How to Install MacOS Mojave on Unsupported Macs with DosDude Mojave Patcher

Sep 27, 2018 - 32 Comments

How to run MacOS Mojave on unsupported Macs

As you may know by now, the list of MacOS Mojave compatible Macs is more strict than previous releases of Mac OS system software, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t install and run macOS Mojave on some unsupported Macs. If you’re an advanced Mac user and you’re reasonably brave (and have adequate backups), then it turns out you might be able to install and run MacOS Mojave on unsupported Mac hardware after all, thanks to a free third party tool from the technical wizard known as “DosDude”.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 32 Comments

How to Make a Bootable MacOS Mojave Installer Drive

Sep 26, 2018 - 16 Comments

How to make a MacOS Mojave Bootable Installer Drive

Want to make a MacOS Mojave bootable USB installer drive? It’s pretty easy to do, as long as you have the MacOS Mojave installer app and a USB flash drive.

Much like prior versions of Mac OS, you can easily create a bootable install drive for MacOS Mojave 10.14. These boot install drives allow for things like easily formatting a Mac to perform a clean install of macOS Mojave, installing macOS Mojave onto multiple Macs without them each having to download the installer, or even as a troubleshooting tool since it can be booted from by any compatible Mac at any time.

This article will show you how to create your own macOS Mojave bootable install drive out of a USB flash key.
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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 16 Comments

How to Fix Blurry Fonts in MacOS Mojave for Non-Retina Displays

Sep 26, 2018 - 10 Comments

How to adjust font smoothing settings in macOS Mojave

Do you think fonts and screen text looks fuzzy, blurry, or excessively thin in macOS Mojave? If so, it may be due to changes in anti-aliasing in Mojave, particularly for users with non-retina displays. If you are running macOS Mojave on a Mac without a retina display, or with an external monitor that does not have an ultra-high resolution screen, you may have noticed that some fonts and text can appear as fuzzy, blurry, or excessively thin and difficult to read. Fortunately, with a little effort you can make some adjustments to how MacOS Mojave handles font smoothing and anti-aliasing which may improve the appearance of text and fonts on your Mac screen.

We’ll show you a few tips on how to adjust font smoothing in MacOS to attempt to remedy any problematic font rendering or blurry text in macOS Mojave for non-retina displays.

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MacOS 10.14.1 Beta 1 Released for Testing

Sep 25, 2018 - 2 Comments

MacOS Mojave beta

Apple has released the first beta version of macOS Mojave 10.14.1 for testing, just a few days after the final version of macOS Mojave 10.14 became available for the general public.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 2 Comments

8 Great MacOS Mojave Features You’ll Actually Use

Sep 25, 2018 - 40 Comments

New macOS Mojave features

MacOS Mojave is one of the more exciting MacOS system software releases in quite some time, with many new interesting features and capabilities tucked throughout the new release.

Some of those new features are more interesting and or useful than others however, so we’re going to focus on a handful of new features in macOS Mojave that you’re most likely to actually use and appreciate.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 40 Comments

How to Update MacOS Mojave Beta to Final Version

Sep 24, 2018 - 2 Comments

How to download the final version of macOS Mojave from beta

If you’re running a beta version of MacOS Mojave you certainly will want to update to macOS Mojave final version, but you may have noticed that visiting the Software Update preference panel shows no available update despite the final version of macOS Mojave being available to download now. Does that mean you’re stuck running the beta version or that you need to reinstall macOS Mojave? No!

If you are seemingly stuck on the macOS Mojave beta and want to update to the final stable build, you’ll find that updating from macOS Mojave beta to macOS Mojave final is pretty easy, but you’ll have to go through a few different steps you might not be expecting.

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How to Prepare for and Install macOS Mojave

Sep 24, 2018 - 31 Comments

Prepare for and install macOS Mojave

Now that MacOS Mojave is available to download for all Mac users, you may be interested in updating to the latest and greatest Mac system software release. But before diving in with the installation, it’s often a good idea to prepare a Mac for a major system software update.

This article will go through a handful of simple tips that can help to prepare a Mac for the MacOS Mojave update.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 31 Comments

Download MacOS Mojave Now

Sep 24, 2018 - 19 Comments

Download macOS Mojave 10.14 now available

Apple has released macOS Mojave (versioned as MacOS 10.14) for all Mac users with a Mojave compatible Mac.

MacOS Mojave includes an all new Dark Mode theme for the general interface, desktop Stacks to help declutter a desktop, new screenshot tools and capabilities, a variety of improvements to Finder, the inclusion of several new apps from the iOS world like Stocks and Voice Memos, a redesigned Mac App Store experience, Dynamic Desktop which slowly changes the wallpaper throughout the day, along with various other new features and refinements.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 19 Comments

How to Transfer All Data to iPhone XS / iPhone XS Max from an Old iPhone

Sep 23, 2018 - 2 Comments

Transfer all data to new iPhone XS Max from old iPhone

If you just got an iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max, you almost certainly will want to migrate everything from your old iPhone to your new one, so that your all of your data, contacts, photos, messages, notes, apps, and all other personalized data and stuff is transferred over to use on your new iPhone XS / Max.

This walkthrough will show you the fastest way to get all of your data from an older iPhone to a new iPhone XS Max or iPhone XS with iTunes.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

How to Downgrade iOS 12 & Remove iOS 12 from iPhone or iPad

Sep 22, 2018 - 13 Comments

How to downgrade iOS 12 and remove iOS 12 from an iPhone or iPad

If you have downloaded and installed iOS 12 onto your iPhone or iPad and now regret doing so for some reason, perhaps a critical app is not supported or some other major game-stopping problem, then you’ll be relieved to know that you can downgrade iOS 12 back to iOS 11.4.1 for a limited time. By downgrading you are effectively removing iOS 12 from the iPhone or iPad and placing the prior stable iOS build back onto the device.

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How to Leave the iOS 12 Beta Testing Program

Sep 21, 2018 - 1 Comment

How to leave the iOS 12 beta program

If you previously enrolled an iPhone or iPad in the iOS 12 beta testing program, either as a public beta tester or as a developer beta tester, you may now wish to leave the iOS 12 beta program so that you no longer receive future beta system software updates. This also insures that you’ll stay on iOS 12.0 final and future final stable releases rather than getting the new beta updates as they come along.

By getting off of the iOS 12 beta track, you will only receive final builds of upcoming versions of iOS along with the rest of the general public, rather than receiving any of the incremental beta software updates (like iOS 12.1 beta 1 which is being tested right now).

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5 Great iOS 12 Features You’ll Actually Use

Sep 20, 2018 - 19 Comments

The best iOS 12 features that you will actually use

iOS 12 is a performance focused software update, aiming to boost the usability of older iPhone and iPad models. But that doesn’t mean iOS 12 is without new fancy features too, so while the iOS 12 update may not be as outwardly flashy as some other past releases, there are still some interesting new additions and changes to the mobile operating system for iPhone and iPad users.

We’re going to review a handful of great iOS 12 features that you’re likely to actually use. Let’s get to it!

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 19 Comments

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