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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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How to Change Text Size of Finder Fonts in Mac OS X

Feb 25, 2016 - 17 Comments
How to change the text font size in Mac OS X Finder

Many Mac users may like to adjust the font size of file names, folders, and other text found in the Finder of OS X. This is particularly helpful if you find the default text size of Finder fonts to be small and challenging to read when navigating in the Mac file system, where increasing the … Read More

Preview Web Page Links in Safari for Mac with a Multitouch Tap Trick

Feb 23, 2016 - 26 Comments
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Have you ever been reading a webpage where another link is referenced, but you don’t want to click and follow the URL because you’re in the middle of an article? Of course you have, right? That’s practically a regular occurrence on the web. Fortunately for Mac users, web life is a bit easier, because rather … Read More

Beta 4 of OS X 10.11.4 iOS 9.3, WatchOS 2.2, tvOS 9.2 Available

Feb 22, 2016 - 13 Comments
iOS 9.3 beta 4

Apple has released new beta builds for each of their operating systems, including iOS 9.3 beta 4, OS X 10.11.4 beta 4, tvOS 9.2 beta 4, and watchOS 2.2 beta 4.

Access Handoff in iOS Quickly from the Multitasking Screen

Feb 16, 2016 - 2 Comments
Handoff is part of Continuity in iOS and OS X

Handoff is the great feature which, much as it sounds, allows iOS and Mac users to ‘hand off’ activity from an app on one device to another, whether that’s an email composition, web browsing session, chat, or work in Pages. Assuming you have Handoff enabled on multiple Apple devices using the same Apple ID, you … Read More

How to Record iPhone Screen with Mac OS X and QuickTime

Feb 15, 2016 - 13 Comments
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If you would like to capture and record the screen of an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can easily do so thanks to QuickTime, the video app that comes with every Mac. This offers a simple solution for recording the screen of an iOS device for demos, presentations, tutorials, and much more, and it’s … Read More

Play a Song from Spotlight Search in Mac OS X

Feb 13, 2016 - 5 Comments
Play a song in Spotlight search for Mac OS X, without using iTunes

Many Mac users know that music, apps, and documents can be launched directly from Spotlight search, and newer versions of OS X support getting weather, game scores, stock prices, and more from the powerful built-in search engine. But did you know that you can play music directly from Spotlight on the Mac as well? And … Read More

How to Clear Cache & History in Chrome for Mac OS X

Feb 12, 2016 - 2 Comments
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Like all web browsers, Google Chrome maintains cache and history of a user browsing habits so that frequently visited webpages are quicker to load again, and so that users can easily retrieve and return to sites they were visiting before. There are many occasions when Mac users may wish to clear out Chrome cache, web … Read More

How to Turn Off Video Autoplay on Twitter for Mac OS X

Feb 9, 2016 - 5 Comments
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The newest versions of Twitter for Mac and iOS default to automatically playing videos and gifs that are found within a feed. This can lead to the Twitter app becoming a stream of continuous noise and nuisance, or worse, as any video (uncensored or not) starts playing itself without user input. Whether you think this … Read More

How to Reinstall OS X on a Mac

Feb 9, 2016 - 22 Comments
Reinstall OS X system software on a Mac

Though we’d all rather everything works as intended with our Macs, occasionally something goes really haywire and OS X becomes either royally messed up or unusable. In these circumstances, sometimes the only solution to get things working again is to reinstall OS X system software (or, if you have a recent safe backup made, restoring … Read More

OS X 10.11.4 Beta 3, iOS 9.3 Beta 3, WatchOS 2.2b3, tvOS 9.2b3 Released for Testing

Feb 8, 2016 - 5 Comments

Apple has released an array of new beta operating system builds, including the third beta versions of OS X 10.11.4 beta, iOS 9.3 beta, WatchOS 2.2 beta, and tvOS 9.2 beta 3. Each release includes bug fixes and feature enhancements for their respective hardware, along with a few new features.

The Mac “Startup Disk Almost Full” Message and How to Fix It

Feb 6, 2016 - 26 Comments
Mac Startup disk is almost full error message, here is how to fix it

Many Mac users will inevitably see the “Your startup disk almost full” error message show up in OS X, with a vague note to delete some files in order to make more space available on the Mac. While you can disregard the message for a little while, it will usually come back again shortly, and … Read More

How to Turn Off Contacts Found in Mail from Mac OS X

Feb 4, 2016 - Leave a Comment
Contacts app in Mac OS X

Modern versions of Mail app for Mac OS X and iOS default to scanning through email content to suggest contacts and fill in additional information about existing contacts. While this can offer a convenient way of easily filling in and uncovering contact information exchanged through emails, it can also frequently be inaccurate, leading to erroneous … Read More

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