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How to Change Mac System Language via Command Line

Jun 29, 2016 - Leave a Comment
Change Mac system language from command line

Polyglots, learners, and the bilingual often want to change their Mac system language for obvious reasons, but another less obvious situation can occur if you’re troubleshooting a Mac that either originates in another country, had the language changed at some point, or is just set to a different language. Since it can be pretty challenging … Read More

Safari Web Content “Not Responding” on Mac? Fix the Beach Ball with These Tips

Jun 28, 2016 - 11 Comments
Safari Web Content Not Responding extreme version on Mac OS X

Mac Safari users may occasionally experience an issue where the web browser becomes unresponsive for an extended period of time, usually accompanied by the appearance of the spinning multi-color beach ball cursor. With a little digging under the hood, this almost always corresponds with the appearance of “Safari Web Process (Not Responding)” showing up in … Read More

Check iCloud Email from a Windows PC or Anywhere via Web

Jun 27, 2016 - 5 Comments
Check iCloud Mail from Anywhere

Many Apple users don’t know this, but you can access your iCloud.com email address from anywhere. That means you can read, write, forward, and save drafts of any iCloud emails, and it’s all done through the web. The great thing about this approach is that allows a user to check and use iCloud.com email without … Read More

The Mac “Differentiate without color” Accessibility Setting Explained

Jun 26, 2016 - 6 Comments
Setting enabled

Mac users who have explored the Display Accessibility preference panels, perhaps to disable transparency or to increase visual contrast, have likely seen another setting called “Differentiate without color.” If you have wondered what that setting does or means, you’re certainly not alone, and you may have even toggled it on or off trying to see … Read More

How to Use Apple Hardware Test to Diagnose Mac Problems

Jun 25, 2016 - 24 Comments
Use Apple Hardware Test to check Mac for hardware problems

One of the definitive ways for an average user to determine if their Mac has a hardware problem is to run Apple Hardware Test or Apple Diagnostics, which is what we’re going to show you how to do in this tutorial. Yes, most Mac users will experience plenty of years of trouble-free computing, but sometimes … Read More

How to Disable the Slide Over Sidebar on iPad

Jun 23, 2016 - 10 Comments
Disable Slide Over Sidebar on iPad

Though Slide Over sidebar multitasking on iPad is one of the more convenient features for iPad power users, there are times when the slide over sidebar feature is accessed unintentionally. This is particularly true with any app where you are swiping from right to left often, whether it’s to perform a particular gesture, drawing, turning … Read More

How to Remove a Device from an iCloud Account via iOS

Jun 22, 2016 - 5 Comments
Remove device from Apple ID and iCloud list

You can remove a device from the devices list on an iCloud account by using the Settings app in iOS. This can be helpful if you have gifted or sold an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or Apple Watch, already removed iCloud from that device, and now you no longer want to have that device … Read More

Get Mac OS X to Stop Asking to Use New Disks for Time Machine

Jun 22, 2016 - 6 Comments
Time Machine in Mac OS X

All Mac users should setup Time Machine backups with an external hard drive, Time Capsule, or network drive to insure they have regular automatic backups made of their stuff and MacOS X installation. But once you have a backup drive established with Time Machine, or if you use a different backup approach entirely, you may … Read More

How to Install MacOS Sierra 10.12 Beta Safely & Dual Boot El Capitan

Jun 20, 2016 - 18 Comments
install-macos-sierra-dualboot

Creating a dual boot environment is an ideal solution for Mac users who want to install and try macOS Sierra but without interfering with their primary stable Mac OS X El Capitan installation. This tutorial will walk through the entire process of setting up such an environment, including partition a disk, and installing macOS Sierra … Read More

How to Change Safari Reader Font, Text Size, & Color Theme on Mac OS X

Jun 20, 2016 - 3 Comments
Safari icon

Safari Reader offers an alternate reading view for webpages which strips away most of a websites styling and reducing the page to just the content of the article. The Safari Reader feature is great for reading long articles on the web, and Mac users can further improve the Reader experience by customizing the look, font … Read More

How to Remove iOS Beta Profile and Opt Out of iOS Beta Updates

Jun 19, 2016 - 12 Comments
Opt out of iOS Betas

Installing an iOS beta onto an iPhone or iPad places an iOS Beta Software Profile certificate onto the device, which allows that hardware to receive new iOS beta builds through Software Update. If you decide you no longer want a specific device to receive beta updates however, you’ll want to remove the iOS beta profile … Read More

How to Identify Touch ID Fingerprints on iPhone & iPad with an Easy Trick

Jun 18, 2016 - 12 Comments
Highlight a Touch ID fingerprint match in iOS

For most of us setting up Touch ID, users go through the initial process of adding a fingerprint or two on their iPhone or iPad and don’t think much beyond it. Maybe you went through the process again to add the same finger a few times to make unlocking with Touch ID more reliable. For … Read More

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