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How to Stop App Icon Animations in Dock When Opening Mac Apps

Aug 15, 2017 - 5 Comments
Turn off animated applications launching for Dock

When you click an app icon in the Dock of Mac OS to launch an app, the apps Dock icon will animate with a little bounce as that application is opening. Additionally, when you launch any other application from Mac OS, the app icon will appear in the Dock and it too will animate with … Read More

How to Shutdown a Mac from Terminal

Aug 13, 2017 - 11 Comments
Shutdown a Mac from Command Line

Advanced Mac users may wish to shut down a computer from the command line. This can be helpful for remote administration with ssh, in situations where a Mac is booted into Single User Mode, or many other circumstances of troubleshooting and systems administration. There are several ways to shut down a Mac from the command … Read More

How to Print in Black & White on Mac

Aug 11, 2017 - Leave a Comment
How to print black and white on Mac

Many printers used with a Mac support printing in black and white or grayscale. B&W printing can offer a simple way to boost the contrast of documents but it also allows you to reduce the amount of color ink used when you print out a document, article, or webpage. Printing in black and white on … Read More

How to Create Custom Keyboard Shortcuts in Mac OS

Aug 8, 2017 - 17 Comments
Make a custom keyboard shortcut on the Mac

Did you know you can create a custom keyboard shortcut for any menu item on the Mac? You can create keystrokes for common action items across many applications, or even just for a specific menu option in a particular application. Making custom keyboard shortcuts in Mac OS is an excellent power user tool, but despite … Read More

How to Print a Web Page Without Ads from Mac OS

Aug 2, 2017 - 26 Comments
Print an article or webpage without ads from Mac

If you ever print articles from the web, you may be interested in learning how to print a stripped down and more simplified version of articles so that only the article content is printed. This is made easy on a Mac with Safari, where by using a little trick you can print out a webpage … Read More

How to Tell if Mac is Using 802.11ac, 802.11n or Other Wi-Fi Protocol

Aug 1, 2017 - 8 Comments
Check wi-fi wireless band protocol in use on a Mac

Most users connect a Mac to a wi-fi network and don’t think too much about which 802.11 wi-fi band protocol is in use, but many advanced users and network administrators do want to know which 802.11 wireless standard is in use. Typically someone would want to know which wi-fi PHY standard is in use to … Read More

How to Share Pictures from Photos on Mac

Jul 31, 2017 - 4 Comments
Sharing a picture from the Photos app on Mac

Do you have a great picture on your Mac within Photos app that you want to share? Photos for Mac makes sharing pictures, videos, and other images very easy, and you share a picture from the Mac directly to another user through messages, email, iCloud, social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr, or locally to … Read More

How to Find What System Software Version is in a MacOS Installer

Jul 26, 2017 - 3 Comments
Find what system software version of a Mac OS Installer

If you have ever downloaded an installer for Mac OS from the Mac App Store, you may have wondered which exact system software version of Mac OS the installer corresponds to. While the installers file name will reveal the major system software release (for example, “Install macOS High Sierra” or “Install OS X El Capitan”) … Read More

How to Hide Menu Bar Icons on Mac with Vanilla

Jul 25, 2017 - 12 Comments

If your Mac menu bar is looking increasingly cluttered with various menu bar icons, you may be interested in a nice little free utility called Vanilla. Vanilla allows you to hide Mac menu bar icons by placing them into a collapsible and expandable shelf of sorts contained within the menu bar.

How to Remove Siri from Touch Bar on MacBook Pro

Jul 24, 2017 - 3 Comments
Remove Siri from Touch Bar on Mac

Some Mac users may find the Siri button on Touch Bar to be less than useful, and some may accidentally hit the Siri button and inadvertently trigger Siri when trying to hit another key on the MacBook Pro Touch Bar keyboard. If you don’t want Siri so readily available on your Pro Mac for whatever … Read More

Download iOS 11 Beta 4 & macOS High Sierra Beta 4 Now

Jul 24, 2017 - Leave a Comment
iOS 11.1 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 beta

Apple has released the fourth beta version of iOS 11, macOS High Sierra 10.13, tvOS 11, and watchOS 4 to users enrolled in the developer beta testing programs.

How to Get iMessage Access on PC in Windows or Linux

Jul 23, 2017 - 22 Comments
How to get iMessage on PC

iMessage is the wonderful messaging platform for iPhone, iPad, and Mac users that allows for free and easy messaging between other iMessage users. One common question regarding iMessage is if there is a way to run iMessage on a Windows PC or in Linux. The answer is a big complicated, but in short, yes you … Read More

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