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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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How to Change the Keyboard Language Being Typed with a Keystroke in Mac OS X

Oct 8, 2014 - 7 Comments
Current language typing indicator in OS X

If you’re bilingual, trilingual, or even just use an alternate keyboard input method from QWERY like DVORAK, you can make your typing life much easier by setting up a keyboard shortcut in Mac OS X that instantly changes the typed language. This shifts the keyboard to your other language or typing layout option(s), from an … Read More

Apple Event for October 16 Scheduled, New iPads & iMacs Expected

Oct 8, 2014 - 4 Comments
iMac with Retina Display

As the rumors anticipated, Apple has officially announced an event next week for October 16. The keynote event is scheduled to begin at 10 AM PST at their Cupertino campus Town Hall auditorium. It’s currently unknown whether the event will have a live video stream or not.

OS X Yosemite Golden Master 2.0 and Public Beta 5 Released

Oct 7, 2014 - 37 Comments
OS X Yosemite Beta 5

Apple has released the second Golden Master build of OS X Yosemite to those registered with the Mac Developer program, versioned as build 14A386a. Additionally, Apple has released OS X Yosemite Beta 5 to those registered with the Yosemite Public Beta program, carrying build 14A386b. The updates are recommended for all Mac users running the … Read More

How to Force Reboot a Frozen Mac

Oct 6, 2014 - 13 Comments
Mac power button

Though Macs are known for being stable and experiencing considerably fewer crashes and system freezes than some of the competition, the reality is that sometimes stuff still happens. Typically it’s just an app that crashes or freezes up, remedied with a force quit and relaunch, but on rare occasions the Mac will freeze entirely, with … Read More

How to Remove the Adobe Acrobat Reader Plugin from Safari in Mac OS X

Oct 5, 2014 - 6 Comments
Delete the Adobe Acrobat Reader plugin in Safari

A variety of applications attempt to install Adobe Acrobat Reader into OS X, and many Mac users approve the installation and don’t think much of it. Typically when Acrobat Reader has been installed, it takes over the default PDF viewer that is built into Safari and uses a separate often slower Acrobat plugin for loading … Read More

How to Share an iTunes Library Between Partitions in Mac OS X

Oct 1, 2014 - 12 Comments
itunes-logo

If your Mac has multiple partitions running different operating systems, either for dual booting OS X or for Boot Camp, you may decide you want to share the exact same iTunes Library across those different operating systems. This allows you to have the same music library regardless of what OS you’re booted into, and it … Read More

OS X Yosemite Golden Master 1.0 & Public Beta 4 Released

Sep 30, 2014 - 22 Comments
Install OS X Yosemite

Apple has released OS X Yosemite Golden Master Candidate 1.0 to those registered with the Mac Developer program, the build number is 14A379a. Separately, Apple released an update for Yosemite Public Beta users, versioned as OS X Yosemite Beta 4, carrying build 14A379b.

OS X Bash Update 1.0 Released to Address Shellshock Security Flaw

Sep 29, 2014 - 20 Comments
Terminal in OS X

Apple has released an important security update for Mac users, labeled as OS X Bash Update 1.0. The update addresses a recently discovered critical security flaw known as “Shellshock” that impacts the bash shell, the default shell used by the Terminal app of OS X, and is recommended for all users to install even if … Read More

How to Type Superscript & Subscript Text in Pages for Mac OS X

Sep 29, 2014 - 3 Comments
Type superscript or subscript text in Mac OS X Pages app

Subscript and superscript text formatting is commonly used in the math and science world when writing out chemicals, formulas, and expressions. Subscript appears slightly lower and smaller than the primary text, while superscript appears slightly higher and smaller than the primary text (like an exponent, 8^3). If you need to type subscript or superscript characters … Read More

How to Regain a Missing URL Address Bar in Safari for Mac OS X

Sep 25, 2014 - 3 Comments
Safari icon

The address bar in Safari shows you what website URL you are currently visiting, and it also doubles as a search bar in recent versions too. That makes it a fairly critical component of the Safari browser for many of us, so if you use Safari as your default web browser and find that it … Read More

OS X Yosemite Mail Update Released for Developers & Public Beta

Sep 22, 2014 - 1 Comment
OS X Yosemite

Apple has issued an update to the Mail app for OS X Yosemite, which aims to fix some issues which caused the Mail application incapable of composing an email message. Apple recommends that all users of OS X Yosemite Developer Preview and OS X Yosemite Public Beta install the update, though if you don’t use … Read More

Safari 7.1 Released for OS X

Sep 18, 2014 - 15 Comments
Safari 7.1 for OS X

Safari 7.1 has been released for OS X, bringing several improvements to performance, stability, security, and privacy to the Mac web browser. Notably, the update adds support for the DuckDuckGo search engine, encrypts all Yahoo searches that are done from the URL bar, improves the Reader features compatibility with websites, and also improves the AutoFill … Read More

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