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Mac OS, 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 Fix Night Shift Stuck Enabled in Mac OS

Jan 3, 2018 - 4 Comments
Night Shift Stuck enabled on Mac

Is your Mac screen looking strangely orange from Night Shift being stuck on, even during daylight hours when Night Shift should be off? It may be rare and it’s not clear what causes Night Shift to sometimes get stuck enabled on a Mac, but when it does happen it’s pretty obvious because the screen colors … Read More

How to Add iCloud Drive to Dock on Mac

Dec 29, 2017 - 10 Comments
iCloud Drive in the Dock on Mac

iCloud Drive allows for easy cloud access and storage of data from Mac and iOS devices, and so having the ability to quickly get to iCloud Drive at any time via the Dock can be very convenient for many Mac users.

Stopping the PTPCamera Process on a Mac from Hogging CPU

Dec 23, 2017 - 1 Comment
PTPCamera Process Gone Wild on Mac hogging CPU

Some Mac users running older versions of MacOS system software may notice that after they plug an iPhone or a camera into their Mac, the computer starts running slower and, if it has a battery, the battery drains faster. Upon closer inspection with Activity Monitor on the impacted Mac, you might notice that a process … Read More

How to Open a Link in New Private Browsing Window in Safari for Mac

Dec 22, 2017 - 3 Comments
Safari Technology Preview

You can easily open any link found on the web into a new private browsing window on Safari for Mac, thanks to a helpful albeit little-known trick available in the web browser. For the unfamiliar, Private Browsing mode aims to protect private information and some degree of privacy by preventing websites from tracking search behavior, … Read More

How to Delete Touch Bar Data from MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Dec 21, 2017 - 1 Comment
Erase Touch Bar Data on Mac

The Touch Bar equipped MacBook Pro stores additional data for the Touch Bar and Touch ID sensor that is not erased by default if you format a Mac or reinstall MacOS system software. Thus, if you want to completely clear out and erase all Touch Bar data, you will need to manually intervene via a … Read More

How to Stop Enhanced Notifications Waking a Mac from Sleep

Dec 20, 2017 - Leave a Comment
Stop Notifications Waking up Mac

If you regularly sleep your Mac, you may have noticed that sometimes the Mac will wake itself up and show a notification on the screen, even if the screen is locked and otherwise password protected with the login screen. These notifications that wake a Mac from sleep are called “Enhanced Notifications” and they can originate … Read More

How to Download Safari Technology Preview for Mac

Dec 19, 2017 - 1 Comment
Safari Technology Preview

Some Mac users may be interested in downloading and using an alternative developer-focused build of Safari called Safari Technology Preview. Safari Technology Preview is aimed at more advanced Mac users who want to get an early look at upcoming features and technologies in future final Safari builds. For example, Safari Technology Preview allows disabling autoplay … Read More

How to Reset DNS Cache in macOS High Sierra

Dec 18, 2017 - 4 Comments
Terminal in macOS

Need to reset and clear DNS cache in macOS High Sierra? Some Mac users may need to occasionally reset their local DNS cache, typically because the Mac DNS settings have changed, or a particular name server or domain is cached and they need to flush existing DNS cache. While it’s most often web developers, systems … Read More

How to Change or Disable Annotation Name in Preview for Mac

Dec 15, 2017 - Leave a Comment

The Preview application for Mac defaults to attaching a name with any annotations made on images and PDF files within Preview, the annotation name is then embedded with the image file or PDF as metadata. This name, which is usually the currently logged in user accounts full name, is included with all annotations done within … Read More

How to Disable Auto-Play in Safari on Mac for All Video & Audio

Dec 12, 2017 - 2 Comments
Disable autoplay in Safari for Mac completely

Many web users are not too thrilled about auto-playing media, whether it’s autoplaying video or autoplaying sound, or even an autoplaying ad, it can be annoying and frustrating to encounter as you browse the web. But don’t sweat it too much, because modern versions of Safari for Mac allow users to easily disable all auto-playing … Read More

Apple Keyboard Light Blinking Twice and Won’t Reconnect to Mac? Here’s the Fix

Dec 11, 2017 - 3 Comments

The Apple Keyboard light blinks twice when the keyboard is ready to be paired via Bluetooth with a Mac or another device, indicating it is ready to be setup. In other words, if you just got a brand new Apple Keyboard then the light will blink when turned on, and you need to pair it … Read More

MacOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Beta 1 Released for Testing

Dec 11, 2017 - 4 Comments
macOS High Sierra supplemental update

Apple has released the first beta build of macOS 10.13.3 High Sierra to users enrolled in the beta testing program for the Mac operating system.

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