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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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How to Enable SSH on a Mac from the Command Line

Aug 16, 2016 - 1 Comment
Terminal in macOS

All modern Macs running macOS or Mac OS X come with SSH pre-installed by default, but the SSH (Secure Shell) daemon is also disabled by default. Advanced Mac users may appreciate knowing the ability to enable SSH and disable SSH are both available entirely from the command line of Mac OS, allowing for a simple … Read More

See Previous Recipients of Email in Mail for Mac OS X

Aug 15, 2016 - 5 Comments
Mail app icon

The Mac Mail app keeps track of all previous recipients that have received an email message sent from an email address that is associated with the app. That means every email recipient will be shown and can be reviewed in the Mail app, including the recipients name when available, their email address, and even the … Read More

Change How Contacts Sorts and Displays Names on Mac

Aug 12, 2016 - 6 Comments
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The Contacts app for Mac defaults to sorting names by last name, and to showing the first name before the last name when browsing through the address book list of contacts. With some minor adjustments, you can change how the Contacts app displays and sorts the address book contact names in Mac OS. You can … Read More

How to Disable Hot Corners in Mac OS X

Aug 10, 2016 - 2 Comments
Disable Hot Corners on Mac

Hot Corners are a feature of Mac OS that allows a user to point the cursor into one of the far corners of the display to summon a set feature, like triggering Mission Control, Launchpad, Dashboard, Notification Center, revealing the desktop, start or disable a screen saver, or put the display to sleep. Many Mac … Read More

Auto Connect to VPN on Boot & Login in Mac OS X

Aug 10, 2016 - 14 Comments
Auto connect to a VPN on Mac

If you use a VPN with a Mac for either work or personal reasons, you may wish to have the Mac automatically connect to the VPN service when the Mac is booted or upon login. Or maybe you just want the VPN to automatically reconnect if the connection drops and disconnects. This is easily accomplished … Read More

How to Find a Disk ID & Device Node Identifier in Mac OS X Command Line

Aug 9, 2016 - 6 Comments
diskutil list and find disk ID identifier information on Mac

If you need to find the disk ID or disk node identifier (like /dev/disk0s2) of a volume attached to a Mac for one reason or another, perhaps the easiest way to obtain this information from the command line is with the diskutil utility.

Apply Image Adjustments to Other Photos on Mac with Copy & Paste

Aug 6, 2016 - 7 Comments
Paste photo adjustments on Mac

If you have spent a while adjusting a picture to your liking in Photos app for Mac, you can easily apply those image adjustments and edits to other pictures in Photos app as well. This is accomplished through a handy but little-known copy & paste adjustments ability, and it’s quite easy to use.

Enable Additional Photos Adjustments in Mac Photos App

Aug 3, 2016 - 5 Comments
Advanced image editing adjustments on Mac Photos app

The Mac Photos app serves as a photo manager and image editor, and while the default toolset for picture adjustments is sufficient for many users, you can enable six additional photos adjustments to gain even more control over your pictures. We’ll show you how to enable image adjustment tools for Sharpen, Definition, Noise Reduction, Vignette, … Read More

Turn Standard into Administrator Account in Mac OS X

Aug 3, 2016 - 4 Comments
From Standard to Administrator account on Mac OS X

Many Mac users have multiple user accounts on their computer, some of which may be created for other people to use, perhaps a separate work account, or a guest account, and so on. Typically when you create a new user account on the Mac it is a “Standard” account, which gives that user access to … Read More

Jump Between Spotlight Search Result Categories in Mac OS X

Jul 31, 2016 - 7 Comments
Jump Spotlight search result categories in Mac OS X

Spotlight on the Mac will search through many different file types and folders to help you find what you’re looking for, but if Spotlight finds multiple matches across different categories, you’ll see the search results returned under each respective category listing. While many Mac users will use the cursor to click the result they want, … Read More

Adjust Whether a Mac Restarts Automatically on System Freeze

Jul 29, 2016 - 18 Comments
Terminal in macOS

Modern Macs with new versions of Mac OS (or Mac OS X) default to automatically reboot themselves upon a system freeze. This is a troubleshooting feature that aims to prevent average users from having to initiate a forced restart, since the Mac would simply restart itself if a system freeze were to occur. While most … Read More

Fixing a Broken EFI Partition on Mac

Jul 28, 2016 - 12 Comments
Disk Utility in Mac OS X

Though it is an unusual occurrence, a Mac may encounter a broken or damaged EFI partition which typically prevents the Mac from booting and the Mac OS system software from loading. This is usually demonstrated as a boot screen that is stuck on the  Apple logo, sometimes with or without a wait cursor that … Read More

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