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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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MacOS Sierra Announced with Siri, Release Date Set for Fall 2016

Jun 13, 2016 - 42 Comments
macOS Sierra

Apple has announced the next major version of Mac system software, dubbed macOS Sierra. MacOS Sierra offers improvements to Continuity, iCloud, Apple Pay, tabs improvements, a cross Apple platform clipboard, and perhaps most notable is an inclusion of Siri.

How to Delete a User Account in Mac OS X

Jun 8, 2016 - 1 Comment
How to delete a user account on Mac OS X

Macs with multiple user accounts sometimes need to delete a user account. Maybe you no longer need a specific user account, or you’re removing an old login, or just cleaning house, whatever the case, it is easy to remove a user from Mac OS X.

Show Only Unread Emails in Mail for Mac OS X

Jun 8, 2016 - 8 Comments
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Managing large numbers of emails can be time consuming, but one way to help tackle email on the Mac is by setting up an Unread Emails Only inbox. This allows Mac users to easily view unread mail messages without having to scroll through already read emails, since only the new or unread emails will be … Read More

Fix for Retina MacBook Pro 13″ Freezing Issue Offered by Apple

Jun 6, 2016 - 37 Comments
Freezing MacBook Pro

A number of Mac users have discovered that their computers are freezing at random after updating their computers to OS X 10.11.4 and sometimes with OS X 10.11.5 as well. The problem is rather annoying as the Mac becomes entirely unresponsive and requires a forced reboot intervention, though disabling WebGL in Safari seems to help … Read More

Use a Website as a Screen Saver on Mac

Jun 5, 2016 - 5 Comments
Use a webpage as a screen saver on Mac

Have you ever wanted to have a web site or web page used as a screen saver on Mac OS X? Well you can do exactly that with the help of a free screensaver called WebViewScreenSaver, which allows Mac users to add URLs to serve as the content of a screen saver whenever it’s activated … Read More

Preview Files in Trash with Quick Look for Mac

Jun 2, 2016 - 7 Comments
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Have you ever noticed that once a file is in the Trash, you can’t open it or view it? If you try to open or use an item that is within the Trash in Mac OS X, you’ll get a dialog warning that says “The document ‘name’ can’t be opened because it’s in the Trash. … Read More

How to Set Default Email Address in Mail for Mac OS X

May 31, 2016 - 6 Comments
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Mac users who have multiple email accounts setup with the Mail app may wish to change or set the default email address that is used throughout Mac OS X. This can help to prevent accidentally sending an email from the wrong email address, which should be particularly helpful for those who juggle work and personal … Read More

How to Create an @iCloud.com Email Address

May 24, 2016 - 18 Comments
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If you created an Apple ID based on your own unique email address and use that for logging in to iCloud and other Apple services, you may have missed the part where you can create a new separate @icloud.com email address. Not to worry though, if you decide you want to create a new and … Read More

How to Increase All System Font Size in Mac OS X

May 23, 2016 - 15 Comments
Increase Mac system text size with Larger Text scaled option

Mac OS X defaults to a predefined set system font size for all onscreen text and user interface elements, and while many users will find the default text size to be sufficient, some users may wish the system font size was larger, and some may wish the Mac system text size was smaller. It turns … Read More

Use an Animated GIF as Wallpaper in Mac OS X with GIFPaper

May 21, 2016 - 9 Comments
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Have you ever wished the wallpaper on your Mac was animated? One common trick to achieve that effect is to set a screen saver as the desktop wallpaper in Mac OS X, which looks great but can wind up using a fair amount of processor to display the animations, but now another option is available; … Read More

How to Delete iPhoto Library, but Why You Probably Don’t Need to

May 20, 2016 - 17 Comments
The iPhoto Library file

Now that most Mac users have migrated their pictures from iPhoto to Photos app in Mac OS X, when you’re absolutely certain that all the pictures have come through successfully you may decide to delete the old iPhoto Library file on the Mac. This is usually not necessary due to how Photos importation works with … Read More

Workaround for Freezing Macs with OS X 10.11.5 and OS X 10.11.4?

May 19, 2016 - 77 Comments
Freezing Mac with Safari in OS X 10.11.5 and OS X 10.11.4

As we mentioned months ago, some unlucky Mac users have been experiencing random frequent system freezes since updating to OS X 10.11.4 and/or OS X 10.11.5. The problem is not a subtle one and you’re already well aware if it impacts you; at random, the entire Mac freezes up and becomes unresponsive requiring a forced … Read More

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