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Annotate eMail Attachments with MarkUp in Mail for Mac OS X

Jun 29, 2015 - 4 Comments
Access the MarkUp function to annotate emails in OS X Mail app

The modern versions of Mac Mail app support an easy to use image and PDF annotation feature called MarkUp. MarkUp allows users to quickly perform annotation tasks like drawing on an image, adding a note, or even adding a signature, it’s essentially the Preview apps editing tools suite but available instantly in Mail for OS … Read More

How to Load & Unload Kernel Extensions in OS X

Jun 24, 2015 - 3 Comments
Loading and unloading kernel extensions in Mac OS X

Kernel extensions, called kext for short, are modules of code that are loaded directly into the kernel space of OS X, able to run at a low-level to perform a variety of tasks. Most kexts are part of the core Mac OS X system software, typically hardware device drivers, but some third party apps will … Read More

OS X El Capitan Developer Beta 2 Released for Testing

Jun 23, 2015 - 3 Comments
OS X EL Capitan

Apple has released the second developer beta version of OS X El Capitan 10.11 to Mac users who are part of the registered Apple Developer program. The updated build arrives as 15A204h and is officially labeled as OS X El Captain Developer Beta 2 1.0, separately, a second beta version of OS X Server 5.0 … Read More

How to Create a Windows 10 Installer USB Drive from Mac OS X

Jun 22, 2015 - 27 Comments
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Windows 10 is able to run on all modern Mac hardware in a dual boot environment thanks to Boot Camp. If you’re aiming to run Windows alongside OS X on the same Mac, you’ll want to create a bootable Windows 10 installer drive out of a USB drive, which can be done quickly from OS … Read More

How to Stream Video to Xbox One from Mac OS X or Windows

Jun 21, 2015 - 11 Comments
Streaming media to Xbox One from a Mac is easy

If you have an Xbox One gaming console in the household, you may be pleased to discover that it’s really quite easy to stream video and audio from a local Mac or Windows PC to play directly on the Xbox One. This offers a nice wireless method to play movies from any Mac or PC … Read More

2 Ways to Copy Files to iCloud Drive from Mac OS X Finder

Jun 19, 2015 - 14 Comments
How to copy files to iCloud Drive from the Mac with a drag and drop trick

iCloud Drive supports direct file transfers from the Mac, meaning you can take just about any file, folder, document, or item stored in OS X, and copy it over to iCloud Drive, where it will be stored and accessible by your other Macs and iOS devices using the same Apple ID. Using iCloud Drive this … Read More

How to View EXIF Data of Any Picture in Photos for Mac

Jun 17, 2015 - 9 Comments
EXIF data seen in Photos for Mac

The Photos app for Mac allows users to quickly see EXIF metadata of any image contained within the applications library. For those who aren’t familiar, EXIF data is raw information about the picture file, containing details about the camera and settings used to take the picture, the aperture, ISO, shutter speed, and you’ll also find … Read More

The “Home” & “End” Button Equivalents on Mac Keyboards

Jun 17, 2015 - 19 Comments
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Most new Mac keyboards are fairly simplified when compared to their PC counterparts, and you’ll find that some of the extraneous keys like “Home” and “End” are nowhere to be found on the Mac wireless keyboard or any keyboard included with a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air. Longtime Mac users appreciate this simplicity, but newcomers … Read More

How to Browse & Revert to Prior Versions of a File in Mac OS X

Jun 16, 2015 - 5 Comments
File version control and revision in Mac OS X made easy

All modern releases of Mac OS X include a powerful built-in version control system that allows a user to revert to any previously saved version of a file or document, assuming the app supports the version revision feature. This ability is often overlooked by Mac users, but it can be a real lifesaver when you’ve … Read More

How to Install OS X El Capitan Safely to New Partition & Dual Boot Yosemite

Jun 15, 2015 - 19 Comments
Dual Boot OS X El Capitan and OS X Yosemite on the same Mac

Mac users who choose to dabble in early releases of OS X El Capitan will find that dual booting the release alongside OS X Yosemite or OS X Mavericks is a better solution than simply updating their primary OS X installation. One easy way to do this is to partition the Macs hard drive and … Read More

Access the Scientific Calculator & Programmer Calculator in Mac OS X

Jun 14, 2015 - 16 Comments
Programmer Calculator and Scientific Calculator in Mac OS X

The Mac Calculator app may appear somewhat limited at first glance, but there are actually two other calculator modes contained within the app; a full featured scientific calculator, and a programmer calculator too. Accessing the alternate calculators in OS X is really easy, but like many of the other interesting Calculator app features, it’s pretty … Read More

How to Make a Bootable OS X El Capitan Beta USB Installer Drive

Jun 11, 2015 - 20 Comments
OS X El Capitan Boot Install drive

Many Mac users interested in running OS X El Capitan may wish to have a bootable install drive of the new operating system. We’re going to demonstrate how to do this with a USB flash drive, but technically you can create a boot installer out of just about any USB device which has sufficient space. … Read More

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