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Detect & Remove Adware from Mac OS X Easily with AdwareMedic

Jan 29, 2015 - 21 Comments
AdwareMedic-for-Mac

Adware is generally something most Mac users won’t have to worry about, but that doesn’t mean that OS X is entirely immune to the potential nuisance, and nobody likes it when their browser has been hijacked by that type of junk. If you’re at all concerned about adware impacting your Mac and web browsing, you … Read More

Forgot a Mac Firmware Password? Don’t Panic, Here’s What To Do

Jan 28, 2015 - 18 Comments
Disable firmware password in Mac OS X

Users who require higher than usual security measures often set a firmware password on a Mac, which requires that a password be entered before the typical OS X boot sequence begins. While these low level passwords are quite secure, but that higher security also means a forgotten firmware password can be a significant problem. Nonetheless, … Read More

Security Update 2015-001 & Safari 7.1.3 Released for OS X Mavericks & Mountain Lion

Jan 27, 2015 - 14 Comments
Security Update 2015-001 for OS X Mavericks and Mountain Lion

Apple has released important security updates for Mac users who are continuing to run OS X Mavericks (10.9.5) and OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5). The updates are versioned as “Security Update 2015-001″ for both system software versions and are recommended for all Mac users running prior releases of OS X. Additionally, new versions of Safari … Read More

OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite Released for Mac with Bug Fixes & Wi-Fi Fix

Jan 27, 2015 - 93 Comments
OS X Yosemite Macs

Apple has released the OS X 10.10.2 software update to all Mac users running OS X Yosemite. The OS X 10.10.2 update focuses on bug fixes and security updates, and is said to help resolve some of the persistent wi-fi problems that have negatively impacted some Mac users running the newest versions of OS X … Read More

How to Save Photos from Messages in Mac OS X Quickly with Drag & Drop

Jan 26, 2015 - 4 Comments
Save photos from Messages in Mac OS X

Many Mac users rely on the Messages app to converse back and forth with other Mac and iPhone owners, but unlike saving a picture or image from a message in the iOS side of things, OS X Messages app does not offer a share sheet download option or menu for saving specific photos and media … Read More

Need to Download Mac OS X Snow Leopard or Leopard? ADC Has It

Jan 26, 2015 - 23 Comments
snowleopard-literal

Mac users who have older hardware laying around which are unable to run modern versions of OS X may be relieved to discover that Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) and Mac OS X Leopard (10.5) are available to download directly from Apple. These versions of Mac OS X are over half a decade outdated … Read More

How to Hide the Safari Favorite Bookmark Menu URL Dropdown in OS X Yosemite

Jan 25, 2015 - 9 Comments
Bookmark favorite drop down icons

Mac Safari users in the latest versions of OS X have discovered that when the URL bar is clicked in Safari, a panel of bookmark icons and Favorites appears. This is a lot like how Safari iOS works, and these icons can be clicked to visit sites quickly, or moved, removed, and rearranged as desired. … Read More

Workaround for Local Network Discovery Failures & Problems Connecting to Servers in OS X

Jan 24, 2015 - 19 Comments
Problem connecting to Mac server, error message in OS X

Local networking usually works flawlessly on Macs, which is why some of the most aggravating issues that a select group of users may experience with OS X Yosemite pertain to network connections. Some of these may relate to broader connection and wi-fi functionality problems, and others which can effect general LAN networking functions and the … Read More

Move or Remove Icons from Safari Bookmarks Menu in OS X Yosemite

Jan 23, 2015 - 10 Comments
Safari icon

When you click into the URL bar of Safari in OS X Yosemite, a panel menu of website bookmark icons appears directly under the address bar. This can offer a quick way to access web bookmarks in Safari from a Mac, but it’s fairly likely you’ll discover a few bookmarks in the icon view that … Read More

OS X 10.10.2 Beta 6 Released for Testing

Jan 21, 2015 - 35 Comments
OS X Yosemite Macs

Apple has released a sixth beta version of OS X 10.10.2 to those registered with the Mac Developer program. The new build arrives as 14C106a and continues to emphasize a focus on resolving wi-fi problems, Mail, and VoiceOver.

Use an Xbox One Controller on a Mac with Enabler Tool for OS X

Jan 20, 2015 - 7 Comments
Xbox One Controller Enabler in Mac OS X

The Xbox One is a great gaming console with an excellent controller, and if you have a Mac with a few games you’d like to use a controller for, you can use a third party tool to gain Xbox One controller support for gaming in OS X.

Fixing OS X Install Errors “can’t be verified” and “error occurred while preparing the installation”

Jan 19, 2015 - 12 Comments
Set the date and time manually in OS X to circumvent error messages during Mac OS X install

Two unusual error messages that can occur during the attempted installation of OS X Yosemite are the “This copy of the Install OS X Yosemite application can’t be verified. It may have been corrupted or tampered with during downloading” message, or a more vague “An error occurred while preparing the installation. Try running again” error … Read More

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