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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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Fix for Mac Randomly Asking for Password to iCloud, FaceTime, Messages

Mar 4, 2015 - 24 Comments
iCloud

A notable amount of Mac users have discovered that a random OS X password popup window can appear from iCloud, FaceTime, or Messages, any of each asking for the respective iCloud password. The random password request is very non-specific and just has the logo, “iCloud Password – Please enter your password for email@address” with options … Read More

OS X 10.10.3 Public Beta with Photos App Now Available

Mar 2, 2015 - 49 Comments
The standard Photos app GUI looks a lot like iOS

Apple has released the first public beta version of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 with the new Photos app. The beta software is buildĀ 14D87p, nearly the same as the most 2nd developer beta, and can be installed by users who are opting to participate in the OS X Yosemite Public Beta testing program.

Audio & Sound Not Working in OS X Yosemite? It’s an Easy Fix

Mar 1, 2015 - 19 Comments
Fix no audio output on a Mac

A few Mac users that update to OS X Yosemite discover their sound and audio output has ceased to work, leading to a completely mute Mac that does not respond to the volume keys. Fortunately, the mysterious missing sound output issue is incredibly simple to fix, and there is nothing actually wrong with the Mac.

Instantly Add Item to the Mac Dock with a Keyboard Shortcut

Feb 28, 2015 - 7 Comments
Add to the Dock keyboard shortcut in OS X

Just about all Mac users know that you can add items to the Dock of OS X by dragging and dropping things into it, but another option, which may even be faster for some users, is to use a keyboard shortcut. With a quick keystroke, you can instantly add any item from the file system … Read More

Simple Tips to Improve Battery Life for Macs with OS X Yosemite

Feb 27, 2015 - 23 Comments
Battery life in OS X Yosemite

Some Mac users have noted that MacBook Air and MacBook Pro battery life has taken a downturn with their Macs running OS X Yosemite. While this doesn’t impact all users, and much of the perception of diminished battery is likely due to usage and various features, there are some easy settings changes that users can … Read More

Can’t Open a Specific File in OS X? Search the Mac App Store Quickly to Find an App That Can

Feb 25, 2015 - 1 Comment
Find apps to open unknown files in Mac App Store of OS X

If you’ve ever come across a file that you can’t open on your Mac, or perhaps that doesn’t open as you may expect it to in a particular OS X app, maybe rendering poorly or like a bunch of gibberish after forcing it, this quick trick can help find a more appropriate application to open … Read More

How to Customize the Login Screen Wallpaper of Mac in OS X Yosemite

Feb 24, 2015 - 21 Comments
changed-login-screen-image-osx

Customizing the login screen appearance on a Mac is a nice way to add some personal (or corporate) flair to the OS X login experience. How exactly to change the login screen wallpaper has differed continuously in the many versions of Mac OS throughout the years, but with OS X Yosemite, the process of setting … Read More

OS X 10.10.3 Beta 2 Available for Testing

Feb 23, 2015 - 41 Comments
OS X Yosemite

A new beta version of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 has been released by Apple. The second beta build arrives as 14D87h and continues to emphasize the new Photos app for Mac.

How to Quickly Fix Error Code -36 in Finder of Mac OS X

Feb 21, 2015 - 8 Comments
Fix error code 36 in Finder of OS X

On some rare occasions when trying to copy files, Mac users may encounter “error code -36″, which completely halts the copy or move process in the OS X Finder. The full error is usually read as “The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in “FileName” can’t be read or written. (Error code -36)”. … Read More

How to Enable & Disable root User from Command Line in OS X

Feb 19, 2015 - Leave a Comment
Terminal in OS X

Though most advanced Mac users will find it easiest to enable root with Directory Utility from the GUI of OS X, another option is to turn to the command line. No, we’re not talking about using sudo or su, we’re talking about enabling the actual root user account, which can be appropriate for some complex … Read More

Remove Bluetooth PAN Helps Resolve Wi-Fi Conflict in OS X Yosemite?

Feb 18, 2015 - 34 Comments
Remove Bluetooth PAN to fix Wi-Fi in OS X Yosemite maybe

One of the most frustrating issues that has impacted some users of OS X Yosemite are persistent wireless networking difficulties. Apple has released multiple updates to OS X aimed at addressing the problem, but for some Mac users, they either offer no help, or even worse, may add new trouble for wi-fi connections. We have … Read More

How to Remove a Password from a PDF File in OS X

Feb 17, 2015 - 17 Comments
Unlock the protected PDF to remove the password

Many users who send PDF documents with sensitive data back and forth will password protect the files from their Mac so that only authorized users can read and access the data contained within the document. This is fairly common with everything from contracts to accounting and financial records, and it’s equally common to sometimes require … Read More

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