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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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OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite Update Available Now

Aug 13, 2015 - 60 Comments
OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite Update

Apple has released OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite to Mac users, the update aims to “improve the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac” and is therefore recommended for all users to install on their hardware running OS X Yosemite. Release notes accompanying the update are brief, but the update includes several important security fixes which … Read More

How to Determine File Type & Encoding from Command Line in Mac OS X

Aug 11, 2015 - 2 Comments
Terminal in OS X

Typically if you’re looking to determine the file type and encoding of an item, you can simply look at the file in the Mac Finder, check the file name extension, Get Info about the file, or even open it to quickly find out what the file is. Of course, that’s limited to the user friendly … Read More

Use “Keep Both” to Merge Same Name Files into Single Folder of Mac OS X

Aug 10, 2015 - 3 Comments
Hold OPTION key to reveal 'Keep Both' files option in Mac Finder

The Mac Finder offers a variety of methods of merging two folders contents together into a single directory. One option allows users to join different directory contents together that contain files with the same names, using the ‘keep both’ function in OS X Finder.

Mac USB Ports Stopped Working? It’s Likely Easy to Fix

Aug 9, 2015 - 15 Comments
Mac USB ports not working? It's probably an easy fix

While Macs usually work flawlessly, sometimes peculiar issues pop up. One such unusual case is when the USB ports on a Mac suddenly stop working, seemingly out of the blue. While there may be several reasons (or no reason) for USB ports ceasing to function with no cause, the good news is that it’s typically … Read More

How to Create Symbolic Links at Command Line of Mac OS X

Aug 6, 2015 - 5 Comments
Terminal in OS X

A symbolic link created at the command line allows a linked object in the file system to point to an original object in a different location. In this way, symbolic links behave much like an alias does in the Mac OS X GUI, except that the linking and reference between files or folders is done … Read More

OS X 10.10.5 Beta 3 Released for Developer Testing

Aug 5, 2015 - Leave a Comment
OS X Yosemite screen shot full size

Apple has released the third beta version of OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 to users participating in the developer beta program. The new build arrives as 14F25a and presumably includes bug fixes and security enhancements.

OS X 10.11 El Capitan Public Beta 4 Released for Mac Testing

Aug 4, 2015 - 37 Comments
OS X El Capitan

Apple has released the fourth public beta version of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to users participating in the Public Beta program. The build arrives as 15A244d, matching the Developer Beta 6 which was released yesterday, and appears to include the same bug fixes and changes.

Get a Stunning New El Capitan Wallpaper of Glacier Point from Beta 6

Aug 4, 2015 - 8 Comments
El Capitan Glacier Point night time view

Apple is known for choosing phenomenal imagery as wallpapers, and keeping with that long-running theme, they’ve added a beautiful new wallpaper to OS X El Capitan Developer Beta 6. If you like pictures of starry nights and amazing scenery, you’ll really enjoy this one. Of course, not everyone is eligible to run the Developer Beta … Read More

OS X El Capitan Developer Beta 6 Available for Testing

Aug 3, 2015 - 23 Comments
OS X El Capitan

Apple has released the sixth beta build of OS X El Capitan for eligible Mac developers to test. The new build arrives versioned as 15A244d and marches the operating system further towards the wider public release, scheduled loosely for the fall.

How to Search & Find Specific File Types & File Formats in Mac OS X

Aug 3, 2015 - 7 Comments
Search Spotlight for a file kind match in Mac OS X

Mac users who are searching for specific file type and file format matches on their computer can make the job dramatically easier by issuing proper search operators to the Find functions in OS X. File type search operators can be used directly in Spotlight and also in the Finder based search function, and they can … Read More

Jailbreaking iOS 8.4 Possible with TaiG for Mac OS X

Aug 2, 2015 - 13 Comments
TaiG Jailbreak

The TaiG jailbreak group has released a Mac version of their popular jailbreaking utility, allowing OS X users to jailbreak any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 8.4. Jailbreaking allows users to run unofficial software and tweaks on iOS devices, but is generally only recommended for advanced users who understand the potential issues that … Read More

How To Hide Apple Music in iTunes & iOS, If You Don’t Use It

Jul 31, 2015 - 3 Comments
Apple Music

If you’re not using Apple Music or listening to the subscription service, with no plans to pay for it after the free trial period, you can choose to hide Apple Music from iTunes on a Mac and from the Music app on an iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Hiding Apple Music is perhaps most useful … Read More

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