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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 Export Notes as PDF on Mac

May 10, 2018 - 2 Comments
The Notes icon for Mac

The Notes app for Mac is a great place to jot down notes, lists, tasks, tidbits of information, URL and links that you don’t want to bookmark, gather collections of pictures and other info, password protected notes, and much more. And thanks to iCloud Notes, you can also automatically have those notes sync to other … Read More

How to Enable Mail Drop on Non-iCloud Email Accounts in Mac OS

May 7, 2018 - 3 Comments
Mail app icon

Many people may think of the Mail Drop feature as iCloud-only, but Mac users can enable the convenient Mail Drop feature for other non-iCloud email accounts that are setup in Mail for Mac OS. This allows you to use the excellent Mail Drop feature for sending and receiving large files with just about any email … Read More

How to View & Remove Extended Attributes from a File on Mac OS

May 3, 2018 - 1 Comment
Terminal in macOS

Extended Attributes are metadata components that can be unique to specific files and file types on Mac OS. Those extended attributes can be anything from identifying data about the file itself, to quarantine information, origin data, label information, amongst other types of metadata. Sometimes, advanced Mac users may review extended attributes for a file, or … Read More

How to Play FLAC Audio Files on Mac

Apr 29, 2018 - 29 Comments
How to play FLAC on Mac

Want to listen to FLAC audio files on a Mac? Maybe someone sent you an audio file in .flac format and you can’t figure out how to play it? There are several options for playing FLAC in Mac OS, but iTunes is not one of them. Fortunately there are a variety of other choices available … Read More

MacOS 10.13.4 Update Failed to Complete? Mac Won’t Boot? Troubleshooting Update Failures

Apr 26, 2018 - 45 Comments
Troubleshooting macOS failed software update

Some Mac users have reported installation failures when trying to install MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4 update, usually seeing an error about the installation not being able to complete. Sometimes the installer freezes after many hours of being stuck, or sometimes the update seems to install but the Mac refuses to boot as usual afterwards.

MacOS 10.13.4 Security Update 2018-001 for High Sierra Released, Along with Safari 11.1

Apr 24, 2018 - 6 Comments
macOS High Sierra supplemental update

Apple has released a small security update for Mac users running macOS High Sierra 10.13.4. Mac users running High Sierra, Sierra, and El Capitan will also find an update to Safari available. Separately, a small update versioned as iOS 11.3.1 was released for iPhone and iPad users.

How to Open Website URLs from Anywhere on Mac with Spotlight

Apr 23, 2018 - 8 Comments
Open a website Url from Spotlight on the Mac

Need to open a website quickly on a Mac? You’re in luck, because you can open a website URL from just about anywhere on a Mac by using Spotlight. This is arguably the fastest way to get to a website by URL, aside from launching a website bookmark from the Mac Dock anyway.

How to Write Image Files to SD Card with dd from Command Line of Mac or Linux

Apr 18, 2018 - 1 Comment
Terminal in macOS

Need to write an image file to an SD card? The command line ‘dd’ tool can do that for you, writing a disk image .img file to an SD card with minimal effort. A nice perk to using ‘dd’ for writing image files to an SD card is that it works for Mac OS as … Read More

How to Delete Specific Safari History on Mac

Apr 17, 2018 - 1 Comment
How to delete specific Safari history on Mac

Did you know that you can delete any specific Safari history item from the web browsers history stored on a Mac? While many Mac Safari users likely already know they can clear Safari history for the past hour, day, two days, or clear all history from the browser, far fewer users know that it’s possible … Read More

MacBook Can’t Use Mouse & Trackpad at the Same Time? Here’s the Fix

Apr 13, 2018 - 4 Comments
Fix for MacBook not able to use built-in trackpad with external mouse or trackpad

Some Mac users may find that if they connect an external mouse or trackpad to their MacBook or MacBook Pro, the internal built-in trackpad then no longer works. This may appear like a bug, and some users may think it’s a hardware problem, but the good news is that the inability to use both a … Read More

How to Find & Compare File Differences Side-By-Side with BBEdit for Mac

Apr 12, 2018 - 11 Comments
Compare files with BBEdit for Mac

Need to compare two files side-by-side for differences? BBEdit for Mac makes finding and identifying file differences extremely easy with any compatible text format. This is a great solution for developers, programmers, writers, or anyone else who works with code, scripts, or plain text documents frequently and wants an easy way to check for differences … Read More

How to Access & Search Safari History on Mac

Apr 10, 2018 - 6 Comments
Safari icon

Just about all modern web browsers default to maintaining a history log of your web browsing activity, and Safari for Mac is no different. This article will focus on how to access your Safari history on the Mac, and also how to search Safari browsing history for specific words, terms, and matches. Accessing and searching … Read More

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