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Mac OS, Mac OS X, or macOS, 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 that is pertinent to the Mac operating system.

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How to Download Microsoft Edge Beta for Mac Right Now

May 8, 2019 - 2 Comments
Microsoft Edge for Mac Dev

Want to try out and download the upcoming Microsoft Edge web browser for Mac? You can do that right now, without having to wait for the final version to come out. Microsoft has announced that the Microsoft Edge browser will be coming to the Mac platform natively, meaning you won’t have to run Microsoft Edge … Read More

How to Convert a Numbers File to CSV on Mac

May 6, 2019 - 1 Comment
Convert Numbers to CSV on Mac

If you need to convert a Numbers spreadsheet file to CSV format from a Mac, you can do so quickly with the Numbers app. CSV stands for Comma Separated Values and is broadly used by many spreadsheet, database, and data storage uses, whereas Numbers is a spreadsheet app that is exclusive to the Mac and … Read More

Get a Fancy Animated Apple Logo Screensaver for Mac

May 3, 2019 - 10 Comments
Brooklyn animated Apple logo screen saver

If you’re looking for a unique Apple-themed screensaver for the Mac, the free third party Brooklyn screen saver offers a fun collection of stylized and fanciful animations of the Apple logo. The animated Apple logos used in the Brooklyn screensaver appear to be based on various Apple logo animations seen during an Apple event from … Read More

How to Convert a Pages File to PDF on Mac

May 1, 2019 - 5 Comments
Pages for Mac

You can convert a document made with Pages app to be a PDF file. This can be helpful if you’re trying to send a Pages document to someone who is not on a Mac or iOS device, but it can also be helpful if you want to preserve formatting and other information in the Pages … Read More

How to Convert Numbers File to Excel on Mac

Apr 25, 2019 - 3 Comments
Convert Numbers to CSV on Mac

Have a Numbers file that you need to convert to an Excel document? Numbers spreadsheets and files can be easily converted to Excel files, with the resulting Excel file being either a .xls or .xlsx format that is compatible with Microsoft Excel and other spreadsheet applications. This tutorial will show you how to quickly convert … Read More

How to Turn Off Apple News Notifications on Mac

Apr 24, 2019 - 5 Comments
How to turn off Apple News Notifications on Mac

Apple News sends notifications to the Mac by default, splashing a steady stream of “news” alerts across the desktop, onto the locked screen, and into Notification Center of MacOS. If you don’t want to see these frequent Apple News notifications on the Mac, you can disable them completely for the News app.

How to Change Mouse & Trackpad Speed on Mac

Apr 21, 2019 - 1 Comment
How to change the tracking speed on Mac of Trackpad or Mouse

Want to change the tracking speed of the cursor on a Mac? Maybe you want your mouse to move around on the screen faster? Perhaps you want the Mac trackpad to move the cursor slower? You can manually change the tracking speed of either a mouse or trackpad connected to a Mac, and you can … Read More

How to Turn Off “Hey Siri” on a Mac

Apr 17, 2019 - 1 Comment
How to turn off Hey Siri on Mac

If you’re using a Mac with Hey Siri voice activation enabled but you’d like to turn the voice listening feature off, you’ll find that it’s easy to selectively turn off Hey Siri while still leaving the usual Siri invocation methods enabled in MacOS.

What’s the Mac Equivalent to F5 Refresh Key from Windows?

Apr 14, 2019 - 14 Comments
The Mac F5 refresh equivalent from Windows is the Command R keyboard shortcut

Mac users who have switched from the Windows platform may be accustomed to hitting the F5 function key to refresh a web browser, web site, or webpage. The F5 key is used as refresh or reload in most Windows web browsers, so when Windows users switch to Mac they might be wondering what the equivalent … Read More

How to Enable Auto Update for MacOS System Software

Apr 11, 2019 - 3 Comments
How to enable automatic MacOS system software updates

Have you ever wished your Mac would update MacOS system software on its own? If you’d like to take a hands-off approach to updating your system, you can enable automatic MacOS system software updates. With this feature enabled, not only will your Mac automatically check for new system software updates, but it will download and … Read More

How to Delete a Virtual Machine in Parallels on Mac or Windows

Apr 9, 2019 - Leave a Comment
Delete a virtual machine from Parallels by right click

Need to delete a virtual machine from Parallels or Parallels Desktop Lite? Removing a virtual machine can be necessary when you’re finished using a particular environment, operating system, or VM for any reason, and it’s also common to remove unneeded virtual machines to free up disk space. Here’s how you can easily delete a virtual … Read More

How to Change Siri Voice on Mac to Different Gender or Accent

Apr 5, 2019 - 5 Comments
How to change Siri voice on Mac

Want to change the voice of Siri on a Mac? There are numerous voice options for Siri available, and on the Mac you can change the voice of Siri to be male or female, and you can even change Siri’s accent too.

How to Log Off Another Users ssh Connection by Command Line in Mac OS or Linux

Apr 3, 2019 - 4 Comments
How to log off an ssh user

Using SSH, or Secure Shell, is a very common way to establish remote connections to Mac and Linux machines from the command line. If you’re a systems administrator, or if you have SSH enabled on a Mac for another reason, you may eventually need to log off another users ssh connection. There are several ways … Read More

How to Add Emoji to eMail Messages in Mac OS the Fast Way

Apr 2, 2019 - 11 Comments
How to add Emoji to email on Mac fast

Emoji fanatic Mac users may already be aware of the ultra-fast keyboard shortcut for typing Emoji on a Mac, but did you know the Mail app for Mac OS has another super easy option for adding Emoji to an email message? It turns out there’s literally an Emoji button in the Mac email client, but … Read More

How to Stop Typing Periods Automatically with Double-Space on MacOS

Mar 27, 2019 - 1 Comment
How to stop Mac typing periods automatically

The default keyboard settings on modern Mac OS versions include a shortcut for typing periods quickly. This means that hitting the spacebar twice will insert a period automatically at the end of a sentence or word. Automatically typing periods comes to the Mac from the iPhone and iPad world, and while some the period typing … Read More

MacOS Mojave 10.14.4 Update Released for Mac

Mar 25, 2019 - 76 Comments
MacOS Mojave 10.14.4

Apple has released MacOS Mojave 10.14.4 for Mac users running MacOS Mojave. The software update for MacOS includes bug fixes and enhancements and is therefore recommended for all Mac users running MacOS Mojave to install. Notable bug fixes that may be of particular interest to some MacOS Mojave users include resolutions aimed at addressing wi-fi … Read More

How to Format Emails on Mail for Mac the Easy Way

Mar 21, 2019 - 10 Comments
How to format emails on Mac Mail

Want to format your emails for some extra style and pizazz on the Mac? If you want to change the style and format of emails in Mail for Mac to customize the appearance of any email composition, forward, or reply, you’ll find there’s an optional and handy email formatting toolbar that can be made visible … Read More

How to Use AirPods with a Mac

Mar 20, 2019 - 1 Comment
How to use AirPods with Mac

AirPods are the incredibly convenient wireless headphones available from Apple that setup easily with an iPhone or iPad, but many AirPods users will likely want to use their AirPods with a Mac too. Setting up AirPods to work with a Mac is usually very simple, made especially easy if the AirPods are already configured to … Read More

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