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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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MacOS Mojave Announced, Checkout the New Features

Jun 4, 2018 - 13 Comments

Apple has announced the next version of Mac OS system software, dubbed macOS Mojave. MacOS Mojave includes a variety of new exciting features like Dark Mode, new adjustments to the Finder, improvements to screenshots, an all new redesigned Mac App Store, and more.

The Default Screen Saver Locations on Mac OS

Jun 3, 2018 - 2 Comments
Default screen saver location in Mac OS

The Mac has two general directories where screen savers are stored, one at the user level and for each user account, and one at the system level which stores all the default screen savers included on a Mac. Knowing where the screen saver directories are located can be useful for various reasons, whether for installing … Read More

How to Enable Messages in iCloud on Mac

Jun 2, 2018 - 31 Comments
Messages in iCloud on Mac

Messages in iCloud is now available for Mac users who are running the latest versions of Mac OS system software. The Messages in iCloud feature allows Messages to be updated automatically on all devices using the same Apple ID by syncing all iMessages through iCloud. Essentially that means Messages are now syncing through iCloud, so … Read More

MacOS 10.13.5 High Sierra Update Released for Mac

Jun 1, 2018 - 31 Comments
macOS High Sierra supplemental update

Apple has released macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 update for Mac users running the High Sierra operating system. Additionally, Apple has also released Security Update 2018-003 Sierra for macOS 10.12.6 and Security Update 2018-003 El Capitan for Mac OS X 10.11.6. The new Mac software update includes mostly bug fixes and minor enhancements to the Mac … Read More

How to Check SMART Status on Mac Hard Drives

May 31, 2018 - 18 Comments
How to check SMART status of Mac hard disk drives

Mac users can easily check the SMART status of their hard drives and internal disk storage by using Disk Utility in Mac OS, offering a simple way to see if the disk hardware itself is in good health or is experiencing a hardware issue. This article will walk you through how to check SMART status … Read More

How to Fix “Command Not Found” Errors in Mac Command Line

May 24, 2018 - 1 Comment
Fix command not found error messages in Terminal for Mac

Advanced Mac users that utilize the command line may occasionally encounter a “command not found” error message when attempting to run something in the command line. The “command not found” error in the Terminal can surface for several reasons in the command line of MacOS and Mac OS X, as we’ll discuss here, and of … Read More

iTunes Library XML File Missing? Here’s How to Create One

May 23, 2018 - 2 Comments
How to set iTunes to create iTunes Library XML file

The latest versions of iTunes no longer default to creating an iTunes Library XML file, which was an iTunes file that allowed various other apps to interact easily with an iTunes library, and could also serve as a basis for rebuilding an iTunes library if that were ever needed. Despite “iTunes Music Library.xml” files no … Read More

How to Get Access to Photos Master Image Files in Mac OS Quickly with an Alias

May 21, 2018 - 7 Comments
Photos app icon in Mac OS X

Photos app for the Mac imports images and manages pictures by automatically moving the files into organized folders within the apps dedicated package file. While this file container is not intended to be user facing, many advanced Mac OS users like to have access to the original master files rather than solely relying on the … Read More

Deleted System Files from Mac OS? Here’s How to Get Them Back

May 17, 2018 - 4 Comments
How to restore deleted system files on Mac

Have you ever wondered what to do if you delete a system file from a Mac? Or maybe you’re wondering how you can get those system files back after they were deleted from the computer? While most Mac users should never modify system files in Mac OS and Mac OS X, some do anyway, and … Read More

How to Make Apps Open in Full Screen Mode on Mac Automatically

May 15, 2018 - 9 Comments

Some Mac users really enjoy full screen mode for apps and windows, so much so that they might want to make Mac apps open in full screen mode automatically. While there is no system wide setting in Mac OS to make apps default to opening in full screen mode, there is a workaround trick that … Read More

How to Disable Loading of Remote Content & Images in Mail for Mac

May 14, 2018 - 2 Comments
Mail app icon

Emails often contain remotely loaded content, and most email clients, the Mac Mail app included, will default to automatically loading those remote images and remote content into an email. This is convenient and desired by many as it makes HTML and rich emails appear as intended, including things like HTML signatures. But loading of remote … Read More

How to Setup & Use Signal on Mac or Windows PC

May 12, 2018 - 9 Comments
Signal on Mac

Signal is the popular encrypted messaging app that lets you send and receive encrypted messages across platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Android, and iOS. This makes Signal an excellent choice if you’re a Mac user or iPhone user that also wants to instantly communicate in a secure manner with someone else on a Mac, PC, … Read More

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