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How to Use Continuity Camera on Mac to Scan Documents or Take a Photo with iPhone or iPad

Feb 27, 2019 - 11 Comments
Use Continuity Camera on Mac to snap photo with iPhone or iPad

Continuity Camera is a great feature available in the latest versions of MacOS that allow a Mac to instantly use an iPhone or iPad for scanning documents or taking photos using that iOS devices camera. This allows you to use the high resolution camera of an iPhone or iPad directly from the Mac as a … Read More

How to Enable “Hey Siri” on Mac

Feb 25, 2019 - 22 Comments
How to enable Hey Siri on Mac

Mac users can enable “Hey Siri” on their computer, allowing for simple voice activation of the virtual assistant. Much like Hey Siri for iPhone and iPad, or Apple Watch, when Hey Siri is enabled on the Mac you can interact with Siri entirely with voice commands and without needing to click or tap on anything … Read More

How to Test ParrotSec Linux on a Mac with Parallels Desktop Lite

Feb 24, 2019 - 2 Comments
ParrotSec Linux running on Mac in live mode

Advanced Mac users who are interested in the world of Information Security (InfoSec) can easily test out ParrotSec Linux in live boot mode by using a virtual machine. In this particular walkthrough, we’ll show you how to quickly get ParrotSec running in live mode within the free Parallels Desktop Lite app, but if you want … Read More

How to Check What Mac OS Version is Running on a Mac

Feb 16, 2019 - 1 Comment
How to see what Mac OS version is on a Mac

Have you ever needed to know which version of Mac OS was on a computer? For some users the answer may be never, but others may need to know exactly what version of Mac OS system software is running on a particular Mac. Typically the need to know which MacOS version is on a Mac … Read More

How to Fix App “is damaged and can’t be opened. You should move it to the Trash” Error on Mac

Feb 13, 2019 - 9 Comments
App is damaged and can't be opened, move to Trash error message on the Mac

Some Mac users may occasionally run into a somewhat strange error when they try to open an app that was downloaded to their Mac, upon launching the app a little “verifying” progress bar will appear and stall for a moment before an error alert message says “Appname.app is damaged and can’t be opened. You should … Read More

How to Enable Stacks in MacOS to Clean Up Messy Desktops

Feb 12, 2019 - 8 Comments
How to use Stacks on Mac Desktop to tidy up messy files and clutter

If your Mac desktop is a mess of files and folders, you’re not alone. A messy desktop must be common enough that a feature called Stacks has been included in MacOS specifically to ease that burden. Basically Stacks cleans up a mess of files on your desktop automatically by arranging them into organized groups of … Read More

How to Disable Autocorrect in Microsoft Word for Mac

Feb 11, 2019 - 5 Comments
How to disable autocorrect in Microsoft Word for Mac

If you use Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office on Mac you may have noticed that Word has aggressive autocorrect functionality which is separate from the general MacOS autocorrect feature. Essentially this means that Microsoft Word autocorrect will continue even if you disable autocorrect in Mac OS through System Preferences. Autocorrect is often one of those … Read More

How to Bypass “Safari no longer supports unsafe extension” Error in Mac OS Mojave

Feb 8, 2019 - 12 Comments
Safari no longer supports unsafe extensions error message Mac

If you try to install an older Safari extension in modern Mac Safari versions, you will see an error message stating “Safari no longer supports the unsafe extension “Extension name”. You can find newer extensions reviewed by Apple in the App Store or Safari Extensions Gallery.” This error occurs because the latest versions of Safari … Read More

MacOS Mojave 10.14.3 Supplemental Update for Mac Available, Fixes Group FaceTime Bug

Feb 7, 2019 - 4 Comments
Download macOS Mojave 10.14.3 now available

Apple has released MacOS 10.14.3 Supplemental Update for MacOS Mojave, the update fixes the Group FaceTime security flaw that allowed for unauthorized Group FaceTime eavesdropping with the prior 10.14.3 build and is therefore recommended for all MacOS Mojave users to install. Separately, Apple also released iOS 12.1.4 update to resolve the same Group FaceTime issue … Read More

How to Allow Pop-Up Windows in Safari for Mac

Feb 5, 2019 - 2 Comments
How to allow pop-up windows in Safari for Mac

Pop-up windows on the web may be annoying in general, but many financial, banking, and tax websites use pop-ups to display documents or additional information. Thus while many people think of web pop-ups as frustrating or bad, sometimes they’re a necessary part of using a particular website or accessing some material. But pop-up windows are … Read More

How to Install Windows 10 on Mac with Boot Camp

Feb 1, 2019 - 13 Comments
Windows on Mac with Boot Camp

Most Mac computers can run Windows 10 in a dual boot environment with the help of a utility called Boot Camp. This means that when the Mac starts up or reboots, you can choose between booting into Mac OS or booting into Windows on the same computer. Running Windows natively on a Mac with Boot … Read More

Toggle Dark Mode & Light Mode on Mac Quickly from Spotlight

Jan 29, 2019 - 6 Comments

Do you wish you could enable Dark mode or Light mode interface themes faster in Mac OS? Maybe you wish there was a keystroke to switch from Dark or Light mode on the Mac? If you’re tired of heading over to System Preferences to make the change, you can use a nifty trick to quickly … Read More

Serious FaceTime Bug Allows Eavesdropping of Microphone on iPhone & Mac, Here’s How to Protect Yourself

Jan 28, 2019 - 10 Comments
FaceTime

A serious privacy bug has been discovered in FaceTime for iOS and MacOS that allows remote eavesdropping on another persons iPhone or Mac, even if they don’t pick up and answer the FaceTime call. Essentially this means that anyone can remotely listen to the microphone of a targeted iPhone or Mac by a remarkably simple … Read More

How to Use a Hidden *Darker* Dark Mode Theme in MacOS Mojave

Jan 27, 2019 - 13 Comments
How to enable the Darker Dark theme in Mac OS

If you like Dark Mode in MacOS, you may appreciate knowing that MacOS Mojave has a secondary secret darker version of the Dark interface theme available with slightly greater contrast, and it’s easy to enable despite being unlabeled and almost entirely hidden in plain sight.

How to Uninstall VirtualBox on Mac

Jan 25, 2019 - 1 Comment
How to uninstall VirtualBox from Mac

If you have previously installed VirtualBox on the Mac but no longer need the application, you may be interested in uninstalling VirtualBox completely. Because VirtualBox places application components and dependencies throughout the MacOS file system, uninstalling VirtualBox thoroughly is not just a simple matter of dragging and dropping the application into the Trash, like how … Read More

How to Show Website Favicons in Safari for Mac

Jan 23, 2019 - 8 Comments
How to show safari website favicons on Mac

Modern versions of Safari for Mac include favicon (favorite icon) support, offering a visual indicator of webpages in the titlebar and tab bar of the Safari browser. Nearly every other web browser on the Mac (and other operating systems) has had favicon support for quite some time, but this is a relatively new addition to … Read More

MacOS Mojave 10.14.3 Update Released for Mac, Download Now

Jan 22, 2019 - 21 Comments
MacOS Mojave 10.14.3 update

Apple has released MacOS Mojave 10.14.3 for Mac users running the latest operating system. The new release includes bug fixes and security enhancements and is therefore recommended to MacOS Mojave users. Mac users running prior MacOS releases of High Sierra and Sierra will find security updates available in the Mac App Store as well, labeled … Read More

How to Change Microsoft Office Theme on Mac

Jan 21, 2019 - 10 Comments
How to Change Microsoft Office theme appearance on Mac

The Microsoft Office suite of apps include distinct visual themes that make those apps easy to identify, for example Microsoft Word on Mac has a dark blue visual theme on the Mac, Excel is green, and Powerpoint is red / orange. If you’d like to change the appearance theme of Microsoft Office apps, including Word, … Read More

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