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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 Add an Image to Email Signature in Mail for Mac

Jul 21, 2016 - 6 Comments
Create an image email signature Mac Mail

Custom email signatures are commonplace, whether they include simple contact details or a complete HTML signature on Mac Mail. A frequent further customization to email signatures is to include an image or logo, which is what we will show you how to create in the Mac Mail app for Mac OS X.

How to Downgrade MacOS Sierra Beta to OS X El Capitan

Jul 19, 2016 - 9 Comments
Downgrade MacOS Sierra to OS X El Capitan

Some Mac users may wish to downgrade from MacOS Sierra Beta and revert back to OS X El Capitan, this is particularly common if you have found things to be less than stable or otherwise problematic and would like to return to a more stable operating system experience – a fairly common scenario for beta … Read More

OS X 10.11.6 Update for Mac Released

Jul 18, 2016 - 54 Comments
OS X El Capitan 10.11

Apple has released OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 for Mac users. The minor point release system software update includes small bug fixes and security updates. Additionally, Mac users running prior versions of Mac OS X system software including Yosemite and Mavericks will find a separate “Security Update 2016-004” release available for their machines.

Beta 3 of iOS 10, MacOS Sierra WatchOS 3, & TvOS 10 Released for Testing

Jul 18, 2016 - 1 Comment
iOS 10

Apple has released updated beta builds to the various operating systems currently under development, including iOS 10 beta 3, macOS Sierra 10.12 beta 3, watchOS beta 3, and tvOS 10 beta 3.

How to Enable Bluetooth Without a Keyboard or Mouse on Mac

Jul 16, 2016 - 17 Comments
Enabling Bluetooth on Mac without a keyboard or mouse

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where Bluetooth needs to be enabled on a Mac, but you don’t have a mouse or keyboard handy? This can pose a conundrum; in order to re-enable Bluetooth, you must use a Bluetooth mouse or keyboard… That may sound a little silly, but it’s a situation which … Read More

Move Cursor Word by Word in Terminal for Mac OS X

Jul 14, 2016 - 7 Comments
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If you spend a lot of time at the command line, you undoubtedly find yourself adjusting and editing text and commands, and you likely often need to move the cursor to a further position in the Terminal from where it’s actively located. Sure you can use the arrow keys to move left and right on … Read More

How to Disable (& Enable) Turbo Boost on a Mac

Jul 13, 2016 - 15 Comments
Turbo Boost on MacBook

Many of the most modern Macs have processors which include a feature called Turbo Boost, this feature allows a processor to temporarily run above its standard clock rate when requested by the operating system. Turbo Boost can accelerate the performance of a Mac (or a PC for that matter) but it can also lead to … Read More

Fix “Wi-Fi: No Hardware Installed” Error on Mac OS X

Jul 11, 2016 - 6 Comments
Fix wi-fi no hardware installed error on Mac

Some Mac users may encounter a stranger wi-fi issue where the wireless menu icon has an “X” in it, and the wi-fi dropdown menu says “Wi-Fi: No Hardware Installed”. Since we’re all dependent on wireless networking these days, having no functioning wi-fi connection can be very frustrating, but fortunately this is usually a really simple … Read More

How to Add a Website Shortcut to Dock on Mac

Jul 10, 2016 - 17 Comments
Add a website shortcut to the Dock in Mac OS X

A nice way to quickly visit your favorite website(s) is to add a website shortcut for that site to the Dock on Mac OS X. Once a website shortcut has been added to the Dock, simply clicking on it will both launch the browser and immediately load that site.

Download & Install MacOS Sierra Public Beta Right Now

Jul 7, 2016 - 14 Comments
MacOS Sierra Public Beta

MacOS Sierra Public Beta is now available to download and install for any Mac user interested in testing the upcoming operating system. Remember that beta system software is less stable and notoriously buggy, so this experience is recommended for more advanced users or those with a secondary computer they don’t mind running beta system software … Read More

List User Accounts on Mac from Command Line

Jul 5, 2016 - 3 Comments
Terminal in OS X

Mac administrators may find themselves in a situation where they need to display a list of all user accounts on a particular Mac by way of the command line. We’ll review a few methods for advanced individuals to list all accounts, both user and system, on any Mac with any version of Mac OS X … Read More

How to Recreate Recovery Partition in Mac OS X

Jul 3, 2016 - 11 Comments
Recreate Recovery Partition on Mac

The Recovery partition in Mac OS X is an important component of a system install in that it allows you to troubleshoot a computer, repair drives, restore from backups, and even reinstall Mac OS if need be. Nonetheless, in some specific situations you may find that a Mac does not have a Recovery partition, usually … Read More

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