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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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MacOS Catalina Features & Screenshots

Jun 3, 2019 - 9 Comments
MacOS Catalina

MacOS Catalina will be the next major version of the Mac operating system. Versioned as MacOS 10.15, Catalina includes a variety of new features, improvements to bundled apps like Safari, Photos, Reminders, and Notes, the splitting of iTunes into several new apps, and some intriguing new features and capabilities that bundle well with iOS 13 … Read More

Download iOS 13 Beta 1, iPadOS 13 Beta 1, macOS Catalina Beta 1 Now if You’re a Developer

Jun 3, 2019 - 6 Comments
MacOS Catalina, iPadOS 13, and iOS 13

Users enrolled in the Apple Developer program can download the first beta version of iOS 13 for iPhone and iPod touch, and iPadOS 13 for iPad, iPad Mini, and iPad Pro, and macOS Catalina 10.15 for Mac.

How to Automatically Update Apps in MacOS Mojave

May 30, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How to automatically update Mac App Store apps in MacOS

If you would like a Mac to automatically update apps from the Mac App Store, you can easily do so in MacOS Mojave 10.14 or newer. This can be a helpful setting to use if you like to keep your Mac apps up to date, but you regularly forget to update them manually, or if … Read More

How to Enable Full Mitigation for MDS / Zombieload on Mac

May 27, 2019 - 7 Comments
Full mitigation against MDS Zombieload on the Mac requires disabling hyper-threading on Intel CPU

Advanced Mac users who are in a particularly strong adversarial threat environment may feel the need to enable full mitigation for the Intel MDS processor vulnerability on their Mac computers (and PCs for that matter). MDS stands for Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS), colloquially called “Zombieload”, and is basically a vulnerability on the actual Intel processor … Read More

How to Set a Do Not Disturb Keyboard Shortcut on Mac

May 21, 2019 - 1 Comment
Set a Do Not Disturb keyboard shortcut on Mac

Want to toggle Do Not Disturb mode on the Mac with a keyboard shortcut? You can easily enable a custom keyboard shortcut to turn on or off Do Not Disturb mode in MacOS, and we’ll show you how to set it up. Do Not Disturb mode on the Mac is one of the best features … Read More

How to Show iCloud Status Indicator in Mac Finder

May 17, 2019 - 6 Comments
iCloud Status indicators in Mac Finder

If you’re a Mac user who relies on iCloud Drive for data syncing and cloud storage, you might appreciate knowing that you can enable an optional iCloud Status indicator in the Mac Finder. The iCloud Status indicators in Finder can tell you if a file or folder is only in iCloud, on the local Mac, … Read More

MacOS Mojave 10.14.5 Update Available for Download

May 13, 2019 - 52 Comments
MacOS 10.14.5 update

Apple has released MacOS Mojave 10.14.5 to all Mac users running the Mojave operating system. The macOS 10.14.5 update includes several bug fixes along with AirPlay 2 support for AirPlay 2 compatible smart TVs. Mac users running MacOS High Sierra or Sierra will also find a Security Update available for those prior system software releases. … Read More

How to Hide Holidays on Calendar for Mac

May 10, 2019 - 2 Comments
How to Hide Holidays from Calendar on Mac

Don’t want to see dozens of holidays on the Calendar for Mac? You can easily disable the Holiday Calendar in the Mac Calendar app. By turning off the Holiday Calendar, you will no longer see the broad array of religious holidays, cultural holidays, national holidays, political holidays, and other holidays on the Calendar app for … Read More

How to Download Microsoft Edge Beta for Mac Right Now

May 8, 2019 - 2 Comments
Microsoft Edge for Mac Dev

Want to try out and download the upcoming Microsoft Edge web browser for Mac? You can do that right now, without having to wait for the final version to come out. Microsoft has announced that the Microsoft Edge browser will be coming to the Mac platform natively, meaning you won’t have to run Microsoft Edge … Read More

How to Convert a Numbers File to CSV on Mac

May 6, 2019 - 1 Comment
Convert Numbers to CSV on Mac

If you need to convert a Numbers spreadsheet file to CSV format from a Mac, you can do so quickly with the Numbers app. CSV stands for Comma Separated Values and is broadly used by many spreadsheet, database, and data storage uses, whereas Numbers is a spreadsheet app that is exclusive to the Mac and … Read More

Get a Fancy Animated Apple Logo Screensaver for Mac

May 3, 2019 - 10 Comments
Brooklyn animated Apple logo screen saver

If you’re looking for a unique Apple-themed screensaver for the Mac, the free third party Brooklyn screen saver offers a fun collection of stylized and fanciful animations of the Apple logo. The animated Apple logos used in the Brooklyn screensaver appear to be based on various Apple logo animations seen during an Apple event from … Read More

How to Convert a Pages File to PDF on Mac

May 1, 2019 - 5 Comments
Pages for Mac

You can convert a document made with Pages app to be a PDF file. This can be helpful if you’re trying to send a Pages document to someone who is not on a Mac or iOS device, but it can also be helpful if you want to preserve formatting and other information in the Pages … Read More

How to Convert Numbers File to Excel on Mac

Apr 25, 2019 - 3 Comments
Convert Numbers to CSV on Mac

Have a Numbers file that you need to convert to an Excel document? Numbers spreadsheets and files can be easily converted to Excel files, with the resulting Excel file being either a .xls or .xlsx format that is compatible with Microsoft Excel and other spreadsheet applications. This tutorial will show you how to quickly convert … Read More

How to Turn Off Apple News Notifications on Mac

Apr 24, 2019 - 5 Comments
How to turn off Apple News Notifications on Mac

Apple News sends notifications to the Mac by default, splashing a steady stream of “news” alerts across the desktop, onto the locked screen, and into Notification Center of MacOS. If you don’t want to see these frequent Apple News notifications on the Mac, you can disable them completely for the News app.

How to Change Mouse & Trackpad Speed on Mac

Apr 21, 2019 - 1 Comment
How to change the tracking speed on Mac of Trackpad or Mouse

Want to change the tracking speed of the cursor on a Mac? Maybe you want your mouse to move around on the screen faster? Perhaps you want the Mac trackpad to move the cursor slower? You can manually change the tracking speed of either a mouse or trackpad connected to a Mac, and you can … Read More

How to Turn Off “Hey Siri” on a Mac

Apr 17, 2019 - 1 Comment
How to turn off Hey Siri on Mac

If you’re using a Mac with Hey Siri voice activation enabled but you’d like to turn the voice listening feature off, you’ll find that it’s easy to selectively turn off Hey Siri while still leaving the usual Siri invocation methods enabled in MacOS.

What’s the Mac Equivalent to F5 Refresh Key from Windows?

Apr 14, 2019 - 15 Comments
The Mac F5 refresh equivalent from Windows is the Command R keyboard shortcut

Mac users who have switched from the Windows platform may be accustomed to hitting the F5 function key to refresh a web browser, web site, or webpage. The F5 key is used as refresh or reload in most Windows web browsers, so when Windows users switch to Mac they might be wondering what the equivalent … Read More

How to Enable Auto Update for MacOS System Software

Apr 11, 2019 - 3 Comments
How to enable automatic MacOS system software updates

Have you ever wished your Mac would update MacOS system software on its own? If you’d like to take a hands-off approach to updating your system, you can enable automatic MacOS system software updates. With this feature enabled, not only will your Mac automatically check for new system software updates, but it will download and … Read More

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