Tips & Tricks

Search Tips & Tricks

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

Check Battery Status of Connected Devices from iOS Notification Center

Nov 4, 2015 - 15 Comments
iPhone battery

Notification Center on iPhone and iPad includes an optional widget that allows users to check the battery life of other devices connected through Bluetooth. Essentially this means you can quickly see what the remaining battery percentage of not just the device in hand, but also of an Apple Watch from an iPhone, or keyboard battery … Read More

How to Verify & Repair Permissions in OS X El Capitan

Nov 4, 2015 - 25 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

How to Save & Share Voicemail on iPhone

Nov 3, 2015 - 11 Comments
Share and Save Voicemail on iPhone

The latest versions of iOS allow iPhone users to save, share, and forward voicemails. This means you can easily share an important voicemail message with a colleague or friend, or save a specific voicemail to the iPhone to store it locally for later access and listening.

How to Copy Photos to Apple Watch

Nov 2, 2015 - 1 Comment
Copying photos to an Apple Watch

You can copy photos to an Apple Watch to enjoy them on the devices beautiful OLED display. While the screen size is on the small side, that doesn’t mean Apple Watch isn’t a great place to store some pictures and have a few of your favorite memories right on your wrist, so let’s learn how … Read More

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

Nov 2, 2015 - 19 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

Understanding “iPhone is synced with another iTunes Library. Do you want to erase this iPhone and sync with this iTunes Library” Message

Nov 1, 2015 - 5 Comments

One of the most frightening iTunes messages an iPhone, iPad, or iPod user may see when they connect a device to a computer is the “The iPhone (Name) is synced with another iTunes Library on (Computer). Do you want to erase this iPhone and sync with this iTunes Library?” message, which gives you two options, … Read More

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

Oct 31, 2015 - 48 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

How to Enable TRIM on Third Party SSDs in Mac OS X with trimforce

Oct 29, 2015 - 29 Comments
Using trimforce to enable TRIM in Mac OS X

For Mac users who utilize third party SSD volumes, the new trimforce command allows OS X to forcibly enable the TRIM function on those drives. trimforce is built directly into newer releases of OS X and is really quite easy to enable (or disable), requiring a quick visit to the command line and a reboot … Read More

How to Start Dictation by Voice Command in Mac OS X

Oct 28, 2015 - 35 Comments
Enable Dictation by voice command in Mac OS X

The Dictation feature of OS X has let Mac users speak to their computers and have the speech converted accurately into text for quite some time, and now with the newest versions of OS X you can improve Dictation even further by starting the speech to text conversion with a voice command. You can think … Read More

Subscribe to OSXDaily

Subscribe to RSS Subscribe to Twitter Feed Follow on Facebook Subscribe to eMail Updates