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How to Download MacOS High Sierra from MacOS Mojave

Oct 21, 2018 - 5 Comments
Download MacOS High Sierra from Mojave

If you’re currently running macOS Mojave, you can re-download a macOS High Sierra installer for whatever reason to macOS Mojave. Re-downloading older versions of macOS system software can be desirable for a variety of reasons, and in this case getting the older High Sierra release is most often to create a macOS High Sierra USB … Read More

How to List All Homebrew Packages Installed on a Mac

Oct 20, 2018 - 7 Comments
Install Homebrew on Mac

Want to quickly see all Homebrew packages installed on a Mac? You may already know the path where Homebrew packages are installed to, but you don’t need to list a directory structure to get a list of Homebrew packages that have been installed in Mac OS. Instead, you can issue a simple command to show … Read More

How to Check Bluetooth Status in iOS 12 on iPhone or iPad

Oct 19, 2018 - 12 Comments
How to check Bluetooth status in iOS 12 and later

Wondering where the Bluetooth status indicator icon went in iOS 12? As you may recall, prior versions of iOS has a Bluetooth icon that would appear in the status bar at the top of an iPhone or iPad screen when Bluetooth was enabled. But with iOS 12, that Bluetooth on status indicator is now missing, … Read More

How to Disable Screen Time on iPhone or iPad

Oct 17, 2018 - 7 Comments
How to disable Screen Time in iOS

Screen Time is one of the best features in iOS 12, allowing you to keep track of how often an iPhone or iPad gets used, what apps are being used, and perhaps best of all, Screen Time gives you the ability to easily set time limits for apps and categories of apps, and even set … Read More

How to Access Audio Files from iTunes Quickly

Oct 16, 2018 - 7 Comments
iTunes

If you have an iTunes audio library of music, songs, podcasts, ripped CDs, and other media, you may want to gain direct access to those files at various points in time. While you can navigate in the file system of Mac OS or Windows to access the location of the iTunes Library, the iTunes app … Read More

How to Use Light Theme with Dark Menu Bar and Dock in MacOS Mojave

Oct 15, 2018 - 24 Comments
Choose the Dark theme again but this time it only impacts menu bar and Dock

Enabling Dark Mode in macOS Mojave tranforms the entire user interface appearance into an all-dark look, and while it’s very popular with many users, some other Mac users may not want a full dark mode appearance on their Mac. Instead, some Mac users may prefer a more limited Dark theme experience that only applies to … Read More

How to Find “Details” Button in Messages for iOS 12

Oct 14, 2018 - 13 Comments

If you have updated to iOS 12, you may be wondering where did the little Details “(i)” information button go in Messages for iPhone or iPad? The “i” info button in a Message thread used to be always visible in the upper right corner of a message conversation thread on an iPhone or iPad, and … Read More

How to Fix “Cannot Get Mail” Error on iPhone and iPad

Oct 13, 2018 - 4 Comments
How to fix Cannot Get Mail error message in iOS Mail for iPhone or iPad

Rarely, iPhone and iPad users may encounter a “Cannot Get Mail” error message in the Mail app of iOS, indicating that Mail for iOS is unable to retrieve new emails or some other issue with the mail account as configured. The full error message shows up as pop-up window and usually says something along the … Read More

How to Enable Dark Mode on MacOS Mojave

Oct 12, 2018 - 9 Comments
How to enable Dark Mode theme in Mac OS

The Dark Mode theme available in MacOS Mojave 10.14 onward offers a unique visual interface and desktop environment to work in, shifting nearly all onscreen visual elements to dark grays and blacks. For many Mac users, the Dark theme is perhaps the most popular new feature to arrive in MacOS Mojave, and the new user … Read More

How to Access & Send Photos in Messages for iOS 12 for iPhone & iPad

Oct 10, 2018 - 7 Comments
How to access Photos from Messages in iOS 12

The Messages app for iOS 12 has changed the way users access all photos from within a message conversation. No longer can you simply tap on the camera button to access your photos library from Messages, in iOS 12 you will instead access your photos from the app icon drawer within the Messages app on … Read More

How to Reinstall MacOS Mojave

Oct 10, 2018 - 4 Comments
How to reinstall macOS Mojave system software

Rarely, you may need to reinstall macOS Mojave system software, usually for troubleshooting purposes. Reinstalling MacOS Mojave as discussed here will aim to only reinstall the macOS Mojave system software itself, it will not erase the drive, nor will it remove any user data or user files, making it ideal for troubleshooting. This walkthrough will … Read More

Fix Terminal “Operation not permitted” Error in MacOS Mojave

Oct 9, 2018 - 16 Comments
Fix Operation Not Permitted Terminal Error in Mac OS

If you’re a Mac command line user you may have noticed that many frequently used commands entered into the Terminal (or iTerm) result in an “Operation not permitted” error message since updating to MacOS Mojave 10.14 or later. The “Operation not permitted” error in the Terminal can be seen after issuing even simple commands like … Read More

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