Mac OS X

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.

Search Mac OS X

How to Add Siri Results into Notification Center on Mac

Nov 18, 2016 - 3 Comments
Siri result widget in Notification Center on Mac

We already know that Siri for Mac has a litany of commands and capabilities, but did you know that you can pin a Siri search result into the Mac Notifications Center panel? For example, if you ask Siri for the weather, you can pin the result, which will update on the fly, into the Notifications … Read More

Enabling a Pixel Brush in Pixelmator to Draw Pixel Art on Mac

Nov 17, 2016 - 1 Comment
Drawing pixel art with Pixelmator on Mac

There’s a certain magic to pixel art, whether it’s the nostalgic aspect or just the intentional limitations of drawing simpler graphics. While there are many specific apps intended to create pixel art out there, both Photoshop and Pixelmator for Mac has such an ability as well. We’re going to focus on enabling the pixel brush … Read More

How to Hide MacOS Sierra Update Banner from the Mac App Store

Nov 15, 2016 - 10 Comments
hide-macos-sierra-update-app-store

Don’t want to update to macOS Sierra quite yet? You’ve likely noticed when you open the Mac App Store and visit the Updates tab, if you’re on a Sierra compatible Mac you will see a very large MacOS Sierra update banner, soliciting you to update and install the latest Mac system software update. It’s impossible … Read More

Test the New Touch Bar on Any Mac with Touche or TouchBarDemo

Nov 12, 2016 - 13 Comments
TouchBar test app for any Mac or with iPad

The all new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has been announced though it is not shipping quite yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t test out the new TouchBar functionality on an existing Mac, even without the official hardware Touch Bar across the top of the keyboard. Thanks to a third party app, you can … Read More

View Status of App Store Downloads from Mac Launchpad & Dock

Nov 11, 2016 - Leave a Comment
Viewing the download status of an App Store app in Launchpad on Mac

Ever wondered what the status is of a large app download coming from the Mac App Store, but you don’t want to check the progress through the Mac App Store itself? Just refer to Launchpad in the Dock of Mac OS X instead, you don’t even need to have the App Store open to see … Read More

How to Remove Safari Extensions on Mac

Nov 9, 2016 - 7 Comments
Remove Safari extension on Mac

Safari for Mac allows for optional third party browser extensions to be installed, performing functions like social sharing, note taking, interface with apps like 1password, amongst others. Sometimes Safari extensions can be useful, but sometimes they are no longer needed, or they can be problematic and cause freezes or trouble with Safari or for the … Read More

How to Batch Change File Extensions in Mac OS

Nov 8, 2016 - 8 Comments
File extensions have been changed for all selected files

Have you ever wanted to change a group of files file extensions in Mac OS? For example, lets say you wanted to change a bunch files with a .htm extension to .html, or a group of files from extension tie .JPEG to .PNG. We’ll show you how to easily batch change a group of file … Read More

4 Ways to Convert PDF to Word DOCX in Mac OS

Nov 5, 2016 - 18 Comments
Convert PDF to DOCX in Mac OS X

Have you ever received a PDF file that you would like to convert to a Word DOC or DOCX format? Typically this is necessary when you have PDF that you want to edit the contents of a bit, maybe a resume or a thesis, but of course the PDF could be more complex. If you’re … Read More

Send Messages & SMS from Web & Email with a URL Trick

Nov 4, 2016 - 14 Comments
Mac Messages icon

Mac and iOS users can start iMessage conversations and send text messages from the web, email, or anywhere else a link can be clicked, by using a custom URL to launch the Messages app. Using this you can start an iMessage chat to any other iMessage user or send them an SMS through the Messages … Read More

View IP Addresses of LAN Devices from Command Line in Mac OS

Nov 3, 2016 - 6 Comments
Terminal in macOS

If you need to view the IP addresses of other hardware on the same LAN (Local Area Network) as a Mac, the command line arp tool works quite well. You’ll quickly find other devices IP and accompanying MAC addresses, which can make direct network connections easier and be helpful for many other network and troubleshooting … Read More

Convert Standard User Account to Administrator Account from Command Line of Mac OS

Nov 1, 2016 - 4 Comments
Change User to Admin Account in Mac OS X

Mac systems administrators may find a need to convert an existing regular user account into an administrator account on a Mac. While most Mac users would be best served by converting account status to admin through the Users & Groups preference panel, advanced users can perform the same function through the Terminal by using the … Read More

Where Default Desktop Pictures Are Located in Mac OS X

Oct 28, 2016 - 5 Comments
The default desktop picture collection in Mac OS X

Apple has a longstanding record of curating wonderful desktop pictures on both the Mac and iOS mobile platforms, so it’s not surprising that some users may wish to know where these default desktop wallpapers are stored in Mac OS.

Subscribe to OSXDaily

Subscribe to RSS Subscribe to Twitter Feed Follow on Facebook Subscribe to eMail Updates