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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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The iTunes Lockdown Folder Location & How to Reset iOS Lockdown Certificates in Mac OS X & Windows

Jan 21, 2016 - 6 Comments
The iOS Lockdown folders in Mac OS X and Windows

A hidden Lockdown folder is created by iTunes which stores certificate UDID data for iOS devices that are synced to a specific computer. These lockdown certificates are required to be able to successfully sync an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with a computer, but in some specific occasions, a user may need to manually access … Read More

OS X 10.11.3 Released with Bug Fixes, Security Updates for Yosemite & Mavericks Available

Jan 19, 2016 - 35 Comments
OS X 10.11.3 Update

Apple has released OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 for all Mac users, the final version is said to improve the compatibility, security, and stability of OS X and contains bug fixes and security improvements for the Mac operating system. Additionally, Apple has also released security updates for Mac users running OS X Yosemite and OS … Read More

How to Empty Cache in Safari for Mac OS X

Jan 17, 2016 - 1 Comment
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Modern versions of the Safari web browser for Mac OS X offer a hidden feature that allows users to clear web caches from the browser without having to dump all other browsing history, cookies, searches, or other website data. This is a really useful feature for web workers and developers who routinely need to clear … Read More

Nintendo 64 & Playstation Emulators for Mac OS X: OpenEmu

Jan 16, 2016 - 13 Comments
OpenEmu N64 emulator game controller customization

The Mac has long been a great platform for emulating older gaming consoles, and now the best emulator for OS X has gotten even better, as OpenEmu includes support for two other retro gaming greats; the Nintendo 64 and Playstation 1. PS1 and N64 support is in addition to the vast console compatibility already included … Read More

Public Beta Versions of OS X 10.11.4 and iOS 9.3 Released for Testing

Jan 14, 2016 - 8 Comments
OS X 10.11.4 and iOS 9.3

Apple has released the first public beta versions of both OS X 10.11.4 and iOS 9.3, two point release updates that include some notable new features. The beta releases are the same as the recently unveiled developer betas of the same OS versions, and can be downloaded now by users who are enrolled in the … Read More

How to Remove Temporary Items & Bloated /private/var/folders/ in Mac OS X the Safe Way

Jan 13, 2016 - 18 Comments
Huge temporary items folder in Mac OS X shown in /private/var/folders/

Mac OS creates various system level folders of temporary items and caches, which typically remain hidden from the average OS X user. Nonetheless, Mac users using various disk management utilities and apps like OmniDiskSweeper will come across these various temporary item folders in OS X, often at locations like /tmp and /private/var/ and /var/folder. Sometimes … Read More

First Betas of OS X 10.11.4, tvOS 9.2, WatchOS 2.2 Released for Testing

Jan 11, 2016 - 1 Comment
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Apple has released the first beta builds of OS X 10.11.4 (and yes, OS X 10.11.3 is still at beta 2), tvOS 9.2, WatchOS 2.2, and iOS 9.3 for users enrolled in the developer beta programs.

How to AirPlay Video from QuickTime Player in Mac OS X

Jan 8, 2016 - 5 Comments
AirPlay a video from QuickTime player to an AirPlay receiver from Mac OS X

You can AirPlay a video directly from the QuickTime movie player in Mac OS X with the latest versions. This makes it easy to send a video that’s playing on a Mac to an Apple TV over the wireless AirPlay protocol, similar to how it works to AirPlay videos from iOS. And because AirPlay is … Read More

How to Enable the Three Finger Drag Gesture on Mac Trackpads in OS X

Jan 6, 2016 - 19 Comments
Three Finger Drag Gesture on Mac Trackpad

The ability to perform a three-finger drag gesture on Mac and MacBook trackpads allows users to move windows and items on screen with a gesture rather than the usual click and drag, this feature is well liked by many Mac users and has been in OS X for quite some time.

OS X 10.11.3 Beta 2 Available for Testing

Jan 6, 2016 - Leave a Comment
OS X 10.11.3 Beta 2

Apple has released the second beta build of OS X 10.11.3 for users in both public and developer Mac beta testing programs. The new build arrives as 15D13b and presumably focuses on bug fixes and feature improvements, it’s unlikely that any new features are to be included.

Fix for Safari Freezing When Typing in Address Bar of Mac OS X & iOS

Jan 5, 2016 - 15 Comments
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Some users have noticed that Safari hangs unexpectedly when attempting to type a search or URL into the address bar. This is usually a temporary disruption, and after a moment or few the text entry begins again within the Safari address bar as the address bar populates with smart search data and search results from … Read More

How to Disable Transparency Effects in Mac OS X Interface

Jan 2, 2016 - 8 Comments
Reduce Transparency in OS X to turn off translucent interface effects on Mac

Transparent effects have had a prominent place in the user interface of Mac OS X ever since the Mac got a face lift with recent versions of OS X El Capitan and Yosemite. Many users like the transparency found throughout the window title bars and sidebars, but some users may not like the feature, and … Read More

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