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iOS 11 Public Beta 2, macOS High Sierra Public Beta 2 Available to Download

Jul 12, 2017 - 7 Comments
iOS 11 public beta and macOS High Sierra public beta

Apple has released the second public beta releases of macOS High Sierra and iOS 11 to users enrolled in the public beta testing programs.

How to Convert a Keynote .key to PowerPoint Presentation with iCloud

Jul 11, 2017 - 2 Comments

Keynote .key presentation files can be converted to PowerPoint .pptx files easily with the help of iCloud. The great thing about using iCloud to convert Keynote to PowerPoint presentations is that iCloud can be accessed from any device or computer as long as it has a web browser, meaning you can perform this file conversion … Read More

How to Update Adobe Flash in Chrome Browser

Jul 11, 2017 - 3 Comments
Manually update Flash Player in Google Chrome

The Chrome web browser is perhaps best suited for running Adobe Flash because Chrome sandboxes the Flash player plugin, making it a bit more secure. While Google Chrome should automatically update the Adobe Flash plugin itself when the browser app is relaunched, sometimes Adobe Flash Player may become out of date anyway and require the … Read More

Download iOS 11 Beta 3, MacOS 10.13 Beta 3 Now Available

Jul 10, 2017 - 4 Comments
Downloads of beta 1 for macOS High Sierra and iOS 11

Apple has released the third beta versions of iOS 11, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, and tvOS 11 for users participating in the beta testing programs.

How to Downgrade MacOS High Sierra Beta to Sierra or El Capitan with Time Machine

Jul 8, 2017 - 15 Comments
Restore from Time Machine to downgrade High Sierra

A fair number of Mac have installed MacOS High Sierra public beta or the developer releases to test out the new features, but it’s not uncommon to test out beta system software and then decide to downgrade back to a stable release. This tutorial will show you how to downgrade from MacOS High Sierra (10.13) … Read More

How to Disable iCloud Desktop & Documents on Mac

Jul 6, 2017 - 8 Comments
Disable iCloud Desktop & Documents Folders in MacOS

The most recent versions of MacOS have an iCloud feature which allows the Desktop and Documents folders on a Mac to be synced to iCloud Drive. This allows a Macs desktop and documents folders to be accessed from other Macs, iOS devices, or iCloud. A fair amount of users turn this feature on when updating … Read More

See Large Preview of Mission Control Thumbnails in Mac OS

Jul 3, 2017 - 11 Comments
See a large preview in Mission Control on Mac

Mission Control offers a way to see all open windows on a Mac easily and from a single screen, but if you have a ton of windows open then the thumbnails shown in Mission Control can be quite small. Thus, you might be wishing you could see a larger preview of the thumbnail preview tile … Read More

Enable Pixelmator Extensions in Photos for Mac to Gain Retouch & Distort Tools

Jul 2, 2017 - 3 Comments
Pixelmator Extensions can be added to Photos app

Pixelmator for Mac is a powerful photo editing and image manipulation app which makes for an excellent Photoshop alternative. Even better, the latest versions of Pixelmator come with a couple of optional Extensions for Photos app on the Mac that bring some interesting and fun capabilities into the Photos app editing tools. Enabling these Pixelmator … Read More

Download & Install MacOS High Sierra Public Beta Now

Jun 29, 2017 - 19 Comments
Download macOS High Sierra Public Beta

Apple has opened the public beta testing program for macOS High Sierra 10.13, the next major version of the Mac operating system. MacOS High Sierra Public Beta is now available to download and install for any user who is interested in beta testing the system software. However, be forewarned that beta system software is notoriously … Read More

How to Install Java on macOS Sierra

Jun 29, 2017 - 5 Comments
How to install Java on macOS

Some Mac users may need to install Java into macOS Sierra or MacOS High Sierra. Typically the need for Java is for specific app usage, particular app compatibility, or for developers, and it’s worth mentioning that most Mac users won’t need to bother installing Java at all. For those that do need Java however, you … Read More

Tackling ‘Photos Agent’ Heavy CPU & Resource Usage on Mac

Jun 24, 2017 - 7 Comments
Photos app icon in Mac OS X

“Photos Agent” is a little Photos app helper process that often runs on the Mac, it’s for Photos app users and it handles background tasks like downloading and uploading to iCloud Photo Library, downloading and updating Photo Streams and shared streams, and other related iCloud Photos and Photos app tasks. For users who don’t use … Read More

How to Check iCloud Drive File Upload Progress on a Mac

Jun 22, 2017 - 7 Comments
How to check iCloud Drive upload progress on Mac

Whether you’re moving a file over to iCloud Drive or copying a file to iCloud Drive from the Mac, you may want to know the upload progress as the file is transferred to iCloud. Fortunately the Mac Finder makes this easy, and you’ll be able to see the status of uploads to iCloud Drive from … Read More

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