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Mac OS, Mac OS X, or macOS, 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 that is pertinent to the Mac operating system.

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How to Show Website Favicons in Safari for Mac

Jan 23, 2019 - 8 Comments
How to show safari website favicons on Mac

Modern versions of Safari for Mac include favicon (favorite icon) support, offering a visual indicator of webpages in the titlebar and tab bar of the Safari browser. Nearly every other web browser on the Mac (and other operating systems) has had favicon support for quite some time, but this is a relatively new addition to … Read More

MacOS Mojave 10.14.3 Update Released for Mac, Download Now

Jan 22, 2019 - 19 Comments
MacOS Mojave 10.14.3 update

Apple has released MacOS Mojave 10.14.3 for Mac users running the latest operating system. The new release includes bug fixes and security enhancements and is therefore recommended to MacOS Mojave users. Mac users running prior MacOS releases of High Sierra and Sierra will find security updates available in the Mac App Store as well, labeled … Read More

How to Change Microsoft Office Theme on Mac

Jan 21, 2019 - 10 Comments
How to Change Microsoft Office theme appearance on Mac

The Microsoft Office suite of apps include distinct visual themes that make those apps easy to identify, for example Microsoft Word on Mac has a dark blue visual theme on the Mac, Excel is green, and Powerpoint is red / orange. If you’d like to change the appearance theme of Microsoft Office apps, including Word, … Read More

How to Disable Keyboard Backlighting on MacBook Pro or Air

Jan 20, 2019 - 2 Comments
MacBook keyboard backlighting

Keyboard backlighting is one of the best keyboard features on Mac laptops, illuminating the keyboard to help you see the keys better in low light situations. And let’s face it, it also just plain looks cool too. Most MacBook Pro, MacBook, and MacBook Air users like the keyboard backlighting feature, but there are some users … Read More

How to Save Voice Memos on the Mac as Audio Files

Jan 16, 2019 - 1 Comment
Voice Memos for Mac

If you have recorded voice memos on the Mac you may have then decided you’d like to save a voice memo as an audio file. The “File” menu on the Mac has contained the various save and export options since the beginning of the Mac platform, but for whatever reason the Voice Memos app on … Read More

Screen Flickering on Retina MacBook Air 2018? Here’s a Workaround Fix

Jan 16, 2019 - 5 Comments
Retina MacBook Air

Some 2018 MacBook Air (and possibly 2018 MacBook Pro) computers may exhibit seemingly random screen flickering, where the entire display backlight blinks and flickers. This can be alarming, since often screen flickering indicates a hardware issue. But in this case, the MacBook Air screen flickering may actually be software related, and after some investigation it … Read More

How to Reset SMC on MacBook Air & MacBook Pro (2018 and Later)

Jan 14, 2019 - 1 Comment
How to reset SMC on MacBook Pro and MacBook Air from 2018 onward

Resetting the SMC on newer model MacBook Air and MacBook Pro computers from the 2018 model year onward is a different process than resetting the Mac SMC on prior Macs, this is because of the T2 security chip that controls Touch ID and secure boot functionality on the latest Mac laptops. Despite being a different … Read More

How to Record Voice Memos on Mac

Jan 10, 2019 - 4 Comments
Voice Memos for Mac

Recording voice notes on the Mac is now easier than ever thanks to the appropriately named Voice Memos application in Mac OS. While Mac users have long been able to record sound and audio with QuickTime Player, the latest versions of MacOS system software include a built-in Voice Memos app that aims to make voice … Read More

How to Install VirtualBox in MacOS Mojave if Installation Fails or Shows Kernel Driver Errors

Dec 31, 2018 - 1 Comment
Install and run Virtualbox in MacOS Mojave

If you have attempted to install VirtualBox in macOS Mojave you may have noticed the installation sometimes fails with a generic “The installation failed” error message. Then, when trying to run VirtualBox you may experience another error saying “Kernel driver not installed” and VirtualBox fails to function. The reason for the installation failure and the … Read More

How to Use zsh as Default in Terminal for Mac OS

Dec 29, 2018 - 4 Comments
Terminal in macOS

Zsh, or z shell, is a popular shell alternative to bash and tcsh, complete with many improvements and customization options offered through the Oh-My-ZSH project. If you’d like to use zsh as the default shell in Terminal for Mac OS rather than bash, you can do so rather easily with taking the following steps:

How to Use BBEdit Dark Mode Color Schemes on Mac

Dec 28, 2018 - 5 Comments
BBEdit Dark Mode themes

BBEdit, the excellent text editor for Mac, includes some very nice Dark Mode favorable color schemes, each of which compliment the Mac Dark Mode theme quite well. If you spend a considerable amount of time in a text editor for scripting, programming, development, code review, or writing and editing with a markup language, and you … Read More

How to Enable the Light Theme in Mac OS

Dec 26, 2018 - 1 Comment
How to enable the Light appearance theme on Mac

If you’re currently using the Dark mode theme in Mac OS, you may wish to change to the Light visual theme. The Light theme in Mac OS was the default visual option on the Mac for ages, but with MacOS Mojave came the new visual option for enabling the Dark mode theme for the Mac … Read More

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