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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 Trigger an Alert Dialog Pop-Up from Command Line in Mac OS

Sep 6, 2016 - 5 Comments
Trigger an alert dialog from command line on Mac

Ever wished you could make a dialog alert pop-up on the Mac by way of the Terminal? Well it turns out that you can with the always useful osascript command, which allows execution of AppleScript from the Terminal. For those who spend a lot of time at the command line of MacOS, this can be … Read More

How to Print Double Sided on Mac

Sep 6, 2016 - 10 Comments
Double sided duplex printing on Mac

Macs with access to a printer capable of printing double sided can print any document as a two-sided print, meaning that each page of the document will go on the front and back of the piece of paper, kind of like a book. This is a popular printing method for many situations, whether it’s manuscripts, … Read More

How to Resize a Photo on Mac

Sep 5, 2016 - 7 Comments
How to Resize a Photo on Mac

Resizing a picture changes the resolution of the image, either increasing or decreasing it as desired by the user. On the Mac, one of the simplest ways to resize a photo is using the bundled Preview application, which is available in all versions of macOS and Mac OS X.

How to Install & Play Warcraft 3 on Mac (macOS Sierra, OS X El Capitan, etc)

Sep 3, 2016 - 9 Comments
Install and play Warcraft 3 on Mac

Warcraft 3 was (is?) a popular strategy game which was released in 2002 for Mac and Windows. It’s obviously not exactly a new game, so why bother discussing it now? Well in short, because Mac users can install and play Warcraft 3 for Mac again, without having to use Wine, Boot Camp, emulators, or virtual … Read More

How to Always Show Red-Eye Removal Tool in Photos for Mac

Sep 1, 2016 - 1 Comment
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The Mac Photos app includes a great red-eye removal tool, which makes quick work of getting rid of the glaring red eye effect which can sometimes happen with photos of faces. One of the curiosities of Photos for Mac though is the red eye tool is not always visible as an option, as the app … Read More

Security Update 2016-001 for OS X El Capitan and Yosemite Available

Sep 1, 2016 - 56 Comments
Security Update 2016-001 for El Capitan

Apple has released security updates for Mac users running OS X El Captain 10.11.6 and OS X Yosemite 10.10.5, recommending the updates for all users as they aim to improve the security of the Mac operating system.

How to Open .pkg Files to View What Will Install on Mac with Suspicious Package

Aug 31, 2016 - 5 Comments
Suspicious Package Quick Look view to open PKG file

Many Mac applications and downloads arrive as a PKG package file, but have you ever wanted to open a PKG file to view exactly what is being installed and where it’s going from the source .pkg? Assuming you get a .pkg installer from a trusted source like Apple there is generally nothing to be concerned … Read More

How to Erase a Disk from Command Line in Mac OS X

Aug 30, 2016 - 11 Comments
Erase disk from command line of Mac OS

Some Mac users may require the ability to erase a disk or erase a hard drive from the command line on Mac OS, a task which is typically performed through the Disk Utility application from the GUI. The command line approach to disk erasure in macOS is a bit different and it requires precise syntax … Read More

macOS Sierra Dev Beta 8 & Public Beta 7 Released for Testing

Aug 29, 2016 - 3 Comments
MacOS Sierra on a Mac

Apple has released a new beta version of macOS Sierra for public beta and developer beta testers, versioned as Mac OS 10.12 developer beta 8 and Mac OS 10.12 public beta 7.

How to Save or Convert Word Doc to PDF on Mac

Aug 28, 2016 - 17 Comments
Save or Convert Word DOC to PDF on Mac

There may come a time when you need to save or convert a Microsoft Word Doc or DOCX file to PDF format from a Mac. The advantages to saving a Word DOC as PDF are notable in that the PDF file becomes universally readable by any operating system with a PDF reader, even without the … Read More

How to Trim Movies in Photos for Mac

Aug 26, 2016 - 3 Comments
Trim down the movie in Photos for Mac

Photos app for Mac can not only manage your photos, but also any of videos that have been copied into Photos app from an iPhone or camera as well. If you have a movie file in Photos on the Mac that you like but it’s just a bit too long, or perhaps the action scene … Read More

How to Summarize Lengthy Documents & Pages in Mac OS

Aug 24, 2016 - 21 Comments
Summarize on Mac

If you’ve ever encountered a lengthy document or webpage that you want the gist of, but don’t have the time to read or scan through, you can use the excellent Summarize Service in Mac OS X to summarize the text for you. Summarize is adjustable as well, meaning you can choose how dense or light … Read More

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