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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 Uninstall Packages with Homebrew

Jul 29, 2018 - 3 Comments
How to uninstall with Homebrew

If you have installed Homebrew on a Mac to use as a package manager for various unix and command line utilities, you’ve probably also installed a handful of packages deemed useful to you. But what if you no longer need one, and you want to remove a particular Homebrew package? It turns out that uninstalling … Read More

Top Mac Malware & Threats: Watch a MacAdmins Presentation on MacOS Threat Landscape [Video]

Jul 27, 2018 - 11 Comments
Mac malware presentation from Thomas Reed

Are you interested in seeing a non-alarmist, data-driven, and realistic assessment of the existing malware threat environment for the Mac platform? If so, you’ll want to watch this hour long presentation from Thomas Reed of Malwarebytes. Recorded at the 2018 MacAdmins conference at Penn State University, Mr Reed uses hard data found from the Malwarebytes … Read More

Software Update for 2018 MacBook Pro CPU Throttling Issue Released

Jul 24, 2018 - 9 Comments
MacBook Pro 2018 Touch Bar model with CPU throttling slows down performance

Apple has released a bug fix software update for macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 aimed specifically at Mac users who own the latest 2018 model year MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar. The update is labeled as “macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update for MacBook Pro (2018)” and apparently aims to resolve a problem where the … Read More

How to Set an Animated GIF as Screen Saver on Mac OS

Jul 23, 2018 - 5 Comments
Use an animated GIF as screen saver on Mac

Have you ever wished you could have an animated GIF as the screen saver on a Mac? Well there’s no reason to wish, because an animated GIF screen saver can be a Mac reality, with no rubbing of genie bottles needed. Using an animated GIF as a screen saver is a bit goofy and probably … Read More

How to Reinstall Steam Games on Mac (and Windows / Linux too)

Jul 21, 2018 - 1 Comment
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If you have previously uninstalled Steam games from your computer to free up disk space or remove a distraction, you may eventually decide you want to reinstall the games that you had previously deleted. Or perhaps you have a game in your Steam library that you haven’t installed onto a new computer, but you want … Read More

How to Get Telnet for MacOS in Mojave or High Sierra

Jul 18, 2018 - 12 Comments
Get Telnet in Mac OS

Need to use Telnet in MacOS? Well, many Mac users have discovered that Telnet has been removed from modern versions of system software, including macOS Mojave and macOS High Sierra. Presumably this is to encourage using the ssh client instead, but there are many Mac users who need Telnet for a variety of reasons. Telnet … Read More

How to Get Dynamic Desktops on Any Version of Mac OS – Without Mojave!

Jul 16, 2018 - 7 Comments
Dynamic Desktops on any version of Mac OS

Dynamic Desktops are an interesting feature in MacOS Mojave that cause the desktop wallpaper to change throughout the day with the time, mimicking the changes in lighting that would occur in a scene as the day and night progresses. It’s a subtle but cool feature that brings some life to an otherwise static wallpaper. But … Read More

How to Uninstall Steam Games on Mac (and Windows / Linux too)

Jul 14, 2018 - 3 Comments
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Steam makes it easy to acquire and manage a great game library on a Mac, Windows PC, or Linux machine. But if you find that you’re not playing a particular game much anymore, or if you just need to free up some disk storage space to make room for something else, you might want to … Read More

How to Burn Files to a DVD / CD on Mac OS

Jul 11, 2018 - 4 Comments
How to burn files and data to DVD or CD disc on Mac

If you’re a Mac user that has a SuperDrive, DVD burner, or CD burner, you may be interested in knowing that modern versions of Mac OS continue to support a simple native ability to burn files directly to a DVD or CD disc. Burning files and data to a disc allows for easy backups and … Read More

MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Released, Security Update 2018-004 for Sierra & El Capitan too

Jul 9, 2018 - 19 Comments
MacOS High Sierra supported hardware list of compatible Macs

Apple has released macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 to Mac users running the macOS High Sierra operating system. The software update is said to include various bug fixes and security enhancements. Additionally, Mac users running Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 or macOS Sierra 10.12.6 will find security updates available on those machines, along with a … Read More

Get Retro with a Classic Mac Finder Clone for Modern MacOS

Jul 8, 2018 - 5 Comments
Classic Mac Finder icon

Do you miss the retro old days of an ultra-simple Finder experience on the Macintosh? You know, way back in System 6 and System 7, when there was no visual complexity to the user interface of Finder, no myriad of features, it was just a simple file system browser. Yearn no more, because you can … Read More

Try a (Very Broken) Dark Mode on MacOS High Sierra

Jul 6, 2018 - 5 Comments
Try broken Dark Mode in macOS High Sierra

Mac OS has long had a dark menu and dark Dock option, and macOS Mojave 10.14 has a true Dark Mode theme that shifts the entire visual appearance to a pleasing dark interface scheme. But if you’re running macOS High Sierra 10.13.x, you can use a defaults command entered into the terminal to enable a … Read More

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