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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 Take Screenshots of the Login Screen on any Mac

Nov 11, 2015 - 11 Comments
A screenshot of Mac login screen

Taking screen shots of the login screen on a Mac is possible, and you can do so at either the OS X system boot, any login window, or at a locked user authentication screen. How a screenshot of the Mac login screen is accomplished will depend on what version of OS X the Mac is … Read More

How to Check Stores for Apple Pay Support from iPhone & Mac

Nov 10, 2015 - 10 Comments
Apple Pay being used with iPhone

Apple Pay is undeniably convenient, allowing you to make quick and secure purchases right from your iOS devices. So, you setup Apple Pay on your iPhone and on the Apple Watch and now you want to put it to use, right? While many popular stores are known to support Apple Pay, there is no reason … Read More

OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 Beta 3 Released for Testing

Nov 10, 2015 - 10 Comments

Apple has released OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 Beta 3 for Mac users enrolled in the developer beta and public beta testing programs.

Play Video as Screen Saver in Mac OS X

Nov 8, 2015 - 3 Comments
SaveHollywood plays videos as screen saver in OS X

If you have ever wanted to play a movie, video, or multiple videos as a screen saver on a Mac, then SaveHollywood is the screensaver for you. The free download allows for playing just about any locally stored video file format as the OS X screen saver, with many options for customization.

How to Add a Location to Pictures in Photos for Mac

Nov 6, 2015 - 7 Comments
Add a location to a picture in Photos for Mac

The latest versions of Photos app for Mac allow users to add geographic location data to any pictures stored within the image browser. This can be helpful for organizing photos, sharing with others where a picture was taken, and for later recollection purposes too. Additionally, you can edit the location of pictures as well, so … Read More

How to Prevent Gatekeeper Turning Back On Automatically in OS X

Nov 5, 2015 - 10 Comments
Terminal in OS X

Gatekeeper is a security feature built into OS X which helps to prevent unauthorized applications and code from executing on a Mac. Most users have encountered Gatekeeper before when they go to open an application downloaded from the internet, where you see an “App can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer” error … Read More

How to Copy a File Path as Text from Mac Finder in OS X El Capitan

Nov 5, 2015 - 10 Comments
Copy a file path to clipboard in Mac OS X as the complete path name

Advanced Mac users who need frequent access to a files complete path in OS X may find themselves turning to the drag & drop Terminal trick or performing a variety of other tricks to copy an items path, but with OS X 10.11 and later, there’s a new native Copy Pathname option built directly into … Read More

How to Verify & Repair Permissions in OS X El Capitan

Nov 4, 2015 - 37 Comments

The Disk Utility app has long contained the ability to verify and repair disk permissions on a Mac, but in the latest versions of OS X this ability has been removed. That doesn’t mean you can’t verify permissions and repair permissions in OS X El Capitan 10.11 and later however, you just need to turn … Read More

OS X 10.11.2 Beta 2 Released for Testing on Macs

Nov 3, 2015 - 2 Comments
el capitan public beta

A new beta version of OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 has been released for Mac users participating in the beta testing programs.

How to Customize the Login Screen Wallpaper in OS X El Capitan

Nov 2, 2015 - 20 Comments
How to customize login screen wallpaper in OS X

You can easily change the login screen wallpaper in OS X El Capitan to any image of your choice. This will impact the appearance of the login window when you boot a Mac, and also when you are using fast user switching to change user accounts. The wallpaper image that is replaced is what sits … Read More

Get 35 Stunning Aerial Apple TV Screen Savers for Mac OS X

Oct 31, 2015 - 49 Comments
Aerial Apple TV screen savers in Mac OS X

The new Apple TV arrives with an incredibly gorgeous array of screen savers, and now you can get those amazing screen savers on the Mac too. There are 35 different screen savers in total, with daytime and evening views of beautiful footage taken from flying over Hawaii, New York City, San Francisco, London, and the … Read More

How to Use Mail Tabs in OS X El Capitan

Oct 30, 2015 - 10 Comments
Mail app icon

The Mac Mail app has gained tab support in the latest versions of OS X, making it easier to juggle multiple emails on screen at once. There’s a catch with using Mail Tabs in OS X, however, and that is you must be using full screen mode to gain access to the tab feature. Perhaps … Read More

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