More

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