While Macs usually work flawlessly, sometimes peculiar issues pop up. One such unusual case is when the USB ports on a Mac suddenly stop working, seemingly out of the blue. While there may be several reasons (or no reason) for USB ports ceasing to function with no cause, the good news is that it’s typically … Read More
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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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A symbolic link created at the command line allows a linked object in the file system to point to an original object in a different location. In this way, symbolic links behave much like an alias does in the Mac OS X GUI, except that the linking and reference between files or folders is done … Read More
Apple has released the third beta version of OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 to users participating in the developer beta program. The new build arrives as 14F25a and presumably includes bug fixes and security enhancements.
Apple has released the fourth public beta version of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to users participating in the Public Beta program. The build arrives as 15A244d, matching the Developer Beta 6 which was released yesterday, and appears to include the same bug fixes and changes.
Apple is known for choosing phenomenal imagery as wallpapers, and keeping with that long-running theme, they’ve added a beautiful new wallpaper to OS X El Capitan Developer Beta 6. If you like pictures of starry nights and amazing scenery, you’ll really enjoy this one. Of course, not everyone is eligible to run the Developer Beta … Read More
Apple has released the sixth beta build of OS X El Capitan for eligible Mac developers to test. The new build arrives versioned as 15A244d and marches the operating system further towards the wider public release, scheduled loosely for the fall.
Mac users who are searching for specific file type and file format matches on their computer can make the job dramatically easier by issuing proper search operators to the Find functions in OS X. File type search operators can be used directly in Spotlight and also in the Finder based search function, and they can … Read More
The TaiG jailbreak group has released a Mac version of their popular jailbreaking utility, allowing OS X users to jailbreak any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 8.4. Jailbreaking allows users to run unofficial software and tweaks on iOS devices, but is generally only recommended for advanced users who understand the potential issues that … Read More
If you’re not using Apple Music or listening to the subscription service, with no plans to pay for it after the free trial period, you can choose to hide Apple Music from iTunes on a Mac and from the Music app on an iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Hiding Apple Music is perhaps most useful … Read More
Mac developers choosing to run OS X Yosemite will find OS X 10.10.5 beta 2 available to download. The new build arrives as 14F19a and appears to focus primarily on bug fixes and improvements to the Mac operating system.
If you need to release and renew DHCP from the command line on a Mac, the helpful ipconfig utility is able to do so quickly. Do keep in mind that for most OS X users, renewing a DHCP lease from the Mac System Preferences is the best approach because it’s user friendly and just as … Read More