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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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Make Animated GIFs from Movies in Mac OS X with Drag & Drop Ease

Apr 8, 2016 - 10 Comments
Make a GIF from a movie in Mac OS X with Drop To Gif

Creating animated GIFs out of a movie file or or video usually requires a bit of effort, but now you can convert a movie into an animated GIF on a Mac with drag and drop simplicity, thanks to the aptly named Drop to GIF.

How to Loop Video with QuickTime Player on Mac OS X

Apr 7, 2016 - 5 Comments
Looping QuickTime video on Mac

Looping a video allows the movie to play repeatedly, and QuickTime makes video looping extremely simple for any video file on a Mac. This is a great movie playback feature for many purposes, but many users will find it particularly helpful for demonstration videos, tutorials, kiosks, or shorter video clips that are best enjoyed on … Read More

How to Show Full Email Headers in Mail for Mac OS X

Apr 6, 2016 - 8 Comments
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Some users may wish to see the complete email header attached to email messages in the Mail app for Mac OS X. These long headers can reveal many details about the sender of an email message, including the origin mail servers and IP addresses, original arrival time, email alias details, and much more, making them … Read More

First Betas of iOS 9.3.2, OS X 10.11.5, WatchOS 2.2.1, tvOS 9.2.1 Available for Testing

Apr 6, 2016 - 9 Comments
OS X 10.11.5 and iOS 9.3

Apple has released a series of beta builds for system software, including iOS 9.3.2 beta 1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, OS X 10.11.5 beta 1 for Mac, WatchOS 2.2.1 beta 1 for Apple Watch, and tvOS 9.2.1 beta 1 for Apple TV. The point release beta updates are primarily focused on bug fixes … Read More

How to Delete an eMail Account from Mac OS X

Apr 4, 2016 - 9 Comments
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Mac users who rely on the Mail app in Mac OS X for handling email may eventually need to delete a specific email address from the application and their Mac. This is common when an email address has changed or is no longer in use, whether it’s a work email or personal account.

Play DTMF Tones on the Mac, Wow

Mar 31, 2016 - 17 Comments
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Did you know your Mac has built in DTMF tones? It sure does! It’s likely part of the ability to make phone calls from a Mac via the iPhone, but putting aside the obvious utility of the tones existence, it’s also kind of a fun retro throwback to the caveman days of using dial tones … Read More

How to Adjust Force Click Touch Pressure on Mac Trackpads

Mar 30, 2016 - 5 Comments
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Force Click and Force Touch (now called 3D Touch) are able to perform secondary actions by detecting pressure placed on a Mac Trackpad, but some users find that it can either be too easy or too difficult to activate. Fortunately the Mac provides a simple way to adjust the amount of touch pressure necessary to … Read More

Safari Technology Preview for Mac OS X Released, Aimed at Developers

Mar 30, 2016 - 13 Comments
Safari Technology Preview

Apple has released a new developer focused version of Safari, called Safari Technology Preview. The new browser is aimed at more advanced Mac users who want to “get a sneak peak at upcoming web technologies in OS X and iOS” and test those experimental technologies on websites, web applications, and with Safari extensions and plug-ins.

How to Access Outlook Temp Folder in Mac OS X

Mar 29, 2016 - 3 Comments
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Many Microsoft Office for Mac users may find themselves needing to gain access to the Outlook Temp folder, which is where everything from attachments are stored, to cached version of items that are actively being worked on but that are launched from Outlook as an attachment. For example, if someone emails you a report as … Read More

Write Like a Politician with Simple Language Editor for Mac

Mar 27, 2016 - 20 Comments
Simple Language Text Editor for Mac

Have you ever noticed that most politicians speak in remarkably simplified plain language? This is intentional, with most communicating far below their educational achievements and speaking somewhere between a fourth grade level to a fifth grade level, and rarely a bit higher. The idea is to make concepts simple, with the message easy to understand, … Read More

Resolving Problems with OS X 10.11.4

Mar 26, 2016 - 129 Comments
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While most Mac users have been able to update to OS X 10.11.4 without an issue, some users are experiencing a few particularly frustrating issues with the update. The most common issues are; Mac apps are unable to launch and the apps report they are damaged, Mac application icons show as generic and are unable … Read More

How to Password Protect Notes on Mac OS X

Mar 24, 2016 - 10 Comments
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The Notes app is an excellent place to store clips of useful information, and now that you can password protect notes within the Mac app, you can securely keep more personal information within the Notes app of Mac OS X as well. This is a great feature available to new versions of the Notes app, … Read More

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