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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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Release & Renew DHCP from the Command Line with ipconfig

Jul 30, 2015 - 3 Comments
Terminal in OS X

If you need to release and renew DHCP from the command line on a Mac, the helpful ipconfig utility is able to do so quickly. Do keep in mind that for most OS X users, renewing a DHCP lease from the Mac System Preferences is the best approach because it’s user friendly and just as … Read More

OS X El Capitan Public Beta 3 Available Now

Jul 29, 2015 - 24 Comments
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Mac users participating in the OS X El Capitan Public Beta program will find the third beta version available to download. The new release appears to match the recent 5th developer beta of OS X 10.11, arriving as build 15A235e.

Where to Set Environment Variables in Mac OS X

Jul 28, 2015 - 7 Comments
Terminal in OS X

At the command line, environmental variables are defined for the current shell and become inherited by any running command or process. They can determine anything from the default shell, the PATH, the users home directory, to the terminal emulation type, current working directory, where a history file is located, language and localization settings, and going … Read More

OS X El Capitan Beta 5 Released for Developer Testing

Jul 27, 2015 - 14 Comments
OS X El Capitan

Apple has released the fifth developer beta of OS X El Capitan to users participating in the Mac Developer Beta program.

How to Delete Old Backups from Time Machine on Mac

Jul 27, 2015 - 14 Comments
Time Machine in Mac OS X

If you use Time Machine to backup a Mac to an external drive, you may decide to manually delete old backups that are no longer needed. Yes, Time Machine does it’s own housekeeping, but sometimes users need to manually intervene. This can be for a variety of reasons, whether for simple removal of old backups, … Read More

How to Find Wi-Fi Network Passwords from Command Line on Mac

Jul 24, 2015 - 8 Comments
Terminal in OS X

Given the complexity of some wi-fi network passwords combined with the general infrequency of entering them and that they’re typically saved on use, it’s not terribly unusual to forget what a specific routers wireless password is. Fortunately, if you’re on a Mac, there are a few ways to go about finding those lost or forgotten … Read More

OS X El Capitan Public Beta 2 Released for Testing

Jul 22, 2015 - 25 Comments
OS X El Capitan

Apple has released the second Public Beta version of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to users participating in the testing program. The version closely matches the 4th developer beta, arriving as build 15A225f, and should offer notable bug fixes along with improvements to stability and performance compared to the first public beta release of El … Read More

Download Civilization V for Mac for Free, No Strings Attached

Jul 22, 2015 - 27 Comments
Civilization V mac screen shot

Want to download Civilization V for Mac, entirely for free? For a limited time, you can get Civilization V: Campaign Edition for OS X entirely for free with basically no strings attached, thanks to a giveaway sponsored by game-maker Aspyr and MacRumors.

OS X El Capitan 10.11 Beta 4 Released

Jul 21, 2015 - 9 Comments
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Apple has released new beta versions of OS X 10.11 El Capitan for Mac users. The fourth developer beta arrives as build 15A226f and marches the operating system ever closer to a stable release later in the year. At the moment, the latest OS X 10.11 beta is only available to users in the Mac … Read More

13 Force Touch Trackpad Tricks & Shortcuts for Mac

Jul 20, 2015 - 7 Comments
Force Touch trackpad tricks

The new Force Touch trackpads available for some Macs are really quite impressive. By using a haptic feedback mechanism and a tiny little speaker, the pressure-sensitive trackpad mimics a click with multiple layers of depth by pushing feedback into your finger – the trackpad itself does not move or click down like the prior generation … Read More

Not Happy with OS X El Capitan? How to Send Feedback to Apple

Jul 20, 2015 - 11 Comments
Send Feedback to Apple about OS X Yosemite

OS X El Capitan (10.11) is part of an open Public Beta, which means that any user can opt-in to install and run the beta version of the future OS X system software on their Mac. This is a chance for Mac users to help shape the future of OS X, and a great way … Read More

Change the Mac System Font to the OS X El Capitan Font in OS X Yosemite

Jul 18, 2015 - 27 Comments
OS X EL Capitan

When the San Francisco type face first debuted it was made for the Apple Watch, but some enterprising Mac users modified the San Francisco font to run in OS X Yosemite anyway. Fast forward to now, and the San Francisco font has been revised by Apple to be a bit more readable for the Mac … Read More

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