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How to Stop “Upgrade to MacOS High Sierra” Notifications Completely on a Mac

Jan 22, 2018 - 25 Comments
Stop Upgrade to macOS High Sierra notifications

If you’re tired of the “Upgrade to macOS High Sierra” notifications nagging your Mac to install a system software update that you perhaps have made a conscious decision to avoid, then you will likely appreciate this tip to completely stop the upgrade macOS notifications. As you likely know by now, there is no way to … Read More

How to Add AirDrop to Dock on Mac for Rapid Access

Jan 15, 2018 - 16 Comments
Add AirDrop to Dock in Mac OS for quick access

If you frequently use AirDrop on the Mac to send and receive files between Macs or to and from iOS devices, you may appreciate having ultra-fast access to AirDrop by having it readily available from the Dock of Mac OS. By using a little file system trick, you can gain direct access to AirDrop through … Read More

How to Enable “Type to Siri” on Mac

Jan 12, 2018 - 3 Comments
Type To Siri on a Mac

While Siri is perhaps best known as the voice assistant bundled on modern Macintosh computers and iOS devices, Siri can also be interacted with by typing out good old text commands. By enabling Type to Siri on the Mac, you can use Siri sort of like a text based virtual assistant, where typing out “set … Read More

How to Write an .img to SD Card on Mac the Easy Way with Etcher

Jan 11, 2018 - 4 Comments
Write image files to SD card on Mac easily with Etcher

If you need to burn an .img image file to an SD card from a Mac, you may have discovered that there isn’t a particularly obvious way to do so with a default GUI app like Disk Utility. Not to worry though, an excellent free third party solution exists called Etcher, which makes burning image … Read More

MacOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Supplemental Update & Safari 11.0.2 for El Capitan & Sierra Released

Jan 8, 2018 - 12 Comments
Mac software updates available

Apple has released macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Supplemental Update, along with Safari 11.0.2 for Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 and macOS Sierra 10.12.6. The software updates for Mac aim to help mitigate Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities and are therefore recommended for all eligible Mac users to install. The Mac security software updates come … Read More

How to Install & Use SF Mono Font on Mac with Other Apps

Jan 7, 2018 - 8 Comments
Install SF Mono on Mac

SF Mono is a really nice monospaced font available to Mac users within Terminal and Xcode, but you may have noticed that SF Mono is not available outside of those two apps. If you’d like to use SF Mono font elsewhere in MacOS and in other Mac apps, follow the instructions below to install the … Read More

2 Show Desktop Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac

Jan 4, 2018 - 13 Comments
Show Mac Desktop with a Keyboard Shortcut

If you want to show the Mac desktop quickly, the fastest way to do so is often with a keyboard shortcut to reveal the desktop. This approach will push aside all on-screen windows, apps, and other information, and show only the Mac desktop – all without closing any apps. These tricks can offer a fast … Read More

How to Fix Night Shift Stuck Enabled in Mac OS

Jan 3, 2018 - 4 Comments
Night Shift Stuck enabled on Mac

Is your Mac screen looking strangely orange from Night Shift being stuck on, even during daylight hours when Night Shift should be off? It may be rare and it’s not clear what causes Night Shift to sometimes get stuck enabled on a Mac, but when it does happen it’s pretty obvious because the screen colors … Read More

How to Add iCloud Drive to Dock on Mac

Dec 29, 2017 - 10 Comments
iCloud Drive in the Dock on Mac

iCloud Drive allows for easy cloud access and storage of data from Mac and iOS devices, and so having the ability to quickly get to iCloud Drive at any time via the Dock can be very convenient for many Mac users.

Stopping the PTPCamera Process on a Mac from Hogging CPU

Dec 23, 2017 - 1 Comment
PTPCamera Process Gone Wild on Mac hogging CPU

Some Mac users running older versions of MacOS system software may notice that after they plug an iPhone or a camera into their Mac, the computer starts running slower and, if it has a battery, the battery drains faster. Upon closer inspection with Activity Monitor on the impacted Mac, you might notice that a process … Read More

How to Open a Link in New Private Browsing Window in Safari for Mac

Dec 22, 2017 - 3 Comments
Safari Technology Preview

You can easily open any link found on the web into a new private browsing window on Safari for Mac, thanks to a helpful albeit little-known trick available in the web browser. For the unfamiliar, Private Browsing mode aims to protect private information and some degree of privacy by preventing websites from tracking search behavior, … Read More

How to Delete Touch Bar Data from MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Dec 21, 2017 - 1 Comment
Erase Touch Bar Data on Mac

The Touch Bar equipped MacBook Pro stores additional data for the Touch Bar and Touch ID sensor that is not erased by default if you format a Mac or reinstall MacOS system software. Thus, if you want to completely clear out and erase all Touch Bar data, you will need to manually intervene via a … Read More

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